West Virginia 2014 (U.S. Senate Race Profile)

Incumbent Jay Rockefeller
Party Democrat
Years in Senate 28 years
Previous Victory 63.7%
Status Retiring
GOP Primary May 13, 2014
Gen Election Nov 04, 2014

West Virginia is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a major pick-up opportunity in a state President Obama lost badly in 2012. Incumbent Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller has announced that he will retire at the end of his term, increasing the odds that a conservative can win this seat.

Note: SCF will not endorse U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) because her record in the House of Representatives on spending is too liberal. Republicans in West Virginia deserve a strong conservative to represent them in the U.S. Senate.