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Senator Shelley Moore Capito: 'I didn't come here to hurt people' | Morning Joe | CNBC
Published: 2017/06/29
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FULL SPEECH: Senator Shelley Moore Capito - Republican National Convention
FULL SPEECH: Senator Shelley Moore Capito - Republican National Convention
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: ABC15 Arizona
Republican Senator Shelley Moore: John Kasich Should
Republican Senator Shelley Moore: John Kasich Should 'Suck It Up' | Speakeasy | CNBC
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: CNBC
Capito Presses Education Secretary DeVos During Appropriations Hearing
Capito Presses Education Secretary DeVos During Appropriations Hearing
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: Senator Shelley Moore Capito
West Virginia elects its first female senator, Republican Shelley Moore Capito
West Virginia elects its first female senator, Republican Shelley Moore Capito
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: PBS NewsHour
“Fighting for the Home Team”
“Fighting for the Home Team”
Published: 2014/07/30
Channel: Capito forWV
GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: I Didn’t Come To Washington To Hurt People | For The Record | MSNBC
GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: I Didn’t Come To Washington To Hurt People | For The Record | MSNBC
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: MSNBC
Capito Floor Speech on Repealing Obamacare
Capito Floor Speech on Repealing Obamacare
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: Senator Shelley Moore Capito
SHOCK: Six of Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s constituents arrested
SHOCK: Six of Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s constituents arrested
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: Latest News 360
West Virginia
West Virginia's First Female Senator | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: MSNBC
Senator Shelley Moore Capito: Don
Senator Shelley Moore Capito: Don't Gut Our Healthcare
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: American Bridge 21st Century
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Democrats sending a message of dysfunction
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Democrats sending a message of dysfunction
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Fox Business
⦁ Will Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Betray West Virginia On Healthcare AGAIN? How To Call Her
⦁ Will Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Betray West Virginia On Healthcare AGAIN? How To Call Her
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: New Dawn WV
Sen  Shelley Moore Capito | 2016 Republican National Convention
Sen Shelley Moore Capito | 2016 Republican National Convention
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Republican National Convention
Shelley Moore Capito Sworn in as United States Senator
Shelley Moore Capito Sworn in as United States Senator
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: Senator Shelley Moore Capito
Senator Shelley Moore Capito Endorses Patrick Morrisey for Attorney General
Senator Shelley Moore Capito Endorses Patrick Morrisey for Attorney General
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: RAGA Political
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito on EPA Regulations
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito on EPA Regulations
Published: 2014/08/13
Channel: Bloomberg BNA
Barney Frank saves the day.
Barney Frank saves the day.
Published: 2009/03/06
Channel: DailyKosdotcom
Capito on Manchin
Capito on Manchin
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: Brad McElhinny
SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO FULL EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS CUOMO 3_3_2017 (old news)
SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO FULL EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS CUOMO 3_3_2017 (old news)
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: News4You
Obamacare
Obamacare
Published: 2014/08/21
Channel: Capito forWV
Shelley Moore Capito & Chelsea Carter
Shelley Moore Capito & Chelsea Carter
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: Ohio Valley Physicians
Mock Senate Interview with Elizabeth Warren and Shelley Moore Capito
Mock Senate Interview with Elizabeth Warren and Shelley Moore Capito
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: Bryce Ward
Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito declares victory in West Virginia Senate race
Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito declares victory in West Virginia Senate race
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: ABC7 WJLA
Shelley Moore Capito - Coal, Family, and West Virginia
Shelley Moore Capito - Coal, Family, and West Virginia
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: National Republican Senatorial Committee
Medals
Medals
Published: 2014/09/22
