Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Republican businessman David McKinley has won the hard-fought race to claim West Virginia's 1st District Congressional seat.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, McKinley had 50.4 percent of the vote compared to Oliverio's 49.6 percent.
McKinley is a former legislator and state GOP chairman who owns a Wheeling architectural and engineering firm. Oliverio is an insurance company financial adviser from Morgantown.
McKinley capitalized on the unpopularity of Washington Democrats, portraying Oliverio as the would-be lapdog of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
McKinley's unofficial win means that Republicans will hold a majority of House seats presenting West Virginia for the first time since the late 1960s.
(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Charleston, W.VA. (AP) -- Republican David McKinley defeats Mike Oliverio to win W.Va. 1st Congressional District seat.
(Copyright 2010 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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