First-term Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R) now sees her first Democratic opponent come forward. Yesterday, Paula Jean Swearengin, who bills herself as a “Coal Country environmentalist” announced that she will enter the Democratic Senatorial primary. Ms. Swearengin ran before, last year in a primary challenge to Sen. Joe Manchin (D). She fared poorly, attracting only 30% of the vote, raising slightly more than $200,000. Sen. Capito should have an easy re-election run if Democrats don’t field a stronger candidate.
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