Monday, November 21, 2022
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Sunday, November 13, 2022
CHARLESTON — The Democratic dams that largely held back the red wave of Republican victories throughout the country Tuesday couldn’t part the political red sea in West Virginia, where the GOP further strengthened its supermajorities in the statehouse and the state’s congressional delegation.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
CHARLESTON — Republicans tightened their grip on the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, adding historic gains to their supermajorities in the general election.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky voters rejected a ballot measure aimed at denying any constitutional protections for abortion, handing a victory to abortion-rights supporters who have seen access to the procedure eroded by Republican lawmakers in the deeply red state.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Republicans expanded their overwhelming majorities in Kentucky’s Legislature with sweeping victories that included the ouster of several House Democrats in districts stretching from the suburbs to Appalachia.
HUNTINGTON — First-time candidate Coy Miller secured the final Cabell County Board of Education seat with all 68 precincts reporting unofficial results Tuesday.
HUNTINGTON — Republican Scott Caserta appeared to have unseated Phyllis Smith in the race for Cabell County clerk in unofficial returns Tuesday night.
HUNTINGTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates’ District 24 race came down to a tiebreaker in the final moments, with the last reporting precincts pushing Republican Patrick Lucas ahead of Democrat Ally Layman in unofficial returns.
HUNTINGTON — Republican incumbent Evan Worrell defeated Democrat Karen Nance in the race for the West Virginia House of Delegates’ 23rd District with all precincts reporting. The 23rd District covers southern Cabell County.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday gained a second term as he defeated challenger Nan Whaley, a Democrat who hoped to regain a seat last won by her party 16 years ago.
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
CHARLESTON — Voters in West Virginia rejected four proposed amendments to the state constitution Tuesday, including two that would have given the Republican-dominated legislature more power to regulate public education policy and certain taxes.
HUNTINGTON — On Tuesday night, incumbent Ric Griffith had just 63 more votes than his opponent in the race for the West Virginia House of Delegates’ District 27 seat, according to unofficial results.
CHARLESTON — Two sitting Republican U.S. representatives in West Virginia have easily overcome challengers to keep their seats in the deep red state’s shrinking congressional delegation.
HUNTINGTON — Democrat Mike Woelfel won the race for West Virginia’s 5th Senate District for an opportunity to once again serve southern Cabell County and northern Wayne County.
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
WAYNE — In a race for an open Wayne County Commission seat, Republican Travis Thompson took a quick lead over Democrat Matt Stanley and rode the “wave” to the end of the night with a landslide unofficial victory in the 2022 general election.
WAYNE — Voters in Wayne County showed continued support for the school district by voting in favor of the Board of Education excess levy that has been in place since 1950.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio on Tuesday in a blow to Democrats who viewed it as one of their best chances nationally to flip a seat.
A race pitting the longest-serving woman in U.S. House history and a Republican newcomer whose campaign was knocked off track by reports that he misrepresented his military service will test the limits of former President Donald Trump’s influence over Ohio voters.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — Tuesday was a good night for Boyd County Republicans as they won all contested county races on the general election ballot, according to unofficial totals from the Boyd County Courthouse.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a libertarian-leaning conservative and former presidential candidate, won a third term Tuesday by defeating a rival from the other end of the political spectrum, progressive Democrat Charles Booker.
Americans voted without major hitches Tuesday in midterm elections receiving intense scrutiny after two years of false claims and conspiracy theories about how ballots are cast and counted.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was seeking a second term in Tuesday’s race for the state’s chief executive slot while challenger Nan Whaley, a Democrat, hoped to regain a seat last won by her party 16 years ago.
CHARLESTON — Voters in West Virginia will get the final say on four proposed constitutional amendments, including one that would give the Republican-dominated legislature control over virtually every aspect of public schooling.
Monday, November 07, 2022
Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul reaffirmed his faith in a “hands off” federal government in a final burst of campaigning across Kentucky on Monday, as he approached the finish line of his reelection bid against Democratic challenger Charles Booker.
Both President Joe Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump, are hoping to provide their parties late boosts on the last full day of campaigning before midterm elections that could reshape the balance of power in Washington. Biden is holding a Monday evening rally in Maryland as Democrats eye retaking its governorship. Trump is set to stage his own event in Ohio, where his hand-picked Senate candidate, JD Vance, is running in a state that has turned more reliably red in recent cycles. Republicans are optimistic about winning enough seats to retake control of both the House and the Senate, while Democrats insist they are poised for a better night than many expect.
Sunday, November 06, 2022
WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders has endorsed U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., for re-election to Congress.
Former Democratic stronghold West Virginia has turned increasingly red over the past decade, with the Republicans holding the governor’s seat and a supermajority in the state Legislature.
Saturday, November 05, 2022
Kentucky has become increasingly Republican since 2016, when Donald Trump’s popularity atop the ticket enabled the GOP to win the state House to complete its takeover of the Legislature and solidify its power. Trump easily carried Kentucky again in the 2020 presidential election.
