Michigan's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Rogers Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean R[2]

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

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The 8th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Rep. Mike Roger's announcement that he would retire at the end of this term brought a deep roster to the ballot for this year's party primaries. Rogers endorsed the primary night victor, Mike Bishop, as his successor. Cook Political Report rates the district as a "Lean Republican" seat, despite Rogers having won the district by over 20 percentage points in 2012.
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: Mike Rogers (R), who was first elected in 2000, will retire at the end of his term, leaving the seat open.

Michigan's 8th Congressional District is located in the mid region of the lower penninsula of Michigan and includes the state capital Lansing. It includes Oakland, Livingston and Ingham counties.[7]


General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Mike Bishop

Campaign contributions

Susan Grettenberger

Susan Grettenberger (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2014$0.00$43,314.82$(4,940.52)$38,374.30
Running totals

Mike Rogers

Below are Rogers' FEC reports before he announced he would not seek re-election in 2014.

Mike Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$1,284,379.27$165,898.68$(42,568.76)$1,407,709.19
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$1,407,709.19$421,604.40$(136,013.38)$1,693,300.21
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$1,693,300.21$265,049.49$(138,492.49)$1,819,857.21
Year-End[13][14]January 31, 2014$1,819,857.21$95,616.88$(64,774.05)$1,850,700.04
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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The 8th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Mike Rogers won re-election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Lance Enderle 37.3% 128,657
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 58.6% 202,217
     Libertarian Daniel Goebel 2.3% 8,083
     Independent Preston Brooks 1.8% 6,097
Total Votes 345,054
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Mike Rogers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lance Enderle (D), Bhagwan Dashairya (L), Katherine Houston (Write-in) and Eric Harvey (Write-in) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers incumbent 64.1% 156,931
     Democratic Lance Enderle 34.3% 84,069
     Libertarian Bhagwan Dashairya 1.6% 3,881
     Write-in Katherine Houston 0% 11
     Write-in Eric Harvey 0% 2
Total Votes 244,894

See also

External links


  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. MLive, "US Rep. Mike Rogers endorses Mike Bishop in US House race to replace him," accessed April 8, 2014
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Grettenberger April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers FEC Form 3 10/15/2013," accessed March 28, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers Year-End," accessed February 10, 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