Republican Capito wins Senate seat in West Virginia: CNN

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Posted: Nov 04, 2014 7:38 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, has won the U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia, CNN projected, a gain for Republicans hoping to win a Senate majority.

Capito, 60, who has served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, beat West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a Democrat, for the Senate seat now occupied by Democrat Jay Rockefeller. He is retiring after five terms.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwall, Amanda Becker and Julia Edwards; Editing by Eric Beech)