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West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announces that she will be running for the US Senate in 2014 during a news conference at Tamarack in Beckley, W.Va., on Sept. 17, 2013.

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West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announces that she will be running for the US Senate in 2014 during a news conference at Tamarack in Beckley, W.Va., on Sept. 17, 2013.

West Virginia Primary: What to Watch

Updated at 2:25 p.m. Senate primaries today in West Virginia will confirm a long-anticipated November match-up between two of the state’s top officeholders, both women. Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant, West Virginia’s Democratic secretary of state, are...

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for the Senate, is interviewed before an internet safety event sponsored by Google at Robert Bland Middle School in Weston, W.Va., on April 15, 2014.

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for the Senate, is interviewed before an internet safety event sponsored by Google at Robert Bland Middle School in Weston, W.Va., on April 15, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 24

West Virginia is among 24 states that have never had a female U.S. senator. The state will lose that status after a November election in which the main contenders surely will be two women, Republican Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat...

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, questions witnesses during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing in this file photo.

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Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, questions witnesses during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing in this file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 56

That’s how many years it’s been since West Virginia elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate. It’s the longest such drought for Republicans in the nation. The last West Virginia Republican to win a Senate race was Chapman Revercomb, whose...

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Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, right, and Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, left, talk to Lance Auer, deputy assistant secretary for financial institutions with the U.S. Treasury, prior to a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing in Washington.

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Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, right, and Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, left, talk to Lance Auer, deputy assistant secretary for financial institutions with the U.S. Treasury, prior to a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing in Washington.

Capito in 2005: West Virginia Senator ‘Pretty Cool Job’

Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican who announced today that she will run for the Senate in 2014, said seven years ago that being a senator “looks like a pretty cool job.” Capito, who won a seventh House...

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