On November 26, 2012, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito announced that she is running for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Capito decided to run for the U.S. Senate because her experience and practical approach to getting things done is needed now more than ever in a dysfunctional U.S. Senate. Over the last two years, the House has passed 46 bills specifically intended to stimulate our economy, protect our energy jobs and create the new jobs of the future. All of them have had the door slammed shut at Harry Reid’s Senate doorstep.
This race is about West Virginia’s future. A future where we either continue to allow Washington to pick winners and losers with West Virginia stuck on the losing end, or send a Senator to Washington to stand up and fight for us. Capito’s has been fighting in the U.S. House of Representatives against the EPA’s war on coal and is a co-founder of the Congressional Coal Caucus. She supports a comprehensive energy plan that includes the use of West Virginia’s energy resources to end our reliance on foreign oil. Her efforts have earned her the endorsement of the men and women of the West Virginia Coal Association.
Capito has been touring the state on her West Virginia Works Tour outlining her West Virginia Works Plan to help West Virginia to realize it’s potential. She will stand up for our state’s coal industry and take advantage of our abundant resources to help our nation become energy independent. A total of thirteen different newspapers with readers from across the state have taken notice and endorsed her candidacy for the U.S. Senate calling her “the clear choice” and citing her “experience in a politically charged atmosphere in Washington.
Capito holds a B.S. in Zoology from Duke University and a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia. Shelley and her husband Charles L. Capito reside in Charleston. They have three adult children Charles and his wife Laura who have a daughter Celia and son Charlie, Moore and wife Katie, and Shelley Capito Macleod and husband Colin Macleod.