The group discussed the need to halt the decline in manufacturing jobs.
Capito said the latest data showed there were fewer manufacturing workers in West Virginia today than at any point since officials began tracking manufacturing payrolls in the state.
"That's discouraging to me, because America's founded on manufacturing, and West Virginia has a great history of manufacturing," Capito said.
Capito said a key to keep manufacturing plants was to make sure their power costs were low. She said to do that, leaders in Washington need to do what they can to keep regulatory costs low for coal and natural gas electricity generation.
"I want to see us use our resources to keep those energy prices low to grow those manufacturing jobs," she said.
She also said the country needed to focus on developing new technologies that can extend the life of resources like coal and natural gas, while also making their use more friendly to the environment.
Capito was not optimistic, however, about President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Capito had criticized former EPA director Lisa Jackson for not taking the economic impacts of regulations into account during the rule-making process. She said she believed McCarthy would be no different.
"She'll probably have the same philosophy because it's the President's philosophy ultimately," Capito said. "I think we're going to have to fight her and make sure we use our legislative strength ... to ask her to be accountable for what she does and not give her free reign."
The field for the 2014 Senate race is still in flux, though Capito will face primary challenges from former Hancock County Delegate Pat McGeehan and Putnam County resident Jim Moss.
A handful of Democrats -- including former party chairmen Nick Casey and Mike Callaghan, as well as attorney Nick Preservati -- are mulling runs as well.
Contact writer Jared Hunt at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.