West Virginia Resources

Population: 1,844,128 (2015)

Filing deadline: Jan. 27, 2018.

Primary: May 8, 2018.

West Virginia (R+13) is a state that’s been galloping towards the GOP, starting with the Presidential election in 2000 and thus far culminating in a Republican takeover of the State Legislature in 2014. In 2010, the state was 94% White.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 5. Traditionally a Democratic state, since 2000 West Virginia has gone to the GOP in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican.

Joe Manchin

Senator class 1: Joe Man­chin (D)
Committee: Appropriations, Intelligence, Energy & Natural Resources, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Joe Man­chin
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 15, 2017:
Lean Dem.

Status, May 14, 2016:
State Senator and Governor Joe Man­chin (b.1947) was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012 with 60%.

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Shelley Moore Capito

Senator class 2: Shelley Moore Capito (R)
Committees
: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Rules.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Shelley Moore Capito

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 14, 2016:
State Representative and Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (b.1953) served in the House from 2000 and won this office with 61% in 2014.

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Repre­sen­ta­tives: 3 Repre­sen­tatives; all Republican.

David McKinley

District 1
Representative: David McKinley (R)
Committees
: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: David McK­inley

Rating, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
The district covers the northern parts of the state, except for the northeastern corner. It is 96% White. Engineer and State Representative David McKinley (b.1947) was first elected in 2010, and won 69% in 2016.

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Alex Mooney

District 2
Representative: Alex Mooney (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Alex Mooney

Rating, June 17, 2016:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
The district (R+11) covers the central parts of the state, plus the northeast. It is 93% White. Former Maryland State Senator Alex Mooney (b.1971) held the seat for the GOP in 2014 and won 58% in 2016.

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Evan Jenkins

District 3
Representative: Evan Jenkins (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, May 8, 2017:
The district (R+14) covers the southern parts of the state and is 94% White. Lawyer, State Senator and ex-Democrat Evan Jenkins (b.1960) knocked out the incumbent Democrat in 2014 and won 68% in 2016. He is running for Senate in 2018.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: Monday after the second Wednesday of January.

The Governor of West Virginia is term limited after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, s/he can run for 2 x 4 more years. There are no term limits for the other State Offices.

Jim Justice

Governor: Jim Justice (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
The Dems held the office with businessman and billionaire Jim Justice (b.1951), who won 49% in 2016. He switched parties in August 2017 and is now a Republican.

The State Senate President is next in line to the Governor’s office.

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Mac Warner

Secretary of State: Mac Warner (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mac Warner

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
The GOP took this office with army lawyer and veteran Mac Warner, who defeated the Democratic incumbent and won 49% in 2016.

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John Perdue

Treasurer­: John Perdue (D)

Democratic nominee: John Perdue
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
John Perdue
(b.1950) was first elected in 1996 and won 50% in 2016.

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John McCuskey

Auditor: John McCuskey (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John McCuskey

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
The GOP took the office with lawyer and State Representative John McCuskey (b.1981), who won 58% in 2016.

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Patrick Morrisey

Attorney General­: Pat­rick Mor­risey (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Pat­rick Mor­risey

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, July 11, 2017:
Lawyer Pat­rick Mor­risey (b.1967) beat a five term incumbent Democrat in 2012 and won 52% in 2016. He is running for Senate in 2018.

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Kent Leonhardt

Agriculture Commissioner: Kent Leonhardt (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Kent Leonhardt

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
Farmer, veteran and State Senator Kent Leonhardt defeated the Democratic incumbent with 48% in 2016, on his second attempt at the office.

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State Senate: 34 (12D / 22R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State House: 100 (36D / 63R / 1I). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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