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Rahall Reflects on 2014 Campaign, Career Accomplishments

Cong. Nick Rahall with veterans

Democrat Nick Rahall of Beckley will leave his congressional office next month after 38 years of service, to be replaced by Republican Evan Jenkins.

West Virginia’s District 3 congressman sat down with Suzanne Higgins on election night, to reflect on the 2014 campaign, and the successes he’s had for southern West Virginia while in office.

While the Rahall campaign received between $3-$7 million in outside support to Jenkins’ estimated $8-$10 million, the congressman said the practice has undermined the political process.

He pointed to road construction and legislation that benefited coal miners and veterans among his greatest accomplishments.

Rahall thanked his family, staff and supporters and said he would be staying in southern West Virginia, continuing to work on coal mining and veteran issues.