14 candidates file for West Virginia governor's seat

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February 14, 2011

Incumbent Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has 13 competitors in this year's gubernatorial election

CHARLESTON, West Virginia: Eight Republicans and six Democrats filed by the 5:00 p.m., February 12, 2011 deadline to run in the West Virginia 2011 gubernatorial election. The primary takes place on May 14.[1]

The leading Democrat in the race is incumbent Earl Ray Tomblin. Five of the six Democratic candidates, however, do currently hold higher offices in the state, including Natalie E. Tenant, the West Virginia Secretary of State.[1]

Of the eight Republicans, three hold higher officer, and three are former officer holders.[1]

Democratic candidates

2011 Race for Governor - Democratic Primary
Candidates Percentage
Jeffrey V. Kessler
Arnie Moltis
John Perdue
Natalie E. Tenant
Richard "Rick" Thompson
Earl Ray Tomblin

Republican candidates

2011 Race for Governor - Republican Primary
Candidates Percentage
Clark S. Barnes
Mitch Carmichael
Ralph William Clark
Cliff Ellis
Larry Faircloth
Betty Ireland
Bill Maloney
Mark Sorsaia

See also