Georgia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Phil Gingrey Republican Party
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Georgia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th Congressional District of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Phil Gingrey (R), who was elected in 2002. On March 27, 2013, in Augusta, GA, Gingrey announced that he would run for the open U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss will retire rather than seek re-election to the Senate in 2014.[1][2]

The primary election on May 20, 2014, narrowed down the crowded list of GOP candidates, but because no candidate received a majority of the votes the top two candidates advanced to primary runoff elections held on July 22, 2014. No Democratic candidates filed to run, making the winner of the battle between former Representative Bob Barr and state Senator Barry Loudermilk the winner of the seat. Loudermilk defeated Barr in the runoff, with 66% of the vote.[3]

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.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 21, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[7]

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Phil Gingrey (R). On March 27, 2013, in Augusta, GA, Gingrey announced that he is running for the open U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss will retire rather than seek re-election to the Senate in 2014.[8][9]

Located in the northwestern part of the state, Georgia's 11th Congressional District includes Bartow and Cherokee counties and parts of Cobb and Fulton counties.[10]

Candidates

General election candidates


July 22, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

Failed to file

Election results

Runoff primary results

U.S. House, Georgia District 11 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Loudermilk 66.1% 34,641
Bob Barr 33.9% 17,794
Total Votes 52,435
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Primary results

U.S. House, Georgia District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Loudermilk 36.6% 20,708
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Barr 25.8% 14,596
Tricia Pridemore 17.1% 9,655
Edward Lindsey 14.8% 8,389
Larry Mrozinski 4% 2,277
Allan Levene 1.7% 959
Total Votes 56,584
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[19] 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.[20] Phil Gingrey voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally 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.[22] 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. Phil Gingrey voted against HR 2775.[23]

Endorsements

Republican candidates

Barry Loudermilk

See also: FreedomWorks PAC
    • In the endorsement FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said, “Barry Loudermilk is a rare commodity in politics today. As a legislator he has proven time and time again a willingness to stand on principle over party and fight for conservative values even when it meant taking on Republican leadership and a Republican governor. As a small business owner he has survived the onslaught of federal overreach and understands firsthand what needs to be done to get our economy rolling...Some candidates run for Congress because of the lure of the title, while others run for a chance to earn redemption in the spotlight. This race has those candidates in spades. This race also has Barry Loudermilk, who cares more about fixing our fiscal problems and returning our nation to sound constitutional principles than the pomp and fame a congressional office holds. The choice is clear. Barry Loudermilk will be a clear voice for common sense fiscal policies and a return to limited government in Congress.”[25]
  • The Madison Project endorsed Loudermilk on December 5, 2013.[26]
  • The Georgia Right to Life endorsed Loudermilk (R) on April 1, 2014.[27]

Tricia Pridemore

  • The Susan B Anthony List endorsed Tricia Pridemore (R) on April 3, 2014.[28]
    • “The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate fund is proud to endorse Tricia Pridemore for Congress. Tricia’s past leadership experience in business and communications will make her an excellent addition to the House Pro-life Women’s Caucus. We know Tricia will be a strong defender of unborn children, women, and pro-life taxpayers. Georgia’s 11th district and the nation will benefit from her courageous, pro-life voice in Washington,” said SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser.[28]

Larry Mrozinski

Ed Lindsey

Ed Lindsey received endorsements from:[29]

Polls

Republican primary
Poll Barry Loudermilk Bob BarrTricia PridemoreEd LindseyLarry MrozinskiAllan LeveneUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 7-8, 2014
49%28%0%0%0%0%23%+/-3.65719
Landmark Communications
May 19, 2014
28%25%12%16%1.4%1.7%16%+/-4.9400
Landmark/RosettaStone
April 17, 2014
25%23%11%8%0%0%26%+/-4.5500
RightPath
March 20-24, 2014
12.3%12.2%3.7%2.7%0.3%0.3%65.5%+/-4.08600
McLaughlin & Associates
March 10-11, 2014
13%25%4%15%0%0%41%+/-5.7300
AVERAGES 25.46% 22.64% 6.14% 8.34% 0.34% 0.4% 34.3% +/-4.57 503.8
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign contributions

