Mooney, Jenkins, McKinley win re-election to Congress

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s all-Republican congressional delegation remained intact with a sweep Tuesday.

MetroNews projected incumbent Republicans David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins as winners in their congressional races.

McKinley, the congressman from the 1st District, was up against Democrat Mike Manypenny. McKinley had spent $907,206 this election cycle, compared to Manypenny’s $22,876, according to the Federal Elections Commission.

McKinley was first elected to represent the district in 2010.

Mooney, the congressman from the 2nd District, faced Democrat Mark Hunt, a former state delegate. Mooney had spent $762,396 compared to Hunt’s $373,768.

Jenkins, representing the 3rd District, squared off against Democrat Matt Detch. Jenkins had spent $501,938 to Detch’s $45,137.

Coming into Election Day, Cook Political Report labeled all three congressional seats as “solid Republican.” Sabato’s Crystal Ball also didn’t rate any of the West Virginia congressional seats as being in danger of changing hands.

West Virginia’s delegation has been Republican across the board since Jenkins defeated incumbent Democrat Nick Joe Rahall in 2014. Mooney also won congressional election for the first time that year but succeeded Republican Shelley Moore Capito, who had vacated her seat for a successful U.S. Senate race.

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