West Virginia 1st District Election 2010: Michael Oliverio and David McKinley in close contest for open House seat

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Washington Post Staff
Monday, October 18, 2010; 4:56 PM

In West Virginia's 1st District an interesting contest is coming to its climax between Democrat Michael Oliverio and Republican David McKinley.

As WhoRunsGov explains:

A conservative Democrat and lifetime West Virginian, Oliverio was a state senator who gained national prominence when he ousted 14-term incumbent Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WestVa.) in the Democratic primary in May 2010.

Oliverio is facing former state GOP Chairman David McKinley in the November 2010 midterms in what is one of the most competitive House races in the country in a swing state.

In the race, McKinley was supported heavily by the National Republican Congressional Committee, which elevated him to its top-tier "young gun" candidate status as one of its brightest hopes for taking back the House, as well as by Republican big guns including House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Oh.)

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