(CNN) - Natalie Tennant is making it clear: she opposes President Barack Obama's policies on coal.
"Where do they think their electricity comes from?" asks West Virginia's secretary of state and Democratic Senate nominee, as her new campaign commercial shows a picture of the White House.
(CNN) - Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, called on the president Saturday to delay the individual mandate in the health care law that requires Americans to obtain insurance or face a penalty.
The GOP-controlled House passed a bill this summer urging the administration to do so, but the bill has no future in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Washington (CNN) - She's come under criticism from a couple of conservative groups, but Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia will be speaking at a major conservative conference later this week.
The American Conservative Union announced Tuesday that Capito, who's running next year for her state's open U.S. Senate seat, will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The event, known as CPAC, is one of the oldest and largest yearly gatherings of conservative leaders and activists from across the country.
(CNN) - Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, the West Virginia congresswoman who was re-elected earlier this month to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Monday she is running for U.S. Senate in 2014.
"The senate has been stalemated – hasn't made progress and I believe I can contribute to moving forward, working together and solving the problems and I think it's a great opportunity for our state quite frankly," Capito said in her announcement at the state capitol in Charleston, according to CNN affiliate WSAZ.
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/21/art.capito.file3.capito.jpg caption ="West Virginia Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is expected to announce that she won’t run for the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s seat."]Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia announced Wednesday that she won't run this autumn for the late Sen. Robert Bryd's seat.
"I will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate this year, and with the voters support, I intend to serve my full term in the House of Representatives and not run for any other office until 2012," Capito said in a statement.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday that he is running for the seat.
Manchin's announcement came one day after the West Virginia state legislature approved a plan to hold a special election in November to fill Byrd's seat. Late Monday night, Manchin - a popular two-term Democratic governor - signed the measure after a compromise worked out by state lawmakers won final approval. The primary contests will be August 28 and the general election for Byrd's successor will take place as part of the congressional mid-term contests on November 2.