2000 West Virginia gubernatorial election
The 2000 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2000 for the post of Governor of West Virginia. Democratic Member of the United States House of Representatives Bob Wise defeated incumbent Republican Governor Cecil Underwood. Concurrently, the state voted for the opposite party federally, choosing Republican U.S. Presidential nominee, George W. Bush over Democratic nominee Al Gore in the Presidential election that year.
Wise: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
Underwood: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70% 70–80% 80–90%
Governor Cecil Underwood was easily re-nominated in the Republican primary, defeating three other candidates by a wide margin.
|Republican||Cecil Underwood (inc.)||87,190||80.9|
|Republican||Donna H. McCase||5,902||4.5|
|Republican||Larry Eugene Butcher||3,117||2.9|
- Complete video of debate, October 18, 2000
|Republican||Cecil Underwood (inc.)||305,926||47.21%||-4.42%|
|Natural Law||Randall Ashelman||1,301||0.20%||+0.20%|
|Margin of victory||18,896||2.92%||-2.91%|
|Democratic gain from Republican||Swing|