Channel: Capito forWV
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito on Fox News
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito on Fox News
Published: 2012/08/06
Channel: Capito4Congress
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito "Fast Moving"
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito "Fast Moving"
Published: 2009/03/16
Channel: MarshCopsey
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Defends Coal Industry
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Defends Coal Industry
Published: 2015/02/13
Channel: Petro Policy
Shelley Moore Capito Protected West Virginians
Shelley Moore Capito Protected West Virginians' Right to Self Defense
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: NRA
Shared Values
Shared Values
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Capito forWV
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Expect Infrastructure Bill Within First 30 Days | Squawk Box | CNBC
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Expect Infrastructure Bill Within First 30 Days | Squawk Box | CNBC
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: CNBC
Shelley Moore Capito Announces Her Candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2014
Shelley Moore Capito Announces Her Candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2014
Published: 2012/11/30
Channel: Capito forWV
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito "Make Enough"
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito "Make Enough"
Published: 2009/03/16
Channel: MarshCopsey
Shelley Moore Capito Spot
Shelley Moore Capito Spot
Published: 2011/02/17
Channel: rampsisdi
Shelley Moore Capito thinks George Bush does a great job
Shelley Moore Capito thinks George Bush does a great job
Published: 2008/10/28
Channel: WVBlue
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito unveils the Capito-Connect Initiative.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito unveils the Capito-Connect Initiative.
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: Preston News&Journal
Shelley Moore Capito: Reject the WORST Trumpcare Bill Yet
Shelley Moore Capito: Reject the WORST Trumpcare Bill Yet
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Bridge Project
West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito Announced Like a Sports Star
West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito Announced Like a Sports Star
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Jimmy Murray
Shelley Moore Capito - Strong Conservative
Shelley Moore Capito - Strong Conservative
Published: 2013/12/06
Channel: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Shelley Moore Capito for Senate 2014
Shelley Moore Capito for Senate 2014
Published: 2012/12/05
Channel: Zachary Rose
Shelley Moore Capito on Fox and Friends, 7/30/2014
Shelley Moore Capito on Fox and Friends, 7/30/2014
Published: 2014/07/30
Channel: Capito forWV
The Lineage of Shelley Moore Capito
The Lineage of Shelley Moore Capito
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: FYNTV FetchYourNews
Shelley Capito vs  Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Obama Climate Change Plan   Fox and Friends  6 28 13
Shelley Capito vs Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Obama Climate Change Plan Fox and Friends 6 28 13
Published: 2014/03/07
Channel: News All Day
Everyday
Everyday
Published: 2014/10/15
Channel: Capito forWV
Shelley Moore Capito Briefing Ad
Shelley Moore Capito Briefing Ad
Published: 2008/08/24
Channel: CapitoforCongress
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito speaks at Chamber breakfast May 26
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito speaks at Chamber breakfast May 26
Published: 2015/05/27
Channel: TheWestTV
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Questions Legal Basis for Climate Rules
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Questions Legal Basis for Climate Rules
Published: 2015/05/12
Channel: Petro Policy
Senator Capito
Senator Capito's Weekly Video Message, 9/9/2016
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Senator Shelley Moore Capito
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Senator Shelley Moore Capito visits Hinton
Published: 2016/03/30
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Shelley Moore Capito
Shelley Moore Capito official Senate photo.jpg
United States Senator
from West Virginia
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Serving with Joe Manchin
Preceded by Jay Rockefeller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Bob Wise
Succeeded by Alex Mooney
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from the 30th district
In office
December 1, 1996 – December 1, 2000
Preceded by Multi-member district
Succeeded by Multi-member district
Personal details
Born Shelley Wellons Moore
(1953-11-26) November 26, 1953 (age 63)
Glen Dale, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Charles Capito
Children 3
Education Duke University (BA)
University of Virginia (MEd)
Website Senate website

