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Republican Larry Faircloth Announces Plans To Seek Capito's U.S. House Seat
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 24, 2013 2:22 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 3:17 PM EST
Martinsburg, Berkeley County , West Virginia
A longtime Republican legislator from the Eastern Panhandle is aiming to replace U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in 2014.
Inwood resident Larry Faircloth announced Thursday he's filed pre-candidacy papers for what could become a crowded race.
Capito also is a Republican who represents West Virginia's 2nd District. She's planning to run for the seat currently held by retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller.
Faircloth represented Berkeley County for 12 terms in the House of Delegates. He ran for state auditor last year but lost to Democrat Glen Gainer. He also unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for governor in 2008 and 2011.
Faircloth said he wants to end government gridlock, balance the federal budget, protect Social Security and the 2nd Amendment, and resist what he calls any attempt to diminish Americans' liberties.
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