Capito leads W.Va. GOP race for governor

Capito leads Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) by 9 points in an initial matchup.
West Virginia Del. Moore Capito (R). Photo credit: Perry Bennett, WV Legislative Photography

West Virginia Del. Moore Capito (R) leads the race for the Republican nomination for governor next year, topping two fellow Republican elected officials and a wealthy car dealer in a new survey.

The poll, conducted by Research America on behalf of MetroNews West Virginia, found Capito claiming support from 32% of Republican voters. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) would win 23% of the vote, followed by auto dealer Chris Miller at 9% and Secretary of State Mac Warner (R) at 7%.

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