Missouri's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Missouri's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Billy Long Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Billy Long 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 7th Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Billy Long (R) was re-elected to his seat in Congress. He defeated Jim Evans (D) and Kevin Craig (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 Billy Long (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Missouri's 7th Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of the state and includes Polk, Greene, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Lawrence, Barry, Stone, Christian, Taney and Webster counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to filing


Election results

General election

U.S. House, Missouri District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Long Incumbent 63.5% 104,054
     Democratic Jim Evans 28.8% 47,282
     Libertarian Kevin Craig 7.7% 12,584
     Write-in John C. Hagerty 0% 3
     Write-in Martin Lindstedt 0% 2
     Write-in Nikolas Bruce 0% 32
Total Votes 163,957
Source: Missouri Secretary of State

Primary election

U.S. House, Missouri District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Long Incumbent 62.4% 55,505
Marshall Works 37.6% 33,498
Total Votes 89,003
Source: State of Missouri Official Results
U.S. House, Missouri District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Evans 53.8% 8,671
Genevieve Williams 46.2% 7,457
Total Votes 16,128
Source: State of Missouri Official Results

Campaign contributions

Billy Long

Billy Long (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$314,894.74$150,427.19$(73,253.12)$392,068.81
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$392,068.81$204,952.34$(70,563.88)$526,457.27
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$526,457.27$187,437.57$(116,701.26)$597,193.58
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$597,193.58$75,268.52$(86,005.07)$586,457.03
April Quarterly (amended)[12]April 16, 2014$586,457.03$183,543.47$(89,450.46)$680,550.04
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2014$680,550.04$137,036.55$(117,526.85)$700,059.74
Pre-Primary[14]July 24, 2014$700,059.74$3,050.00$(15,433.12)$687,676.62
October Quarterly[15]October 16, 2014$687,676.62$187,686.11$(91,412.39)$783,950.34
Running totals
$1,129,401.75$(660,346.15)

Jim Evans

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

Jim Evans (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly (amended)[17]July 28, 2014$0.00$57,380.00$(9,353.28)$48,026.72
July Quarterly (amended)[18]July 28, 2014$48,026.72$8,082.00$(11,744.66)$44,364.06
Pre-Primary[19]July 28, 2014$44,364.06$2,367.00$(3,905.52)$42,825.54
October Quarterly[20]October 5, 2014$42,825.54$16,587.00$(15,722.58)$43,689.96
Pre-General[21]October 20, 2014$43,689.96$6,612.00$(4,983.57)$45,318.39
Running totals
$91,028$(45,709.61)

District history

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2012

The 7th Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Billy Long won re-election in the district.[22]

U.S. House, Missouri District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Long Incumbent 63.9% 203,565
     Democratic Jim Evans 30.9% 98,498
     Libertarian Kevin Craig 5.2% 16,668
     Write-in Kenneth Joe Brown 0% 9
Total Votes 318,740
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Billy Long won election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Eckersley (D), Kevin Craig (L) and Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf (write-in) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Missouri District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Long 63.4% 141,010
     Democratic Scott Eckersley 30.4% 67,545
     Libertarian Kevin Craig 6.2% 13,866
     Write-in Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf 0% 10
Total Votes 222,431

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 Associated Press, "Missouri- Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List," accessed August 4, 2014
  8. Federal Election Commission, "Billy Long for Congress April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Billy Long for Congress July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Billy Long for Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Billy Long for Congress Year End," accessed February 6, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Billy Long for Congress April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Billy Long for Congress July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Billy Long for Congress Pre-Primary," accessed October 22, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Billy Long for Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Evans Summary Report," accessed November 3, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Jim Evans April Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Jim Evans July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Jim Evans Pre-Primary," accessed November 3, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Jim Evans October Quarterly," accessed November 3, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Jim Evans Pre-General," accessed November 3, 2014
  22. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Missouri," accessed November 7, 2012
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013