United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014

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The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to elect the 11 U.S. representatives from the state of Virginia, one from each of the state’s 11 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including an election to the United States Senate. Primary elections, in which party nominees were chosen, were held on June 10, 2014.[1]

Historical milestones[edit]

On June 10, 2014,[2] Republican Eric Cantor became the first sitting House majority leader to lose in a primary election since the position was created in 1899.[3][4]

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014[5]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 1,143,692 53.56% 8 8 -
Democratic 845,845 39.61% 3 3 -
Libertarian 47,037 2.20% 0 0 -
Independent Greens 30,661 1.44% 0 0 -
Green 1,739 0.08% 0 0 -
Independents/Write-In 66,190 3.10% 0 0 -
Totals 2,135,164 100.00% 11 11

District 1[edit]

Republican Rob Wittman has represented Virginia's 1st congressional district since 2007. He is running for re-election.

Republican primary[edit]

Anthony Riedel, a public relations specialist working for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, challenged Wittman in the Republican primary.[6]

Results[edit]

Virginia's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Wittman (incumbent) 13,292 76.17%
Republican Anthony Riedel 4,159 23.83%
Totals 17,451 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 1st Congressional District election, 2014 [21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Wittman (inc.) 131,851 62.90%
Democratic Norm Mosher 72,054 34.38%
Independent Greens G. Gail Parker 5,097 2.43%
Write-in 604 0.29%
Totals 209,606 100%
Republican hold
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District 2[edit]

Republican Scott Rigell has represented Virginia's 2nd congressional district since 2011. He won re-election to a second term in 2012 against Democratic businessman Paul Hirschbiel with 54% of the vote. Rigell is running for re-election.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Allen Knapp (Libertarian) is not listed on the ballot.[23][18]
  • John Smith (Independent Green) is not listed on the ballot.[11][18]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2014 [25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Rigell (inc.) 101,558 58.68%
Democratic Suzanne Patrick 71,178 41.13%
Write-in 324 0.19%
Totals 173,060 100%
Republican hold
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District 3[edit]

Democrat Bobby Scott has represented Virginia's 3rd congressional district since 1993. He won re-election to an eleventh term in 2012 against Republican businessman Dean Longo, with 81% of the vote. Scott is running for re-election unopposed.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bobby Scott (Democratic), incumbent U.S. Representative

Withdrew[edit]

  • Justin Gandino-Saadein (Independent) is not listed on the ballot.[26][18]
  • Justin Upshaw (Libertarian) is not listed on the ballot.[27][18]
Results
Virginia's 3rd Congressional District election, 2014 [28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Scott (inc.) 139,197 94.43%
Write-in 8,205 5.57%
Totals 147,402 100%
Democratic hold
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District 4[edit]

Republican Randy Forbes has represented Virginia's 4th congressional district since 2001. He won re-election in 2012 against Democratic Chesapeake City Councilwoman Ella Ward, with 57% of the vote. Forbes is running for re-election.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Randy Forbes (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Elliott Fausz (Democrat), a publishing manager
  • Bo Brown (Libertarian), accounting professional[29]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Albert Burckardt (Independent Green) is not listed on the ballot.[11][18]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 4th Congressional District election, 2014 [31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (inc.) 120,684 60.15%
Democratic Elliott Fausz 75,270 37.52%
Libertarian Bo Brown 4,427 2.21%
Write-in 257 0.13%
Totals 200,638 100%
Republican hold
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District 5[edit]

Republican Robert Hurt has represented Virginia's 5th congressional district since 2011. He won re-election to a second term in 2012 against Democrat John W. Douglass, with 55% of the vote. Hurt is running for re-election.

