West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District

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The 3rd Congressional District of West Virginia is a congressional district located in the southern part of the state.

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 district previously was based in the state's second largest city, Huntington, and included Bluefield, Princeton, and Beckley.

The current representative of the 3rd congressional district is Nick Rahall (D).

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia's 3rd congressional district elections, 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 U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Elliott E. "Spike" Maynard (R).[5]

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

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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