Who's got your vote for Congress in W...
Elections 2014

Who's got your vote for Congress in West Virginia's 3rd District?

Created by Topix Polls on Oct 20, 2014

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D Nick Rahall - Incumbent

R Evan Jenkins

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Big joe

Charleston, WV

#1 Oct 29, 2014
Why wood anyone vote for hick rahall in wv.
sick and tired

Saint Albans, WV

#2 Oct 30, 2014
We are just totally screwed on this one, neither are worth the mark the pencil makes, I have voted for Rahall for years, but he turned redcoat so no way this time.
Reader

Charleston, WV

#4 Nov 1, 2014
sick and tired wrote:
We are just totally screwed on this one, neither are worth the mark the pencil makes, I have voted for Rahall for years, but he turned redcoat so no way this time.
What color is Jenkins "Turn Coat".
Vote 4 WVjobs

Charleston, WV

#5 Nov 1, 2014
Nicky Jo showed his colors when he sided with Obama to bankrupt coal, THE #1 INDUSRY THAT FEEDS WV.
Who is the real ""Turn Coat!!!

Nicky Jo's gotta Go so WV can GROW!!!!
old man

Charleston, WV

#6 Nov 1, 2014
I dont know much about this Jenkins but Nick OBAMA aint getting my vote this time
Ponycar

Hockessin, DE

#7 Nov 2, 2014
I was ask "what if Jenkins is worse than Rahall?" Then we vote him out too. If we don't vote out those we don't agree with then nothing changes! Both side take money from special interest groups, wake up!!! that what politicians do!!! But when that money ,that they all need to run campaigns, overrides the interest of those they represent then its time to vote them out. It's the only thing that sends a message. Period!
hohoho santa

Charleston, WV

#8 Nov 4, 2014
Big joe wrote:
Why wood anyone vote for hick rahall in wv.
cause he backs people. not companies.....do your research before you post.
hohoho santa

Charleston, WV

#9 Nov 4, 2014
Reader wrote:
<quoted text>What color is Jenkins "Turn Coat".
jenkins will always get the money from big business. he'll spend it in new york with his pals , the koch brothers.
Marvin

Washington, DC

#10 Nov 4, 2014
hohoho santa wrote:
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jenkins will always get the money from big business. he'll spend it in new york with his pals , the koch brothers.
Rahall will spend his with obama. He always backs obama except at election time.
road hog

Bluefield, WV

#11 Nov 5, 2014
Rah all ,,,,,, ten at ,,,,,got there buts handed to them an kicked out the door''''''''

Ugh

Nitro, WV

#12 Nov 5, 2014
Yep. See what happens to wv now. Nick rah all may have been a bad choice but he was the lesser of the evils. If half of the morons who voted yesterday would have did their research they'd know that. Instead they fell for all the propaganda that's been all over the media here. They told you exactly what you wanted to hear and you fell for it. The only reason you voted nick out was because of coal. I bet you don't even know anything else about the person you voted for. All you know is he says "I'm gonna save coal". Congrats on screwing this state into the ground.
fred

Bluefield, WV

#13 Nov 5, 2014
Nick r'. Had 38 years , what did he do beside get rich from wv,,,,,, govner is next for rep.
Well

Scott Depot, WV

#14 Nov 5, 2014
What do you think the other guys gonna do? Think about that for a second. 38 years. Guess he ran coal mines in the ground from the start single handedly. He's a politician. He's going to have money, and he's going to be a liar, but if people thought things were bad before they'll see now. If you believe in honest politicians your pitifully naive. However, He did do good things for the workers in wv. ALL workers. Not just coal miners. If you even have to ask what he did you didn't do your research. Some people are like broken records saying the same crap over and over again because they can't think for themselves and simply repeat what others say. All politicians are going to "get rich" off of you. I haven't met an honest one yet. The point here is to know which ones are worse than others. But anyway, I'm sure this new guy will get even richer off of WV (or rather working class WV) so I guess it doesn't matter now does it?

Since: Jun 11

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#15 Nov 6, 2014
Ponycar wrote:
I was ask "what if Jenkins is worse than Rahall?" Then we vote him out too. If we don't vote out those we don't agree with then nothing changes! Both side take money from special interest groups, wake up!!! that what politicians do!!! But when that money ,that they all need to run campaigns, overrides the interest of those they represent then its time to vote them out. It's the only thing that sends a message. Period!
Actually it may not be easy to vote Jenkins out if he actually sucks, not all cycles will be competitive and who can the Dems throw against him that won't be smeared by this state's media, a media that is run by failed candidate and Florida resident John Raese?

This state is gone to the Republicans for awhile, I have no confidence they will be good for this state but it is what it is...

