With Joe Manchin announcing he will not seek reelection to his U.S. Senate seat, West Virginia Republicans are poised after 2024 to hold all offices elected on a statewide ballot for the first time in nearly 100 years. In 1928, Herbert Hoover topped the GOP ticket in the state with a 17.4-point victory with Henry Hatfield unseating Democratic U.S. Senator Matthew Neely by 1.5 points. [Republican Guy Goff was sworn into the state’s Class II seat in March 1925]. Also victorious that cycle were Republicans William Conley for Governor (by 7.6 points), Secretary of State George Sharp for a second term (11.5 points), Edgar Lawson for Auditor (9.9 points), Treasurer William Johnson for a fourth term (9.4 points), Attorney General Howard Lee for a second term (10.0 points), Agricultural Commissioner John Smith for a second term (10.5 points), and William Cook for State Superintendent of Free Schools (7.6 points). Manchin is the last Democrat to win statewide office for the party in West Virginia.