Michigan's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Fred Upton 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 6th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Rep. Fred Upton faced a primary challenge from Jim Bussler in the August primary, but easily continued to the primary election. Upton will challenge Paul Clements, a professor, in the general election. Cook Political Report rates the district as a "Safe Republican" win in 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 Fred Upton (R), who was first elected in 1986.

Michigan's 6th Congressional District is located in the southwestern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan and includes the city of Kalamazoo. It includes Allegan, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Cass and Berrien counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Fred Upton

Fred Upton (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$70,588.16$475,607.87$(157,097.03)$389,099.01
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$389,099.01$464,716.88$(134,032.19)$719,783.70
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$719,783.70$274,515.89$(101,188.69)$893,110.90
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$893,110.90$272,260.89$(233,437.94)$931,933.85
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$931,933.85$500,954.18$(127,300.94)$1,305,587.09
Running totals
$1,988,055.71$(753,056.79)

Paul Clements

Paul Clements (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$0.00$13,360.00$(614.08)$12,745.92
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$12,745.92$36,565.00$(4,102.57)$45,208.35
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$45,208.35$85,900.14$(21,290.71)$109,817.78
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$109,817.78$107,465.74$(15,175.46)$202,108.06
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$202,108.06$122,178.61$(48,325.61)$275,961.06
Running totals
$365,469.49$(89,508.43)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 6th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Fred Upton won re-election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mike O'Brien 42.6% 136,563
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton Incumbent 54.6% 174,955
     Libertarian Christie Gelineau 2% 6,366
     UST Jason Gatties 0.8% 2,591
Total Votes 320,475
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Cooney (D), Melvin Valkner (U.S. Taxpayers), Fred Strand (L) and Pat Foster (G) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 62% 123,142
     Democratic Don Cooney 33.6% 66,729
     U.S. Taxpayers Melvin Valkner 1.8% 3,672
     Libertarian Fred Strand 1.7% 3,369
     Green Pat Foster 0.9% 1,784
Total Votes 198,696

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 Senate Races," accessed July 31, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Michigan Department of State Website, "Registering to Vote: Step 2," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Michigan Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
  8. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Upton April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Upton July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Upton October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Upton Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Upton April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Clements April Quarterly," accessed July 26, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Clements July Quarterly," accessed July 26, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Clements October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Clements Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Clements April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013