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

Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoOvernight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Senators rally for coal miner pension fix 14 dead in West Virginia flooding 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 ManchinOvernight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Energy: Volkswagen reaches .7B settlement over emissions Senators rally for coal miner pension fix MORE this year but is considered a strong contender for the seat.

ADVERTISEMENT
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.

More in Senate races

Rubio: 'I didn't run for the Senate to run for president again'

Read more »