Candidates are lining up to run for Capito's House seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The burgeoning field of candidates looking replace Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., continued to grow this week.
On Tuesday, one Republican — finance consultant Ron Walters Jr. — jumped in the race. Meanwhile, another GOP contender — Del. Suzette Raines — indicated her interested in joining the field.
“We need to move West Virginia down the right path to an economically prosperous future,” Walters said in his campaign announcement statement. “I will make a difference in the fight against higher taxes and over-burdensome regulation. In addition, I know this district intimately, having grown up in the Charleston area with deep family roots in the Eastern Panhandle.” Full story