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“Maggie’s List is intently focused on getting more fiscally conservative women elected to Congress and we are thrilled to endorse Congresswoman Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoAt least Alzheimer’s research is bringing Washington together Overnight Tech: Intel chief says 'no doubt' Russia will meddle in midterms | Dems press FCC over net neutrality comments | Bill aims to bridge rural-urban digital divide | FCC to review rules on children's TV Senators offer bill to close rural-urban internet divide MORE in her run for West Virginia’s Senate seat," said Betty Ireland, former West Virginia secretary of State and a member of the Maggie's List board, in a statement.

Maggie's List Chairman Sandra Mortham called Capito "a strong candidate" with "the right ingredients for victory."

Capito's entry into the race was an early recruiting victory for Republicans, and she's poised to make a strong showing in red-leaning West Virginia.

In her bid for the seat, Capito has the added advantage of being a woman, representing a swath of voters with which the GOP had trouble in 2012. According to a recent poll, Capito would lead any comers, including the most probable Democratic candidate, Rep. Nick RahallNick Joe RahallWe shouldn't allow politics to impede disaster relief Break the cycle of partisanship with infant, child health care programs Clinton mulls role in 2018 midterms MORE, by double-digit margins.