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Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va.

Senator (1st full term)

Democrat



Biography

Political Highlights: W.Va. House, 1983-85; W.Va. Senate, 1987-97; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1996; W.Va. secretary of state, 2001-05; governor, 2005-10
Born: August 24, 1947; Farmington, W.Va.
Residence: Charleston
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Gayle Manchin; three children
Education: West Virginia U., B.A. 1970
Elected: 2010
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Financial Services; Homeland Security; Labor-HHS-Education; Transportation-HUD); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy - Ranking Member; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Veterans' Affairs; Select Intelligence
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Tossup
House Seniority: 30th ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 113,080 followers
State Clout: West Virginia is 25th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

2010 Election Results

2012 Election Results

Candidate

Joe Manchin (D)
John Raese (R)
Bob Baber (MOUNT)

Votes

399,898
240,787
19,517

%

60.6%
36.5%
3.0%