CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia's U.S. House of Representatives incumbents will all be heading back to Congress next year.
Republican Reps. David McKinley and Shelley Moore Capito, and Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall all defeated their respective challengers by comfortable margins, according to unofficial vote results Tuesday.
Capito earned her seventh term representing the state's central 2nd Congressional District by defeating Charleston Democrat Howard Swint by a 70 to 30 percent margin
With 97 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Capito was leading Swint by 85,958 votes.
Unlike her last six campaigns, Capito's latest re-election effort was a relatively quiet affair. She did almost no television advertising and held only a few events across the area leading up to the election.
"Every campaign has had a different feel and different flow," Capito told supporters in Charleston Tuesday night. "This one was a little quieter but no less important."
Swint, a Charleston commercial real estate broker, had openly disagreed with Capito on a broad range of issues -- including environmental regulations, renewal of the so-called Bush tax cuts, financial regulations and the Affordable Care Act.
Swint also attacked Capito for being to friendly with the financial services industry, which she oversees as chairperson of the House Financial Services subcommittee regulating financial institutions and consumer credit.
Capito, who founded the Congressional Civility Caucus this year, has served in one of the most bitterly divided Congresses in recent memory.
With the problems facing the country's economy and energy sector, Capito said everyone winning election Tuesday must make a concerted effort to meet those challenges head-on
"It's time, I believe, to bring certainty conviction and courage back to this country," she said. "It's time to make those tough decisions we've been talking about over the course of the campaign."