Running For Another Office?

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

Still under consideration.

That's what West Virginia Auditor Glen Gainer says about his future political plans.

News reports in recent days have said Gainer, who was re-elected last year, is considering a run for Congress in next year's election.

Gainer, whose home town is Parkersburg, confirmed that for us Tuesday, but says his interest is entirely on the first district House seat...not on the U.S. Senate.

"I've had that in mind for several years, and that's where my thought process is at," Gainer said. "I haven't really thought about running for U.S. Senate; some have approached me about that as well. But I've been considering deeply about whether I want to run for the United States House or Representatives."

With U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller retiring and Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito already announced as a candidate for Rockefeller's current Senate seat, Democrats have been looking for a candidate in the 2014 election.

The first district congressional seat is currently held by Republican David McKinley, who is in his second term.

Democrat Gainer says he may make a final decision later this month.

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