July 30, 2014

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.)

  • District: Junior Senator from West Virginia
  • Residence: Fairmont
  • Born: August 24, 1947; Fairmont, W.Va.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Gayle Manchin; three children
  • Education: West Virginia U., B.A. 1970 (business administration)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: W.Va. House, 1983-85; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1996; W.Va. Senate, 1987-97; W.Va. secretary of state, 2001-05; governor, 2005-10; U.S. Senate, 2010-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; National Security & International Trade and Finance - Chairman); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining - Chairman; Water & Power); Special Aging
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State Information: West Virginia

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Joe Manchin (D) 399,898 60.6%
John Raese (R) 240,787 36.5%
Bob Baber (MOUNT) 19,517 3%
2010 special Joe Manchin (D) 283,358 53.5%
John Raese (R) 230,013 43.4%
Jesse Johnson (MOUNT) 10,152 1.9%
Jeff Becker (CNSTP) 6,425 1.2%
2006 general Robert Byrd (D) 296,276 64.4%
John Raese (R) 155,043 33.7%
Jesse Johnson (MOUNT) 8,565 1.9%
2000 general Robert Byrd (D) 469,215 77.8%
David Gallaher (R) 121,635 20.2%
Joe Whelan (LIBERT) 12,627 2.1%
1994 general Robert C. Byrd (D) 290,495 69%
Stan Klos (R) 130,441 31%
1988 general Robert C. Byrd (D) 410,983 64.8%
M. Jay Wolfe (R) 223,564 35.2%
1982 general Robert C. Byrd (D) 387,170 68.5%
Cleveland Benedict (R) 173,910 30.8%
1976 general Robert C. Byrd (D) 566,423 99.9%
1970 general Robert C. Byrd (D) 345,965 77.6%
1964 general Robert C. Byrd (D) 515,015 67.7%
1958 general Robert C. Byrd (D) 381,745 59.2%
Chapman Revercomb (R) 263,172 40.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 42.59% John McCain: 55.71%
2012 : 35.54% : 62.3%
2004 John Kerry: 43% George W. Bush: 56%
2000 Al Gore: 46% George W. Bush: 52%
1996 Bill Clinton: 51% Robert Dole: 37%
1992 Bill Clinton: 48% George H. W. Bush: 35%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 52% George H. W. Bush: 47%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 45% :