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West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Shelley Moore Capito Republican Party
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West Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
January 25, 2014
May 13, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: West Virginia is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Both parties allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their primaries.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by April 22, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014.[2]

See also: West Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Shelley Moore Capito (R), who was first elected in 2000. Capito is not seeking re-election to the House and is instead running for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson, Hampshire, Hardy, Pendleton, Randolph, Upshur, Lewis, Braxton, Calhoun, Roane, Wirt, Jackson, Putnam, Clay and Kanawha counties.[3]

Candidates


Issues

Controversy

Carpetbagger accusations

After Alexander Mooney (R) re-located from Maryland to West Virginia in 2013, he faced accusations of being a "carpetbagger."[9]

In a December 11, 2013, interview, Mooney defended his move, saying that the panhandle is “the fastest growing part of West Virginia; a lot of folks have moved from Maryland and other places. And frankly, they’ve embraced my candidacy and are excited about it.”[10]

Campaign contributions

Alex Mooney

Alex Mooney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$0$0$(500)$36,739
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2014$36,739$65,369$(1,181)$100,826
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2014$100,826$105,979$(22,675)$184,130
Year End[14]January 31, 2014$184,130$190,062$(73,052)$301,140
Running totals
$361,410$(97,408)

Charlotte Lane

Charlotte Lane (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$0$67,950$(12,922)$55,027
Year End[16]January 31, 2014$55,027$214,671$(14,922)$254,776
Running totals
$282,621$(27,844)

Ken Reed

Ken Reed (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2013$0$25,385$(0)$25,385
Year End[18]January 31, 2014$25,385$206,825$(6,557)$225,652
Running totals
$232,210$(6,557)

Ron Walters

Ron Walters Jr. (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$0$106,175$(8,877)$97,297
Year End Report[20]January 31, 2014$97,297$21,845$(55,926)$63,206
Running totals
$128,020$(64,803)

Meshea Poore

Meshea Poore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$0$14,344$(15,715)$-1,370
Year End[22]January 31, 2014$-1,370$25,001$(7,380)$17,720
Running totals
$39,345$(23,095)

Nick Casey

Nick Casey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2013$0$452,452$(35,940)$416,511
October Quarterly[24]October 15, 2013$416,511$151,795$(47,531)$520,775
Year End Report[25]January 31, 2014$520,775$95,440$(68,162)$548,053
Running totals
$699,687$(151,633)

Endorsements

Alex Mooney

  • The Madison Project endorsed January 27, 2014.[26]
  • The Republican Liberty Caucus endorsed March 31, 2014.[27]

Nick Casey

The West Virginia Bankers’ Association, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, National Electrical Contractors Association and the West Virginia Deputy Sheriffs’ Association have all endorsed Nick Casey’s campaign.[28]

Polls

Kanawha County’s Republican Executive Committee held a forum and straw poll for the Republican candidates in September 2013.[29]

Steve Harrison, had a six percent lead over Ron Walters Jr., Charlotte Lane, Alex Mooney and Jim Moss.[29]

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Shelley Moore Capito won re-election in the district.[30]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Howard Swint 30.2% 68,340
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito Incumbent 69.8% 157,825
Total Votes 226,165
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Shelley Moore Capito won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Virginia Lynch Graf (D) and Phil Hudok (Constitution) in the general election.[31]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito incumbent 68.5% 126,814
     Democratic Virginia Lynch Graf 29.7% 55,001
     Constitution Phil Hudok 1.9% 3,431
Total Votes 185,246

See also

External links

References

  1. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  2. West Virginia Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration FAQ," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. West Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 West Virginia Secretary of State-Elections, "Candidate Search," accessed January 27, 2014
  5. Facebook.com "Press release" accessed June 10, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 West Virginia Gazette "Nine Now Running for Congress," accessed July 12, 2013
  7. Facebook.com, "Steve Harrison 2014 Exploratory Committee," accessed February 10, 2014
  8. West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate Search," accessed February 3, 2014
  9. Roll Call, "West Virginia House Hopeful Says He’s No Carpetbagger (Video)," accessed January 29, 2014
  10. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named carpetbaggger
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed March 5, 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," accessed March 5, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  26. The Madison Project, "Alex Mooney for Congress in West Virginia’s Second Congressional District," accessed February 12, 2014
  27. PR Underground, "RLC endorses Alex Mooney for U.S. House in West Virginia," accessed March 31, 2014
  28. Nick Casey for West Virginia, "Casey Earns Endorsements for Congressional Run," accessed February 6, 2014
  29. 29.0 29.1 WV Metro News, "Harrison wins Kanawha straw poll in Second District race," accessed February 10, 2014
  30. Politico, "2012 Election Map, West Virginia"
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013