Shelley Moore Capito

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Shelley Moore Capito
Shelley Moore Capito.jpeg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, West Virginia
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2
In office
January 3, 2001-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBob Wise (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$19.02 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Campaign $$14,192,622
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia house of delegates
1997-2001
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
OtherM.Ed., University of Virginia
Personal
BirthdayNovember 26, 1953
Place of birthGlendale, W.Va.
Net worth$1,504,531
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Shelley Moore Capito (b. November 26, 1953, in Glendale, West Virginia) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of West Virginia. Capito was first elected by voters from the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia in 2000, and she won re-election in 2012.

Capito will vacate her seat in the U.S. House to run for U.S. Senate in the 2014 election.[1] Capito won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014.[2]

Capito is a former chairwoman of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, as well as a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus. After an explosion responsible for the death of 29 coal workers, Capito founded the Congressional Coal Caucus.[3]

Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Capito served in the West Virginia House of Delegates.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Capito is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, she may break with the Republican Party line more than her fellow members.

Biography

Capito earned her bachelor's degree from Duke University. After earning her M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, Capito was a college counselor and then director of an educational information center.[5] She was the only Republican in the West Virginia congressional delegation until the 2010 elections and is the first Republican woman elected to Congress from West Virginia.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Capito's political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Capito serves on the following committees:[6][7]

2011-2012

Capito served on the following House committees[8]:

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Capito's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Capito voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Capito voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Capito voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[13]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Capito voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[14]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[15] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[16][17] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[17] Capito voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[18][19] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[19] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[20] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Capito voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[18]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[21] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[22] Capito voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[23]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[24] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Capito voted for HR 2775.[25]

Capito asked that her pay be withheld during the shutdown, and said that she would donate the pay from that period to a charity after the shutdown ended.[26]

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Yea3.png Capito voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[27] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[28]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Capito voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[29] The vote largely followed party lines.[30]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Capito voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[31]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Capito voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[32]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[33] Capito joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[34][35]

Proposed legislation

Coal Jobs Protection Act of 2013

In May 2013, she introduced the Coal Jobs Protection Act of 2013. The bill would require the Environmental Protection Agency to base a determination on approving a new or renewed permit covering discharges from a structure only on regulations issued by the permitting authority. According to ‘‘GovTrack’’, the bill has a “6% chance of being enacted.”[36]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Nay3.png Capito voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[37]

Affordable Care Act

Capito voted against the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.[38]

Mine Safety Accountability and Improved Protection Act

In December 2011, Capito sponsored the Mine Safety Accountability and Improved Protection Act. The bill would have established an independent National Mine Safety Board, required mine inspections to be conducted when miners were present and specify requirements for dealing with mines with a pattern of safety violations. The bill was not enacted.[39]

Tax cuts

In December 2010, Capito voted to extend the tax cuts enacted during the administration of President George W. Bush.[40]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Capito's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Capito is a Populist-Leaning Conservative. Capito received a score of 24 percent on social issues and 67 percent on economic issues.[41]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[42]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Neutral Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[41]

Campaign themes

2012

According to her website, Capito's campaign platform included the following issues:[43]

  • Energy independence
  • Decreasing taxes and regulation
  • Health care access

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in West Virginia, 2014

On November 26, 2012, Capito announced her candidacy for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jay Rockefeller in the 2014 election.[44] Capito will have to vacate her seat in the U.S. House to pursue the Senate bid.[45] Capito won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014.[2] She defeated Larry Butcher and Matthew Dodrill. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Republican primary results

U.S. Senate, West Virginia Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito 87.5% 74,655
Larry Butcher 4.2% 3,595
Matthew Dodrill 8.3% 7,072
Total Votes 85,322
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State

Endorsements

Capito has been endorsed by the following:[46]

  • Wheeling Intelligencer
  • Huntington Herald Dispatch
  • Times West Virginian
  • Parkersburg News and Sentinel
  • The Martinsburg Journal
  • The Weirton Daily Times
  • Charleston Daily Mail
  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph
  • BIPAC – Business Industry Political Action Committee
  • Maggie’s List
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • National Rifle Association
  • National Right to Life
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • RightNOW Women PAC
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Coal Association
  • West Virginians for Life
  • West Virginia Farm Bureau, Farm PAC
  • West Virginia Citizens Defense League
  • Hospac (West Virginia Hospital Association)
  • West Virginia Medical Association
  • Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • HuntPac (Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce)
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Corridor H, Finish It!