Shelley Wellons Moore Capito /ˈkæpɪt/ (born November 26, 1953) is the junior United States Senator from West Virginia, and a member of the Republican Party. She was a member of the United States House of Representatives for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district from 2001 until her election to the United States Senate in 2014. She is the current dean of West Virginia's congressional delegation.

A graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia, she is the daughter of the late Governor of West Virginia Arch Moore. Capito was the only Republican in the West Virginia congressional delegation until 2011, and the first Republican woman elected to Congress from West Virginia. Capito was elected to the Senate in 2014, becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in the history of West Virginia[1] and the first Republican to win a full term in the Senate from West Virginia since 1942. She won mostly on large majorities in the counties along the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia borders.

In Congress, Capito has sponsored over 113 pieces of legislation, making her the most prolific federal legislator of the freshmen Senators elected in 2014.[2] Capito is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety and Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch; she is the only freshman Senator to chair a subcommittee on the powerful Appropriations Committee. She is a member of the Main Street Partnership, with three fellow Republican senators, focused on centrist goals in Congress.[3] The group is the rough equivalent of the Blue Dog Democrats.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, the daughter of Shelley (née Riley) and Arch Alfred Moore, Jr., who served three terms as the state's Governor. A resident of Charleston, Capito was educated at the Holton-Arms School; Duke University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in zoology; and the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, where she earned her master's degree.[5] She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority[6] and represented the state of West Virginia as the 1972 Cherry Blossom Princess.[7]

Earlier political career[edit]

Capito was elected to the 31st district of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1996, and served two terms from December 1, 1996 to December 1, 2000. The district included a portion of the Charleston area. Capito was named Minority Chairman of the Health and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Judiciary and Banking and Insurance Committees.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

2000[edit]

When U.S. Congressman Bob Wise ran for governor in 2000, Capito ran as a Republican in the open seat in West Virginia's 2nd district, which was anchored in Charleston and stretched from the Ohio River in the west to the Eastern Panhandle, which borders with Virginia and Maryland. She narrowly defeated the Democratic nominee, lawyer Jim Humphreys, 48%–46%.[8] She was the first Republican to represent West Virginia in Congress since 1983, as well as the first woman elected to Congress from West Virginia who was not the widow of a member of Congress.

2002[edit]

She won re-election to a second term, defeating Humphreys in rematch 60%–40%. She won every county in the district except Braxton.[9] She became the first West Virginia Republican to win re-election to Congress since her father, who represented the 1st district in the state's northern region from 1957 to 1969.

2004[edit]

She won re-election to a third term, defeating former newscaster Erik Wells 57%–42%.[10]

2006[edit]

Capito surveys safe drinking water with a FEMA contingency and U.S. Air Force Col. Jerome Gouhin.

Capito was mentioned as a possible challenger to Senator Robert Byrd, a long-time foe of her father, in 2006, but opted to run for re-election to her House seat. She won re-election to a fourth term, defeating the state's Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Callaghan, 57%–43%. She won all but two counties: Braxton and Clay.[11]

2008[edit]

Capito won re-election to a fifth term, defeating Anne Barth, a long-time former aide to U.S. Senator Robert Byrd, 57%–43%. She won all but two counties: Braxton and Jefferson.[12]

2010[edit]

During the 2010 election cycle, she was mentioned as a Republican candidate to challenge Joe Manchin for the vacated United State Senate seat of the late Robert C. Byrd. Capito ultimately decided against a Senate bid, pointing out that, even though the West Virginia Legislature passed a law allowing her to run for both her House seat and the Senate, "running for two offices simultaneously is not who I am as a person. More importantly, this is not about me, but what is right for the people of West Virginia."[13] Capito won re-election to a sixth term, defeating Virginia Lynch Graf,[14] 68%–30%.[15] For the first time in her career, she won all 18 counties of the district.

2012[edit]

After redistricting, Capito was challenged in the Republican primary for the first time in her career. Capito said she planned on fighting to "dismantle the federal health care overhaul and challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency".[16] She defeated Delegate Jonathan Miller and Michael Davis 83%–11%–6%.[17] She won re-election to a seventh term, defeating former gubernatorial aide Howard Swint, 70%–30%.[18][19]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Capito is a former Chairman of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues and a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus. After an explosion responsible for the death of 29 coal workers, Capito founded the Congressional Coal Caucus.[20][21]

U.S. Senate[edit]

Capito gained large majorities of the vote along the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia borders.

