United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2014
Georgia (U.S. state)
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
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All 14 Georgia seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 9 5

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 14 U.S. Representatives from the state of Georgia, one from each of the state's 14 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of Georgia and U.S. Senator.

District 1[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Jack Kingston is retiring to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Saxby Chambliss.[1][2]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Stefan Jarvis, realtor[3]
  • David Schwarz, former Congressional aide[3]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Buddy
Carter
Darwin
Carter
Jeff
Chapman
Bob
Johnson
John
McCallum
Undecided
Rosetta Stone February 4, 2014 450 ± 3.5% 27% 2% 14% 2% 4% 51%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 18,971 36.22%
Republican Bob Johnson 11,890 22.70%
Republican John McCallum 10,715 20.46%
Republican Jeff Chapman 6,918 13.21%
Republican Darwin Carter 2,819 5.38%
Republican Earl Martin 1,063 2.03%
Totals 52,376 100%

Runoff results[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 22,861 53.81%
Republican Bob Johnson 19,621 46.19%
Totals 42,482 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Brian Reese, UPS manager and minister
  • Marc Smith, Navy veteran[7]
  • Amy Tavio, realtor[8]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Lesli Messinger, businesswoman[8]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amy Tavio 6,148 33.96%
Democratic Brian Reese 6,122 33.81%
Democratic Marc Smith 5,836 32.23%
Totals 18,106 100%

Runoff results[edit]

Democratic primary runoff results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Reese 6,526 63.09%
Democratic Amy Tavio 3,818 36.91%
Totals 10,344 100%

District 2[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Representative Sanford Bishop has represented southwest Georgia since 1993. Republicans optician and former Lee County School Board member Greg Duke and retired educator Vivian Childs are the announced challengers.[9] Business Consultant and Retired Army Officer John House was thought to be interested in a rematch,[10] but ultimately did not file to run again.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Duke 16,468 69.43%
Republican Vivian Childs 7,252 30.57%
Totals 23,720 100%

District 3[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Lynn Westmoreland, who has represented West-Central Georgia since 2005, was mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, but he declined to run.[11] He was opposed in the Republican Primary by businessman Chip Flanegan, but prevailed and will be unopposed in the general election.[12]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland 37,106 69.49%
Republican Chip Flanegan 16,294 30.51%
Totals 53,400 100%

District 4[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Representative Hank Johnson has represented the Dekalb County-based district since 2007. He was opposed for renomination in the Democratic Primary by DeKalb County Sheriff Tom Brown. Despite Brown raising the adequate funds to run a credible challenge to the incumbent, Johnson won with 55% to Brown's 45%.[13]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 26,514 54.75%
Democratic Tom Brown 21,909 45.25%
Totals 48,423 100%

District 5[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Representative John Lewis has represented the Atlanta-based district since 1987.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis 48,001 100.00%

District 6[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Tom Price was a potential candidate for U.S. Senate,[1][14] but ultimately declined to enter the race.[15] Businessman & Army Veteran Bob Montigel is the Democratic candidate.[12]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price 44,074 100.00%
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Montigel 11,493 100.00%

District 7[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Rob Woodall, who has represented the Gwinnett County-based district since 2011, was mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, but he declined to run.[16] Woodall will be opposed by Lilburn City Councilman Thomas Wight as the Democratic candidate.[12]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall 33,804 100.00%
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Wight 7,141 100.00%

District 8[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Austin Scott, who has represented central Georgia since 2011, was mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, but he declined to run.[16]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Scott 36,073 100.00%

District 9[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Doug Collins, who has represented northeastern Georgia since January 2013, was mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, but he declined to run.[16] He defeated Bernie Fontaine for renomination and will be opposed by Democratic medical researcher David Vogel in the general election.[12]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Collins 49,951 80.22%
Republican Bernie Fontaine 12,315 19.78%
Totals 62,266 100%
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Vogel 6,415 100.00%

District 10[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Paul Broun is retiring to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Saxby Chambliss.[17][18][19]

