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2000 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia

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The 2000 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia were held on November 7, 2000 to determine who will represent the state of West Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. West Virginia has three seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1990 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 2000

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All 3 West Virginia seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Last election 3 0 0
Seats won 2 1 0
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 420,784 108,769 50,319
Percentage 72.56% 18.76% 8.68%
Swing Decrease8.08% Increase10.47% Decrease2.39%

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OverviewEdit

United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 2000[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 420,784 72.56% 2 -1
Republican 108,769 18.76% 1 +1
Libertarian 50,319 8.68% 0
Totals 579,872 100.00% 3

District 1Edit

Incumbent Democrat Alan Mollohan defeated Libertarian Richard Kerr. This district covered the northern part of the state.

West Virginia's 1st congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Mollohan (inc.) 170,974 87.78
Libertarian Richard Kerr 23,797 12.22
Total votes 194,771 100.00
Democratic hold

District 2Edit

Incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito defeated Democrat Jim Humphreys after incumbent Bob Wise retired to run for Governor. This district covers the central part of the state.

West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito 108,769 48.49
Democratic Jim Humphreys 103,003 45.92
Libertarian John Brown 12,543 5.59
Total votes 224,315 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3Edit

Incumbent Democrat Nick Rahall defeated Libertarian Jeff Robinson. This district covers the southern part of the state.

West Virginia's 3rd congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nick Rahall (inc.) 146,807 91.31
Libertarian Jeff Robinson 13,979 8.69
Total votes 160,786 100.00
Democratic hold

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