Ohio Republicans will seek to retain their hold on every branch of state government this Election Day as Democrats look to a competitive U.S. Senate race as a possible pickup.
Friday, November 04, 2022
CHARLESTON — Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Carol Miller repeatedly passed on opportunities to engage with her main opponent to discuss issues with voters in her West Virginia district, instead taking a more direct route.
Thursday, November 03, 2022
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — Officials are looking for a good turnout when Boyd County voters go to the polls Tuesday since a number of county offices are on the ballot.
Wednesday, November 02, 2022
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Republican U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney is a Trump-backed Christian conservative who is anti-abortion, pro-coal and thinks marriage should be “ between a man and a woman.” Democrat Barry Wendell, his opponent in next week's election, is an openly gay Jewish man who suppor…
Tuesday, November 01, 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Karen Roper was so shaken by the demise of Roe v. Wade that she joined the abortion-rights struggle in Kentucky, where the future of abortion access could hinge on a constitutional question before voters this election.
Monday, October 31, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republicans in Ohio are promoting a measure on the Nov. 8 ballot that would prohibit noncitizens from voting in local elections, fighting back at what they see as a push for such access in liberal enclaves such as San Francisco and New York City.
The campaign war chest for Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., has swelled down the stretch of her bid for a third term representing the newly redrawn 1st Congressional District against Democratic challenger Lacy Watson.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio law does not permit voters to return absentee ballots at their precincts on Election Day, the state’s elections chief is cautioning amid a misinformation campaign around the security of voting machines that’s urging them to do so.
HUNTINGTON — The West Virginia Legislature has proposed two amendments to the state constitution. In an effort to enhance awareness of the ballot issues, a community forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Duckworth Fellowship Hall at Full Gospel Assembly, 2101 10th Ave. in …
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s electorate will soon cast decisive votes on something state lawmakers have craved, a ballot measure resisted by the governor that would let the Legislature call itself into special session on topics of its choosing.
CHARLESTON — The race for the newly redrawn 1st Congressional District in West Virginia features two major-party candidates with different views on inflation, abortion and approaching the clean energy transition.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Sunday, October 23, 2022
CHARLESTON — Voters in West Virginia will get the final say on a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to give the Republican-dominated Legislature control over virtually every aspect of public schooling.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
CHARLESTON — For at least four years, the West Virginia Legislature and Gov. Jim Justice seemed to be on the same page about tax reform.
HUNTINGTON — Established Democrat incumbent Mike Woelfel will face newcomer Republican Melissa Clark on Nov. 8 for a seat in the 5th District of the West Virginia Senate.
Friday, October 21, 2022
HUNTINGTON — Candidates vying for a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates’ 24th District both said running for office was the logical next step to take after decades of serving their local community.
HUNTINGTON — One incumbent and one new politician are running for the 27th District seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates in the general election.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Two candidates will face off in the November general election for a seat in the West Virginia State Senate representing the 6th District, which includes southern Wayne, Mingo, McDowell and Mercer counties.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
BARBOURSVILLE — Candidates running for the West Virginia House of Delegates’ 23rd District in the Cabell County area both say they are focused on the economy.
CHARLESTON — Until 2018, members of the West Virginia Legislature thought there was nothing anyone could do to stop them from impeaching elected state officials.
Monday, October 17, 2022
HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (HuntPAC) has announced its endorsements for the Nov. 8 general election.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Thursday, October 13, 2022
HUNTINGTON — Three people are running for one vacant seat on the Cabell County Board of Education, and the elected candidate will serve until June 2024.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
HUNTINGTON — A seasoned Cabell County politician will face a West Virginia delegate and Huntington business owner to fill a Cabell County Commission seat left vacant by the death of Nancy Cartmill.
- West Virginia Voter Information
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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESDISTRICT 1 (southern counties)
WV SENATEDISTRICT 4 (Mason, western Jackson, southern Putnam, northern Cabell)
- Eric J. Tarr (i) (R)
- Tiffany Clemins (D)
- Mark R. Maynard (i) (R)
WV HOUSEDISTRICT 18 (most of Mason County, part of western Putnam County)
- Seth King (D)
- Kathie Hess Crouse (i) (R)
- Geoff Foster (i) (R)
- Karen Nance (D)
- Evan Worrell (i) (R)
- Sean Hornbuckle (i) (D)
- David Thompson (D)
- Henry Corby Dillon (R)
BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL ELECTION (1)
SPECIAL COUNTY COMMISSION ELECTION FOR CARTMILL'S SEAT
- Michael J. Woelfel (i) (D)
- Reggie Thompson (i) (D)
- Jimmy Scott (D)
- Craig Evans (R)
EARLY VOTING: April 5-May 2
OHIO PRIMARY ELECTION: May 3
GENERAL ELECTION: Nov. 8
LAWRENCE COUNTY COMMISSION