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Alexander Mooney
Candidate for
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2
Elections and appointments
Next primaryMay 13, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State Senate District 3
Bachelor'sDartmouth College (1993)
Campaign website
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Alex Mooney is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House, representing the 2nd Congressional District in West Virginia.[1]

He was a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 3 from 1999 to January 12, 2011. Mooney was a potential 2012 Republican candidate for the U.S. House representing the 6th Congressional District of Maryland. Mooney had formed an exploratory committee in early December 2011 to prepare for a 2012 run if Roscoe Bartlett retired.[2] However, Mooney decided not to run in 2012.[2]


Mooney received a B.A. in philosophy from Dartmouth College (1993).


  • 1993-1995: Staff assistant to U.S. Representative Roscoe Bartlett
  • 1995-1998: Vice-president of legislative analysis at the Council for National Policy Action, Inc.[3]

Committee assignments

District 3

Mooney represented Maryland Senate District 3, which represents Frederick County and Washington County.



Carpetbagger accusations

After Mooney re-located from Maryland to West Virginia in 2013, he faced accusations of being a "carpetbagger."[4]

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.”[5]



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

Mooney is running for the U.S. House, representing the 2nd Congressional District in West Virginia.[1] Mooney is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


  • The Family Research Council[6]
  • The Madison Project endorsed January 27, 2014.[7]
  • The Republican Liberty Caucus endorsed March 31, 2014.[8]


See also: Maryland's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Mooney considered a run in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 6th District.[9] Candidates Charles Bailey, Robert Garagiola, Milad Pooran, Mark Shriver, John Delaney, and Ron Little ran on the Democratic ticket. Mooney would have faced opposition from David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Brandon Rippeon, Robin Ficker, Joseph Krysztoforski, Kathy Afzali, Peter James and incumbent Roscoe Bartlett on the Republican ticket.

Mooney had formed an exploratory committee in early December to prepare for a run if Bartlett retired.[10] However, Mooney decided he would not run in 2012.[2]


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Mooney lost to Democratic candidate Ronald Young by a margin of 22,710 to 21,666 in the general election on November 2, 2010.[11]

Mooney ran unopposed in the September 14 primary election.


On November 7, 2006, Mooney ran for District 3 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Candy Greenway.[12]

Mooney raised $370,091 for his campaign.[13]

Maryland Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent

Alexander Mooney (R) 21,844 51.9%
Candy Greenway (D) 20,111 47.8%
Write-Ins 104 0.2%

Campaign donors


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

Alex Mooney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$0$0$(500)$36,739
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$36,739$65,369$(1,181)$100,826
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2014$100,826$105,979$(22,675)$184,130
Year End[17]January 31, 2014$184,130$190,062$(73,052)$301,140
Running totals


Below are Mooney's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[18]

Contributor 2008 total
Thomas Kline $4,000
Morton Mower $4,000
Tobia Mower $4,000
Edward Mooney $3,000
Frederick Air Inc. $2,800


Mooney was born in Washington, D.C. on June 7, 1971. He is married and has two children.

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  1. 1.0 1.1, "Press release," accessed June 10, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roll Call, "Alex Mooney skips Maryland race, signals Roscoe Bartlett definitely running," accessed February 16, 2012
  3. Maryland Senate, "Alexander Mooney," accessed October 21, 2009
  4. Roll Call, "West Virginia House hopeful says he’s no carpetbagger (Video)," accessed January 29, 2014
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named carpetbaggger
  6. Roll Call, "Family Research Council endorses in primary to replace Capito," accessed January 9, 2014
  7. The Madison Project, "Alex Mooney for Congress in West Virginia’s Second Congressional District," accessed February 12, 2014
  8. PR Underground, "RLC endorses Alex Mooney for U.S. House in West Virginia," accessed March 31, 2014
  9. Herald Mail, "Vice president of Republican Club enters 6th Congressional District race," accessed January 6, 2012
  10. Roll Call, "Alex Mooney skips Maryland race, signals Roscoe Bartlett definitely running," accessed February 16, 2012
  11. Maryland State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Official Results," accessed March 24, 2014
  12. Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2006 Gubernatorial General Election results for State Senator," accessed February 24, 2014
  13. Follow the Money's report on Mooney's 2006 campaign contributions
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 5, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed March 5, 2014
  18. Follow the Money, "Alexander Mooney 2008," accessed October 21, 2009
Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland Senate District 3
Succeeded by
Ronald Young