United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 1998

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United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 1998
West Virginia
1996 ←
November 3, 1998 (1998-11-03) → 2000

All 3 West Virginia seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Libertarian Republican
Last election 3 0 0
Seats won 3 0 0
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 283,272 38,869 29,136
Percentage 80.64% 11.07% 8.29%
Swing Decrease7.12% Increase11.07% Decrease3.95%

The 1998 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia were held on November 3, 1998 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.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 1998[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 283,272 80.64% 3 -
Libertarian 38,869 11.07% 0 -
Republican 29,136 8.29% 0 -
Totals 351,277 100.00% 3

District 1[edit]

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

West Virginia's 1st congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Mollohan (inc.) 105,101 84.68
Libertarian Richard Kerr 19,013 15.32
Total votes 124,114 100.00
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Bob Wise defeated Republican Sally Anne Kay and Libertarian John Brown. This district covers the central part of the state.

West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Wise (inc.) 99,357 72.97
Republican Sally Anne Kay 29,136 21.40
Libertarian John Brown 7,660 5.63
Total votes 136,153 100.00
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Nick Rahall defeated Libertarian Joe Whelan. This district covers the southern part of the state.

West Virginia's 3rd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nick Rahall (inc.) 78,814 86.60
Libertarian Jeff Robinson 12,196 13.40
Total votes 91,010 100.00
Democratic hold

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