CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has raised almost a million dollars for her 2014 Senate campaign this year.
According to a report from the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, Capito raised $915,000 in the first three months of this year. She has nearly $2.35 million in total campaign funds.
Capito announced in November she would run for the seat currently occupied by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., in next year's election. Rockefeller then announced in January he would step down from that office at the culmination of his fifth term.
So far, no Democrats have confirmed they will run for Rockefeller's seat.
Charleston attorney Nick Preservati said last month he is considering filing candidacy papers for the race.
Other potential Democratic contenders include Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who told the Daily Mail in January, "I will seriously look at it," Congressman Nick Rahall, state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis, former state party chairman Mike Callaghan and attorney Ralph Baxter.