Georgia's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Rob Woodall Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th 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 Rob Woodall (R), who was first elected in 1992. Woodall ran unopposed in the Republican primary, and Thomas Wight ran unopposed for nomination in the Democratic primary. They will face off in the general election.

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Rob Woodall (R), who was first elected in 1992.

Georgia's 7th Congressional District includes all of Barrow and Walton counties and portions of Forsyth, Gwinnett and Newton counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[8] 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.[9] Rob Woodall voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[11] 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. Rob Woodall voted against HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Rob Woodall

Rob Woodall (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 14, 2013$55,741.05$50,830.00$(64,535.30)$42,035.75
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$42,035.75$14,475.00$(40,572.00)$15,938.75
October Quarterly[15]October 13, 2013$15,938.75$16,225.00$(21,004.82)$11,158.93
Year-end[16]January 31, 2014$11,158$79,760$(18,389)$72,529
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$72,529$50,247$(37,733)$85,043
Running totals
$211,537$(182,234.12)

Thomas Wight

Thomas Wight (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 30, 2014$0$13,810$(192)$13,013
Running totals
$13,810$(192)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Rob Woodall (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Reilly (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Woodall Incumbent 62.2% 156,689
     Democratic Steve Reilly 37.8% 95,377
Total Votes 252,066
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Rob Woodall won election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Heckman (D) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Woodall 67.1% 160,898
     Democratic Doug Heckman 32.9% 78,996
Total Votes 239,894

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Long Distance Voter, "Voter Registration Deadlines," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Georgia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  6. Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
  7. Thomas Wight for Congress, "Home," accessed January 14, 2014
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013