Minnesota's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Minnesota's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Betty McCollum Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Betty McCollum Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]


Minnesota U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Minnesota held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Betty McCollum (D) defeated challengers Sharna Wahlgren (R) and Dave Thomas (IND) in the general election.[4]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 3, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Minnesota 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.[5][6][7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters needed to register on election day, or pre-register by July 22, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014 (21 days days prior to the election).[8]

See also: Minnesota elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Betty McCollum (D), who was first elected in 2000.

Minnesota's 4th Congressional District includes Ramsey and Washington counties in the eastern portion of the state.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Party Primary


Elections

General election results

The 4th Congressional District of Minnesota held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Betty McCollum (D) defeated challengers Sharna Wahlgren (R) and Dave Thomas (IND) in the general election.

U.S. House, Minnesota District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty McCollum Incumbent 61.2% 147,857
     Republican Sharna Wahlgren 32.9% 79,492
     Independence Dave Thomas 5.8% 14,059
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 229
Total Votes 241,637
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State

Campaign contributions

Betty McCollum

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Betty McCollum's reports.[11]

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

Incumbent Betty McCollum won re-election to the 4th Congressional District of Minnesota U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[17]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty McCollum Incumbent 62.3% 216,685
     Republican Tony Hernandez 31.5% 109,659
     Independence Steve Carlson 6.1% 21,135
     NA Write-in 0.1% 512
Total Votes 347,991
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

2010

On November 2, 2010, Betty McCollum (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Teresa Collett (R), Steve Carlson (I), Amber Garlan (Write-in) and Jack Shepard (Write-in) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty McCollum incumbent 59.1% 136,746
     Republican Teresa Collett 34.6% 80,141
     Independent Steve Carlson 6.1% 14,207
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 283
     Write-in Amber Garlan 0% 39
     Write-in Jack Shepard 0% 10
Total Votes 231,426

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State Website, "How to Register," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Minnesota Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 30, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 11, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "McCollum 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 18, 2013
  12. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
  13. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
  14. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  15. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 204
  16. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  17. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," November 7, 2012
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013