U.S. House, 3rd Congressional District:
Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall faces Richard Ojeda in the May 13 Democratic primary. Rahall is expected to win that race, setting up a tough re-election campaign against Republican Evan Jenkins, a state senator, who is running unopposed in the GOP primary.
Hometown: Beckley, W.Va.
Political experience: Congressman, 1977-present
Education: Bachelor's degree, Duke University
Selected Endorsements: United Mine Workers of American; American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia; West Virginia AFL-CIO
Occupation: Military instructor, National Defense Cadet Corps; retired major, U.S. Army
Political experience: None
Education: Master's degree in business and organizational security, Webster University, St. Louis. Bachelor's degree from West Virginia State University.
Occupation: Executive director of the West Virginia State Medical Association
Political experience: Elected to West Virginia House of Delegates, 1994, served through 2000. Elected to state Senate, 2002, served through present.
Education: B.S. University of Florida; J.D., Cumberland School of Law
Selected Endorsements: West Virginia Farm PAC; Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; National Federation of Independent Businesses