Elections[edit]

2014[edit]

On November 26, 2012, Capito announced her intention to seek the United States Senate seat in play for the 2014 election, intending to challenge long-time incumbent Jay Rockefeller,[22] but he subsequently announced his retirement.

Capito's "Shared Values" commercial featured her saying, "We want our country back; we don't want government coming in and telling us how to pick our doctor, how to educate our children."[23] Despite initial protests from Tea Party groups and anti-establishment conservatives that Moore Capito's House voting record was "too liberal",[24] she ultimately won 87% of the Republican primary vote.

Rockefeller dropped out of the race on January 11, 2013, making Capito the overwhelming favorite in the general election.

She went on to defeat Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant in the general election, 62% to 35% - the largest victory margin for a Republican running in a statewide race in West Virginia history.[25] She also carried every county in the state.

Tenure[edit]

Capito Congressional photo 2013

Senator Capito has attributed her emphasis on bipartisanship and working through ideological differences as a reason for her successful political career,[26] further demonstrated by her "willingness to break from her party by voting against tax breaks for oil companies and twice supporting an override of George W. Bush's veto of the SCHIP bill".[27] Capito was ranked as the 9th most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate during the 114th United States Congress (and the second most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate from the American South after fellow West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin) in the Bipartisan Index created by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy that ranks members of the United States Congress by their degree of bipartisanship (by measuring the frequency each member's bills attract co-sponsors from the opposite party and each member's co-sponsorship of bills by members of the opposite party).[28]

Along with Rob Portman and Deb Fischer, Senator Capito is one of Mitch McConnell’s counsels to leadership in the Senate.[29] In Congress, Senator Capito has sponsored over 113 pieces of legislation.[30] Since being in Congress, Capito has voted with her party 93% of the time.[31]

As of 2012, she had a lifetime rating of 70 from the American Conservative Union.[32] She is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership. Capito served on the House Page Board during the Mark Foley congressional page incident, but wasn't made aware of Foley's conduct until informed by the press.[33][34]

Committee assignments[edit]

Political positions[edit]

Capito is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership.[35] She "is a relative moderate who supports abortion rights and has crossed the aisle on some votes".[36] In 2013, the National Journal gave her a composite score of 63% conservative and 37% liberal.[37] CrowdPac, which provides a conservative or liberal score based on donations they receive and give, has given Capito a score of 3.8C with 10C being the most conservative and 10L being the most liberal.[38] The American Conservative Union has given Capito a lifetime rating of 67.2% conservative.[39] The Americans for Democratic Action has given her a rating of 15% liberal.[40]

Social policy[edit]

Capito is a sponsor of the Gender Advancement in Pay (GAP) Act, saying "it should be common sense that women and men get equal pay for equal work" and expressing concerns about sex discrimination against women in the workplace.[41] Capito is sponsoring the Rural Access to Hospice Act to improve the quality, access, and retention of hospice facilities in rural parts of the nation.[42] In response to the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which found a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, Capito issued a statement saying "While I would have preferred that the Supreme Court leave this decision to the states, it is my hope that all West Virginians will move forward and continue to care for and respect one another."[43]

Capito addresses CPAC in 2013.

