CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A member of the state Supreme Court says she is not interested in being a U.S. Senator.

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Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis said she likes the law and will not be running for U.S. Senate.

“I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not running, nor have I ever had any intentions of running for the United States Senate,” said Justice Robin Davis on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

Davis was first elected to an unexpired term on the state Supreme Court in 1996.  She was reelected in 2000 and reelected to another 12 year term just last November.

“I love the law.  I am a scholar of the law and I think I’m doing good work where the people of West Virginia voted me into office and I don’t intend to just hop around, or attempt to hop around, from one candidacy to another,” she said.

Her name has come up many times in recent months as Democrats look for a candidate with enough statewide name recognition and money to potentially replace outgoing U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller.

Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, is the early frontrunner for the seat.

Davis said it will be up to another Democrat to get into the race.

“I’m grateful and proud that the people of West Virginia elected me to a 12 year term on the West Virginia Supreme Court for a third time and I simply will not turn my back on those West Virginians who put me in that office,” she said.

Other candidates who have filed pre-candidacy papers for the U.S. Senate include Sheirl Fletcher from Monongalia County, a Democrat; Phil Hudok from Huttonsville with the Constitution Party; Republican Scott “Cody” Regan from Salt Rock; Democrat David Wamsley from Williamstown and Martin Staunton from Beckley who is running as a non-partisan candidate.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 13.

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  • Joe

    The ONLY problem with the party is people like Robin Davis! She forgot where she came from and who brought her to the dance.

    It's amazing what big money can do to some people. Her daddy was a union coal miner and a great man. It's sad to see how she forgot her roots.

    She supported Don Blankenship as he screwed WV workers. Her comments do not surprise me at all. Let me tell you what she has done for the party.................NOTHING!

    • mntnman

      She got hers. She stays on the court to make certain her husband keeps getting his. And yes, she votes primarily for the big money interests in her decisions -- the Insurance industry particularly likes her. She is part of the I GOT MINE crowd. She could care less about the rest of us.

  • Wirerowe

    Enthusiasm is low right now for Natalie IMHO. She was not strong in the gubernatorial primary of 2012. If she loses to Shelley and particularly if she loses badly, poor track record for the future.

  • wvman75

    I liked Tenant, but she is too much like Manchin. Not to be trusted. Capito will get my vote.

  • Politicians_Creep_Me_Out

    Natalie will run for US Senate and lose. She'll do it to get publicity for her 2016 run for governor. No real Demo candidate is on the horizon.

  • AX MAN

    WOW, It is good to find someone that will tell the truth.