Republican primary[edit]

No candidate was able to win the fifty percent of the vote to win the nomination outright, thus Hice and Collins, who earned 34% and 33% respectively, will advance to the July 22 runoff.[13]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
  • John Douglas, former State Senator[3]
Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Collins
Gary
Gerrard
Jody
Hice
Donna
Sheldon
Stephen
Simpson
Brian
Slowinski
Undecided
Rosetta Stone ^ December 3–4, 2013 626 ± 4.1% 17% 3% 14% 4% 3% 1% 58%
  • ^ Internal poll for Mike Collins campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jody Hice 17,408 33.5%
Republican Mike Collins 17,143 32.99%
Republican Donna Sheldon 7,972 15.34%
Republican Gary Gerrard 3,830 7.37%
Republican Stephen Simpson 2,423 4.66%
Republican S. Mitchell Swan 2,167 4.17%
Republican Brian Slowinski 1,027 1.98%
Totals 51,970 100%

Runoff results[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jody Hice 26,961 54.32%
Republican Mike Collins 22,673 45.68%
Totals 49,634 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Ken Dious, attorney
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Dious 15,965 100.00%

District 11[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Phil Gingrey is retiring to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Saxby Chambliss.[20] Republicans seeking to succeed Gingrey include businessman Allan Levene, a Kennesaw, Georgia, resident who is simultaneously contending for the Republican nomination in four congressional districts in four separate states,[21] former U.S. Representative and Libertarian Party Presidential nominee in 2008 Bob Barr, State House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey, State Senator Barry Loudermilk, businesswoman and former State Workforce Development Executive Director Tricia Pridemore, and U.S. Army veteran Larry Mrozinski. Radio talk show host Hayden Collins and cancer research activist Susan M. Davis planned to run, but ultimately withdrew. Another potential Republican candidate was State Senator Judson Hill. Democrat Patrick Thompson, a technology sales executive and the nominee for the seat in 2012, planned to run again, but then declined.[8]

Loudermilk and Barr, who earned 37% and 26% of the vote respectively, will advance to the runoff on July 22.[13]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bob
Barr
Allan
Levene
Ed
Lindsey
Barry
Loudermilk
Larry
Mrozinski
Tricia
Pridemore
Other/
Undecided
Landmark/Rosetta Stone April 17, 2014 500 ± 4.5% 23% 3% 8% 25% 4% 11% 26%
RightPath* March 20–24, 2014 600 ± 4.08% 12.2% 0.3% 2.7% 12.3% 0.3% 3.7% 68.5%
  • * Internal poll for Barry Loudermilk campaign

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Loudermilk 20,862 36.59%
Republican Bob Barr 14,704 25.79%
Republican Tricia Pridemore 9,745 17.09%
Republican Ed Lindsey 8,448 14.82%
Republican Larry Mrozinski 2,288 4.01%
Republican Allan Levene 962 1.69%
Totals 57,009 100%

Runoff results[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Loudermilk 34,641 66.06%
Republican Bob Barr 17,794 33.94%
Totals 52,435 100%

District 12[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Representative John Barrow, who has represented southeastern Georgia since 2005, was mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, but he declined to run.[22]

State Representative Delvis Dutton, Congressional aide and 2008 nominee John Stone, businessman and 2012 candidate Rick W. Allen, Army Nurse and 2010 candidate for Georgia's 8th district Diane Vann, and businessman Eugene Yu are the announced Republican candidates.[23][8][24] Republican State Senator Tommie Williams, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver and 2012 candidate Wright McLeod all declined to run.[25][26]

Allen avoided a runoff by winning the Republican nomination with 54% on May 20 and thus will oppose Barrow in the General election.[13]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rick
Allen
Delvis
Dutton
John
Stone
Diane
Vann
Eugene
Yu
Undecided
Landmark/Rosetta Stone May 1, 2014 500 ± 4.5% 40% 8% 8% 3% 15% 26%