On social policy, the National Journal gave Capito a score of 54% conservative and 43% liberal.[37] The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT rights advocacy group, gave Capito a score of 30% in the 113th Congress and 64% in the 114th Congress.[44]

In a 2010 response to a questionnaire by Project Vote Smart, Capito described herself as "pro-choice," but she has a mixed record on the issue of abortion.[45] She was rated 35% by abortion rights-group NARAL Pro-Choice America.[46] The anti-abortion National Right to Life Committee gave her ratings of 55% in 2004-2006, 57% in 2007-2009, and 100% in the 114th Congress (2015-16).[47][48][49] In 2013, Capito's campaign manager stated that "she does not want to overturn Roe v. Wade."[50] She received a rating of 21% from Planned Parenthood in 2014.[51]

She has voted against providing federal funding for abortion and in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003. However, she voted against banning family-planning funding in US aid abroad.[52] She supports embryonic stem cell research, and in 2010 described herself as "pro-choice". While she selected the label "pro-choice" in 2010, she was supported by pro-life groups as well, making the overall question of whether she is "pro-life" or "pro-choice" difficult to determine.[53] She was described as "pro-choice" again in 2012.[54] She was also supported by the Republican Majority for Choice a pro-choice Republican PAC.[55] Capito typically avoids discussing the matter.[56][57]

She is partnering with Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand to sponsor the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) to help stop sexual assaults on college campuses.

As a representative, Capito voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly called ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act) in March 2010. In January 2009, Capito voted to expand the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of its re-authorization. The expanded coverage would include about four million more children in the program.[58] In May 2008, Capito voted for the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (commonly called the new G.I. Bill), which expanded the educational benefits for military veterans who have served since September 11, 2001.[59] On March 3 2017, Capito "insist[ed] that Medicaid expansion be preserved in the GOP's Obamacare replacement proposal".[60] Along with three other Republicans, Capito signed a letter saying that the House Republican health care plan "does not do enough to protect families and individuals covered by the Medicaid expansion or to provide flexibility to the states".[61] Also in 2017, Capito announced that she is opposed to repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement proposal.[62] On July 26, 2017, Capito joined seven other Republicans and voted against repealing the ACA without a replacement.[63] However, on July 27, Capito voted 'Yes' for the 'Skinny' repeal of the ACA.[64]

Foreign policy[edit]

Capito has sponsored approximately 40 bills about international trade and international finance, the most of any other legislative topic during her career.[65] Capito has criticized the vulnerabilities in current national security policy in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack[66] and has sponsored 8 bills on the military and national security.[67] Capito was one of 47 Republican senators to sign Senator Tom Cotton's open letter to the Iranian government in 2015.[68] The letter, which sought to dissuade Iran from reaching an agreement with President Barack Obama regarding nuclear peace, was described by the White House as "undercutting foreign policy".[69]

On foreign policy, the National Journal gave her a score of 77% conservative and 15% liberal.[37]

International trade[edit]

In 2005, Capito voted against the Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), the major trade agreement negotiated under President George W. Bush. She voted Yes in 2003, 2004, and 2007 to approve free trade agreements with Chile, Singapore, Australia, and Peru. She supports tariffs against countries that manipulate currencies, and she sponsored a bill that would create an import fee on countries with an undervalued currency.[37]

Environmental policy[edit]

Capito supports the Republican Main Street Partnership’s motion to elevate the E.P.A. to be a Cabinet-level department, which would bring more oversight to the entity.[70]

Capito has at times denied climate change.[21] In a 2009 interview with the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Capito said she was "not convinced" that "human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide are leading to global warming that will alter the planet's climate in ways that could be dangerous."[71] In a 2014 debate, Capito said, “I don't necessarily think the climate's changing, no.”[72]

Capito opposes legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and co-founded the Congressional Coal Caucus.[73] In January 2010, she reportedly asked President Obama if he would reconsider "job-killing" policies like limiting greenhouse gases.[74] In May 2015 Capito introduced the “Affordable, Reliable Energy Now” Act (S.1324), also known as the "ARENA Act", which she described as "“the principal legislative vehicle in the Senate to roll back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan,” referring to Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at combating global warming by regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.[75] According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Act was "part of a broader attempt by the GOP leadership to put polluter profits first and put the rest of us at risk."[76] The Act died in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works without debate or votes.[77] In October 2015 Capito introduced Senate Joint Resolution 24 (S. J. Res. 24), a "resolution of disapproval" under the Congressional Review Act. The resolution would have permanently blocked the Clean Power Plan. The resolution would have prohibited the EPA from developing “substantially similar” standards. S. J. Res. 24 was approved by the Senate on November 17 by a vote of 52-46 and by the House on December 1 by a vote of 242-180, but was vetoed by President Barack Obama on December 18. According to the League of Conservation Voters, the resolution was "an extreme measure...threatening our health and our future."[78][79][80][81]

