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West Virginia Secretary of State

2010 West Virginia Congressional and Statewide Races
Filing Deadline: 1/30/10, Withdrawal Deadline: 2/16/10, Primary: 5/11/10, Independent / Alternative Party Filing Deadline: 7/30/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 7, 2010
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,
Governor, 69.8% in '08, 2nd term, next election in 2012, Joe Manchin III (D) barred from re-election, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Jeffrey V. Kessler (D), St. Sen. Walt D. Helmick (D),
St. Treas. John D. Perdue (D)?, Lt. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D), St. Sen. Robert H. Plymale (D)?, St. House Speaker Richard "Rick" Thompson (D)?, Sec. of St. Natalie E. Tennant (D)?, St. Sen. Brooks McCabe (D)?,
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R)?, ex-Sec. of St. Betty Ireland (R)?, Putnam County Prosecutor Mark Sorsaia (R)?,
Secretary of State, 65.5% in '08, 1st term, next election in 2012,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Natalie Tennant (D),
Attorney General, 50.4% in '08, next election in 2012
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Darrell McGraw (D),
Treasurer, unopposed in '08, next election in 2012
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
John D. Perdue (D),
Auditor, unopposed in '08, next election in 2012,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Glen B. Gainer III (D),
Agriculture Commissioner, 53.1% in '08, next election in 2012
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Gus R. Douglass (D),
Senator, 64.5% in '06, Robert C. Byrd (D) died 6/28/10 during 9th term, Carte P. Goodwin (D) appointed 7/16/10, next election in 2012, Polls
Special Filing Deadline: 7/23/10, Special Independent Filing Deadline: 8/23/10, Special Primary: 8/28/10, Special Election: 11/2/10
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Senate Seats to Switch Party, Rasmussen Reports' Balance of Power: Toss-Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
Gov. Joe Manchin III (D) 53%, '84 & '06 nominee / '88 Gov. candidate / industrialist John R. Raese (R) 43%, '04 & '08 Gov. nominee / '08 Presidential candidate / '10 St. Sen. nominee Jesse Johnson (Mt) 2%,
Jeff Becker (C) 1%,
'04 Gov. candidate / '06 Gov. candidate / '08 presidential candidate Charles G. "Bud" Railey (WI),
Senator, 63.7% in '08, 5th term, next election in 2014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV (D),
1st Congressional District, unopposed in '08, Alan B. Mollohan (D) defeated in primary after 14th terms, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
'00 & '04 Sec. of St. candidate / St. Sen. Michael A. Oliverio II (D) 50%, '96 Gov. candidate / ex-St. Sen. David B. McKinley (R) 50%,
2nd Congressional District, 57.1% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
ex-nun Virginia Lynch Graf (D) 30%, Shelley Moore Capito (R) 68%, Phil Hudok (C) 2%,
3rd Congressional District, 66.9% in '08, 17th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Worth Watching,
Nick Joe Rahall II (D) 55%, ex-St. Sup. Court Justice Elliott E. "Spike" Maynard (R) 45%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to West Virginia Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Mt) = Mountain Party
- Affiliated of the Green Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. West Virginia Media Links:
Beckley Register-Herald
Berkeley Springs's Morgan Messenger
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Charleston Daily Mail
Charleston Newspapers
Charleston Gazette
Charleston State Journal
Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram
The Cadell Record and the Putnam Democrat
Elkins Inter-Mountain
Fairmont Times West Virginian
Hamlin Lincoln Journal
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune
Lewisburg Mountain Messenger
Logan Banner
Marlinton Pocahontas Times
Martinsburg Journal
Morgantown Dominion Post
News Martinsville Wetzel Chronicle
Parkersburg News Sentinel
Petersburg / Grant County Press
Reed Report
Ripley / Jackson Herald
Romney / Hampshire Review
Sutton / Braxton Citizens News
WBOY TV-12
WDTV TV-5
Wayne County News
Weirton Daily Times
West Virginia News
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Weston Democrat
Wheeling News-Register & Intelligencer
Williamson Daily News


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