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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia

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West Virginia's three seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 3 0
Seats won 3 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 337,146 234,568
Percentage 58.33% 40.58%
Swing Decrease6.51% Increase7.88%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia were held on November 6, 2018, to elect the three U.S. Representatives from the West Virginia, one from each of the state's three congressional districts. The filing deadline was January 27, 2018. The primary elections were held on May 8, 2018. The elections coincided with the other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

The 2018 elections resulted in no change in partisan representation, with the Republican incumbents in Districts 1 and 2 winning re-election, and the Republicans holding the open-seat election in District 3, leaving the House delegation at 3-0 Republican.

Overview

Popular vote
Republican
58.33%
Democratic
40.58%
Mountain (Green)
1.09%
House seats
Republican
100%
Democratic
0%

By district

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia by district:[1]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 127,997 64.58% 70,217 35.42% 0 0.00% 198,214 100% Republican Hold
District 2 110,504 53.96% 88,011 42.98% 6,277 3.06% 204,792 100% Republican Hold
District 3 98,645 56.37% 76,340 43.63% 0 0.00% 174,985 100% Republican Hold
Total 337,146 58.33% 234,568 40.58% 6,277 1.09% 577,991 100%

District 1

Republican incumbent David McKinley has represented the district since 2011. In 2016, he was reelected with 68.97% of the vote.[2] McKinley is running for re-election.[3]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendra Fershee 23,030 47.3
Democratic Ralph Baxter 18,542 38.1
Democratic Tom Payne 7,131 14.6
Total votes 48,703 100.0

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David McKinley (incumbent) 40,122 100.0
Total votes 40,122 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
David
McKinley (R)
Kendra
Fershee (D)
Undecided
Emerson College October 28–31, 2018 341 ± 5.5% 57% 32% 11%
Emerson College September 13–15, 2018 275 ± 6.3% 43% 14% 43%
Monmouth University June 14–19, 2018 87 LV ± 14.4% 72% 24%
87 RV ± 14.4% 68% 22%

Results

West Virginia's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David McKinley (incumbent) 127,997 64.6
Democratic Kendra Fershee 70,217 35.4
Total votes 198,214 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

Republican incumbent Alex Mooney has represented the district since 2015. In 2016, he was reelected with 58.18% of the vote.[2] Mooney has not announced whether he is running for reelection. West Virginia's 2nd district has been included on the initial list of Republican held seats being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[7]

Democratic primary

Endorsements

Aaron Scheinberg (D)
Federal politicians
Individuals

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Talley Sergent 29,296 62.5
Democratic Aaron Scheinberg 17,547 37.5
Total votes 46,843 100.0

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alex Mooney (incumbent) 36,477 100.0
Total votes 36,477 100.0

General election

Endorsements

Talley Sergent (D)
Federal politicians
Statewide and local politicians
Individuals
Labor unions
Organizations
Newspapers

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Alex
Mooney (R)
Talley
Sergent (D)
Undecided
Emerson College October 28–31, 2018 344 ± 5.5% 47% 39% 10%
Emerson College September 13–15, 2018 277 ± 6.3% 32% 24% 44%
Monmouth University June 14–19, 2018 138 LV ± 13.0% 52% 38%
138 RV ± 13.0% 51% 33%

Results

West Virginia's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alex Mooney (incumbent) 110,504 53.9
Democratic Talley Sergent 88,011 43.0
Mountain Daniel Lutz 6,277 3.1
Total votes 204,792 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

Republican incumbent Evan Jenkins has represented the district since 2015. In 2016, he was reelected with 67.88% of the vote.[2] Jenkins is vacating the seat to run for Senate against Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin.[36] Resigned September 30, 2018, to become justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.[37]

Democratic primary

  • Paul Davis, CEO of the Tri-State Transit Authority[38]
  • Janice "Byrd" Hagerman[39]
  • Shirley Love, state delegate for District 32[40]
  • Richard Ojeda, state senator[41]

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Ojeda 29,837 52.0
Democratic Shirley Love 14,251 24.9
Democratic Paul Davis 9,063 15.8
Democratic Janice "Byrd" Hagerman 4,176 7.3
Total votes 57,327 100.0

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carol Miller 8,936 23.8
Republican Rupert Phillips 7,320 19.5
Republican Marty Gearheart 6,833 18.2
Republican Conrad Lucas 6,812 18.1
Republican Rick Snuffer 4,032 10.7
Republican Ayne Amjad 2,791 7.4
Republican Philip Payton 861 2.3
Total votes 37,585 100.0

General election

Endorsements

Carol Miller (R)
Federal officials
Organizations
Richard Ojeda (D)
Federal politicians
Labor unions
Organizations
Newspapers and news websites

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[74] Lean R October 3, 2018
Inside Elections[75] Lean R September 28, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[76] Toss-up October 4, 2018
Daily Kos[77] Lean R September 28, 2018
Fox News[78] Lean R September 21, 2018
CNN[79] Toss-up October 2, 2018
RealClearPolitics[80] Toss-up September 21, 2018
The New York Times[81] Lean R September 26, 2018
Politico[82] Toss-up September 21, 2018

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Carol
Miller (R)
Richard
Ojeda (D)
Other Undecided
Emerson College October 28–31, 2018 328 ± 5.5% 52% 45% 3%
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 14–18, 2018 490 ± 5.0% 46% 41% 13%
Monmouth University October 10–14, 2018 343 ± 5.2% 48% 45% 2% 5%
DCCC (D) September 16, 2018 540 ± 4.2% 44% 48% 8%
Emerson College September 13–15, 2018 274 ± 6.3% 31% 36% 33%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 8–10, 2018 499 ± 5.0% 48% 40% 12%
Monmouth University June 14–19, 2018 343 LV ± 5.3% 41% 47% 3% 9%
428 RV ± 4.7% 41% 43% 3% 13%

Results

West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carol Miller 98,645 56.4
Democratic Richard Ojeda 76,340 43.6
Total votes 174,985 100.0
Republican hold

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External links

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for second district candidates
Official campaign websites for third district candidates
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