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)
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

All 14 Georgia seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 9 5
Seats won 10 4
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,348,876 956,271
Percentage 58.52% 41.48%

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 did not run for re-election, instead running unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss.[1][2]

Republican primary[edit]

Declared candidates
Withdrawn candidates
  • Stefan Jarvis, realtor[3]
  • David Schwarz, former Congressional aide[3]
Polling
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
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
Total votes 52,376 100

Runoff[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 22,871 53.81
Republican Bob Johnson 19,632 46.19
Total votes 42,503 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Declared candidates
  • Brian Reese, UPS manager and minister
  • Marc Smith, Navy veteran
  • Amy Tavio, realtor[7]
Withdrawn candidates
  • Lesli Messinger, businesswoman[7]
Results
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
Total votes 18,106 100

Runoff[edit]

Democratic primary runoff results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Reese 6,531 63.09
Democratic Amy Tavio 3,821 36.91
Total votes 10,352 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 1st Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 95,337 60.91
Democratic Brian Reese 61,175 39.09
Total votes 156,512 100.00
Republican hold

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
Total votes 23,720 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford Bishop 96,363 59.15
Republican Greg Duke 66,357 40.85
Total votes 162,900 100.00
Democratic hold

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
Total votes 53,400 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland 156,277 100.00
Total votes 156,277 100.00
Republican hold

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
Total votes 48,423 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 4th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 161,211 100.00
Total votes 161,211 100.00
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Representative John Lewis has represented the Atlanta-based district since 1987. He was unopposed in the primary election and will be unopposed in the general election.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis 48,001 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis 170,236 100.00
Total votes 170,236 100.00
Democratic hold

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 and 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
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Montigel 11,493 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price 139,018 66.04
Democratic Robert Montigel 71,486 33.96
Total votes 210,504 100.00
Republican hold

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
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Wight 7,141 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 7th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall 113,557 65.39
Democratic Thomas Wight 60,112 34.61
Total votes 173,669 100.00
Republican hold

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] He was unopposed in the primary election and will be unopposed in the general election.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Scott 36,073 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 8th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Scott 129,938 100.00
Total votes 129,938 100.00
Republican hold

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
Total votes 62,266 100
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Vogel 6,415 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Collins 146,039 80.67
Democratic David Vogel 34,988 19.33
Total votes 181,047 100.00
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Paul Broun did not run for re-election, instead running unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss.[17][18][19]

Republican primary[edit]

Declared candidates
Withdrawn candidates
  • John Douglas, former State Senator[3]
Declined to run
Polling
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
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
Total votes 51,970 100

Runoff[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jody Hice 26,975 54.32
Republican Mike Collins 22,684 45.68
Total votes 49,659 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Declared candidates
  • Ken Dious, attorney
Declined to run
Results
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Dious 15,965 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 10th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jody Hice 130,703 66.52
Democratic Ken Dious 65,777 33.48
Total votes 181,047 100.00
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

Incumbent Republican Representative Phil Gingrey did not run for re-election, instead running unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss.[20]

Republican primary[edit]

Declared candidates
Withdrawn candidates
  • Hayden Collins, radio talk show host
  • Susan M. Davis, cancer research activist
Declined to run
  • Judson Hill, State Senator
Polling
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
Results
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
Total votes 57,009 100

Runoff[edit]

Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bob
Barr
Barry
Loudermilk
Other Undecided
Magellan Strategies* July 7–8, 2014 719 ± 3.65% 28% 49% 23%
  • * Internal poll for Barry Loudermilk campaign
Results
Republican primary runoff results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Loudermilk 34,667 66.07
Republican Bob Barr 17,807 33.93
Total votes 52,474 100

Democrat Patrick Thompson, a technology sales executive and the nominee for the seat in 2012, planned to run again, but ultimately declined to do so.

General election[edit]

Georgia's 11th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Loudermilk 161,532 100.00
Total votes 161,532 100.00
Republican hold

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]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barrow 26,324 100

Republican primary[edit]

Declared candidates
Declined to run
Polling
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%
Results
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
Total votes 46,477 100

General election[edit]

Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Barrow (D)
Rick
Allen (R)
Other Undecided
Landmark Communications November 2, 2014 500 ± 4.38% 45.7% 47.3% 7.1%
Landmark Communications October 30, 2014 500 ± 4.38% 44.4% 48.1% 7.5%
Public Opinion Strategies* September 15–17, 2014 400 ± ? 44% 42% 11%
  • * Internal poll for the Rick Allen campaign
Results
Georgia's 12th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Allen 91,336 54.75
Democratic John Barrow (Incumbent) 75,478 45.25
Total votes 166,814 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

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 Marine Corps veteran, ran against Scott in the primary,[27] but was defeated. Scott will be unopposed in the general election.

Primary results[edit]

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

General election[edit]

Georgia's 13th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Scott 159,445 100.00
Democratic hold

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 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
Total votes 43,667 100

General election[edit]

Georgia's 14th Congressional District election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Graves 118,782 100.00
Total votes 118,782 100.00
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Sullivan, Sean (May 2, 2013). "Kingston joins Republican Senate field in Georgia". Washington Post. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
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  4. ^ "1st District Congressional candidates meet for second forum". WTOC. January 9, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
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  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. ^ a b 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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