Shelley Moore Capito Sails Past Opponent in U.S. Congressional Race

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito can count on a 6th term representing West Virginia's 2nd District in the U.S. House.

Capito sailed past Democrat Virginia Lynch Graf in Tuesday's general election. With 83 percent of the district's precincts reporting, Capito had 68 percent of the vote.

A Jefferson County resident, Graf is a former Catholic nun who is new to elected politics. Her race against Capito was decidedly low-key when compared to the pricey and mostly negative campaigns waged in the state's two other U.S. House districts.

Capito has represented the 18-county 2nd District, which stretches from the Kanawha Valley to the Eastern Panhandle, since winning the 2000 election.


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