West Virginia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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West Virginia's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
David McKinley Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
David McKinley Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

West Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st congressional district of West Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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]

Heading into the election the incumbent is David McKinley (R), who was first elected in 2010.

West Virginia's 1st Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Wood, Pleasant, Tyler, Doddridge, Gilmer, Ritchie, Marion, Preston, Tucker, Mineeral, Grant and Monogalla counties.[4]


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May 13, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, David McKinley (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sue Thorn in the general election.

U.S. House, West Virginia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sue Thorn 37.7% 73,468
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McKinley Incumbent 62.3% 121,395
Total Votes 194,863
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, David McKinley won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Mike Oliverio (D).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, West Virginia, Congressional District 1, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid B. McKinley 50.4% 90,660
     Democratic Mike Oliverio 49.6% 89,220
Total Votes 179,880

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