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.”
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.