United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2014

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

All 7 South Carolina 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 Steady Steady
Popular vote 815,892 295,589
Percentage 73.41 % 26.59 %

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 7 U.S. Representatives from the state of South Carolina, one from each of the state's 7 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of South Carolina.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located on the Atlantic coastal plain, from Seabrook Island to the border with North Carolina and includes most of Charleston and Myrtle Beach. The incumbent is Republican Mark Sanford, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously from 1995 to 2001. He was elected with 54% of the vote in a special election in 2013 and the district has a PVI of R+11.

He is running for re-election unopposed.[1]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Sanford (Incumbent) 119,392 93.41%
Write-Ins 8,423 6.59%
Totals 127,815 100%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is located in central South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Joe Wilson, who has represented the district since 2001. He was re-elected with 96% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+16.

Eddie McCain, who was the Libertarian nominee for the seat in 2010, challenged Wilson for the Republican nomination.[1]

Ed Greenleaf and Phil Black ran for the Democratic nomination.[1] Harold Geddings III of the Labor Party is also running.[1]

Primary election[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Wilson 43,687 81.61%
Republican Eddie McCain 9,842 18.39%
Totals 53,529 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Black 6,699 54.19%
Democratic Ed Greenleaf 5,663 45.81%
Totals 12,362 100%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Wilson (Incumbent) 121,649 62.45%
Democratic Phil Black 68,719 35.28%
Labor (United States) Harold Geddings III 4,158 2.13%
Write-Ins 282 0.14%
Totals 194,808 100%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is located in western South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Jeff Duncan, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+18.

Hosea Cleveland and Barbara Jo Mullis ran for the Democratic nomination.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara Jo Mullis 4,989 66.61%
Democratic Hosea Cleveland 2,501 33.39%
Totals 7,490 100%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Duncan (Incumbent) 116,741 71.18%
Democratic Barbara Jo Mullis 47,181 28.77%
Write-Ins 87 0.05%
Totals 164,009 100%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is located in Upstate South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Trey Gowdy, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+15.

Libertarian Curtis E. McLaughlin is the only other candidate running.[1]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trey Gowdy (Incumbent) 126,452 84.84%
Libertarian Curtis E McLaughlin Jr 21,969 14.74%
Write-Ins 628 0.42%
Totals 149,049 100%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district is located in northern South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Mick Mulvaney, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+9.

Fort Mill Town Councilman Tom Adams is running for the Democrats.[4]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mick Mulvaney (Incumbent) 103,078 58.85%
Democratic Tom Adams 66,802 38.14%
Working Families Tom Adams 5,183 2.96%
Total Tom Adams 71,985 41.10%
Write-Ins 82 0.05%
Totals 175,145 100%
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

The 6th district is located in central and southwestern South Carolina. The incumbent is Democrat Jim Clyburn, who has represented the district since 1993. He was re-elected with 94% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+21.

Karen Smith challenged Clyburn for the Democratic nomination.[1]

Anthony Culler, Kevin R. Umbaugh and Leon Winn ran for the Republican nomination, though Umbaugh withdrew from the race.[1]

Primary election[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Clyburn 37,429 85.98%
Democratic Karen Smith 6,101 14.02%
Totals 43,530 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Culler 10,377 66.49%
Republican Leon Winn 5,231 33.51%
Totals 15,608 100%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Clyburn (Incumbent) 125,747 72.51%
Republican Anthony Culler 44,311 25.55%
Libertarian Kevin Umbaugh 3,176 1.83%
Write-Ins 198 0.11%
Totals 173,432 100%
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is located in northeastern South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Tom Rice, who has represented this newly-created district since 2013. He was elected with 56% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+7.

Economist and nominee for the seat in 2012 Gloria Bromell Tinubu is running for the Democrats.[5]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rice (Incumbent) 102,833 59.95%
Democratic Gloria Bromell-Tinubu 68,576 39.98%
Write-Ins 115 0.07%
Totals 171,524 100%
Republican hold


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Shain, Andrew (March 26, 2014). "ELECTION 2014 (updated): Who's filed for statewide, State House, Congressional offices". The State. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "South Carolina Election Commission Official Results". West Virginia Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official results 2014 Statewide Primary Election June 10, 2014". South Carolina State Election Commission. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Zou, Jie Jenny (March 25, 2014). "Fort Mill Democrat runs for seat held by Mulvaney". The State. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Beam, Adam (7 December 2013). "ELECTION 2014: Gloria Tinubu running for 7th congressional district seat again". The State. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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