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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in West Virginia

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Shelley Moore Capito Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jay Rockefeller Democratic Party
Jay Rockefeller.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

Flag of West Virginia.png
Voters in West Virginia will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

West Virginia is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Both parties allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their primaries.[3]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat first elected in 1984. Rockefeller will not run for re-election in 2014.


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Republican Party Shelley Moore Capito
Democratic Party Natalie Tennant- WV Secretary of State[4]

Race ratings

Most vulnerable seats

The FiscalTimes compiled a list of the seven most vulnerable Senate seats up for election in 2014. The seven included in the list are: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Going into the 2014 election, all seven seats are held by Democrats.[5]

Democrat Jay Rockefeller’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election opens up a seat in a recently strongly Republican presidential level state. However, West Virginia has remained relatively Democratic at the state level.[5] Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito appears to be strongest possible challenger, with early polling showing her leading all potential Democratic opponents. But Capito conceivably could face a challenge in the primary election.[5]

Election history


On November 6, 2012, Joe Manchin won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated John Raese and Bob Henry Baber in the general election.

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"


On November 4, 2008, Jay Rockefeller won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Jay Wolfe (R), John R. "Rick" Bartlett (Write-in), and Chad Shaffer (Write-in).[6]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn D. Rockefeller IV Incumbent 63.7% 447,560
     Republican Jay Wolfe 36.3% 254,629
     Write-in John R. "Rick" Bartlett 0% 83
     Write-in Chad Shaffer 0% 36
Total Votes 702,308

See also

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