Charleston lawyer Charlotte Lane, who is running for the Republican party's nomination for West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, announced Tuesday her campaign has more than $250,000 cash on hand.
A news release from Lane's campaign said 80 percent of all the contributions she has received are from West Virginia residents, with heavy support from coal industry leaders, grassroots volunteers and small businesspeople.
"Charlotte has harnessed critical support from influential West Virginians including local job creators and energy leaders," said her campaign manager, Brent Robertson, in the release.
In mid-August, Lane officially kicked off her campaign for the seat currently held by Republican Shelley Moore Capito, who is vying for the Senate seat Jay Rockefeller is vacating in early 2015.
In an interview with the Daily Mail at that time, Lane said fundraising had gone well, and estimated it would take $2 million for a successful run, with $500,000 of that going toward winning the Republican primary.
Former Maryland lawmaker and GOP party chairman Alex Mooney also is running in the primary, as is former Berkley County Delegate Larry Faircloth and Ron Walters Jr., a local financial consultant who is the son of Kanawha County Delegate Ron Walters.
Former state party chairman Nick Casey and Kanawha County Delegate Meshea Poore are running in the Democratic primary.
Lane previously served as International Trade Commissioner under President George W. Bush. Prior to that appointment, she chaired West Virginia's Public Service Commission and served in the state Legislature.