Report: Rep. Capito to run for West Virginia Sen. Rockefeller's seat

Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoInvest in infrastructure to transform America Senate Republicans ask Trump to soften his tone Skittish GOP to Trump: Drop the insults MORE (R-W.Va.) will announce her bid for Democratic Sen. Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerLobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner Overnight Tech: Senate panel to vote on Dem FCC commissioner MORE's seat on Monday, according to the West Virginia Metro News.

The seven-term congresswoman declined to run against Democratic Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinGroups urge Senate to oppose defense language on for-profit colleges How Congress got to yes on toxic chemical reform Red-state Dem hits back over coal, court attacks MORE this year but is considered a strong contender for the seat.

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The 75-year-old Rockefeller is currently in his fifth term, and could retire, though he has not yet announced his plans for the upcoming cycle. He's won nearly all of his elections with sizable margins.

Her Senate bid means that Capito's 2nd District seat will be open in 2014.

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