If Lane does run, infrastructure and energy will top her agenda. She wants to see improvements in water and sewer systems. Like most other Republicans, she wants to "make sure the federal government does not continue its war on coal."
Lane did not elaborate on what that means but said she fears the federal Environmental Protection Agency could "start in with" the natural gas industry once it finishes with coal.
Lane said she would make her decision in the next few days.
CQ Roll Call, a Beltway-based political publication, cited a state GOP insider in an article Monday who said Lane is "quickly emerging from the rest of the pack" of other potential candidates.
Earlier this week one of those candidates, former Maryland GOP party leader Alex Mooney, said he would run for the seat. Roll Call reported a high-ranking West Virginia party official as saying Mooney had bought property in West Virginia.
Mooney resigned from the Maryland GOP in February after 12 years in state politics, citing his desire to "pursue other ventures" in a letter published by the Washington Post.
The Democratic frontrunner at this point is Nick Casey, an attorney and former chairman of the state party.
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