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.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.