West Virginia State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-5-13

Election Vitals

Governor:Earl Ray Tomblin (D) unable to seek re-election in 2016 due to term limits
Senator:John D. Rockefeller IV (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Joe Manchin (D) re-election in 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 58.0%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 41.9%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 49.8%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 45.3%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 44.6%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 55.1%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 52.2%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 47.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 48.4%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 35.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 51.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 36.8%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 45.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 51.9%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 43.2%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 56.1%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 42.6%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 55.7%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 35.5%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 62.3%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Cecil Underwood Republican 324,518 51.6%
Charlotte Pritt Democratic 287,870 45.8%
Wallace Johnson Libertarian 16,171 2.6%
1996 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlotte Pritt Democratic 130,107 39.5%
Joe Manchin Democratic 107,124 32.6%
Jim Lees Democratic 64,100 19.5%
Larrie Bailey Democratic 15,733 4.8%
Bob Myers Democratic 3,038 0.9%
Lyle Sattes Democratic 2,931 0.9%
Bob Baber Democratic 1,456 0.4%
Lou Davis Democratic 1,351 0.4%
Frankie Rocchetti Democratic 1,330 0.4%
Richard Koon Democratic 1,154 0.4%
Fred Schell Democratic 733 0.2%
1996 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Cecil Underwood Republican 54,628 40.8%
Jon McBride Republican 44,255 33.0%
David McKinley Republican 35,089 26.2%
1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 456,526 76.6%
Betty Burks Republican 139,088 23.4%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 280,303 88.4%
Bruce Barilla Democratic 36,637 11.6%
2000 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Wise Democratic 324,822 50.1%
Cecil Underwood Republican 305,926 47.2%
Denise Giardina Mountain pty 10,416 1.6%
Bob Myers Libertarian 5,548 0.9%
Randall Ashelman Natural law 1,301 0.2%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Wise Democratic 174,202 63.1%
Jim Lees Democratic 101,774 36.9%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Cecil Underwood Republican 87,910 81.0%
Joseph Oliverio Republican 11,590 10.7%
Donna McCase Republican 5,902 5.4%
Larry Butcher Republican 3,117 2.9%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Byrd Democratic 469,215 77.8%
David Gallaher Republican 121,635 20.2%
Joe Whelan Libertarian 12,627 2.1%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Gallaher Republican 42,446 52.0%
Garry Adkins Republican 39,254 48.0%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 275,281 63.1%
Jay Wolfe Republican 160,902 36.9%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 198,327 89.9%
Bruce Barilla Democratic 11,178 5.1%
William Galloway Democratic 11,173 5.1%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Wolfe Republican 46,096 61.0%
Hiram Lewis IV Republican 29,417 39.0%
2004 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 472,758 63.5%
Monty Warner Republican 253,131 34.0%
Jesse Johnson Mountain pty 18,430 2.5%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 149,362 52.7%
Lloyd Jackson II Democratic 77,052 27.2%
Jim Lees Democratic 40,161 14.2%
Lacy Wright Jr. Democratic 4,963 1.8%
Jerry Baker Democratic 3,009 1.1%
James Baughman Democratic 2,999 1.1%
Phillip Frye Democratic 2,892 1.0%
Lou Davis Democratic 2,824 1.0%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Monty Warner Republican 26,041 22.9%
Dan Moore Republican 22,748 20.0%
Rob Capehart Republican 19,694 17.3%
Richard Robb Republican 11,824 10.4%
Douglas McKinney Republican 10,476 9.2%
Larry Faircloth Republican 9,123 8.0%
Joseph Oliverio Republican 7,687 6.8%
James Radcliffe Jr. Republican 3,013 2.6%
Charles Railey Republican 2,345 2.1%
Carroll Bowden Sr. Republican 925 0.8%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Byrd Democratic 296,276 64.4%
John Raese Republican 155,043 33.7%
Jesse Johnson Mountain pty 8,565 1.9%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Byrd Democratic 159,154 85.7%
Billy Hendricks Democratic 26,609 14.3%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Raese Republican 47,408 58.3%
Hiram Lewis Republican 18,496 22.7%
Rick Snuffer Republican 4,870 6.0%
Bud Railey Republican 4,364 5.4%
Paul Brown Republican 3,464 4.3%
Zane Lawhorn Republican 2,723 3.3%
2008 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 492,697 69.8%
Russ Weeks Republican 181,612 25.7%
Jesse Johnson Mountain pty 31,486 4.5%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 264,775 74.6%
Melvin Kessler Democratic 90,074 25.4%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Russ Weeks Republican 81,019 100.0%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 447,560 63.7%
Jay Wolfe Republican 254,629 36.3%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 271,425 77.1%
Sheirl Fletcher Democratic 51,073 14.5%
Billy Hendricks Jr. Democratic 29,707 8.4%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Wolfe Republican 81,702 100.0%
2010 Senate Special General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 283,358 53.5%
John Raese Republican 230,013 43.4%
Jesse Johnson Mountain pty 10,152 1.9%
Jeff Becker Constitution 6,425 1.2%
2010 Senate Special Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 68,827 73.1%
Ken Hechler Democratic 16,267 17.3%
Sheirl Fletcher Democratic 9,108 9.7%
2010 Senate Special Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Raese Republican 38,568 71.3%
Andrew Warner Republican 8,015 14.8%
Scott Williams Republican 1,546 2.9%
Ken Culp Republican 1,389 2.6%
Harry Bruner Republican 1,312 2.4%
Thomas Ressler Republican 1,207 2.2%
Lynette McQuain Republican 937 1.7%
Frank Kubic Republican 475 0.9%
Daniel Rebich Republican 459 0.8%
Albert Howard Republican 176 0.3%
2012 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Earl Ray Tomblin Democratic 335,468 50.5%
Bill Maloney Republican 303,291 45.6%
Jesse Johnson Mountain pty 16,787 2.5%
David Moran Libertarian 8,909 1.3%
2012 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Earl Tomblin Democratic 170,481 84.4%
Arne Moltis Democratic 31,587 15.6%
2012 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Maloney Republican 86,925 83.5%
Ralph Clark Republican 17,165 16.5%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 399,908 60.6%
John Raese Republican 240,787 36.5%
Bob Baber Mountain pty 19,517 3.0%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 163,891 79.9%
Sheirl Fletcher Democratic 41,118 20.1%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Raese Republican 88,510 100.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Natalie Tennant Democratic 104,598 77.9%
Dennis Melton Democratic 15,817 11.8%
David Wamsley Democratic 13,773 10.3%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Shelley Capito Republican 74,655 87.5%
Matthew Dodrill Republican 7,072 8.3%
Larry Butcher Republican 3,595 4.2%

State Demographics

Population 1,855,413
Percentage White 93.7%
Percentage Black 3.3%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.1%
Percentage Asian 0.7%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 1.9%
Percentage Other Race 0.2%
 
Percentage Hispanic 1.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 92.8%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 3.3%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.1%
 
Median Household Income $40,196
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 31.2%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 17.8%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.3%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 43.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 45.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 3.3%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 16.8%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 40.5%
Percentage with a College Degree 18.6%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 31.5%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.8%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 12.9%
 
Unemployment rate 6.5%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.4%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 15.9%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am December 25, 2014