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{{GovLgov}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Bob Henry Barber''' is a Mountain Party candidate for [[Governor of West Virginia]] in the [[West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011|2011 elections]].
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{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Bob Henry Baber''' was a [[Mountain Party]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[West Virginia]]. He lost in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/WV/senate ''CNN'' "West Virginia Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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He was a [[Mountain Party]] candidate for [[Governor of West Virginia]] in the [[West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011|2011 elections]]. He lost in the special election on October 4, 2011, to [[Democrat]] [[Earl Ray Tomblin]].
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
  
Currently working as the Major Gifts Officer at West Virginia's Glenville State College, Bob Henry Barber also a mosaic artist who sells his artwork as [http://www.bobhenrybaber.com/bob-henry-baber-memory-pieces.html "Memory Pieces"].  Barber has also produced an album of Appalachian themed holiday mosaics, the [http://www.bobhenrybaber.com/Candy%20Cane%20Train/album/index.html Candy Cane Train].
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Currently working as the Major Gifts Officer at West Virginia's Glenville State College, Bob Henry Baber is also a mosaic artist who sells his artwork as [http://www.bobhenrybaber.com/bob-henry-baber-memory-pieces.html "Memory Pieces"].  Baber has also produced an album of Appalachian themed holiday mosaics, the [http://www.bobhenrybaber.com/Candy%20Cane%20Train/album/index.html Candy Cane Train].
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===2011===
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Baber described himself as a populist and an environmentalist.  Addressing the Marcellus shale, he backed "green" energy sources and endorsed creating new taxes to pay for increased regulation of drilling.  He also argued that a better environment would lead to more tourism.
  
Barber describes himself as a populist and an environmentalist.  Addressing the Marcellus shale, he backed "green" energy sources and endorsed creating new taxes to pay for increased regulation of drilling.  He also argued that a better environment would lead to more tourism.
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Speaking on West Virginia's finances, he said, "Even though I’m a liberal in the Mountain Party, I’m as tight as the bark on a tree."<ref>[http://www.register-herald.com/todaysfrontpage/x461201913/Gubernatorial-candidate-profiles-the-Mountain-Party-s-Bob-Henry-Baber ''The Register-Herald'', "Gubernatorial candidate profiles: the Mountain Party’s Bob Henry Baber," April 24, 2011]</ref>  Baber agreed with many other candidates that federal funding was shrinking and likely to continue doing so, increasing the need for local fund sources.  He came out against taxes on such things as vehicles, which disproportionately impacted low income citizens, and admitted he backed taxes on "vices."
 
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Speaking on West Virginia's finances, he said, "Even though I’m a liberal in the Mountain Party, I’m as tight as the bark on a tree."<ref>[http://www.register-herald.com/todaysfrontpage/x461201913/Gubernatorial-candidate-profiles-the-Mountain-Party-s-Bob-Henry-Baber ''The Register-Herald'', "Gubernatorial candidate profiles: the Mountain Party’s Bob Henry Barber", April 24, 2011]</ref>  Barber agreed with many other candidates that federal funding was shrinking and likely to continue doing so, increasing the need for local fund sources.  He came out against taxes on such things as vehicles, which disproportionately impacted low income citizens, and admitted he backed taxes on "vices".
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==Elections==
 
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in West Virginia, 2012]]''
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Baber ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[West Virginia]]. Baber faced incumbent [[Joe Manchin]] (D) and [[John Raese]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/candidate-search/index.aspx West Virginia Secretary of State - Candidate list]</ref> Manchin won.<ref name="cnnr"/>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011]] and [[West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011]] and [[West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011]]''
  
Bob Henry Barber received the [[Mountain Party]]'s nomination at the [[SEO2011#May|May 1, 2011]] party convention.
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West Virginia was not scheduled to hold a gubernatorial election until 2012.  However, elected [[Democrat]] [[Joe Manchin]] gave up the seat to join the U.S. Senate in the 2010 midterms.  Senate President [[Earl Ray Tomblin]], also a Democrat, took over the office as West Virginia does not have a lieutenant governor.
  
 
====General====
 
====General====
'''General election:'''
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In the special election held October 4, 2011, [[Democratic]] incumbent [[Earl Ray Tomblin]] defeated [[Republican]] [[Bill Maloney]], [[Mountain Party]] candidate [[Bob Henry Baber]], [[Independent]] candidate [[Marla Ingels]], and American Third Position candidate [[Harry Bertram]].
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Bob Henry Baber received the [[Mountain Party]]'s nomination at the party convention on [[SEO2011#May|May 1, 2011,]] just prior to the state primary.
  
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Bob Henry Baber was a Mountain Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from West Virginia. He lost in the general election.[1]

He was a Mountain Party candidate for Governor of West Virginia in the 2011 elections. He lost in the special election on October 4, 2011, to Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin.

Biography

Currently working as the Major Gifts Officer at West Virginia's Glenville State College, Bob Henry Baber is also a mosaic artist who sells his artwork as "Memory Pieces". Baber has also produced an album of Appalachian themed holiday mosaics, the Candy Cane Train.

Issues

2011

Baber described himself as a populist and an environmentalist. Addressing the Marcellus shale, he backed "green" energy sources and endorsed creating new taxes to pay for increased regulation of drilling. He also argued that a better environment would lead to more tourism.

Speaking on West Virginia's finances, he said, "Even though I’m a liberal in the Mountain Party, I’m as tight as the bark on a tree."[2] Baber agreed with many other candidates that federal funding was shrinking and likely to continue doing so, increasing the need for local fund sources. He came out against taxes on such things as vehicles, which disproportionately impacted low income citizens, and admitted he backed taxes on "vices."

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in West Virginia, 2012

Baber ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing West Virginia. Baber faced incumbent Joe Manchin (D) and John Raese (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3] Manchin won.[1]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Manchin III Incumbent 60.5% 391,669
     Republican John R. Raese 36.5% 236,620
     Mountain Bob Henry Baber 3% 19,232
Total Votes 647,521
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2011

See also: West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011 and West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011

West Virginia was not scheduled to hold a gubernatorial election until 2012. However, elected Democrat Joe Manchin gave up the seat to join the U.S. Senate in the 2010 midterms. Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, also a Democrat, took over the office as West Virginia does not have a lieutenant governor.

General

In the special election held October 4, 2011, Democratic incumbent Earl Ray Tomblin defeated Republican Bill Maloney, Mountain Party candidate Bob Henry Baber, Independent candidate Marla Ingels, and American Third Position candidate Harry Bertram.

Governor of West Virginia, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Ray Tomblin Incumbent 49.6% 149,202
     Republican Bill Maloney 47% 141,656
     Mountain Party Bob Henry Baber 2% 6,083
     Independent Marla Ingels 1% 2,875
     American Third Position Harry Bertram 0.4% 1,111
     Write-In Phil Hudok 0% 76
     Write-In Donald Lee Underwood 0% 54
     Write-In John R. "Rick" Bartlett 0% 27
Total Votes 301,084
Election Results Via: West Virginia Secretary of State


Primary

Bob Henry Baber received the Mountain Party's nomination at the party convention on May 1, 2011, just prior to the state primary.

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