Georgia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jody Hice Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Paul C. Broun Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Georgia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Jody Hice (R) defeated Ken Dious (D) in the general election. Heading into the election, the incumbent was Paul C. Broun (R) who was first elected in a special election in 2007.[4] In February 2013, Broun announced that he would not seek re-election, and would instead make a bid for the U.S. Senate seat.[5]

Mike Collins (Georgia) and Jody Hice emerged from the crowded field of primary candidates as the top two. Because no candidate received a majority of the votes, they faced off in a runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[6] Hice defeated Collins for the nomination.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 7, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Georgia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[7][8][9]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 21, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[10]

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Paul C. Broun (R). In February 2013, Broun announced that he would not seek re-election, and would instead make a bid for the U.S. Senate seat.[11]

Georgia's 10th Congressional District is located in the northeastern part of the state. The district includes the cities of Athens, Evans, Augusta, Watkinsville and Toccoa.[12]

Candidates

General election candidates


July 22, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Election results

General election results

The 10th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jody Hice (R) defeated challenger Ken Dious (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Ken Dious 33.48% 65,777
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 66.52% 130,703
Total Votes 196,480
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Runoff primary results

U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 54.3% 26,961
Mike Collins 45.7% 22,673
Total Votes 49,634
Source: Results via Associated Press

Primary results

U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 33.5% 17,408
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Collins 33% 17,143
Donna Sheldon 15.3% 7,972
Gary Gerrard 7.4% 3,830
Stephen Simpson 4.7% 2,423
Mitchell Swan 4.2% 2,167
Brian Slowinski 2% 1,027
Total Votes 51,970
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Nay3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans voted with Democrats against the lawsuit. Broun joined with four other Republicans voting against the lawsuit.[24] All Democrats voted against the resolution.[25][26]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[27] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[28] Paul Broun voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[29]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[30] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Paul Broun voted against HR 2775.[31]

Endorsements

Republican candidates

Jody Hice

Mike Collins

  • Former Sen. Rick Santorum endorsed businessman Mike Collins on June 30, 2014, calling him a “rock-solid conservative who will be guided by the U.S. Constitution in Congress.”[34]

“Mike has laid out a bold plan of conservative policies that will push back overbearing federal regulations, revitalize the entrepreneurial spirit and provide more opportunities for blue collar Americans. We need more conservative businessmen like Mike Collins in Congress.”[34]

Donna Sheldon

  • Sheldon was endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund on March 24, 2014.[35]
    • State Representative Donna Sheldon has been a longtime champion for Georgia women and unborn children and we are proud to endorse her candidacy for U.S. Congress. Rep. Sheldon was a lead sponsor of a historic 2012 measure to protect babies after 20 weeks, more than halfway through pregnancy and past the point at which they can feel pain. With her support, Georgia became one of a dozen states to pass this compassionate, common ground legislation in recent years...Donna Sheldon is exactly the type of courageous and resolute pro-life candidate that the SBA List Candidate Fund exists to support. We hope to see her victorious on Election Day so she can go on to serve women and families across America,” said SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser.[35]

Campaign contributions

Jody Hice

Ken Dious

Ken Dious (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[40]January 31, 2014$0$11,395$(11,454)$3,703
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2014$3,703$17,825$(13,620)$8,931
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$14,660.00$2,575.00$(10,700.00)$6,525.00
Running totals
$31,795$(35,774)

Gary Gerrard

Gary Gerrard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[42]July 12, 2013$0.00$63,530.00$(22,247.20)$41,282.80
October Quarterly[43]October 16, 2013$41,282.80$32,311.77$(26,077.86)$47,516.71
Year End[44]January 31, 2014$47,516$18,992$(27,685)$38,824
April Quarterly[45]April 15, 2014$38,824$26,744$(43,834)$21,734
Running totals
$141,577.77$(119,844.06)

Donna Sheldon

Donna Sheldon (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[46]July 16, 2013$0.00$210,160.00$(34,665.01)$175,494.99
October Quarterly[47]October 16, 2013$175,494.99$83,194.97$(129,435.62)$129,254.34
Year End[48]January 31, 2014$129,254$90,701$(76,909)$143,046
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$143,046$83,284$(97,932)$128,398
Running totals
$467,339.97$(338,941.63)

Mike Collins

Mitchell Swan

Mitchell Swan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[54]April 15, 2014$0$12,531$(11,273)$1,257
Running totals
$12,531$(11,273)

Stephen Simpson

Stephen Simpson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[55]April 15, 2013$0$51,006$(6,740)$45,191
July Quarterly[56]July 15, 2013$45,191$15,085$(18,261)$42,014
October Quarterly[57]October 15, 2013$42,014$42,831$(31,984)$52,861
Year End[58]January 31, 2014$52,861$76,708$(41,620)$87,949
April Quarterly[59]April 15, 2014$87,949$33,595$(54,359)$67,184
Running totals
$219,225$(152,964)

District history

2014

U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Ken Dious 33.48% 65,777
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 66.52% 130,703
Total Votes 196,480
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Paul C. Broun (R) won re-election to the United States House. He was unopposed in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Broun Incumbent 100% 211,065
Total Votes 211,065
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Paul C. Broun won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Russell Edwards (D) in the general election.[60]

U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul C. Broun incumbent 67.4% 138,062
     Democratic Russell Edwards 32.6% 66,905
Total Votes 204,967

See also

External links

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