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Revision as of 12:03, 27 January 2014


2014 U.S. Senate Elections in West Virginia

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Incumbent prior to election:
Jay Rockefeller Democratic Party
Jay Rockefeller.jpg

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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 election on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
January 25, 2014
May 13, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: West Virginia has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members, although unaffiliated voters may pick which party's primary to vote in.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: West Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: 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.


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Republican Party Shelley Moore Capito: Representative from District 2[1]
Republican Party Larry Butcher[1]
Republican Party Matthew Dodrill[1]
Democratic Party Dennis Melton[1]
Democratic Party David Wamsley[1]
Democratic Party Natalie Tennant: West Virginia Secretary of State[1][2]

Campaign contributions

Natalie Tennant

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Tennant's reports.[3]

Natalie Tennant (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[4]October 15, 2013$0.00$153,421.00$(2,354.80)$151,066.20
Year-End[5]March 24, 2014$151,066.20$646,776.52$(194,026.46)$603,816.26
April Quarterly[6]April 15, 2014$603,816.26$794,334.11$(307,712.53)$1,090,437.84
Pre-Primary[7]May 1, 2014$1,090,437.84$152,185.49$(91,159.24)$1,151,464.09
Running totals

Shelley Moore Capito

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Capito's reports.[8]

Shelley Moore Capito (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$1,603,511.56$945,903.57$(177,913.64)$2,371,501.49
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$2,371,501.49$763,974.48$(261,857)$2,873,618.97
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$2,873,618.97$777,491.01$(394,409.58)$3,256,700.40
Year-end[12]January 31, 2014$3,256,700$829,899$(361,244)$3,725,355
April Quarterly[13]April 14, 2014$3,725,355.91$843,933.75$(372,408.07)$4,196,881.59
Running totals

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.[14]

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.[14] 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.[14]

Washington Post top 10 races

According to an analysis by The Washington Post, the U.S. Senate election in West Virginia is considered one of the top 10 Senate races of 2014. By the end of 2013, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito had established a campaign, while Secretary of State Natalie Tennant had entered the race only after many peers had passed up the opportunity.[15]

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, Rockefeller won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Jay Wolfe (R), John R. "Rick" Bartlett (Write-in) and Chad Shaffer (Write-in).[16]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia, General election, 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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