Fox news has learned Capito, who just won her 7th House term, will announce Monday her candidacy for the US
senate seat occupied by democrat Jay Rockefeller since 1985.
Capito is a prochoice republican and as a woman her candidacy is attracting attention as a potential test of the GOP’s ability to expand it’s appeal to more voters, particularly women.
She will announce her candidacy at a 10am news conference.
Republican officials close to Capito confirm the announcement will take place in WV’s capital city of Charleston.