Since: Jun 11

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#16 Nov 6, 2014
Well wrote:
What do you think the other guys gonna do? Think about that for a second. 38 years. Guess he ran coal mines in the ground from the start single handedly. He's a politician. He's going to have money, and he's going to be a liar, but if people thought things were bad before they'll see now. If you believe in honest politicians your pitifully naive. However, He did do good things for the workers in wv. ALL workers. Not just coal miners. If you even have to ask what he did you didn't do your research. Some people are like broken records saying the same crap over and over again because they can't think for themselves and simply repeat what others say. All politicians are going to "get rich" off of you. I haven't met an honest one yet. The point here is to know which ones are worse than others. But anyway, I'm sure this new guy will get even richer off of WV (or rather working class WV) so I guess it doesn't matter now does it?
Rahall came in when coal mining jobs had already drastically declined, a lot of voters are not very understanding what really happened to coal mining jobs since the 1950's. Mechanization caused these losses. But it is easy to blame the white house and an EPA that was established by the signature of Dick Nixon and there is nothing radical in preventing this state from being an unlivable industrial wasteland after the out of state mining companies move away.. But the locals want rid of EPA and do not know what they are talking about.

Education is severely lacking...
miner 1976

Bluefield, WV

#17 Nov 7, 2014
B.s. I would be glad to go back to 1976 when nick r. Was first voted in.. what mines we had was working more then today, an every town didn't look like a host town.

Since: Jun 11

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#18 Nov 7, 2014
miner 1976 wrote:
B.s. I would be glad to go back to 1976 when nick r. Was first voted in.. what mines we had was working more then today, an every town didn't look like a host town.
But 1976 was 38 years ago, we cannot go back we have to move forward, Rahall had an excellent career. It was the out of state mining companies that made these decisions not the politicians. Coal is on its way out, Robert Byrd said back in 1971 this state would be in trouble if this state did not bring in other industries to employ its residents because mining is not really permanant it is temporary and had always been subject to many layoffs..

Byrd was right..
Agreed

Dunbar, WV

#19 Nov 7, 2014
Weepy wrote:
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But 1976 was 38 years ago, we cannot go back we have to move forward, Rahall had an excellent career. It was the out of state mining companies that made these decisions not the politicians. Coal is on its way out, Robert Byrd said back in 1971 this state would be in trouble if this state did not bring in other industries to employ its residents because mining is not really permanant it is temporary and had always been subject to many layoffs..
Byrd was right..
Couldn't have said it better myself. Mining has always been feast or famine. WV needed to have a "plan B" to fall back on. Relying on one industry alone is just economical suicide. Now, with all these power companies switching to gas, the need for coal isn't going to just start booming again because of one man's bs. Really irritates me that this guy played the coal card. He knew exactly what he was doing. He knew people were in a bad situation and used it to his advantage by telling them exactly what they wanted to hear.(Like most if not all politicians)

Since: Jun 11

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#20 Nov 7, 2014
Agreed wrote:
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Couldn't have said it better myself. Mining has always been feast or famine. WV needed to have a "plan B" to fall back on. Relying on one industry alone is just economical suicide. Now, with all these power companies switching to gas, the need for coal isn't going to just start booming again because of one man's bs. Really irritates me that this guy played the coal card. He knew exactly what he was doing. He knew people were in a bad situation and used it to his advantage by telling them exactly what they wanted to hear.(Like most if not all politicians)
Thank you for your comment.

I learned a lot from my dad, if he was still living he would be embarassed by the behavior of our political system, he believed in Rahall and has shook hands with him, he was a retired loyal coal miner who believed in the UMWA as well as millions who were past members, he saw Ronald Reagan as a traitor being that Ronnie himself was a long time union leader (Screen Actors Guild, even recognized as one of its best leaders) and even pimped ads for the UMWA and the UAW and turned his back on unions so he could be a politician and felt the Democratic Party was difficult for him so he shitcanned his beliefs for self opportunity. I thought Reagan was a funny guy when he was prez but sold out to reach that level. He is the reason we got blowhards like RxUSH polluting the airwaves today and dividing the country over artificial outrage and all media conglomerates are conservative in thought and controls the message in this country..'

West Virginia fell prey to these people, sad even. I go to the root causes and interested in history of how we got here, all I hear from conservatives are bland "Obama is a socialist" and most of his audience do not know the meaning of socialism nor do they know their history, if they did they would be ashamed of their hypocrisy. I do not take orders from pundits, I do my own research. My side will return someday..
red eye

Bluefield, WV

#21 Nov 7, 2014
If they know it was on its way out in 1971 , why didn't they try to start to make changes,

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