Nick Casey

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Nick Casey
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
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Nick Casey was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia.[1] He won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014.[2] Nick Casey lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

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."[3] Casey is a certified public accountant.[3] He served as chair of West Virginia's Democratic Party.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

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."[3]

Elections

2014

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

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.[2][1] Nick Casey lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Race background

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.[5] According to Roll Call, “many local and national Republicans are concerned about the GOP’s ability to hold the seat in November.”[5] 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.[4] It was rated a "Leans Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[6]

Election results

General election
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Mooney Incumbent 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
Democratic primary results
U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNick Casey 60.6% 21,646
Meshea Poore 39.4% 14,061
Total Votes 35,707
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State

Endorsements

Casey was endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • The West Virginia Bankers’ Association[7]
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters[7]
  • National Electrical Contractors Association[7]
  • West Virginia Deputy Sheriffs’ Association[7]
  • The Charleston Gazette endorsed Casey. The endorsement stated that Casey "offers the best hope to give West Virginia respected stature in Congress.[8]
  • Blue Dog Coalition[9]
  • former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton[10]

Polls

General election
Poll Alex Mooney Nick CaseyDavy JonesEd RabelUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
August 10-12
40%28%5%8%19%+/-4.9400
Tarrance Group
May 20-22, 2014
39%29%3%10%19%+/-4.9400
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


Media


NickCaseyForWV, "Only You."

NickCaseyForWV, "Misfortune."
  • 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.

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Casey's reports.[11]

Nick Casey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$0$452,452$(35,940)$416,511
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$416,511$151,795$(47,531)$520,775
Year End Report[14]January 31, 2014$520,775$95,440$(68,162)$548,053
April Quarterly[15]April 13, 2014$548,053.58$170,122.24$(66,599.98)$651,575.84
July Quarterly[16]September 13, 2014$627,708.77$312,746.82$(65,864.49)$874,591.10
October Quarterly[17]October 14, 2014$874,591.10$451,390.75$(1,101,916.00)$224,065.85
Running totals
$1,633,946.81$(1,386,013.47)

Personal

Casey is married and has two children.[18]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 West Virginia Gazette, "Casey, Lane file for congressional seat," accessed January 22, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "West Virginia - Summary Vote Results," May 13, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nick Casey for Congress, "Nick's Story," accessed July 15, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Charleston Daily Mail, "Report: Mooney raises more, but Casey has more cash on hand," accessed July 8, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 Roll Call, "West Virginia Newcomer Battles Carpetbagger Label," June 10, 2014
  6. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Nick Casey for West Virginia, "Casey Earns Endorsements for Congressional Run," accessed February 6, 2014
  8. WVGazette.com, "Casey for Congress," April 22, 2014
  9. Nick Casey for WV, "Casey Earns Endorsement from the Blue Dog Coalition," June 23, 2014
  10. WCHSTV.com, "U.S. House Candidates Secure Prominent Endorsements," accessed July 28, 2014 (dead link)
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Casey 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 6, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
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