Ed Rabel

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Ed Rabel
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionTelevision Reporter for CBS and NBC
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Ed Rabel was a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia.[1] Ed Rabel lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Rabel is a former television reporter for CBS and NBC.[2]



See also: West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Rabel ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent West Virginia's 2nd District.[1] Ed Rabel lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Mooney 47.1% 72,042
     Democratic Nick Casey 43.9% 67,210
     Libertarian Davy Jones 5% 7,614
     Independent Ed Rabel 4.1% 6,226
Total Votes 153,092
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State


Rabel was endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader[3]
  • On July 20, 2014, the Mountain Party of West Virginia endorsed Rabel. Charlotte Pritt, chair of the Mountain Party said, “Our endorsement of Rabel follows careful examination of his commendable positions on the most important issues facing the people of our state, including his publicly announced demand for a moratorium on further hydraulic fracturing and mountaintop removal.”[4]


General election
Poll Alex Mooney Nick CaseyDavy JonesEd RabelUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
August 10-12
Tarrance Group
May 20-22, 2014
AVERAGES 39.5% 28.5% 4% 9% 19% +/-4.9 400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

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