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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)

(Running for other office - Senate)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: W.Va. House, 1997-2001; U.S. House, 2001-present
Born: Nov. 26, 1953; Glen Dale, W.Va.
Residence: Charleston
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Husband, Charles L. Capito Jr.; three children
Education: Duke U., B.S. 1975; U. of Virginia, M.Ed. 1976
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit - Chairwoman; Housing and Insurance); Transportation & Infrastructure (Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalShelley Capito (R) 158,20669.8
Howard Swint (D) 68,56030.2
2010generalShelley Capito (R) 126,81468.5
Virginia Graf (D) 55,00129.7
Phil Hudok (CNSTP) 3,4311.9
2008generalShelley Capito (R) 147,33457.1
Anne Barth (D) 110,81942.9
2006generalShelley Capito (R) 94,11057.2
Mike Callaghan (D) 70,47042.8
2004generalShelley Capito (R) 147,67657.5
Erik Wells (D) 106,13141.3
Julian Martin (I) 3,2181.3
2002generalShelley Capito (R) 98,27660.0
Jim Humphreys (D) 65,40040.0
2000generalShelley Capito (R) 108,76948.5
Jim Humphreys (D) 103,00345.9
John Brown (LIBERT) 12,5435.6
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: WV-02)
 
Leans Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

121st

on the House Seniority List

Fellow West Virginia Rep. Nick J. Rahall II (D) is 7th.

25th

West Virginia is 25th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

9,913

Twitter Followers (@RepShelley)

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.









Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.