- Associated Press - Sunday, April 27, 2014

US Senate:

GOP U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant each face two longshots in primaries for retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s Democratic seat. Their presumed November matchup is a significant one in the battle for control of the narrowly Democratic Senate.

Democratic Primary

NATALIE TENNANT

Age: 46

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: West Virginia secretary of state

Political experience: Elected as Democratic secretary of state in 2008. Re-elected in 2012.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, West Virginia University

Endorsements: Charleston Gazette; U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin; U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller; West Virginia AFL-CIO; AFSCME; EMILY’s List; Maj. Gen. Allen Tackett, ret.; National Education Association/West Virginia Education Association; American Federation of Teachers (West Virginia); Service Employees International Union; American Association for Justice; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Teamsters; Communications Workers of America; United Steelworkers; Sheet Metal Workers; Plumbers/Pipefitters; Operating Engineers; Asbestos Workers; Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers; The United Food and Commercial Workers; United Automobile Workers; American Federation of Government Employees; National Elevator Constructors; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Contributions: $1.5 million

Cash on hand: $1.1 million

Campaign: http://natalietennant.com/

DENNIS MELTON

Age: 55

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