New generations from longtime West Virginia political families are rising to power this election cycle. State Treasurer Riley Moore, a member of the Moore-Capito dynasty, has consolidated support in the May 14 Republican primary for the northern 2nd District, left open by Rep. Alex Mooney’s run for Senate.

Meanwhile, Riley Moore’s cousin, Moore Capito, is facing off against Rep. Carol Miller’s son, Chris Miller, in the competitive Republican primary for governor. And that primary is in turn complicating Carol Miller’s own reelection campaign in the southern 1st District. Miller faces a primary challenge from former state Del. Derrick Evans, who served prison time for joining the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

WV-01: Carol Miller (R) - South: Charleston, Huntington, BeckleySolid Republican. Dozens of Republicans who were at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 have run for elected office since 2021 — but former state Del. Derrick Evans is one of the few who’s served prison time. Evans, who was found guilty of felony civil disorder and was imprisoned for three months, is now launching a primary challenge

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