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

CURRENT STATUS: Pending General Election

Race Status

Toss Up
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 05-14-2018
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

Incumbent
Joe Manchin III
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

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


Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Mr. Patrick Morrisey
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: Mr. Patrick Morrisey (Share of Vote: 34.92% )
TOP CANDIDATES
Don Blankenship (Share of Vote: 19.93% )
Evan Jenkins (Share of Vote: 29.28% )
OTHER CANDIDATES
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
DemographicStateNation
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Gender49.5% Male
50.5% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity92.3% 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 Home2.5%21.1%
High School Grad Rate86.0%87.5%
College Grad Rate20.8%31.3%
Per Capita Income$24,769$31,128
Unemployment4.8%4.1
Median Age42.337.9
Population1831102325.7 mil
Square Miles24041.23,796,742
Population per SqMi176.2185.8
People per Household2.52.7
Foreign Born1.7%13.5%
Veteran9.5%7.4%
Geographic Mobility12.6%14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
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