The Green Papers: West Virginia 2010 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 11 May 2010
Special Primary Senate Class 1: Saturday 28 August 2010
General / Special Senate Class 1 Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
2000 Census:1,813,077 (0.64% of 281,998,273)
Capital:Charleston
Tuesday 11 May 2010 polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC).
Saturday 28 August 2010 polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC).
Tuesday 2 November 2010 polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC).
 

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West Virginia State and Local Government


U.S. Senate vacancies. "If the vacancy occurs less than two years and six months before the end of the term, the Governor appoints someone to fill the unexpired term and there is no election. If the vacancy occurs 2 years and 6 months or more before the end of the term, the Governor appoints someone to serve until the unexpired term is filled at the ... next ... General Election...." [West Virginia Code 3-10-3]


28 August 2010:
WEST VIRGINIA SPECIAL SENATE PRIMARY returns from an official source.

Tuesday 11 May 2010 Primary and 2 November 2010 General / Special Senate Class 1 Election returns from an official source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, III
First elected in a special election: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 

28 June 2010: Senator Robert C. Byrd (Democratic) passed away. He was first elected in 1958 and re-elected in 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, and 2006.

8 July 2010: Attorney General Darrell McGraw announces that the governor can call a 2010 special election to fill this vacant seat.

28 June 2010 note on filling this vacant seat: Governor Joe Manchin, III will soon appoint a temporary replacement to serve from the time of the appointment through the November 2012 General Election. In 2012 there will be 2 elections for this Senate Class 1 seat-- both held on 6 November 2012- the date of the General Election. The candidate who wins the 6 November 2012 special election will serve from November 2012 until January 2013. The candidate who wins the regular election will serve from January 2013 until January 2019. Reference: West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's Statement On Procedure To Fill Vacant Senate Seat. The executive director of the West Virginia Republican Party said that his party is "examining its legal options" after it was announced that there would not be a 2010 special election to fill this vacant seat.

16 July 2010: Governor Joe Manchin (Democratic) appointed 36 year old Carte P. Goodwin (Democratic) as interim Senator to fill the vacant seat of Senator Robert C. Byrd (Democratic).

19 July 2010: The West Virginia legislature passed and Governor Joe Manchin, III signed HB 201 on 19 July 2010. The bill sets the ground work for the Governor to call a special primary on Saturday 28 August 2010 and a special election on 2 November 2010. The next regular election for this seat is Tuesday 6 November 2012.

2 November 2010: Governor Joe Manchin, III (Democratic) is elected in a special election to the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat with 53.47% of the vote.

15 November 2010: Joe Manchin, III (Democratic) is sworn as a U.S. Senator.


Class 1
Seat up for election
Special Election
Democratic
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Special Election - primary is Saturday 28 August 2010.
The next regular election for this seat is Tuesday 6 November 2012.
  Elected Democratic 283,358 53.47% Governor Joe Manchin, III
FEC S0WV00090; 31 Dec 10; Tot $4,395,107; Dsb $4,017,802
  Candidate Republican 230,013 43.40% John Reeves Raese
FEC S4WV00084; 31 Dec 10; Tot $4,552,835; Dsb $4,545,401
  Candidate Mountain 10,152 1.92% Jesse Clarence Johnson
FEC S6WV00139; 31 Dec 10; Tot $5,904; Dsb $5,903
  Candidate Constitution 6,425 1.21% Jeffrey Conrad "Jeff" Becker
FEC S0WV00207
Total 529,948 100.00%  
  

West Virginia Secretary of State - Candidates for Special U.S. Senate Election. Certification of candidates for the 28 August special primary completed at 5:00 p.m. EDT Saturday 24 July 2010.


Class 2 Democratic Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
State Senator Earl Ray Tomblin (Democratic) becomes acting Governor when Governor Joe Manchin, III resigns to take office as U.S. Senator: 15 November 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Jeffrey V. "Jeff" Kessler
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Clark S. Barnes
5 October 2010: Announced his intentions to run
  
2 November 2010: In a special election, Governor Joe Manchin, III (Democratic) is elected to the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat with 53.47% of the vote. Governor Manchin was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Lost / No longer running, 1 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Lost
Democratic Congressman Alan Bowlby Mollohan
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - defeated in his bid for renomination 11 May 2010
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 90,660 50.40% former state Delegate David B. McKinley
FEC H0WV01072; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,783,036; Dsb $1,705,721
  Candidate Democratic 89,220 49.60% state Senator Michael Angelo "Mike" Oliverio, II
FEC H0WV01106; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,464,375; Dsb $1,462,144
Total 179,880 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Shelley Moore Capito
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 11 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 126,814 68.46% Congressman Shelley Moore Capito
FEC H0WV02138; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,531,265; Dsb $996,562
  Candidate Democratic 55,001 29.69% Virginia Lynch Graf
FEC H0WV02153; 31 Dec 10; Tot $25,694; Dsb $25,544
  Candidate Constitution 3,431 1.85% Phillip "Phil" Hudok
FEC H0WV02161
Total 185,246 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, II
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 11 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 83,636 56.04% Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, II
FEC H6WV04057; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,261,178; Dsb $2,149,012
  Candidate Republican 65,611 43.96% former state Supreme Court Justice Elliott Edward "Spike" Maynard
Previously affiliated with the Democratic Party

FEC H0WV03128; 22 Nov 10; Tot $1,017,202; Dsb $1,028,654
Total 149,247 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw, Jr.
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Treasurer John D. Perdue
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Auditor Glen B. Gainer, III
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass
First elected: 1964; re-elected: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984. Unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate in 1988. Elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Mountain (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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