Michigan's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dan Kildee Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Rep. Dan Kildee (D) is up for his first re-election in 2014. First elected in 2012, he won election to the seat previous held by his uncle, Rep. Dale Kildee. Cook Political Report rates Michigan's 5th Congressional District as a "Safe Democratic" seat in the 2014 election. Allen Hardwick edged out Tom Whitmire for the Republican nomination on August 5, 2014.
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: Heading into the election the incumbent is Dan Kildee (D), who was first elected in 1976.

Michigan's 5th Congressional District is located in the mid region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes Iosco, Arenac, Bay, Saginaw, Tuscola and Genesee counties.[7]


General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Primary results

U.S. House, Michigan District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Hardwick 51.3% 13,557
Tom Whitmire 48.7% 12,859
Total Votes 26,416
Source: Michigan Secretary of State

Campaign contributions

Dan Kildee

Dan Kildee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$142,259.01$18,249.18$(70,860.57)$89,647.62
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$89,647.62$131,435.50$(45,804.48)$175,278.64
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$175,278.64$95,906.49$(60,692.86)$210,492.27
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$210,492.27$101,531.07$(61,206.74)$250,816.60
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$251,356.60$111,105.00$(33,539.32)$328,922.28
Running totals

District history

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The 5th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Dan Kildee won the election in the district.[13]

U.S. House, Michigan District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Kildee 65% 214,531
     Republican Jim Slezak 31.5% 103,931
     Libertarian Gregory Creswell 1.5% 4,990
     Independent David Davenport 2% 6,694
Total Votes 330,146
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Dale Kildee won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Kupiec (R), J. Matthew de Heus (G) and Michael Moon (L) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Michigan District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDale Kildee incumbent 53% 107,286
     Republican John Kupiec 44.3% 89,680
     Green J. Matthew de Heus 1.3% 2,649
     Libertarian Michael Moon 1.3% 2,648
Total Votes 202,263

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