WV-Senate Class I Seat

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2012 House report  ยท 2012 Senate report
House: 435 seats Senate: 33 seats
GOP Dems Total GOP Dems Total
Confirmed primary challenges 5 2 7 5 5 10
Possible primary challenges 0 0 0 0 0 0
Open seats* 16 21 41 3 6 102
1. Includes Joe Lieberman, who is retiring from his Conn. senate seat.
This profile of West Virginia's Class I U.S. Senate seat, currently filled by Joe Manchin, is part of the RaceTracker project.


Next election: 2012

Race status [edit race status]

Incumbent Joe Manchin
Incumbent running? Yes
Primary challenge? Incumbent has primary challenger.
Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index Non-competitive seat
Cook Political Report Race Classification Non-competitive seat

Candidates [edit candidate list]
Links to names in blue have existing profiles, red links need someone to start one.

Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Joe Manchin Democratic Confirmed candidate Source July 12, 2011
Shelley Moore Capito Republican Out of race Source January 27, 2012 Currently US Rep. for WV-02. Running for reelection.
John Raese Republican Confirmed candidate Source April 25, 2012 Manchin's 2010 opponent.
David McKinley Republican Out of race Source February 7, 2011 Current U.S. Rep. for WV-01. Running for reelection.
Sheirl Fletcher Democratic Confirmed candidate Source April 25, 2012 Former state delegate; senate candidate in 2008 and 2010.

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Results [edit election results]

2012 primary winners 2012 general election winner

Last election: 2006

Incumbent: Robert Byrd


Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Robert Byrd Democratic Confirmed candidate (source needed)
John Raese Republican Confirmed candidate (source needed)

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Primary winners: Robert Byrd, John Raese
General election winner: Robert Byrd

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External articles

Elections.DailyKos posts tagged "WV-Sen" (link)

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