West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2000

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2000
West Virginia
1996 ←
November 7, 2000
→ 2004

  Bob Wise.jpg
Nominee Bob Wise Cecil Underwood
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 324,822 305,926
Percentage 50.1% 47.2%

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County Results

Governor before election

Cecil Underwood

Elected Governor

Bob Wise

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 Representative Bob Wise defeated incumbent Republican Governor Cecil Underwood. Concurrently, the state voted the opposite way federally, choosing Republican U.S. Presidential nominee, George W. Bush, carried the state in the Presidential election that year, defeating Democratic nominee Al Gore.

Democratic primary[edit]



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Wise 174,292 63.1%
Democratic Jim Lees 101,774 36.9%
Totals 275,976 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Governor Cecil Underwood was easily re-nominated in the Republican Primary, defeating four other candidates by a wide margin.


Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cecil Underwood (inc.) 87,190 80.9%
Republican Joseph Oliverio 11,590 10.8%
Republican Donna H. McCase 5,902 4.5%
Republican Larry Eugene Butcher 3,117 2.9%
Totals 107,799 100%


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