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West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District

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West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District
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Current incumbentNick Rahall Democratic Party
Population614,586
Gender48.9% Male, 51.1% Female
Race94.2% White, 3.5% Black
Ethnicity.6% Hispanic
Unemployment8.3%
Median household income$34,826
High school graduation rate79.4%
College graduation rate15%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 3rd Congressional District of West Virginia is a congressional district located in the southern part of West Virginia.

West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Pocahontas, Webster, Nicholas, Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, Raleigh, Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Lincoln, Wayne, Cabell and Mason counties.[1]

The current representative of the 3rd Congressional District is Nick Rahall (D).

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
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The 3rd Congressional District of West Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

The National Republican Congressional Committee listed Nick Rahall's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections.[2] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Rahall's district ranks as the 3rd most Republican (40% D).[3]


2012

See also: West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 3rd Congressional District of West Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Nick Rahall won re-election in the district.[4]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Rahall Incumbent 53.5% 102,519
     Republican Rick Snuffer 46.5% 88,999
Total Votes 191,518
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Nick Rahall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Elliott E. "Spike" Maynard (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Rahall incumbent 56% 83,636
     Republican Elliott E. "Spike" Maynard" 44% 65,611
Total Votes 149,247

2008
On November 4, 2008, Nick Rahall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Marty Gearheart (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Rahall incumbent 66.9% 133,522
     Republican Marty Gearheart 33.1% 66,005
Total Votes 199,527

2006
On November 7, 2006, Nick Rahall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kim Wolfe (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Rahall incumbent 69.4% 92,413
     Republican Kim Wolfe 30.6% 40,820
Total Votes 133,233

2004
On November 2, 2004, Nick Rahall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rick Snuffer (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Rahall incumbent 65.2% 142,682
     Republican Rick Snuffer 34.8% 76,170
Total Votes 218,852

2002
On November 5, 2002, Nick Rahall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Paul E. Chapman (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Rahall incumbent 70.2% 87,783
     Republican Paul E. Chapman 29.8% 37,229
Total Votes 125,012

2000
On November 7, 2000, Nick Rahall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Robinson (L) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Rahall incumbent 91.3% 146,807
     Libertarian Jeff Robinson 8.7% 13,979
Total Votes 160,786

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd Congressional District of West Virginia after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in West Virginia

In 2011, the West Virginia State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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