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Allen 25,093 53.99%
Republican Eugene Yu 7,677 16.52%
Republican Delvis Dutton 6,644 14.3%
Republican John Stone 5,826 12.54%
Republican Diane Vann 1,237 2.66%
Totals 46,477 100%
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barrow 26,324 100.00%

District 13[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Representative David Scott has represented the western and southern portions of the Atlanta metropolitan area since 2003. Michael Owens, a businessman and USMC Veteran, ran against Scott in the primary,[27] but was defeated.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Scott 29,486 82.24%
Democratic Michael Owens 6,367 17.76%
Totals 35,853 100%

District 14[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Tom Graves, who has represented northwestern Georgia since 2010, was mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, but he declined to run.[28] He was unsuccessfully challenged in the Republican primary by manager and business consultant Ken Herron,[29] and won renomination in the May 20 primary and will be unopposed in the general election.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Graves 32,343 74.07%
Republican Ken Herron 11,324 25.93%
Totals 43,667 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Galloway, Jim; Malloy, Daniel (January 26, 2013). "Chambliss retirement sparks scramble for U.S. Senate seat". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Sean (May 2, 2013). "Kingston joins Republican Senate field in Georgia". Washington Post. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Georgia 2013 General Election". Thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1st District Congressional candidates meet for second forum". WTOC. January 9, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "OFFICIAL RESULTS General Primary/General Nonpartisan/Special Election May 20, 2014". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "UNOFFICIAL RESULTS General Primary Runoff and General Nonpartisan Election Runoff July 22, 2014". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Marc Smith for Georgia First Congressional District | Home Page
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Online Guide to Georgia Elections, Candidates & Politics". Politics1. December 17, 2006. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G13/GA | accessdate=April 19, 2013
  10. ^ http://www.politics1.com/ga.htm | accessdate=April 19, 2013
  11. ^ Galloway, Jim (February 4, 2013). "Kasim Reed, Lynn Westmoreland bow out of Senate race". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d Georgia 2014 General Election
  13. ^ a b c d Georgia Primary Results: Rick Allen Wins Primary to Face Barrow
  14. ^ Galloway, Jim (October 20, 2012). "Time for Saxby Chambliss to look over his shoulder". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ Trygstad, Kyle (May 10, 2013). "Tom Price Declines Georgia Senate Bid #GASEN". Roll Call. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c Berman, Russell (March 24, 2013). "Tight-knit Georgia Republican delegation starts to fray over Senate race". The Hill. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ Sean Sullivan (February 6, 2013). "Paul Broun announces Georgia Senate bid". The Washington Post. 
  18. ^ "Georgia: Broun Files Senate Paperwork Ahead of Afternoon Campaign Launch | At the Races". Atr.rollcall.com. February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  19. ^ January 30, 2013 (January 30, 2013). "Crawford: Saxby stirs state’s political pot". The Gainesville Times. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  20. ^ Galloway, Jim (March 27, 2013). "Phil Gingrey enters 2014 race for U.S. Senate". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  21. ^ Galloway, Jim (November 6, 2013). "Running for Congress, in Georgia and three other states – at the same time". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  22. ^ Galloway, Jim (May 7, 2013). "John Barrow will not run for Senate". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  23. ^ Cameron Joseph (February 5, 2014). "State rep. jumps into race against Barrow". The Hill. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  24. ^ Galloway, Jim (February 22, 2014). "A Yu turn for a long-shot Senate candidate". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  25. ^ Joshua Miller (February 4, 2013). "Backslapping Barrow Faces Big Senate Choice". Roll Call. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  26. ^ Susan McCord (May 28, 2013). "Wright McLeod says he won't run for U.S. Congress seat". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  27. ^ Michael Owens challenges David Scott | zpolitics | politics in a snap!
  28. ^ Galloway, Jim (March 3, 2013). "Exclusive: Tom Graves will not run for Senate -- this time". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  29. ^ Ken Herron for Congress | Georgia's 14th Disctrict | Elect a New Congress

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