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West Virginia's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
David McKinley Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
David McKinley Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


West Virginia U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of West Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent David McKinley (R) defeated Glen Gainer (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced a primary challenger. The race was rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[3]
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.[4]

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.[5]

See also: West Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was David McKinley (R), who was first elected in 2010.

West Virginia's 1st Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Wood, Pleasant, Tyler, Doddridge, Gilmer, Ritchie, Marion, Preston, Tucker, Mineeral, Grant and Monogalla counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 13, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

U.S. House, West Virginia District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McKinley Incumbent 63.9% 91,843
     Democratic Glen Gainer 36.1% 51,842
Total Votes 143,685
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes that McKinley cast during the 113th Congress.

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png McKinley voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations Act (2014)

Yea3.png McKinley voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png McKinley voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png McKinley voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] McKinley voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582-page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It increased the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel by 1 percent, increased Head Start funding for early childhood education by $1 billion, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. McKinley voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[16]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[19] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[20] McKinley voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. McKinley voted for HR 2775.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png McKinley voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png McKinley voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[26]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[27] McKinley joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Campaign contributions

David McKinley

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McKinley's reports.[30]

Glen Gainer

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gainer's reports.[38]

Glen Gainer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[39]January 31, 2014$0$70,251$(1,903)$68,348
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2014$68,348.00$153,119.63$(54,502.89)$166,964.74
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2014$156,008.05$87,552.11$(55,740.05)$187,820.11
October Quarterly[42]October 15, 2014$187,820.11$94,447.41$(92,868.89)$189,398.63
Running totals
$405,370.15$(205,014.83)

Voter turnout

According to records from West Virginia’s Secretary of State’s office, voter turnout has declined in West Virginia. Turnout for the 2006 midterm primary was 26 percent and 44 percent in the general election. In 2010, turnout declined to 24 percent during the midterm primary and 42 percent in the general election.[17]

“During the 2012 general election, a presidential election year, West Virginia had the lowest voter turnout in the nation with about 47 percent of voters casting ballots. The U.S. Census Bureau said West Virginia was the only state where less than half of eligible voters made it to the polls,” according to West Virginia Metro News.[17]

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, David McKinley (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sue Thorn (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, West Virginia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sue Thorn 37.7% 73,468
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McKinley Incumbent 62.3% 121,395
Total Votes 194,863
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, David McKinley won election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Oliverio (D) in the general election.[43]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McKinley 50.4% 90,660
     Democratic Mike Oliverio 49.6% 89,220
Total Votes 179,880

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. West Virginia Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration FAQ," accessed January 3, 2014 (dead link)
  6. West Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  7. Write-inChuckWood.com, "Welcome," accessed October 15, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate Listing By Office," accessed January 27, 2014
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
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  26. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
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