United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in West Virginia

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

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West Virginia District Pages
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in West Virginia took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected three candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's three congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
January 25, 2014
May 13, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: West Virginia is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Both parties allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their primaries.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 22, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014.[2]

See also: West Virginia elections, 2014

2014 Battleground district


All signs pointed to West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District being a battleground in 2014. Fairvote projections showed the district as only slightly favoring Democrats, while Cook PVI showed the district as heavily favoring Republicans. Incumbent Nick Rahall was a longtime Democrat serving in a Republican district, and he was an NRCC target in 2014. In addition, the Republican presidential candidate won this district in 2012 and 2008. Romney secured 32.2% more votes than Obama in 2012, and McCain won the district by 13.4% in 2008.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held two of the three congressional seats from West Virginia.

Members of the U.S. House from West Virginia -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 0
     Republican Party 2 3
Total 3 3


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the three congressional districts were:

Name Party District
David McKinley Ends.png Republican 1
Shelley Moore Capito Ends.png Republican 2
Nick Rahall Electiondot.png Democratic 3

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 3 seats up for election in 2014 in West Virginia. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the two candidates who received the most votes. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100 percent.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
West Virginia District 1 Republican Party David McKinley 27.8% 143,685 Glen Gainer
West Virginia, District 2 Republican Party Alex Mooney 3.2% 153,092 Nick Casey
West Virginia District 3 Republican Party Evan Jenkins 10.7% 140,401 Nick Rahall


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates

May 13, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

May 13, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

See also

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