Bob Barr

Bob Barr (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2013$0.00$251,782.90$(105,042.48)$146,740.42
October Quarterly[32]October 17, 2013$146,740.42$165,560.09$(206,835.20)$105,465.31
Year End[33]January 31, 2014$105,465$121,748$(133,347)$93,865
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2014$93,865$122,514$(91,416)$124,963
Running totals
$661,604.99$(536,640.68)

Larry Mrozinski

Larry Mrozinski (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[35]October 16, 2013$0.00$14,267.43$(10,584.70)$3,682.73
Year End[36]January 31, 2014$3,682$941$(3,274)$1,350
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2014$1,350$11,158$(7,114)$5,463
Running totals
$26,366.43$(20,972.7)

Tricia Pridemore

Tricia Pridemore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[38]July 15, 2013$0.00$143,254.46$(11,349.09)$131,905.37
October Quarterly[39]October 16, 2013$131,905.37$103,542.93$(46,912.67)$188,535.63
Year End[40]January 31, 2014$188,535$72,534$(84,832)$176,237
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2014$176,237$118,336$(55,929)$238,645
Running totals
$437,667.39$(199,022.76)

Barry Loudermilk

Barry Loudermilk (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[42]July 15, 2013$0.00$97,174.35$(35,016.74)$62,157.61
October Quarterly[43]October 16, 2013$62,157.61$78,859.20$(76,894.53)$64,122.28
Year End[44]January 31, 2014$64,122$68,268$(77,590)$54,800
April Quarterly[45]April 15, 2014$54,800$114,910$(92,548)$77,162
Running totals
$359,211.55$(282,049.27)

Edward Lindsey

Edward Lindsey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[46]July 15, 2013$0.00$172,898.00$(8,635.84)$164,262.16
October Quarterly[47]October 16, 2013$164,262.16$75,903.84$(78,492.35)$161,673.65
Year-End[48]January 31, 2014$161,673$110,573$(86,031)$186,214
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$186,214$92,595$(110,475)$168,334
Running totals
$451,969.84$(283,634.19)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Phil Gingrey (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Patrick Thompson in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Gingrey Incumbent 68.6% 196,968
     Democratic Patrick Thompson 31.4% 90,353
Total Votes 287,321
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

Gingrey ran unopposed for re-election in 2010.

See also

External links

References

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  2. AJC "Phil Gingrey Enters 2014 Race for U.S. Senate" accessed March 28, 2013
  3. Associated Press, "Runoff Primary Results," accessed July 22, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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  10. Georgia Redistricting "Map" accessed July 2012
  11. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Running for Congress, in Georgia and three other states – at the same time," accessed November 12, 2013
  12. GA Pundit "State Rep Ed Lindsey's Announcment" accessed April 16, 2013
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Atlanta Journal Constitution "Your daily jolt: Barry Loudermilk makes it a trio in GOP's 11th District race" accessed April 25, 2013
  14. Macon.com, "Ga. state Senator resigns for congressional bid," accessed August 28, 2013
  15. Marietta Daily Journal "Tricia Pridemore to seek Gingrey" accessed May 14, 2013
  16. Marietta Daily Journal, "Retired Army colonel vies for Gingrey’s seat," accessed August 19, 2013
  17. Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
  18. Hayden for the House, "Home," accessed November 23, 2013
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  21. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  24. Washington Post, "Club for Growth endorses Loudermilk, Johnson in Georgia runoffs," accessed May 26, 2014
  25. 25.0 25.1 Peach Pundit, "FreedomWorks PAC Endorses Loudermilk," accessed November 12, 2013
  26. The Madison Project, "Barry Loudermilk for Congress in Georgia’s 11th District," accessed February 12, 2014
  27. 27.0 27.1 Georgia Right to Life PAC, "GRTL PAC Endorsements - May 20 Primary Elections," accessed April 3, 2014
  28. 28.0 28.1 Peach Pundit, "SBA List endorses Tricia Pridemore; GRTL Endorses 4 More Men," accessed April 3, 2014
  29. [Information submitted to BP staff on March 31, 2014]
  30. GA Pundit, "Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison endorses Ed Lindsey for Congress," accessed March 31, 2014
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  47. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
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  49. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014