United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2014
Alabama
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

All 7 Alabama seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 6 1
Seats won 6 1
Seat change
Popular vote 704,533 331,764
Percentage 65.18% 30.69%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected the 7 U.S. Representatives from the state of Alabama. The elections coincided with the elections of other offices, including the Governor of Alabama.

Primary elections were held on June 3, 2014. Primary runoffs, necessary if no candidate won a majority of the vote, were held on 15 July.

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 Democratic opponent in the 2013 special election, managed to qualify.[2][3]

General election results[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bradley Byrne (Incumbent) 103,758 68.16%
Democratic Burton LeFlore 48,278 31.71%
Write-ins Other 198 0.13%
Totals 152,234 100%
Republican hold

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]

General election results[edit]

Alabama's 2nd congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha Roby (Incumbent) 113,103 67.34%
Democratic Erick Wright 54,692 32.56%
Write-ins Other 157 0.09%
Totals 167,952 100%
Republican hold

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]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike D. Rogers 50,372 75.89%
Republican Thomas Casson 15,999 24.11%
Totals 66,371 100%

General election results[edit]

Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike D. Rogers (Incumbent) 103,558 66.12%
Democratic Jesse Smith 52,816 33.72%
Write-ins Other 246 0.16%
Totals 156,620 100%
Republican hold

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]

General election results[edit]

Alabama's 4th congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (Incumbent) 132,831 98.57%
Write-ins Other 1,921 1.43%
Totals 134,752 100%
Republican hold

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.[6] 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.[7] Reggie Hill is running as a write-in candidate.[8]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mo Brooks 49,117 80.32%
Republican Jerry Hill 12,038 19.68%
Totals 61,155 100%

General election results[edit]

Alabama's 5th congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mo Brooks (Incumbent) 115,338 74.4%
Independent Mark Bray 39,005 25.2%
Write-ins Other 631 0.4%
Totals 154,974 100%
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

Republican incumbent Spencer Bachus, who has represented the 6th district since 1993, is not running for re-election.[9]

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
Cygnal May 2014  ? ± ? 12.1% 11.2% 19.8% 16.8% 18.1% 3.4% 18.6%
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[5]
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.[14]

Runoff[edit]

Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Paul
DeMarco
Gary
Palmer
Undecided
Cygnal July 7–8, 2014 647 ± 3.84% 29.3% 59.6% 11.1%
Results
Republican primary runoff results[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Palmer 47,491 63.5%
Republican Paul DeMarco 27,295 36.5%
Totals 74,786 100%

General election results[edit]

Palmer will face Democrat Mark Lester, a professor at Birmingham-Southern College who replaced original nominee Avery Vise in November.[3][16] Robert Shattuck, who lost in the Republican primary, will run as a write-in candidate.[17] Libertarian Aimee Love had been running, but the Alabama Libertarian Party was unable to secure ballot access for federal elections.

Alabama's 6th congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Palmer 135,945 76.18%
Democratic Mark Lester 42,291 23.7%
Write-ins Other 213 0.12%
Totals 178,449 100%
Republican hold

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]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell 74,953 83.91%
Democratic Tamara Harris Johnson 14,374 16.09%
Totals 89,327 100%

General election results[edit]

Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell (Incumbent) 133,687 98.37%
Write-ins Other 2,212 1.63%
Totals 135,899 100%
Democratic hold

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. ^ a b "Alabama Democrats". Alabama Democratic Party. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Certified General Election Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Official Alabama Secretary of State Results
  6. ^ "Parker Griffith to challenge Mo Brooks as an independent candidate for Congress? | AL.com". Blog.al.com. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  7. ^ Gattis, Paul (June 3, 2014). "Huntsville's Mark Bray expects to qualify as independent to run for Congress". AL.com. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ Gattis, Paul (July 18, 2014). "Huntsville's Reggie Hill to run for Congress as write-in candidate". AL.com. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus won't seek re-election". Fox News. Associated Press. September 30, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Sen. Ward, Rep. Williams won't seek Alabama's 6th Congressional District". The Republic. Associated Press. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ Cahn, Emily. "Gary Palmer Marks Second Chance for Club for Growth in Alabama Race". Atr.rollcall.com. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  15. ^ "Alabama Runoff Results". Al.com. July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ Cason, Mike (August 16, 2014). "Alabama Democratic Party nominates Birmingham-Southern professor Mark Lester in 6th congressional district". AL.com. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "Alabama Democratic Primary Results". alabamavote.gov. June 3, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 

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