CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Independent Ed Rabel will be on the November ballot in a 2nd Congressional District race featuring Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney.
Rabel was an award-winning CBS and NBC News correspondent. Rabel says in a news release he collected the 2,269 validated signatures required by law. The Mountain Party has endorsed him.
Rabel was born and raised in Kanawha County.
Casey is the former West Virginia Democratic Party chairman. In Maryland, Mooney served as state Republican Party chairman and as a state senator.
Libertarian Davy Jones, a Martinsburg resident, will also be on the ballot.
Candidates are vying for a district stretching from the state's western border on the Ohio River to the Eastern Panhandle.
Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito is vacating the seat to run for U.S. Senate.