Wins Give GOP Majority Of WV Seats In Congress

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Republican victories in West Virginia's U.S. House and Senate races knocked history on its side.

With wins Tuesday by Alex Mooney, Evan Jenkins and incumbent David McKinley, the GOP will hold every U.S. House seat from West Virginia for the first time since 1921.

Coupled with Shelley Moore Capito's win in the U.S. Senate race, Republicans will occupy four of West Virginia's five seats in the Senate and U.S. House and leave U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin as the only Democrat. The GOP hasn't held a majority of the state's congressional delegation since 1947.

Capito became the first West Virginia Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat since 1957 when she beat Secretary of State Natalie Tennant to take over for retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller.