|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Certified Public Accountant|
Casey grew up near Marmet, W.Va. "in the shadow of the Libbey-Owens glass factory smokestacks, in a cinder block duplex built by his Dad and uncles." Casey is a certified public accountant. He served as chair of West Virginia's Democratic Party.
According to his website, "Nick Casey is running for Congress to change the partisan gridlock that is tearing our country apart. His experience as a negotiator has taught him how to work with people he disagrees with and to get results for business and labor. He is a common sense guy who will not let West Virginia get pushed around and will stand up to the special interests in Washington. Nick believes it’s time to bring our brave troops home and build schools and roads in West Virginia counties, not in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will vote to responsibly cut spending, but not on the backs of Social Security and Medicare recipients. And Nick will fight for West Virginia’s industries, like coal, natural gas and farming, and against increasing regulations from Washington. He’ll dedicate himself to helping create value added jobs that provide good wages in West Virginia now and for generations to come. Nick Casey, exactly the person the 2nd district needs to represent them in Congress."
Casey ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent West Virginia's 2nd District. Casey won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014. He defeated Meshea Poore. Nick Casey lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
Ballotpedia rated the race for West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District seat as “simmering” because Mooney, who was accused of being a “carpetbagger” for moving from Maryland to West Virginia to run for Congress, had to win over voters who knew little about the outsider. According to Roll Call, “many local and national Republicans are concerned about the GOP’s ability to hold the seat in November.” His opponent, Nick Casey, was a well-connected, native West Virginian who had more cash on hand than Mooney, and more than 80 percent of the money he raised came from in-state donors. It was rated a "Leans Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.
|U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Alex Mooney Incumbent||47.1%||72,042|
|Source: West Virginia Secretary of State|
Democratic primary results
|U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Source: West Virginia Secretary of State|
Casey was endorsed by the following people and organizations:
- The West Virginia Bankers’ Association
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters
- National Electrical Contractors Association
- West Virginia Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
- The Charleston Gazette endorsed Casey. The endorsement stated that Casey "offers the best hope to give West Virginia respected stature in Congress.
- Blue Dog Coalition
- former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton
|Poll||Alex Mooney||Nick Casey||Davy Jones||Ed Rabel||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Public Opinion Strategies|
May 20-22, 2014
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
- Sen. Joe Manchin appeared alongside Casey in "Only You" to argue that "Alex Mooney is not one of us."
- In "Misfortune," former Maryland State Delegate Sue Hecht called Mooney a "partisan" politician.
|Nick Casey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0||$452,452||$(35,940)||$416,511|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$416,511||$151,795||$(47,531)||$520,775|
|Year End Report||January 31, 2014||$520,775||$95,440||$(68,162)||$548,053|
|April Quarterly||April 13, 2014||$548,053.58||$170,122.24||$(66,599.98)||$651,575.84|
|July Quarterly||September 13, 2014||$627,708.77||$312,746.82||$(65,864.49)||$874,591.10|
|October Quarterly||October 14, 2014||$874,591.10||$451,390.75||$(1,101,916.00)||$224,065.85|
Casey is married and has two children.
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- United States House of Representatives
- West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
- West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District
- West Virginia Gazette, "Casey, Lane file for congressional seat," accessed January 22, 2014
- Associated Press, "West Virginia - Summary Vote Results," May 13, 2014
- Nick Casey for Congress, "Nick's Story," accessed July 15, 2014
- Charleston Daily Mail, "Report: Mooney raises more, but Casey has more cash on hand," accessed July 8, 2014
- Roll Call, "West Virginia Newcomer Battles Carpetbagger Label," June 10, 2014
- Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
- Nick Casey for West Virginia, "Casey Earns Endorsements for Congressional Run," accessed February 6, 2014
- WVGazette.com, "Casey for Congress," April 22, 2014
- Nick Casey for WV, "Casey Earns Endorsement from the Blue Dog Coalition," June 23, 2014
- WCHSTV.com, "U.S. House Candidates Secure Prominent Endorsements," accessed July 28, 2014 (dead link)
- Federal Election Commission, "Casey 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 6, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
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