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Goodwin resigned from Congress in November 2010.

Sen. Carte P. Goodwin (D-W.Va.)

  • District: Junior Senator from West Virginia
  • Residence: Charleston
  • Born: February 27, 1974; Mt. Alto, W.Va.
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Rochelle Goodwin; one child
  • Education: Marietta College, B.A. 1996 (philosophy); Emory U., J.D. 1999
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. Senate, 2010-present
  • Elected: Appointed: 2010 (1st term); Appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin III, D, to succeed Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D, who died
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support; Strategic Forces); Budget; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Employment & Workplace Safety; Retirement & Aging); Rules & Administration
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State Information: West Virginia

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotesPercent
2006generalRobert Byrd (D)296,27664.4%
John Raese (R)155,04333.7%
Jesse Johnson (MOUNT)8,5651.9%
2000generalRobert Byrd (D)469,21577.8%
David Gallaher (R)121,63520.2%
Joe Whelan (LIBERT)12,6272.1%
1994generalRobert C. Byrd (D)290,49569%
Stan Klos (R)130,44131%
1988generalRobert C. Byrd (D)410,98364.8%
M. Jay Wolfe (R)223,56435.2%
1982generalRobert C. Byrd (D)387,17068.5%
Cleveland Benedict (R)173,91030.8%
1976generalRobert C. Byrd (D)566,42399.9%
1970generalRobert C. Byrd (D)345,96577.6%
1964generalRobert C. Byrd (D)515,01567.7%
1958generalRobert C. Byrd (D)381,74559.2%
Chapman Revercomb (R)263,17240.8%
Vote For President
YearDemocratRepublicanIndependent
2008Barack Obama: 42.59%John McCain: 55.71%
2004John Kerry: 43%George W. Bush: 56%
2000Al Gore: 46%George W. Bush: 52%
1996Bill Clinton: 51%Robert Dole: 37%
1992Bill Clinton: 48%George H. W. Bush: 35%
1988Michael Dukakis: 52%George H. W. Bush: 47%
1984Walter F. Mondale: 45%:

Source: CQ Member Profiles
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