MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A potential contender for Bob Wise's Congressional seat will be testing the political waters in Berkeley County Friday night.
Del. Shelley Capito, R-Kanawha, will be the featured speaker at the Ronald Reagan Dinner at the Inwood Eatery in Inwood, W.Va.
With Wise, D-W.Va., expected to soon announce plans to run for West Virginia governor next year, Capito said she is leaning toward making a bid for Wise's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Wise has been re-elected to Congress eight times since West Virginia voters put him there in 1982, but Capito thinks the Democratic stranglehold on the seat will be vulnerable if Wise opts for a gubernatorial run.