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2008 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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2008 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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Joe Manchin official portrait 112th Congress.jpg
Russ Weeks.jpg
Nominee Joe Manchin Russ Weeks
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 492,697 181,612
Percentage 69.8% 25.7%

West Virginia Governor Election Results by County, 2008.svg
County results
Manchin:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Joe Manchin

Elected Governor

Joe Manchin

The 2008 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2008. Incumbent governor Joe Manchin III was the Democratic nominee, challenged by Republican nominee Russ Weeks and Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson. Manchin was reelected by the largest margin for any gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia's history, at over 44%.

Party primaries

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Manchin (incumbent) 264,775 74.62
Democratic Mel Kessler 90,074 25.38
Total votes 354,849 100.00

Republican Party

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Russ Weeks 81,019 100.00
Total votes 81,019 100.00

General election


Poll Source Dates administered Joe
Manchin (D)
Weeks (R)
Rasmussen Reports October 20, 2008 71% 21%


West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2008[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Manchin (incumbent) 492,697 69.81% +6.30%
Republican Russ Weeks 181,612 25.73% -8.27%
Mountain Jesse Johnson 31,486 4.46% +1.99%
Margin of victory 311,085 44.08% +14.57%
Total votes 705,795 100%
Democratic hold Swing


External links

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