Capito leaving the House in her bid for Senate has created a crowded primary for the GOP in the second congressional district.
Ron Walters, Jr. reported raising "more than" $106,000 for the quarter, the most for any potential Republican candidate vying for the district. Walters has about $97,000 cash on hand, according to his FEC filing.
The financial consultant works for his family's business but wants to join his father, Delegate Ron Walters, R-Kanawha, and brother, Sen. Chris Walters, R-Putnam, in politics.
"I'm humbled by the support my candidacy has received in the six short weeks I've been in the race," Ron Walters, Jr. said in a news release.
"People from across the (second) Congressional District have told me we need a fresh face and new ideas in Washington."
Alex Mooney, a former Maryland state senator and chairman of the GOP in the state, still has the total fundraising edge among Republicans in the race. Mooney's campaign reported raising almost $106,000 in the quarter, giving them a total of about $206,000 raised and $184,000 cash on hand.
"West Virginians are excited by my conservative message of limited government, fiscal responsiblity (sic) and defeating Obamacare," Mooney said in a news release. "That excitement has translated into their gracious support."
Fellow Republican Charlotte Lane reported raising $68,000 during the quarter. Lane is a former state lawmaker who also served eight years on the U.S. International Trade Commission after her appointment by President George W. Bush.
"The road to victory is long, and starting off well is encouraging," said Lane campaign consultant Robert Aho in an email to the Daily Mail.
"Every donation -- from small to large dollar amounts -- is critical to the campaign's success. Charlotte is inspired by the engagement and support of West Virginians."
None of the funds came personally from Lane, and the campaign has about $55,000 cash on hand, Aho said.
Nick Casey, an attorney and former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, announced last week he raised more than $150,000 during the quarter. He has more than $520,000 cash on hand, according to his FEC filing.
Delegate Meshea Poore, D-Kanawha, announced her candidacy earlier this year, but a report for her campaign was not immediately available on the FEC website.
Carnety McCracken, a consultant for Control Point Group, said her company is no longer working with the Poore campaign. McCracken said it is her understanding Poore is still running for Congress.
Poore did not return a phone message left late Tuesday.
Sabato states the seat leans in the GOP's favor. Rothenberg's rating states favors Republicans even more in the race.