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

November 4 Election Winner:
Mike Bishop Republican Party
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]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th Congressional District of Michigan held 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 the term brought a deep roster to the ballot for the party primaries. Rogers endorsed the primary night victor, Mike Bishop, as his successor.

Bishop defeated his sole primary opponent Tom McMillin. The Democratic primary was more congested with four candidates who sought to take Roger's seat. Eric Schertzing defeated Ken Darga, Susan Grettenberger and Jeffrey Hank to go against Bishop in the general election. Cook Political Report rated the district as a "Lean Republican" seat, despite Rogers having won the district by over 20 percentage points in 2012. Though Bishop had more cash on hand than any other candidate heading into the election, Schertzing saw an influx for his campaign that pushed his total past $100,000.

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 was 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]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Elections

General election results

The 8th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mike Bishop (R) defeated challengers Eric Schertzing (D), James Weeks (L), Jim Casha (G) and Jeremy Burgess (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Bishop 54.6% 132,739
     Democratic Eric Schertzing 42.1% 102,269
     Libertarian James Weeks II 1.9% 4,557
     Green Jim Casha 0.8% 1,880
     Natural Law Jeremy Burgess 0.7% 1,680
Total Votes 243,125
Source: Michigan Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Primary results

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Schertzing 42.8% 13,535
Ken Darga 9.8% 3,103
Susan Grettenberger 37.7% 11,921
Jeffrey Hank 9.7% 3,054
Total Votes 31,613
Source: Michigan Secretary of State
U.S. House, Michigan District 8 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Bishop 60.3% 35,422
Tom McMillin 39.7% 23,358
Total Votes 58,780
Source: Michigan Secretary of State

Endorsements

Mike Bishop

Polls

Michigan's 8th District
Poll Mike Bishop Eric SchertzingJames WeeksJim CashaUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
GBA Strategies (August 18-21, 2014)
42%37%10%3%8%+/-4.9400
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

Mike Bishop

Mike Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$0.00$344,525.00$(117,594.00)$231,073.00
Running totals
$344,525$(117,594)

Eric Schertzing

Eric Schertzing 2014 FEC (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$0.00$147,070.00$(20,209.00)$126,866.00
Running totals
$147,070$(20,209)

Jeremy Burgess

Bob Goodrich (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$13.00$600.00$(577.00)$35.00
Running totals
$600$(577)

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
$43,314.82$(4,940.52)

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
$948,169.45$(381,848.68)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

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"

2010

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

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. 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," accessed November 3, 2012
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013