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Joe Manchin

[Congressional biography]

Born: August 24, 1947 in Farmington, WV

Education:

  • Farmington High School (Farmington, WV), 1965
  • West Virginia University, B.A., 1970

Career:

  • Co-owner, Manchin's Carpet & Tile, 1968-1982
  • Owner, Enersystems, 1989-2000

Elected Office:

  • WV House, 1982-1986
  • WV Senate, 1986-1996
  • WV Secretary of State, 2000-2004
  • Candidate for President, 2024



Election Results for Joe Manchin


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
1996 48 WV D Governor Primary 2 107,124 32.6%
2000 52 WV D Secretary of State Primary 1 141,839 51.1%
2000 52 WV D Secretary of State General 1 478,489 89.4%
2004 56 WV D Governor Primary 1 149,362 52.7%
2004 56 WV D Governor General 1 472,758 63.5%
2008 60 WV D Governor Primary 1 264,775 74.6%
2008 60 WV D Governor General 1 492,697 69.8%
2010 62 WV D U.S. Senate Class 1 Special Primary 1 68,827 73.1%
2010 62 WV D U.S. Senate Class 1 Special 1 283,358 53.5%
2012 64 WV D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 163,891 79.9%
2012 64 WV D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 399,939 60.6%
2018 70 WV D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 112,658 69.9%
2018 70 WV D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 290,510 49.6%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Joe Manchin


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
2010 62 Senate 12 2 D 14 2 15 80 0
2011 63 Senate 74 24 D 81 16 99 80 15
2012 64 Senate 76 24 D 85 15 100 70 28
2013 65 Senate 72 25 D 86 11 98 50 28
2014 66 Senate 85 13 D 86 11 98 80 32
2015 67 Senate 63 37 D 70 28 99 63 33
2016 68 Senate 51 47 D 65 32 98 35 28
2017 69 Senate 64 36 R 71 28 99 45 8
2018 70 Senate 46 53 R 72 26 99 30 36
2019 71 Senate 49 49 R 69 29 99 68 33
2020 72 Senate 59 37 R 65 33 97 79 26
2021 73 Senate 87 9 D 93 7 96 55 30
2022 74 Senate 87 7 D 91 8 95 16
2023 75 Senate 72 24 D 98 30
Lifetime conservative rating:   26%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.