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Missouri's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Sam Graves Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sam Graves Republican Party
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Missouri U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Sam Graves (R) was re-elected to his seat in Congress. He defeated Bill Hedge (D) and Russ Monchil (L) in the general election.
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Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 25, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Missouri 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by June 9, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 8, 2014.[4]

See also: Missouri elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Sam Graves (R), who was first elected in 2000.

Missouri's 6th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Atchison, Holt, Nodaway, Andrew, Buchanan, Worth, Gentry, DeKalb, Clinton, Platte, Harrison, Daviess, Caldwell, Mercer, Grundy, Livingston and Carroll counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates


Election results

General election

U.S. House, Missouri District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Graves Incumbent 66.7% 124,616
     Democratic Bill Hedge 29.5% 55,157
     Libertarian Russ Monchil 3.8% 7,197
Total Votes 186,970
Source: Missouri Secretary of State

Primary election

U.S. House, Missouri District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Graves 76.6% 56,789
Christopher Ryan 11.8% 8,745
Kyle Reid 5.9% 4,364
Brian Tharp 5.7% 4,244
Total Votes 74,142
Source: State of Missouri Official Results
U.S. House, Missouri District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hedge 51.7% 18,109
Edward Fields 27.7% 9,706
Gary Crose 20.7% 7,241
Total Votes 35,056
Source: State of Missouri Official Results

Campaign contributions

Sam Graves

Bill Hedge

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hedge's reports.[16]

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

The 6th Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Sam Graves won re-election in the district.[21]

U.S. House, Missouri District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kyle Yarber 32.5% 108,503
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Graves Incumbent 65% 216,906
     Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 2.5% 8,279
Total Votes 333,688
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sam Graves won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Clint Hylton (D) and Kyle Yarber (write-in) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Missouri District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Graves incumbent 69.4% 154,103
     Democratic Clint Hylton 30.5% 67,762
     Write-in Kyle Yarber 0% 47
Total Votes 221,912

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Missouri Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions: Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014 (dead link)
  5. Missouri Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 29, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List," accessed August 4, 2014
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  8. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress Year End," accessed February 6, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress Pre-Primary," accessed October 22, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Graves for Congress Pre-General," accessed October 22, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Hedge Summary Report," accessed November 3, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Hedge July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Hedge Pre-Primary," accessed November 3, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Hedge October Quarterly," accessed November 3, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Hedge Pre-General," accessed November 3, 2014
  21. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Missouri," accessed November 7, 2012
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013