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West Virginia Secretary of State - Elections Division
2000 West Virginia Presidential, Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 1/29/00, Primary: 5/9/00
Last updated: December 14, 2000
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
President, William J. Clinton (D) barred from 3rd term, 51.5% in '96
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican, Others' Predictions,
Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr. (D) 45.59% George W. "Dubya" Bush (R) 51.92% Ralph Nader (G) 1.65%, Patrick J. 'Pat' Buchanan (Rfm) 0.49%, Harry Browne (L) 0.3%, John S. Hagelin (NL) 0.06%, Howard Phillips (WI) 0.00%, Earnest Lee Easton (WI) 0.0%, Gloria Dawn Strickland (WI) 0.00%,
Governor, 52% in '96, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican, Rothenberg Report: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
U.S. Rep. Robert E. "Bob" Wise Jr. (D) 50.0% Cecil H. Underwood (R) 47.0% ex-St. Board of Education President Bobbie Edward "Bob" Myers (L) 0.9%, Randall B. Ashelman (NL) 0.2, novelist Denise Giardina (Mt) 1.6%, retired CIA agent Louis J. Davis (Rfm, WI),
Secretary of State, Ken Hechler (D) running for Congress,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic,
ex-St. Sen. Joe Manchin II (D) 89.5% No Republicans Poochie Myers (L) 10.5%
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic
Darrell McGraw (D) No Republican
Treasurer,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic,
John D. Perdue No Republican
Auditor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic,
Glen B. Gainer III No Republican
Agriculture Commissioner,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic,
Gus R. Douglass No Republican
Senator, 69% in '94, 7th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat, Stuart Rothenberg's rating: Safe Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Solid Democrat, Political Junkie: Democrat, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat, Ken Rubin: Democrat,
Robert C. Byrd (D) 77.6% contractor David T. Gallaher (R) 20.3% Dr. Francis Joseph Whelan (L) 2.1%
1st Congressional District, 84.7% in '98, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Alan B. Mollohan (D) 87.2% No Republican physician / '98 nominee Richard Stephen Kerr (L) 12.8%
2nd Congressional District, 73.0% in '98, 9th Term, Robert E. "Bob" Wise, Jr. (D) running for Gov.
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Leans Democrat, Stuart Rothenberg: Most Vulnerable, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Democrat, one of Hotline Scoop's 43 Hottest Races / Tier Two Open Seat, identified by The Associated Press as a Key House Race, identified by Washington Post as one of the Hottest Races, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
ex-St. Sen. James F. "Jim" Humphreys (D) 46.1% St. Del. Shelley Moore Capito (R) 48.3% '98 nominee John Brown (L) 5.6%,
3rd Congressional District, 86.6% in '98, 12th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat
Nick Joe Rahall II (D) 91.1% No Republican Jeff Robinson (L) 8.9%

1. Link to Predictions: (D.C.'s Political Report no longer assures that these links are active)
ABC News,
Associated Press,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
Congressional Quarterly,
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Ron Gunzburger,
The National Journal's and The Hotline's Hotline Scoop.com,
Peter J. M. Orvetti,
Roll Call,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Ken Rubin,
Washington Post,

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red boxes indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Mt) = Mountain Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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