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State Facts

Capitol: Charleston
Nickname: Mountain State
Bird: Cardinal
Motto: Mountaineers are always free

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama: 35.5%
Mitt Romney: 62.3%

2008

Barack Obama: 42.6%
John McCain: 55.7%

2004

John Kerry: 43.2%
George Bush: 56.1%

2000

Al Gore: 45.6%
George Bush: 51.9%

1996

Bill Clinton: 51.5%
Ross Perot: 11.3%
Bob Dole: 36.8%

1992

Bill Clinton: 48.4%
Ross Perot: 15.9%
George Bush: 35.4%

1988

Michael Dukakis: 52.2%
George Bush: 47.5%

Previous Election Results, other races

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dennis Melton Democratic 15,817 11.8%
Natalie Tennant Democratic 104,598 77.9%
David Wamsley Democratic 13,773 10.3%

2014 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Natalie Tennant Democratic 156,360 34.5%
Shelley Moore Capito Republican 281,820 62.1%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Larry Butcher Republican 3,595 4.2%
Shelley Capito Republican 74,655 87.5%
Matthew Dodrill Republican 7,072 8.3%

2012 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sheirl Fletcher Democratic 41,118 20.1%
Joe Manchin Democratic 163,891 79.9%

2012 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arne Moltis Democratic 31,587 15.6%
Earl Tomblin Democratic 170,481 84.4%

2012 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 399,908 60.6%
Bob Baber Mountain Pty 19,517 3.0%
John Raese Republican 240,787 36.5%

2012 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Earl Ray Tomblin Democratic 335,468 50.5%
Jesse Johnson Mountain Pty 16,787 2.5%
Bill Maloney Republican 303,291 45.6%

2012 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Raese Republican 88,510 100.0%

2012 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ralph Clark Republican 17,165 16.5%
Bill Maloney Republican 86,925 83.5%

2010 Senate Special Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sheirl Fletcher Democratic 9,108 9.7%
Ken Hechler Democratic 16,267 17.3%
Joe Manchin Democratic 68,827 73.1%

2010 Senate Special General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 283,358 53.5%
John Raese Republican 230,013 43.4%

2010 Senate Special Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Harry Bruner Republican 1,312 2.4%
Ken Culp Republican 1,389 2.6%
John Raese Republican 38,568 71.3%
Thomas Ressler Republican 1,207 2.2%
Andrew Warner Republican 8,015 14.8%
Scott Williams Republican 1,546 2.9%

2008 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Melvin Kessler Democratic 90,074 25.4%
Joe Manchin Democratic 264,775 74.6%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sheirl Fletcher Democratic 51,073 14.5%
Billy Hendricks Jr. Democratic 29,707 8.4%
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 271,425 77.1%

2008 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 492,697 69.8%
Jesse Johnson Mountain Pty 31,486 4.5%
Russ Weeks Republican 181,612 25.7%

2008 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 447,560 63.7%
Jay Wolfe Republican 254,629 36.3%

2008 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Russ Weeks Republican 81,019 100.0%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Wolfe Republican 81,702 100.0%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Byrd Democratic 159,154 85.7%
Billy Hendricks Democratic 26,609 14.3%

2006 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Byrd Democratic 296,276 64.4%
John Raese Republican 155,043 33.7%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Brown Republican 3,464 4.3%
Zane Lawhorn Republican 2,723 3.3%
Hiram Lewis Republican 18,496 22.7%
John Raese Republican 47,408 58.3%
Bud Railey Republican 4,364 5.4%
Rick Snuffer Republican 4,870 6.0%

2004 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lloyd Jackson II Democratic 77,052 27.2%
Jim Lees Democratic 40,161 14.2%
Joe Manchin Democratic 149,362 52.7%

2004 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Manchin Democratic 472,758 63.5%
Jesse Johnson Mountain Pty 18,430 2.5%
Monty Warner Republican 253,131 34.0%

2004 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rob Capehart Republican 19,694 17.3%
Larry Faircloth Republican 9,123 8.0%
Douglas McKinney Republican 10,476 9.2%
Dan Moore Republican 22,748 20.0%
Joseph Oliverio Republican 7,687 6.8%
James Radcliffe Jr. Republican 3,013 2.6%
Charles Railey Republican 2,345 2.1%
Richard Robb Republican 11,824 10.4%
Monty Warner Republican 26,041 22.9%

2002 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bruce Barilla Democratic 11,178 5.1%
William Galloway Democratic 11,173 5.1%
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 198,327 89.9%

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
Hiram Lewis IV Republican 29,417 39.0%
Jay Wolfe Republican 46,096 61.0%

2000 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Lees Democratic 101,774 36.9%
Bob Wise Democratic 174,202 63.1%

2000 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Byrd Democratic 469,215 77.8%
Joe Whelan Libertarian 12,627 2.1%
David Gallaher Republican 121,635 20.2%

2000 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Wise Democratic 324,822 50.1%
Cecil Underwood Republican 305,926 47.2%

2000 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Garry Adkins Republican 39,254 48.0%
David Gallaher Republican 42,446 52.0%

2000 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Larry Butcher Republican 3,117 2.9%
Donna McCase Republican 5,902 5.4%
Joseph Oliverio Republican 11,590 10.7%
Cecil Underwood Republican 87,910 81.0%

1996 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Larrie Bailey Democratic 15,733 4.8%
Jim Lees Democratic 64,100 19.5%
Joe Manchin Democratic 107,124 32.6%
Charlotte Pritt Democratic 130,107 39.5%

1996 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bruce Barilla Democratic 36,637 11.6%
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 280,303 88.4%

1996 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Rockefeller Democratic 456,526 76.6%
Betty Burks Republican 139,088 23.4%

1996 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlotte Pritt Democratic 287,870 45.8%
Wallace Johnson Libertarian 16,171 2.6%
Cecil Underwood Republican 324,518 51.6%

1996 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jon McBride Republican 44,255 33.0%
David McKinley Republican 35,089 26.2%
Cecil Underwood Republican 54,628 40.8%