One possible Republican challenger, Morgantown industrialist and former state party chairman John Raese, plans to say Thursday whether he will enter the race.
Capito will not seek Byrd's seat
"The core of the campaign is focused on the single fact that our government must be disciplined so that it works for us -- the citizens -- not the other way around," Mr. Raese says. "I won't be a senator who is a rubber stamp for [President] Obama."
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