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2020 United States Senate election in West Virginia

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2020 United States Senate election in West Virginia

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Shelley Moore Capito official Senate photo (cropped 2).jpg
Paula Jean Swearengin.png
Nominee Shelley Moore Capito Paula Jean Swearengin
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 547,454 210,309
Percentage 70.3% 27.0%

West Virginia Senate Election Results by County, 2020.svg
County Results
Moore Capito:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. senator before election

Shelley Moore Capito
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Shelley Moore Capito
Republican

The 2020 United States Senate election in West Virginia was held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of West Virginia, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states, elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito won a second term against Democrat Paula Jean Swearengin by a margin of 43.3%.

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee

Eliminated in primary

  • Larry Butcher, farmer[1]
  • Allen Whitt, president of the West Virginia Family Policy Council[2]

Endorsements

Shelley Moore Capito
Organizations

Results

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Results by county:
Moore Capito
  •   Capito—80–90%
  •   Capito—70–80%
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (incumbent) 173,847 83.32%
Republican Allen Whitt 20,075 9.62%
Republican Larry Butcher 14,717 7.05%
Total votes 208,639 100.00%

Democratic primary

Paula Jean Swearengin won the nomination with 38.8% of the vote in the state's Democratic primary on June 9, 2020.[5]

Candidates

Nominee

Eliminated in primary

Declined

Endorsements

Paula Jean Swearengin
Organizations

Results

Results by county  Swearengin   Swearengin—30-40%   Swearengin—40-50%   Swearengin—50-60%    Ojeda   Ojeda—40–50%   Ojeda—30–40%   Ojeda—20–30%    Robb   Robb—30-40%   Robb—40-50%   Robb—50-60%
Results by county
Swearengin
  •   Swearengin—30-40%
  •   Swearengin—40-50%
  •   Swearengin—50-60%
Ojeda
  •   Ojeda—40–50%
  •   Ojeda—30–40%
  •   Ojeda—20–30%
Robb
  •   Robb—30-40%
  •   Robb—40-50%
  •   Robb—50-60%
Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paula Jean Swearengin 72,292 38.39%
Democratic Richard Ojeda 61,954 32.90%
Democratic Richie Robb 54,048 28.70%
Total votes 188,294 100.00%

Other candidates

Libertarian Party

Nominee

Independents

Withdrawn

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[17] Safe R August 17, 2020
Inside Elections[18] Safe R September 18, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[19] Safe R August 5, 2020
Daily Kos[20] Safe R August 31, 2020
Politico[21] Safe R September 9, 2020
RCP[22] Safe R September 17, 2020
Niskanen[23] Safe R September 15, 2020
DDHQ[24] Safe R September 16, 2020
538[25] Safe R September 18, 2020

Endorsements

Paula Jean Swearengin (D)
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
State Legislators
Notable Individuals
Unions
Organizations
Publications

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Shelley Moore
Capito (R)
Paula Jean
Swearengin (D)
David
Moran (L)
Undecided
Research America Inc. October 6–9, 2020 450 (LV) ± 4.6% 53% 33% 5% 9%
Hypothetical polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Shelley Moore
Capito (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D)[A] June 13–14, 2017 762 (V) ± 3.4% 48% 35% 17%

Results

United States Senate election in West Virginia, 2020[50]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (incumbent) 547,454 70.28% +8.16%
Democratic Paula Jean Swearengin 210,309 27.00% -7.47%
Libertarian David Moran 21,155 2.72% +1.09%
Total votes 778,918 100.00%
Republican hold

Notes

Partisan clients
  1. ^ Poll sponsored by Save My Care
Voter samples and additional candidates
  1. ^ a b Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear

References

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External links

Official campaign websites
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