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Congresswoman Capito Visits Lewis County

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Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito made a stop in Lewis County Wednesday afternoon.

Capito visited the training center for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) outside of Weston.

The Congresswoman spoke with union members before taking a tour of the facility.

As part of the tour, Capito tried her hand at some of the tools used at the center, which was built only last year.

The center is one of only 35 across the country operated by the IUPAT.

Capito said she wants to help bring more jobs to West Virginia and said a stronger economy is an important step.

"What they need is a growing economy so they can paint bridges and paint new power plants, and use their trades for all different kinds of further development," Capito said.

Capito spoke to her constituents about concerns with health care and the coal industry.

Capito also met with constituents at a bridge dedication in Evans, WV.

Capito has already announced a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller.

Two Democrats and four other Republicans have also declared their intent to run for Rockefeller's Senate seat.

Two third-party candidates have also announced their intent to run.