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Also Tuesday, Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat Natalie Tennant captured primary wins in West Virginia’s U.S. Senate primaries, setting the stage for a showdown in November that will give the state its first female senator.

One of the two women will replace Democratic Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, who is retiring after 30 years. The Appalachian state has become increasingly Republican, and Mrs. Capito enters the general election contest as the heavy favorite. If elected, she would be the first Republican senator from West Virginia since 1959.

Mrs. Capito’s departure from the House created a messy GOP primary in her 2nd Congressional District. Alex Mooney, the former chairman of the Maryland Republican Party who moved to West Virginia, captured the nomination in a seven-candidate race and will face Democrat Nick Casey, the former state party chairman of West Virginia, in the fall.

Mr. Mooney’s campaign said he moved to West Virginia to “live in freedom, and he’ll fight Obama to preserve it.”

One of the most endangered House Democrats is 19-term Rep. Nick Rahall, who easily won his primary and will face Democrat-turned-Republican Evan Jenkins in the fall.

This article was based in part on wire-service reports.