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.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.