Democratic convention[edit]

Results[edit]

Ben Hudson, a teacher and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, challenged Lawrence Gaughan at the Democratic convention on May 31, 2014. Gaughan won the nomination.[32][33]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Robert Hurt (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Lawrence Gaughan (Democratic), actor and political activist[34]
  • Kenneth Hildebrandt (Independent Green), former chiropractic physician[11]
  • Paul Jones (Libertarian), entrepreneur and owner of The Belvedere Company[35][36][37]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 5th Congressional District election, 2014 [38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Hurt (inc.) 124,735 60.86%
Democratic Lawrence Gaughan 73,482 35.85%
Libertarian Paul Jones 4,298 2.10%
Independent Greens Kenneth Hildebrandt 2,209 1.08%
Write-in 219 0.11%
Totals 204,943 100%
Republican hold
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District 6[edit]

Republican Bob Goodlatte has represented Virginia's 6th congressional district since 1993. He won his eleventh term to Congress over Democrat Andy Schmookler with 65% of the vote in 2012. Goodlatte is running for re-election.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bob Goodlatte (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Will Hammer (Libertarian)[39][40]
  • Elaine Hildebrandt (Independent Green)[11]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 6th Congressional District election, 2014 [41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Goodlatte (inc.) 133,898 74.51%
Libertarian Will Hammer 22,161 12.33%
Independent Greens Elaine Hildebrandt 21,447 11.94%
Write-in 2,191 1.22%
Totals 179,697 100%
Republican hold
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District 7[edit]

Eric Cantor, the U.S. House Majority Leader, has represented the 7th District since 2001. Cantor won re-election to a seventh term in 2012 against Democrat Wayne Powell with 58% of the vote. On June 10, 2014,[2]

Republican primary[edit]

Cantor lost the nomination of the Republican Party to college professor Dave Brat.[4] This was the first time a sitting House Majority Leader lost in a primary election since the position was created in 1899.[3]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Eric
Cantor
Dave
Brat
Undecided
Vox Populi Polling June 2, 2014 583 ± 4% 52% 39% 9%
McLaughlin & Associates^ May 27–28, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 62% 28% 11%
  • ^ Internal poll for Eric Cantor campaign

Results[edit]

Virginia's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Brat 36,105 55.53%
Republican Eric Cantor (incumbent) 28,912 44.47%
Totals 65,017 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Tareq Salahi (Independent Green), television personality and write-in candidate for Governor in 2013 (declared as a Republican, then switched parties)[46][47][48][49] Originally, Joe Oddo, the State Chairman for the Independent Greens, was listed as the 7th district's candidate.[11] However, Salahi failed to file the required 1,000 signatures to get on the ballot.[50][18]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 7th Congressional District election, 2014 [52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Brat 148,026 60.83%
Democratic Jack Trammell 89,914 36.95%
Libertarian James Carr 5,086 2.09%
Write-in 325 0.13%
Totals 243,351 100%
Republican hold
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District 8[edit]

Democrat Jim Moran, who has represented Virginia's 8th congressional district since 1991, was re-elected in 2012 over Republican Patrick Murray with 65% of the vote. On January 15, 2014, Moran announced that he would retire from Congress, rather than run for re-election.[53]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Don
Beyer
Lavern
Chatman
Adam
Ebbin
William
Euille
Charniele
Herring
Patrick
Hope
Derek
Hyra
Mark
Levine
Bruce
Shuttleworth
Undecided
EMC Research* May 1–5, 2014 402 ± 4.9% 30% 3% 9% 8% 3% 9% 0% 3% 3% 31%
  • * Internal poll for Bruce Shuttleworth campaign

Results[edit]

Virginia's 8th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Beyer 17,783 45.75%
Democratic Patrick Hope 7,095 18.26%
Democratic Adam Ebbin 5,262 13.54%
Democratic William Euille 3,264 8.40%
Democratic Mark Levine 2,613 6.72%
Democratic Lavern Chatman 2,117 5.45%
Democratic Derek Hyra 479 1.23%
Democratic Charniele Herring (withdrew) 126 0.32%
Democratic Bruce Shuttleworth (withdrew) 85 0.22%
Democratic Satish Korpe (withdrew) 42 0.11%
Totals 38,866 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

