Capito announced Monday that she will run for Senate in 2014.
A Capito aide brushed aside the criticism and said the congresswoman is focused on doing her job in the House and focusing on the essentials of the early part of a Senate campaign.
“Right now, we’re going to focus on raising money and talking about why she wants to represent the people of West Virginia in the Senate,” Capito campaign adviser Kent Gates said. “We’ll see who our opponents are.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.