Georgia's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
David Scott Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
David Scott Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

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

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The 13th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent David Scott (D), who was first elected in 2002, won an uncontested general election. Scott defeated primary challenger Michael Owens. He won an uncontested general election.[4] As of July, Scott maintained over $72,000 cash-on-hand as opposed to over $200,000 at the 2013 Year-End Quarterly.

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.[5][6][7]

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.[8]

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was David Scott (D), who was first elected in 2002.

Georgia's 13th Congressional District is located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area and encircles the city and includes Smyrna, Mableton, Douglasville and Union City.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run


Election results

General election results

The 13th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent David Scott (D) won an uncontested general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scott Incumbent 100% 159,445
Total Votes 159,445
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Primary results

U.S. House, Georgia District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scott Incumbent 82.2% 29,486
Michael Owens 17.8% 6,367
Total Votes 35,853
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Key votes

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

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.[12] 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.[13] David Scott voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Yea3.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.[15] 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. David Scott voted for HR 2775.[16]

Campaign contributions

David Scott

David Scott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2013$184,079.70$45,005.49$(80,594.73)$148,490.46
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$148,490.46$139,880.30$(99,185.30)$189,185.46
October Quarterly[19]October 13, 2013$189,185.46$71,200.00$(89,056.01)$171,329.45
Year-end[20]January 31, 2014$171,329$162,837$(133,546)$200,621
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$200,621$172,090$(275,039)$97,672
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$62,112.00$109,700.00$(99,120.00)$72,694.00
Running totals
$700,712.79$(776,541.04)

Michael Owens

Michael Owens (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[22]January 31, 2014$0$15,650$(12,530)$3,120
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$3,120$18,680$(25,221)$-3,421
Running totals
$34,330$(37,751)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, David Scott (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated S. Malik in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scott Incumbent 71.7% 201,988
     Republican S. Malik 28.3% 79,550
Total Votes 281,538
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, David Scott won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Crane (R) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Georgia District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scott incumbent 69.4% 140,294
     Republican Mike Crane 30.6% 61,771
Total Votes 202,065

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. Long Distance Voter, "Voter Registration Deadlines," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Georgia Redistricting "Map" accessed July 2012
  10. Peach Pundit, "David Scott Gets a Primary Challenger," accessed January 13, 2014
  11. Neighbor Newspapers, "Congressman faces challenge from Democrat for seat," accessed March 26, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 25, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 3, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013