Micah Edmond won the nomination for the seat at the 8th District Republican Convention on April 26, 2014 with 51% of the vote.[114][115]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 8th Congressional District election, 2014 [117]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Beyer 128,102 63.08%
Republican Micah Edmond 63,810 31.42%
Independent Gwendolyn Beck 5,420 2.67%
Libertarian Jeffrey Carson 4,409 2.17%
Independent Greens Gerry Blais 963 0.47%
Write-in 372 0.18%
Totals 203,076 100%
Democratic hold
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District 9[edit]

Republican Morgan Griffith has represented Virginia's 9th congressional district since 2011. He won re-election to a second term in 2012 against Democrat Anthony Flaccavento with 61% of the vote. Griffith is running for re-election.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Morgan Griffith (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative
  • William Carr (Independent), businessman[18]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Matthew Edwards (Libertarian) is not listed on the ballot.[118][119][18]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 9th Congressional District election, 2014 [120]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Morgan Griffith (inc.) 117,465 72.15%
Independent William Carr 39,412 24.21%
Write-in 5,935 3.65%
Totals 162,812 100%
Republican hold
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District 10[edit]

Republican Frank Wolf has served 17 terms in the House of Representatives, he announced in January, 2014 that he will not seek re-election in 2014.[121]

Republican primary[edit]

Six candidates filed to run for the Republican nomination.[122] There were two debates for the Republican candidates, held on March 15 and April 9.[123]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Barbara
Comstock
Stephen
Hollingshead
Howie
Lind
Bob
Marshall
Marc
Savitt
Bob
Wasinger
Undecided
The Polling Company/WomanTrend April 4–5, 2014 402 ± 4.9% 44% 3% 3% 10% 1% 3% 30%

Results[edit]

Over 13,000 votes were cast in the firehouse primary held on April 26. Comstock won with 53.9% of the vote.[187][188][189] Marshall was second with 28.1%, followed by Lind (8.1%), Hollingshead (5.9%), Wasinger (2.2%), and Savitt (1.6%).[189][190]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

John Foust was the only candidate to file for the Democratic nomination; as such, he was certified as the nominee by the Democratic Party in March 2014.[198]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Francis "Frank" Pilliere (Independent) is not listed on the ballot.[11][18]
  • James Rouse (Independent) is not listed on the ballot.[11][18]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Barbara
Comstock (R)
John
Foust (D)
Other Undecided
YouGov October 16–23, 2014 176 ± 11% 42% 40% -- 18%
The Polling Company October 17–18, 2014 404 ± 4.9% 51% 35% 5%[203] 9%
Victory Research September 24–28, 2014  ? ± ? 41% 39% 4% 16%
Tarrance Group September 23–25, 2014 403 ± 4.9% 46% 34% 7% 14%
Results
Virginia's 10th Congressional District election, 2014 [204]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Comstock 125,914 56.49%
Democratic John Foust 89,957 40.36%
Libertarian Bill Redpath 3,393 1.52%
Independent Brad Eickholt 2,442 1.10%
Independent Greens Dianne Blais 946 0.42%
Write-in 258 0.12%
Totals 222,910 100%
Republican hold
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District 11[edit]

Democrat Gerry Connolly, who has represented Virginia's 11th congressional district since 2009, was re-elected in 2012 against Republican Christopher Perkins with 61% of the vote. Connolly is seeking re-election to a fourth term in 2014.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Mark Gibson (Independent) is not listed on the ballot.[11][18]

Endorsements[edit]

Results
Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2014 [207]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gerry Connolly (inc.) 106,780 56.86%
Republican Suzanne Scholte 75,796 40.36%
Libertarian Marc Harrold 3,264 1.74%
Green Joe F. Galdo 1,739 0.93%
Write-in 226 0.12%
Totals 187,805 100%
Democratic hold
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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