Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) got a primary challenge Tuesday when Republican Jonathan Miller, a member of the state House of Delegates, declared his candidacy for Congress in a Web video. He told the Charleston Gazette he joined the race because “God has called me to run for this office now.”
Miller, an insurance agent and substitute teacher, was first elected to the state House in 2006. On his website, he said he is running for Congress because he is “tired of seeing Washington politicians put themselves before you.”
Capito overwhelmingly won a sixth term in 2010 and ended the first quarter of this year with $786,000 in the bank.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.