As of 2017, Capito has a lifetime score of 18% on the National Environmental Scorecard of the League of Conservation Voters.[82] Capito has been described as a "climate change denier" by Vice Media[83] and by Organizing for America[84] and as a "climate science denier" by the Center for American Progress Action Fund.[85][86]

Fiscal policy[edit]

In 2011, while in the House, Capito voted for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution.[87]

In December 2010, Capito voted to extend the tax cuts enacted during the administration of President George W. Bush.[88]

Capito supports a federal prohibition on online poker, an in 2006, was a cosponsor of H.R. 4777, the Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act.[89] She also supported H.R. 4411, the Goodlatte-Leach Internet Gambling Prohibition Act.[90] In June 2003, Capito introduced the Family Fairness in Taxing Act of 2003. The bill would accelerate the increase to the child tax credit, increase the qualification age for children, and revise refundability criteria for the credit.[91] On economic issues, the National Journal gave her a rating of 53% conservative and 47% liberal.[37]

Vice presidential speculation[edit]

Capito was considered a possible contender for vice president on the Republican ticket with Donald Trump in 2016,[92][93] and in May 2016 was one of several Senators to meet with Trump in Washington, D.C.[94] In the end, Trump picked former congressman and Governor of Indiana Mike Pence to join him on the Republican ticket.

Electoral history[edit]

West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito 108,769 48.49
Democratic Jim Humphreys 103,003 45.92
Libertarian John Brown 12,543 5.59
Total votes 224,315 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic
West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (inc.) 98,276 60.04
Democratic Jim Humphreys 65,400 39.96
Total votes 163,676 100.00
Republican hold
West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (inc.) 147,676 57.46
Democratic Erik Wells 106,131 41.29
Mountain Julian Martin 3,218 1.25
Total votes 257,025 100.00
Republican hold
West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (inc.) 94,110 57.18
Democratic Mike Callaghan 70,470 42.82
Total votes 164,580 100.00
Republican hold
West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (inc.) 147,334 57.07
Democratic Anne Barth 110,819 42.92
Write-ins 16 0.01
Total votes 258,169 100.00
Republican hold
West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2010[95]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Capito (inc.) 126,814 68.46
Democratic Virginia Lynch Graf 55,001 29.69
Constitution Phil Hudok 3,431 1.85
Total votes 185,246 100.00
Republican hold
West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (Incumbent) 158,206 69.8
Democratic Howard Swint 68,560 30.2
Total votes 226,766 100
Republican hold
U.S. Senate Republican primary election in West Virginia, 2014[96]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito 74,655 87.50
Republican Matthew Dodrill 7,072 8.29
Republican Larry Butcher 3,595 4.21
Total votes 85,322 100
2014 West Virginia U.S. Senate general election[97]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito 281,820 62.12
Democratic Natalie Tennant 156,360 34.47
Libertarian John Buckley 7,409 1.63
Mountain Bob Henry Baber 5,504 1.21
Constitution Phil Hudok 2,566 0.57
Total votes 453,658 100
Republican gain from Democratic

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Charles L. Capito, and they have three children: sons Charles and Moore, and daughter Shelley.[98]

In September 2015, Runner’s World featured Senator Capito in its "I'm a Runner" vlog, where she states she has been a distance runner for over 30 years.[99]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bob Wise
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 2nd congressional district

2001–2015
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Alex Mooney
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Judy Biggert
Chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus
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Ginny Brown-Waite
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Jay Wolfe
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from West Virginia
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