West Virginia’s 3rd District race draws national attention

By TAYLOR STUCK

The Herald-Dispatch

Delegate Carol Miller, R-Cabell, left, and state Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The 3rd Congressional District of West Virginia is in the spotlight, with more than just West Virginians paying attention to the race between Republican Carol Miller and Democrat Richard Ojeda.

Among the factors fueling that attention: Some experts say the district has the chance of turning from red to blue. Campaign spending from outside groups is far more than the other two House of Representatives races in the Mountain State as both Republicans and Democrats strive to have control of that chamber next year. And, for the first time in decades, there is no incumbent in the race to represent the southern third of West Virginia.

The last time the district did not have an incumbent was 1977 when Nick Rahall was first elected.

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