2018 Senate Race: State: West Virginia ( Joe Manchin v Patrick Morrisey )


Race Status

RESULT: Joe Manchin (Dem)

Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 01/27/2018
Primaries: 05/08/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Joe Manchin III

WINNER: Joe Manchin III (Share of Vote: 69.79% )
Paula Swearengin (Share of Vote: 30.21% )

Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Mr. Patrick Morrisey

WINNER: Mr. Patrick Morrisey (Share of Vote: 34.92% )
Don Blankenship (Share of Vote: 19.93% )
Evan Jenkins (Share of Vote: 29.28% )
Bo Copley (Share of Vote: 3.09% )
Jack Newbrough (Share of Vote: 3.00%)
Tom Willis (Share of Vote: 9.78% )

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Current Senate Scoreboard
Bottom Line

President Trump won West Virginia by an astounding 42 percentage points. It’s hard to imagine a state where the Democratic brand is more toxic. Senator Joe Manchin is personally popular in the state, but it remains to be seen if that can overcome the opposition to his Democratic party affiliation. Manchin added to his electoral challenge by voting against the tax cuts passed late last year and the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Few in West Virginia will want to give the Democrats more power over judicial appointments.

2018 West Virginia Data Card
West Virginia Demographics
Demographic State Nation
Gender 49.5% Male
50.5% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 92.3% White/Caucasian
3.6% Black/African American
1.7% Two or More Races
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 2.5% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 86.0% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 20.8% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $24,769 $31,128
Unemployment 4.8% 4.1
Median Age 42.3 37.9
Population 1831102 325.7 mil
Square Miles 24041.2 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 176.2 185.8
People per Household 2.5 2.7
Foreign Born 1.7% 13.5%
Veteran 9.5% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 12.6% 14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
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