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Capito raises more than $1.3m; Tennant, $777k

July 9, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Campaign officials say Republican Shelley Moore Capito raked in more than $1.3 million for her West Virginia U.S. Senate bid last quarter, while Democrat Natalie Tennant raised about $777,000.

Congresswoman Capito's campaign called the haul her best fundraising period to date. Capito has almost $5 million available in campaign cash.

Tennant, West Virginia's secretary of state, did not immediately release her cash on hand. Through April 23, Capito had almost a 4-to-1 cash edge.

Campaigns for the two candidates released fundraising numbers Wednesday before their July 15 reporting deadline. The totals account for fundraising from April through June.

Capito and Tennant are vying for retiring Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller's seat.

Republicans are gunning for more than a half-dozen states like West Virginia, where President Barack Obama lost and remains unpopular.

 
 

 

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