The Green Papers: West Virginia 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 13 May 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Saturday 25 January 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 13 May 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC).
Friday 1 August 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 6:30a EST (1130 UTC) to 7:30p EST (0030 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,859,815 (0.60% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Charleston
 

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West Virginia State and Local Government

West Virginia 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Libertarian Party nominating convention date is 8 March 2014. The Mountain Party convention date is 19 July 2014.


4 November 2014 General Election returns and write-ins from the West Virginia Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, III
First elected in a special election to a partial term to fill the vacancy caused by the 28 June 2010 death of Senator Robert C. Byrd (Democratic): 2 November 2010. He replaces Senator Carte P. Goodwin (Democrat) who had been appointed by Governor Joe Manchin (Democratic) to temporarily fill the vacancy. Won the special election for the term ending in Jaunary 2013 and the the concurrent regular election for the term ending January 2019: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Joe Manchin, III
FEC S0WV00090

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 11 January 2013: Announced retirement at the end of his term.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 281,820 62.12% Congressman Shelley Moore Capito
FEC S4WV00159; 24 Nov 14; Tot $7,822,706; Dsb $8,577,502
  Candidate Democratic 156,360 34.46% Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant
FEC S4WV00183; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,674,585; Dsb $3,547,949
  Candidate Libertarian 7,409 1.63% former state legislator. John S. Buckley
FEC S4WV00266; 04 Dec 14; Tot $31,183; Dsb $31,245
  Candidate Mountain 5,504 1.21% Bob Henry Baber
FEC S2WV00070
  Candidate Constitution 2,566 0.57% Phil Hudok
FEC S4WV00274
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 10 0.00% Alex Wolf Weinstein
FEC S4WV00308
  Candidate Write-in 8 0.00% Roger Smith
FEC S4WV00290
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Dino Battista
FEC S4WV00282
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 5 0.00% Larry Eugene Butcher
FEC S4WV00241
Total 453,689 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
Ascended to the Governor's chair as acting Governor when Governor Joe Manchin, III resigned to take office as a U.S. Senator: 15 November 2010. First elected in a Special Election: 4 October 2011. Re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue
29 July 2014: Announced his candidacy.

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (1 Renominated, 1 Open);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman David Bennett McKinley
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 13 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 92,491 63.90% Congressman David Bennett McKinley
FEC H0WV01072; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,566,914; Dsb $1,962,372
  Candidate Democratic 52,109 36.00% Auditor Glen Bertrum Gainer, III
FEC H2WV01037; 24 Nov 14; Tot $447,557; Dsb $444,331
  Candidate Write-in 137 0.09% Chuck Wood
FEC H4WV01041
Total 144,737 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Shelley Moore Capito
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 26 November 2012: Announced candidacy for the U.S. Senate
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 72,619 47.08% former Maryland state Senator Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
FEC H4WV02080; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,902,194; Dsb $1,930,980
  Candidate Democratic 67,687 43.88% George Nicholas "Nick" Casey, Jr.
FEC H4WV02072; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,993,420; Dsb $1,971,667
  Candidate Libertarian 7,682 4.98% David "Davy" Jones
FEC H4WV02130
  Candidate Independent 6,250 4.05% Edward Lawrence "Ed" Rabel, Jr.
Previously affiliated with the Mountain Party.

FEC H4WV02163; 15 Oct 14; Tot $20,038; Dsb $19,027
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 9 0.01% Robert Lawrence Fluharty
FEC H4WV02148
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Liz Sullivan
FEC H4WV02171
Total 154,250 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, II
First elected: 1976
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 13 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 77,713 55.35% state Senator Evan H. Jenkins
30 July 2013: Switched from Democratic to Republican. Previously elected as a Democrat to the state Senate 2002-2010 and state House 1994-1998.

FEC H4WV03070; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,645,429; Dsb $1,605,451
  Candidate Democratic 62,688 44.65% Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, II
FEC H6WV04057; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,589,881; Dsb $2,623,098
Total 140,401 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 13 September 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 29 July 2014: Announced his candidacy for Governor.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Auditor Glen Bertrum Gainer, III
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
7 November 2013: Running for Congress CD 1 in 2014.

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Walter Dolph "Walt" Helmick
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 

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): 8 incumbents, 6 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Mountain (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 7 candidates
 
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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of West Virginia
Election Authority
  West Virginia Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  West Virginia Legislature
Democratic
  West Virginia Democratic Party
Republican
  West Virginia Republican Party
Third Party
  Constitution Party of West Virginia
  Justice Party of West Virginia
  Libertarian Party of West Virginia
  The Unity Party of West Virginia
  West Virginia Mountain Party
  West Virginians for Life
Media & others
  Bluefield Daily Telegraph
  Braxton Citizens' News - Sutton
  Charleston Daily Mail
  Charleston Gazette-Mail
  Charleston Newspapers
  Hampshire Review - Romney
  Keyser Mineral Daily News-Tribune
  Mountain Messenger - Lewisburg
  Politics1.com - West Virginia
  The Dominion Post - Morgantown
  The Herald-Dispatch - Huntington
  The Inter-Mountain - Elkins
  The Lincoln Journal - Hamlin
  The Morgan Messenger - Berkeley Springs
  The Parkersburg News & Sentinel
  The Register Herald - Beckley
  The State Journal - Charleston
  The Times - Fairmont
  The Wayne County News
  The Weston Democrat
  WBOY TV - NBC - Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown
  WDTV TV - CBS - Bridgeport
  West Virginia Blue
  West Virginia Metro News - Charleston
  Wheeling News-Register & Intelligencer
  WSAZ TV - NBC - Charleston, Huntington

 


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  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Some key races to watch coming out of the USA Elections of Tuesday 4 November 2014  
 
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