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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 18, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Donations to U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's war chest for the 2008 election skyrocketed after state Sen. John Unger announced his intention to run for her seat in Congress in May 2007, according to her campaign finance reports filed with Federal Election Commission. Of the 144 contributions - totaling nearly $240,000 - the incumbent Republican congresswoman received between April 1 and June 30, 2007, less than 20 came before Unger's May 31 announcement, reports show.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Donations to Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's war chest for the 2008 election skyrocketed after state Sen. John Unger announced his intention to run for her seat in Congress in May 2007, according to her campaign finance reports filed with Federal Election Commission. Of the 144 contributions -- totaling nearly $240,000 -- the incumbent Republican congresswoman received between April 1 and June 30, 2007, less than 20 came before Unger's May 31 announcement, reports show.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 2, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Anne Barth, the Democratic Party's apparent leading candidate to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia's 2nd District in the November general election, kicked off a series of "meet-the-candidate" receptions Friday in the Eastern Panhandle, a day after Capito visited. In the Shenandoah Hotel lobby in Martinsburg, Barth, 50, of Charleston, W.Va., formally announced her candidacy to a crowd of party leaders and candidates, including former state Sen. Herb Snyder and Berkeley County Magistrate Jim Humphrey.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 1, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Anne Barth, the Democratic Party's apparent leading candidate to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia's 2nd District in the November general election, kicked off a series of "meet-the-candidate" receptions Friday in the Eastern Panhandle, a day after Capito visited. In the Shenandoah Hotel lobby in Martinsburg, Barth, 50, of Charleston, W.Va., formally announced her candidacy to a crowd of party leaders and candidates, including former state Sen. Herb Snyder and Berkeley County Magistrate Jim Humphrey.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 1, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two weeks after filing for re-election, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito visited Martinsburg on Thursday, where she said she had about $650,000 for her campaign for a fifth term in Congress. "I've got a lot of energy," said Capito, 54, smiling before she spoke to the Martinsburg Rotary Club and answered members' questions at the Holiday Inn. "Those Diet Cokes really keep me going. " The lawmaker is not opposed in the May 13 primary election to be the Republican Party's nominee for the 2nd Congressional District seat.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 31, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Two weeks after filing for re-election, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito visited Martinsburg on Thursday, where she said she had about $650,000 for her campaign for a fifth term in Congress. "I've got a lot of energy," said Capito, 54, smiling before she spoke to the Martinsburg Rotary Club and answered members' questions at the Holiday Inn. "Those Diet Cokes really keep me going. " The lawmaker is not opposed in the May 13 primary election to be the Republican Party's nominee for the 2nd Congressional District seat.
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January 23, 2008
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's lone Republican in Congress says she wants to serve another two-year term. Second Congressional District Rep. Shelley Moore Capito filed her re-election papers Tuesday to officially kick off her campaign for a fifth consecutive term. The Republican from Kanawha County says she wants to continue working with both Republicans and Democrats in Congress to create opportunities for West Virginia. According to the Secretary of State's Web site, Capito is the only candidate to seek the GOP's nomination for the 18-county district seat.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 16, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A $500,000 allocation for the North Raleigh Street extension in downtown Martinsburg is part of legislation that was approved this week by Congress, but a "big spending battle" between lawmakers and President Bush is shaping up, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's spokesman said. Capito, R-W.Va., announced Thursday that the allocation for the project meant to relieve traffic congestion was kept in the Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill approved by House members this week.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 28, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - With Congress in recess until after Labor Day, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito met with local elected leaders Monday at her office in Martinsburg and toured Quad/Graphics, one of Berkeley County's largest employers. "Just checkin' in," Capito said of the appointments during lawmakers' summer district work period, which began on Aug. 6. From the Morgan County Courthouse project to the W.Va. 9 expansion, the extension of Martinsburg's Raleigh Street and Inwood's stormwater problems, Capito said she is made well aware of the region's needs.
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