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Michigan's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Huizenga Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Michigan U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. In 2012, Rep. Bill Huizenga easily won his bid for re-election, by a margin of victory of 37 percentage points. Huizenga will face Dean Vanderstelt (D), a retired United Auto Worker, this cycle. Cook Political Report, a well-respected race ratings publication, ranks MI-02 as a Safe Republican district.[3]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 22, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Michigan 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 must have registered by June 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[7]

See also: Michigan elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Bill Huizenga (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Michigan's 2nd Congressional District is located in the western region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes Lake, Newaygo, Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Kent and Ottawa counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Bill Huizenga

Bill Huizenga (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$143,406.56$65,480.64$(61,859.22)$147,027.98
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$147,027.98$294,763.70$(73,392.99)$368,399.39
October Quarterly[11]October 14, 2013$368,399.39$172,168.91$(138,179.91)$402,388.39
Year-End[12]January 28, 2014$402,388.39$136,844.19$(181,138.81)$358,093.77
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$358,093.77$125,627.66$(107,059.77)$376,661.66
Running totals
$794,885.1$(561,630.7)

Dean Vanderstelt

Dean Vanderstelt (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$0.00$14,230.50$(8,871.69)$5,358.81
Running totals
$14,230.5$(8,871.69)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bill Huizenga won re-election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Willie German, Jr. 34.2% 108,973
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Huizenga Incumbent 61.2% 194,653
     Libertarian Mary Buzuma 2.7% 8,750
     Green William Opalicky 0.9% 2,715
     UST Ronald Graeser 1% 3,176
Total Votes 318,267
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bill Huizenga won election to the United States House. He defeated Fred Johnson (D), Joseph Gilotte (L), Ronald E. Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers) and Lloyd Clarke (G) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Huizenga 65.3% 148,864
     Democratic Fred Johnson 31.6% 72,118
     Libertarian Joseph Gilotte 1.2% 2,701
     U.S. Taxpayers Ronald E. Graeser 1% 2,379
     Green Lloyd Clarke 0.9% 2,016
Total Votes 228,078

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR JULY 26, 2014," accessed July 31, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 31, 2014
  3. Cook Political, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR JUNE 6, 2014," June 6, 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. Michigan Department of State Website, "Registering to Vote: Step 2," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Michigan Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
  9. Federal Election Commission, "William Huizenga April Quarterly," accessed July 26, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "William Huizenga July Quarterly," accessed July 26, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Huizenga October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Huinzenga for Congress Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Huinzenga for Congress April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Dean Vanderstelt April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  15. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013