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Rep. Nick J. Rahall II (D-W.Va.)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1977-2015
Born: May 20, 1949; Beckley, W.Va.
Residence: Beckley
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Melinda Rahall; three children
Education: Duke U., B.A. 1971; George Washington U., attended 1972
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1976 (19th term)
Committee Assignments: Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)

Defeated by Evan Jenkins, R

Election History
2014generalEvan Jenkins (R) 77,71355.4
Nick Rahall (D) 62,68844.6
2012generalNick Rahall (D) 108,19954.0
Rick Snuffer (R) 92,23846.0
2010generalNick Rahall (D) 83,63656.0
Elliott Maynard (R) 65,61144.0
2008generalNick Rahall (D) 133,52266.9
Marty Gearheart (R) 66,00533.1
2006generalNick Rahall (D) 92,41369.4
Kim Wolfe (R) 40,82030.6
2004generalNick Rahall (D) 142,68265.2
Rick Snuffer (R) 76,17034.8
2002generalNick Rahall (D) 87,78370.2
Paul Chapman (R) 37,22929.8
2000generalNick Rahall (D) 146,80791.3
Jeff Robinson (LIBERT) 13,9798.7
1998generalNick Rahall (D) 78,81486.6
Joe Whelan (LIBERT) 12,19613.4
1996generalNick Rahall (D) 145,550100.0
1994generalNick Rahall (D) 74,96763.9
Ben Waldman (R) 42,38236.1
1992generalNick Rahall (D) 122,27965.6
Ben Waldman (R) 64,01234.4
1990generalNick Rahall (D) 39,94852.0
Marianne Brewster (R) 36,94648.1
1988generalNick Rahall (D) 78,81261.3
Marianne Brewster (R) 49,75338.7
1986generalNick Rahall (D) 58,21771.3
1984generalNick Rahall (D) 98,91966.7
1982generalNick Rahall (D) 91,18480.5
Homer Harris (R) 22,05419.5
1980generalNick Rahall (D) 117,59576.6
Winton Covey (R) 36,02023.5
1978generalNick Rahall (D) 70,035100.0
1976generalNick Rahall (D) 73,62645.6
E.S. Goodman (R) 28,82517.9
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow West Virginia Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) is 121st.


West Virginia is 25th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepEvanJenkins)

Rep. Nick J. Rahall II has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.