Georgia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. 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 2nd Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election, the incumbent was Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1992. He defeated challenger Greg Duke (R) in the general election. Bishop ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, securing his nomination for re-election.

In the Republican Primary Election, Republican Greg Duke beat out Vivian Childs for the nomination. As of July 2014, Bishop had slightly more than $310,000 cash on hand, while Duke had slightly less than $2,000.

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 was October 6, 2014.[7]

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District is one of the largest districts by size, and it takes in most of the southwestern fourth of the state of Georgia.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

General election results

The 2nd Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Sanford Bishop (D) defeated challenger Greg Duke (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford Bishop Incumbent 59.15% 96,363
     Republican Greg Duke 40.85% 66,573
Total Votes 162,936
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Primary results

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Duke 69.4% 16,468
Vivian Childs 30.6% 7,252
Total Votes 23,720
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.[11] 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.[12] Sanford Bishop voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[14] 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. Sanford Bishop voted for HR 2775.[15]

Media


Vivian Childs (R) declared her candidacy in January 2014.

Vivian Childs (R) declared her candidacy in January 2014 in Byron, Georgia.[16]

Campaign contributions

Sanford Bishop

Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2013$9,856.32$96,710.00$(42,065.55)$64,500.77
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$64,500.77$138,324.01$(64,727.51)$138,097.27
October Quarterly[19]October 13, 2013$138,097.27$266,312.88$(162,311.51)$242,098.64
Year-end[20]January 31, 2014$242,098$115,255$(52,309)$305,044
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$305,044$92,242$(71,625)$325,662
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$319,954.00$99,800.00$(109,592.00)$310,161.00
October Quarterly[22]October 15, 2014$310,161$308,000$(167,574)$450,588
Running totals
$1,116,643.89$(670,204.57)

Greg Duke

Greg Duke (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$0$7,641$(6,778)$1,192
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$1,762.00$1,279.00$(1,199.00)$1,841.00
October Quarterly[24]October 15, 2014$1,841$5,406$(5,619)$1,628
Running totals
$14,326$(13,596)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John House (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford Bishop Incumbent 63.8% 162,751
     Republican John House 36.2% 92,410
Total Votes 255,161
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Keown (R) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford D. Bishop, Jr. incumbent 51.4% 86,520
     Republican Mike Keown 48.6% 81,673
Total Votes 168,193

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. 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.
  7. Long Distance Voter, "Voter Registration Deadlines," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Georgia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  9. WMAZ 13, "Houston County woman to challenge Rep. Bishop," accessed February 25, 2014
  10. Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Vivian Childs for Congress, "Announcement," accessed March 3, 2014
  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 10, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013