Casey is running for the seat currently occupied by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. The longtime Republican congresswoman announced in late 2012 she would vie for a spot in the U.S. Senate. Earlier this year, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., announced he would retire when his term ends in 2014.
Although several Republicans have said they'll run for the seat, no one has emerged as a leading contender for the nomination. State GOP Chairman Conrad Lucas said Republicans'a ren't worried.
"There's no amount of money in the world that can make up for the fact that Nick Casey has never been shy about his support for Barack Obama," Lucas said.
Lucas said he expects some official "high profile announcements" from interested candidates soon. He's confident the district is in Republican hands, regardless of their candidate.
"Our values align with West Virginians and (Casey's) do not," Lucas said.
Candidates for House and Senate are required to submit quarterly reports to the Federal Election Commission. While the last three-month span ended June 30, candidates have until July 15 to file reports.
Casey's campaign is still working on the official report, but will meet the commission's deadline, according to the release.