United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2014
Alabama
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
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All 7 Alabama seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 6 1

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Voters will elect the 7 U.S. Representatives from the state of Alabama. The elections will coincide with the elections of other offices, including a gubernatorial election. Primary elections will be held on June 3, 2014 for offices that need to nominate candidates. If no candidate wins a majority of the vote, primary runoffs will be held on 15 July, 2014.

District 1[edit]

Republican Bradley Byrne won the December 2013 special election held after the resignation of Jo Bonner.[1] He was originally believed to be running for re-election unopposed, but Burton LeFlore, his opponent in the 2013 special election, managed to qualify.[2][3]

District 2[edit]

Republican Martha Roby has represented the district since being elected in 2010. She will face Democrat Erick Wright, the only other candidate to file for the office.[2]

District 3[edit]

Republican Mike D. Rogers has represented the district since being elected in 2002. He defeated challenger Thomas Casson in the Republican primary. Democrat Jesse T. Smith is also running.[2]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers 50,372 75.89%
Republican Thomas Casson 15,999 24.11%
Totals 66,371 100%

District 4[edit]

Republican Robert Aderholt has represented the district since being elected in 1996. He was challenged in the Republican primary by Thomas E. Drake II. No Democrat filed for the office.[2]

District 5[edit]

Republican Mo Brooks has represented the district since being elected in 2010, after defeating the incumbent, party switching Democrat-turned-Republican Parker Griffith, in the Republican primary. Griffith ran again in the Republican primary in 2012, and Brooks won again. Supporters of Griffith circulated petitions to get Griffith on the ballot as an independent.[5] He considered doing so, but instead rejoined the Democratic Party and is running for Governor. No Democrat filed to run. Brooks defeated challenger Jerry Hill in the Republican primary.[2] Mark Bray is challenging Brooks as an independent candidate.[6] Reggie Hill is running as a write-in candidate.[7]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mo Brooks 49,117 80.32%
Republican Jerry Hill 12,038 19.68%
Totals 61,155 100%

District 6[edit]

Republican incumbent Spencer Bachus, who has represented the 6th district since 1993, is not running for re-election.[8]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Scott
Beason
Will
Brooke
Paul
DeMarco
Chad
Mathis
Gary
Palmer
Tom
Vignuelle
Undecided
JMC Analytics* April 15 & 17, 2014 445 ± 4.6% 9% 10% 15% 16% 4% 2% 44%
  • * Internal poll for Chad Mathis campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul DeMarco 30,894 32.68%
Republican Gary Palmer 18,655 19.73%
Republican Scott Beason 14,451 15.29%
Republican Chad Mathis 14,420 15.25%
Republican Will Brooke 13,130 13.89%
Republican Tom Vingelle 2,397 2.54%
Republican Robert Shattuck 587 0.52%
Totals 94,534 100%

DeMarco and Palmer advanced to a July 15 runoff election to decide the Republican primary, which Palmer won.[13]

Runoff[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Palmer 47,491 63.5%
Republican Paul DeMarco 27,295 36.5%
Totals 74,786 100%

Palmer will face Democrat Avery Vise and Libertarian Aimee Love in November.[15] Robert Shattuck, who lost in the Republican primary, will run as a write-in candidate.[16]

District 7[edit]

Democrat Terri Sewell has represented the district since being elected in 2010. She faced a primary challenge from former Birmingham City Attorney Tamara Harris Johnson. No Republican filed to run for the office.[2]

Democratic primary results[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell 74,953 83.91%
Democratic Tamara Harris Johnson 14,374 16.09%
Totals 89,327 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Sean (December 17, 2013). "Republican Bradley Byrne wins Alabama special election". The Washington Post (Washington, DC). Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "List of candidates for major Alabama offices". ABC 3340. February 8, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ Alabama Democratic Party http://aldemocrats.org/blog/candidate_qualifying_ends_feb._7 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Official Alabama Secretary of State Results
  5. ^ http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/10/parker_griffith_to_run_for_con.html
  6. ^ Gattis, Paul (June 3, 2014). "Huntsville's Mark Bray expects to qualify as independent to run for Congress". AL.com. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Gattis, Paul (July 18, 2014). "Huntsville's Reggie Hill to run for Congress as write-in candidate". AL.com. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus won't seek re-election". Associated Press. Fox News. September 30, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ala state Rep. Paul DeMarco running for Congress - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports". ABC 33/40. October 24, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Cahn, Emily (September 30, 2013). "Crowded GOP Race Expected in Bachus District | #AL06". Roll Call. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ Dean, Charles J. (September 30, 2013). "Let's get ready to rumble In the race to succeed Spencer Bachus in Congress". The Birmingham News. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Sen. Ward, Rep. Williams won't seek Alabama's 6th Congressional District". Associated Press. The Republic. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  13. ^ http://atr.rollcall.com/gary-palmer-club-for-growth-alabama-runoff-2014/
  14. ^ "Alabama Runoff Results". Al.com. July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ Alabama Democratic Party http://aldemocrats.org/blog/candidate_qualifying_ends_feb._7 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  16. ^ Stinson, Jim (July 17, 2014). "Robert Shattuck, defeated early in GOP primary for 6th Congressional District, weighs write-in run". AL.com. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Alabama Democratic Primary Results". alabamavote.gov. June 3, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 

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