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United States Senate election in West Virginia, 2002

United States Senate election in West Virginia, 2002

November 5, 2002

Nominee Jay Rockefeller Jay Wolfe
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 275,281 160,902
Percentage 63.11% 36.89%

County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Jay Rockefeller

Elected U.S. Senator

Jay Rockefeller

The 2002 United States Senate election in West Virginia was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller won re-election to a fourth term.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Campaign 2
  • Results 3
  • References 4

Major candidates



  • Jay Wolfe, State Senator


Wolfe ran a National Rifle Association, but it wasn't enough to make the election competitive.[3]


West Virginia U.S. Senate Election, 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jay Rockefeller 275,281 63.11 -13.54
Republican Jay Wolfe 160,902 36.89 +13.54
Majority 114,379 26.22 -27.08
Turnout 436,183
  Democratic hold


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