United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 2006

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The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia were held on November 4, 2006 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 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 2006[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 263,822 58.01% 2
Republican 190,893 41.97% 1
Independents 98 0.02% 0
Totals 454,813 100.00% 3

District 1[edit]

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Incumbent Democrat Alan Mollohan defeated Republican Chris Wakim, a State Delegate. This district covers the northern part of the state.

West Virginia's 1st congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Mollohan (inc.) 100,939 64.29%
Republican Chris Wakim 55,963 35.65%
Write-ins 98 0.06%
Totals 157,000 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito defeated Democrat Mike Callaghan, a U.S. Attorney. This district covers the central part of the state.

West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (inc.) 94,110 57.18%
Democratic Mike Callaghan 70,470 42.82%
Totals 164,580 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

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Incumbent Democrat Nick Rahall defeated Republican Kim Wolfe, the Sheriff of Cabell County. This district covers the southern part of the state.

West Virginia's 3rd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nick Rahall (inc.) 92,413 69.36%
Republican Kim Wolfe 40,820 30.64%
Totals 133,233 100.00%
Democratic hold

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