West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District
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.
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).
The National Republican Congressional Committee listed Nick Rahall's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections. 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).
|U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Nick Rahall Incumbent||53.5%||102,519|
|Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, West Virginia, Congressional District 3, 2010|
|Democratic||Nick J. Rahall II Incumbent||56%||83,636|
|Republican||Elliott E. "Spike" Maynard||44%||65,611|
- 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.
- West Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
- The Hill, "NRCC, promising to 'stay on offense,' targets seven Dems," January 16, 2013
- FairVote "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," January 18, 2013
- Politico "2012 Election Map, West Virginia"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"