West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito defends her Senate seat from Democrat Paula Jean Swearengin

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West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito successfully defended her US Senate seat against Democratic challenger Paula Jean Swearengin, according to projections by Decision Desk HQ.

Swearengin is a former office manager who's unsuccessful 2018 Senate bid was featured in the documentary "Knock Down the House," which also included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary race.

Capito joined the Senate in 2014 after previously being a member of the House of Representatives. She won her Senate race in 2014 against Democrat Natalie Tennant by 27.6 percentage points.

In the 2016 presidential election, West Virginia overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by 41.7 points.

The West Virginia race was ranked "safe" Republican by Sabato's Crystal Ball with the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

See Insider's full guide to the race for the US Senate here.

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