Michigan's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dave Camp 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 4th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. With the retirement of Rep. Dave Camp, three Republicans announced that they would run for the open seat, which is rated as "Safe Republican" by the Cook Political Report. Despite Paul Mitchell having led in polls, state Sen. John Moolenaar won the Republican primary. He will face Jeff Holmes in the general election.
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.[3][4][5]

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.[6]

See also: Michigan elections, 2014

Incumbent: Dave Camp (R), who was first elected in 1990, will retire at the end of his term, leaving the seat open.

Michigan's 4th Congressional District is located in the central region of the lower peninsula of Michigan. It includes Wexford, Osceola, Missaukee, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Gladwin, Clare, Mecosta, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Montcalm, Gratiot, Clinton and Shiawassee counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Primary results

U.S. House, Michigan District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Peter Konetchy 11.3% 7,408
Paul Mitchell 36.3% 23,844
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Moolenaar 52.4% 34,399
Total Votes 65,651
Source: Michigan Secretary of State

Media

John Moolenaar ads


"Stimulus"

"Conservative Results"

Paul Mitchell ads


"My Record"

"Renew the Dream"

Polls

Michigan's 4th District Republican Primary
Poll Paul Mitchell John MoolenaarPeter KonetchyMargin of ErrorSample Size
Pratical EPIC-MRA (July 12-13, 2014)
50%23%7%+/-3.5800
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. 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

Peter Konetchy

Peter Konetchy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[8]January 28, 2014$1,197.50$2,956.71$(1,326.70)$2,827.51
Running totals
$2,956.71$(1,326.7)

Dave Camp

Below are Camp's FEC reports before he announced he would not seek re-election.

Dave Camp (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$2,653,090.39$362,153.83$(277,951.44)$2,737,292.77
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$2,737,292.77$788,758.91$(488,161.79)$3,037,889.89
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$3,037,889.89$456,342.87$(296,133.3)$3,198,099.13
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$2,804,267.40$10,627.55$(161,804.57)$2,653,090.38
Running totals
$1,617,883.16$(1,224,051.1)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 4th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Dave Camp won re-election in the district.[13]

U.S. House, Michigan District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Debra Freidell Wirth 33.6% 104,996
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Camp Incumbent 63.1% 197,386
     Libertarian John Gelineau 1.4% 4,285
     Green Pat Timmons 0.9% 2,776
     UST George Zimmer 1.1% 3,506
Total Votes 312,949
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dave Camp won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jerry Campbell (D), John Emerick (U.S. Taxpayers) and Clint Foster (L) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Michigan District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Camp incumbent 66.2% 148,531
     Democratic Jerry Campbell 30.5% 68,458
     U.S. Taxpayers John Emerick 1.7% 3,861
     Libertarian Clint Foster 1.6% 3,504
Total Votes 224,354

See also

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