The only tweak to the map, to adjust for shifting populations, was to place Mason County in Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall’s 3rd district. Under the current lines, Mason County is in Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s 2nd district.
The shift does not affect the political contours of either district.
The district of Rep. David McKinley (R), who won his first term in 2010 with just 50 percent of the vote, remains the same.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.