CHARLESTON, W.Va. During press availability on Thursday, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito offered her thoughts on the outcome of the recent primary election.

Her son, Moore Capito, finished second in voting totals to Patrick Morrisey in the race for the Republican nomination for West Virginia governor. Moore Capito served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2016 to 2023, when he resigned as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to focus on his campaign for governor.

“It’s not easy to lose, and our son is learning that himself, and as his mother, I’m learning that myself,” Capito said. ” But he should be very proud of his efforts, as we are.”

When asked if she would support the winner, Patrick Morrisey, in the fall for governor, she provided a coy response.

“I am the leader of the Republican Party and will be supporting the Republican ticket, so let’s just see what happens in November,” Capito said.

She was very clear on who she thought the next U.S. Senator from West Virginia would be.

“I welcome Governor Justice as the Republican nominee for Senate and the eventual winner,” Capito said. “There is no doubt in mind that Governor Justice is exceedingly popular.”