November 4, 2008
| Joe Manchin|Mel Kessler, State Delegate
Joe Manchin, incumbent Governor of West Virginia
Russ Weeks, former State Senator
West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2008 Wikipedia
The 2008 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2008. Incumbent governor Joe Manchin III was the Democratic nominee, challenged by Republican nominee Russ Weeks and Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson. Manchin was reelected by a large margin.