West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2008

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2008
West Virginia
2004 ←
November 4, 2008 → 2011

  Joe Manchin, Official Senate Portrait.jpg Russ Weeks.jpg
Nominee Joe Manchin Russ Weeks
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 492,697 181,612
Percentage 69.81% 25.73%

West Virginia Gubernatorial Election Results by county, 2008.png

County Results

Governor before election

Joe Manchin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Joe Manchin
Democratic

The West Virginia gubernatorial election of 2008 took place on November 4, 2008. Incumbent governor Joe Manchin III was the Democratic nominee, challenged by Republican nominee Russ Weeks and Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson. Manchin was reelected by a large margin.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Manchin (inc.) 264,775 74.62%
Democratic Mel Kessler 90,074 25.38%
Totals 354,849 100.00%

Republican Party[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Russ Weeks 81,019 100.00%
Totals 81,019 100.00%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Joe Manchin III Republican: Russ Weeks
Rasmussen Reports October 20, 2008 71% 21%

Results[edit]

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Manchin (inc.) 492,697 69.81% +6.30%
Republican Russ Weeks 181,612 25.73% -8.27%
Mountain Jesse Johnson 31,486 4.46% +1.99%
Majority 311,085 44.08% +14.57%
Turnout 705,795
Democratic hold Swing

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