Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Gregg Harper Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gregg Harper Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

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


Mississippi U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Mississippi held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Gregg Harper retained his seat in Congress. He defeated challengers Doug Magee (D), Barbara Dale Washer (RP) and Roger Gerrard (I) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

Mississippi's 3rd District had consistently voted Republican in the past. Incumbent Gregg Harper (R) did not face much difficulty securing re-election to his U.S. House seat. Harper was first elected in 2009, and before him, Charles W. Pickering (R) served from 1997-2009.[5][6] The Cook Political Report also rated the 3rd District as "Solid Republican," meaning that it was unlikely to become competitive.[7]

Both Republican and Democratic candidates faced challengers in the primary election on June 3, 2014. Harper easily defeated his challenger, Hardy Caraway, with 92 percent of the vote.[8] The Democratic primary, in contrast, was more competitive. The election between Doug Magee, Dennis Quinn and Jim Liljeberg ended in a runoff election between Magee and Quinn on June 24, because no candidate had secured the required 50 percent of the vote. Magee won in the runoff and faced off against Harper in the general election. However, having reported no money at all in campaign finances with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), he was far behind Harper, who had $582,745.98 cash on hand as of the April Quarterly report.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 1, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Mississippi is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election.[9]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 25, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 5, 2014.[10]

See also: Mississippi elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Gregg Harper (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Kemper, Neshoba, Lauderdale, Newton, Scott, Rankin, Madison, Simpson, Smith, Lauderdale, Clarke, Jasper, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, Walthall, Pike, Amite, Franklin, Wilkinson and Adams counties.[11]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24 Democratic runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 3, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.[12][13]

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Elections

General election results

The 3rd Congressional District of Mississippi held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Gregg Harper (R) defeated challengers Doug Magee (D), Barbara Dale Washer (RP) and Roger Gerrard (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Harper Incumbent 69% 115,396
     Democratic Doug Magee 27.8% 46,506
     Reform Roger Gerrard 0.9% 1,502
     Independent Barbara Washer 2.3% 3,817
Total Votes 167,221
Source: Politico 100% reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Primary results

U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Harper Incumbent 92.2% 85,674
Hardy Caraway 7.8% 7,258
Total Votes 92,932
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State - Official Republican primary results
U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Magee 48.2% 7,738
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Quinn 36.3% 5,820
Jim Liljeberg 15.5% 2,490
Total Votes 16,048
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State - Official Democratic primary results

Runoff results

U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Magee 52.5% 4,925
Dennis Quinn 47.5% 4,462
Total Votes 9,387
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State - Official Democratic runoff primary results

Key votes

Government affairs

HR 676

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Campaign contributions

Gregg Harper

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Harper's reports.[17]

Gregg Harper (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$303,465.88$44,955.81$(79,180.98)$269,240.71
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$269,240.71$228,366.09$(63,784.39)$433,822.41
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$433,922.41$161,500.10$(61,447.64)$533,974.87
Year-End Quarterly[21]December 31, 2013$533,974$107,145$(78,936)$562,182
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$562,182.89$129,520.00$(108,956.91)$582,745.98
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$627,610$96,700$(63,713)$660,596
Running totals
$768,187$(456,018.92)

Doug Magee

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Magee's reports.[23]

Doug Magee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
Running totals
$0$(0)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Mississippi held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Gregg Harper won re-election in the district.[25]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Harper Incumbent 80% 234,717
     Reform John Luke Pannell 20% 58,605
Total Votes 293,322
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gregg Harper (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joel Gill (D) and Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill (Reform) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Mississippi Distric 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Harper incumbent 68% 132,393
     Democratic Joel L. Gill 31.2% 60,737
     Reform Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill 0.8% 1,586
Total Votes 194,716

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 Election Results," accessed November 17, 2014
  5. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "HARPER, Gregg, (1956 - )," accessed July 1, 2014
  6. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "PICKERING, Charles W. (Chip), Jr., (1963 - )," accessed July 1, 2014
  7. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 1, 2014
  8. Associated Press, "Mississippi - Summary Vote Results," accessed July 1, 2014
  9. Mississippi Election Code, "Section 23-15-575," accessed January 3, 2014
  10. Mississippi Secretary of State, "Mississippi Mail-in and NVRA Agency Voter Registration Application," accessed January 3, 2014
  11. Mississippi Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 30, 2012
  12. Associated Press, "Mississippi - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 3, 2014
  13. The Washington Times, "Magee, Quinn to Democratic runoff in 3rd District," accessed June 3, 2014
  14. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  15. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  16. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Harper 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 18, 2013
  18. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
  19. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
  20. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  21. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  22. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  23. Federal Election Committee, "Doug Magee Summary Report," accessed April 28, 2014
  24. Federal Election Committee, "Doug Magee April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  25. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Mississippi"
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013