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West Virginia: 2006 Elections
Edited on Fri Dec-01-06 03:52 AM by Lasher

West Virginia

2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

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State Politics At-A-Glance

Population (2000 Census): 1,808,344

Electoral Votes: 5

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 43.2%, Bush (R) 56.1%, Nader 0.5%
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 45.6%, Bush (R) 51.9%, Nader (I) 1.6%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 51%, Dole (R) 37%, Perot (I) 11%

:bluebox: Governor: Joe Manchin (D) Elected: 2004 (Next Election: 2008)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Robert Byrd (D) Elected: 1958, 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: Junior US Senator: John "Jay" Rockefeller IV (D) Elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:bluebox: US House (3 seats): D-2, R-1
:bluebox: State Senate (34 seats): D-21, R-13 Post 2006 General election: D-23, R-11 (Democrats +2)
:bluebox: State House (100 seats): D-68, R-32 Post 2006 General election: D-72, R-28 (Democrats +4)

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: April 18, 2006
State/Local Primary Date: May 09, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 17, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Betty Ireland
Secretary of State
Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
Phone: 304-558-6000 866-767-8683 (toll free)

State Democratic Party
Chairperson: Nick Casey
WV State Democratic Executive Committee
717 Lee Street, Suite 214
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 342-8121
Fax: (304) 342-8122

State Republican Party
Chairperson: Robin Capehart
West Virginia Republican Party
PO Box 2711
Charleston, WV 25330
Phone: (304) 768-0493
Fax: (304) 768-6083

Governor's Race 2006

No Governor's Race in 2006

US Senate Race 2006

Robert Byrd (D) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website:

John Raese (R)
Businessman and Former State GOP Chair
Campaign Website:

Jesse Johnson (Mountain)
Actor and Filmmaker
Campaign Website: ?

2006 General election result: Byrd 64% Raese 34% Johnson 2%

Other Statewide Races 2006

No Other Statewide Races in 2006

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 3

Key Races: 01 Alan Mollohan (D) (incumbent) v. Chris Wakim (R).

Candidates, by Congressional District

Alan Mollohan (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Chris Wakim (R), Campaign Website:
2006 General Election result: Mollohan 64% Wakim 36%

Mike Callaghan (D), Campaign Website:
Shelley Moore Capito (R) Incumbent, Campaign Website: http:/
2006 General Election result: Capito 57% Callaghan 43%

Nick Rahall (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Kim Wolfe (R), Campaign Website:
2006 General Election result: Rahall 69% Wolfe 31%

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 17 (34 seats)

Seats at stake in 2006: 17

Key Races: none

2006 General election result: Democrats +2

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 58 (100 seats)

Seats at stake in 2006: 100

Key Races: none

2006 General election result: Democrats +4

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

No Referendum Questions on Ballot


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