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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Carte P. Goodwin (D-W.Va.)


Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. Senate, 2010
Born: Feb. 27, 1974; Mt. Alto, W.Va.
Residence: Charleston
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Rochelle Goodwin; one child
Education: Marietta College, B.A. 1996; Emory U., J.D. 1999
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Appointed: 2010 (1st term)
End of Service: Nov. 15, 2010
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support; Strategic Forces); Budget; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Employment & Workplace Safety; Primary Health and Retirement Security); Rules & Administration

Election History
Roll Call Vitals


West Virginia is 25th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.