She made her comments before the presidential race had been called in favor of President Barack Obama. But she said whoever was elected needed to work to bridge the divide that race created.
"We need to be certain this nation will not be divided into a 'We' and 'They' type of country," Capito said. "The national campaign was too much 'We' and 'They' -- you know what, it's a country of us."
In the 1st Congressional District, McKinley earned a second term by defeating Democrat Sue Thorn by a 62 to 38 percent margin.
With 93 percent of precincts reporting, McKinley had 123,730 votes in the northern district, 48,486 ahead of Thorn's 75,244.
In the 3rd District, Rahall defeated Republican Rick Snuffer by a 54 to 46 percent margin - the closest of the three House races.
Like Capito, Rahall also said he hoped the end of this year's election would bring about a time for the country to heal.
"I would hope that it means an improved atmosphere of cooperation and compromise in Washington," he said during a phone interview late Tuesday.
Rahall was making his comments after the race had been called in Obama's favor.
While he said he still disagreed with many of Obama's energy policies, he hoped Obama's re-election would end some of the vitriolic rhetoric coming from the far right.
He said he especially hoped Tea Party members in the House -- which he said had vowed to defeat President Obama at any cost -- would now begin to compromise with more moderate voices in Congress.
"The American people want to see that," Rahall said. "Now that the political campaigns are out of the way, let's put this behind us and work together."
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