Media


Capito for WV's, July 2014 ad, "Fighting for the Home Team."

Capito for WV's, August 2014 ad, "Obamacare."

Capito for WV's, August 2014 ad, "Medals of Honor."

Capito for WV's, September 2014 ad, "Shared Values."

Capito for WV's, October 2014 ad, "Real Story."

Capito for WV's, October 2014 ad, "Biggest Fan."

Capito for WV's, October 2014 ad, "Everyday."
Attack ad

"Natalie Tennant for Senate," September 2013
  • Natalie Tennant criticized Capito for voting against a mine safety act, a policy supported by other West Virginia delegates. Capito expressed displeasure with Tennant's comments, saying, "I was obviously a little surprised at the vindictive nature she came right out of the box against me. I’ve got a lot going on here, and I’ve been doing this a long time. So I’m going to stick with my strategy. I always take the high road."[47]

Polls

Capito v. Tennant
Poll Shelley Moore Capito (R) Natalie Tennant (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports
September 30-October 1, 2014
50%39%11%+/-4750
The West Virginia Poll
August 15-23, 2014
54%37%9%+/-4.9401
The West Virginia Poll
May 26, 2014
49%38%13%+/-4.9400
DMF Research
April 22-27, 2014
46%36%17%+/-5.2400
Rasmussen Reports
February 19-20, 2014
49%35%12%+/-4.5500
EMILY's List
January 29-30, 2014
45%39%16%+/-2.351,727
Harper Polling
September 24-25, 2013
51%34%15%+/-3.87640
Public Policy Polling
September 19-22, 2013
50%36%14%+/-2.91,110
AVERAGES 49.25% 36.75% 13.38% +/-4.08 741
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


2012

See also: West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Capito won re-election in 2012.[48] She defeated Michael Davis and Jonathan Miller in the May 8 Republican primary,[49] and defeated Democrat Howard Swint in the November 6 general election.[49][50][51]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Howard Swint 30.2% 68,340
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito Incumbent 69.8% 157,825
Total Votes 226,165
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito Incumbent 83% 35,088
Michael Davis 5.9% 2,495
Jonathan Miller 11.1% 4,711
Total Votes 42,294

Full history


Sen. Byrd seat

When Sen. Robert C. Byrd died suddenly, he left his U.S. Senate seat, which he held longer than any other Senator in U.S. history, unfilled. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was a possible contender in a special election to be held in West Virginia. Carte Goodwin was appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin to fill the seat until a special election could be held in November 2010. Capito released a statement that congratulated Goodwin on his temporary appointment, but she also criticized the nature of the appointment:

"It is troubling that upon the news of Senator Robert Byrd’s passing, the three elected executive officers of our state government who play a significant role in determining the process and timing of a Special Election – Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did not meet and work together on a course of action to address the known problems in the law. It is apparent that many elected officials, and particularly the person ultimately charged with calling a Special Election, have been more focused on political maneuvers to further their own political ambitions before fulfilling the obligations of their office on behalf of the people they were elected to serve."

"Based on the person chosen from the rumored field of candidates to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy on an interim basis, it is once again evident that political ambition was the key factor in the selection. Governor Manchin followed the same path as Florida Governor Charlie Crist did last August when he appointed his former staffer for the sole purpose of protecting his own desire to run for the U.S. Senate seat..."[58]

Capito ultimately decided against a Senate bid in the subsequent November 2010 special election, pointing out that, even though the West Virginia Legislature passed a law allowing her to run for both her House seat and the U.S. Senate, "running for two offices simultaneously is not who I am as a person. More importantly, this is not about me, but what is right for the people of West Virginia."[59] Thus on July 21, 2010, Capito announced on WV MetroNews Talkline that she would not enter the race.[60]

Polls

Potential general election match-up
Poll Natalie Tennant (D) Shelly Moore Capito (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
DMF Research
April 22-27, 2014
36%46%17%+/-5.2400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Capito attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Capito's reports.[61]

Shelley Moore Capito (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[62]April 15, 2013$1,603,511.56$945,903.57$(177,913.64)$2,371,501.49
July Quarterly[63]July 15, 2013$2,371,501.49$763,974.48$(261,857)$2,873,618.97
October Quarterly[64]October 15, 2013$2,873,618.97$777,491.01$(394,409.58)$3,256,700.40
Year-end[65]January 31, 2014$3,256,700$829,899$(361,244)$3,725,355
April Quarterly[66]April 14, 2014$3,725,355.91$843,933.75$(372,408.07)$4,196,881.59
July Quarterly[67]July 29, 2014$4,317,989.59$1,134,911.31$(536,555.17)$4,916,345.64
October Quarterly[68]October 15, 2014$4,916,345.64$1,612,979.16$(3,115,071.84)$3,414,252.96
Running totals
$6,909,092.28$(5,219,459.3)

Moore raised $900,000 from January 2013 through March 2013 for her 2014 Senate campaign.[69] Comprehensive donor information for Capito is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Capito raised a total of $14,192,622 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[70]

Shelley Moore Capito's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $2,449,473
2010 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $1,531,270
2008 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $2,217,688
2006 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $2,440,788
2004 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $1,604,880
2002 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $2,581,019
2000 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $1,367,504
Grand Total Raised $14,192,622

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2012


Capito won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Capito's campaign committee raised a total of $2,449,473 and spent $3,001,167.[71]

Cost per vote

Capito spent $19.02 per vote received in 2012.

2010


Capito won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Capito's campaign committee raised a total of $1,531,270 and spent $996,568.[72]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Capito's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $382,064 to $2,626,998. That averages to $1,504,531, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Capito ranked as the 176th most wealthy representative in 2012.[73] Between 2004 and 2012, Capito's calculated net worth[74] decreased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[75]

Shelley Moore Capito Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$2,560,947
2012$1,504,531
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-41%
Average annual growth:-5%[76]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[77]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Capito is the chair of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. Capito received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[78]

From 1999-2014, 23.57 percent of Capito's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[79]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Shelley Moore Capito Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $19,715,579
Total Spent $17,106,762
Chair of the the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$1,084,719
Retired$1,014,897
Mining$875,186
Lawyers/Law Firms$863,638
Health Professionals$808,665
% total in top industry5.5%
% total in top two industries10.65%
% total in top five industries23.57%

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[80]

Capito most often votes with:

Capito least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Capito is a "moderate Republican leader," as of July 21, 2014.[81] This was the same rating Capito received in June 2013. [82]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Capito missed 144 of 9,640 roll call votes from January 2001 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.5 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[83]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Capito paid her congressional staff a total of $993,255 in 2011. Overall, West Virginia ranked 33rd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[84]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Capito ranked 172nd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[85]

2012

Capito was one of two members who ranked 207th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[86]

2011

Capito was one of two members of congress who ranked 203rd in the conservative rankings in 2011.[87]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Capito voted with the Republican Party 94.6 percent of the time, which ranked 103rd among the 233 House Republican members as of July 2014.[88]

2013

Capito voted with the Republican Party 95.2 percent of the time, which ranked 154th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[89]

Personal

Capito and her husband, Charles L. Capito, have three children and one grandchild.[4]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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  75. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Wise
U.S. House of Representatives - West Virginia, 2nd District
2001-Present
Succeeded by
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