Missouri's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Missouri's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jason Smith Republican Party
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The 8th Congressional District of Missouri will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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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 is October 8, 2014.[4]

See also: Missouri elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jason Smith (R), who was first elected in 2013.

Missouri's 8th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes Ozark, Douglas, Wright, Texas, Howell, Oregon, Shannon, Dent, Phelps, Crawford, Jefferson, Washington, St. Francis, Ste Genevieve, Iron, Reynolds, Carter, Ripley, Butler, Wayne, Madison, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Stoddard, New Madrid and Mississippi 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


Campaign contributions

Jason Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]July 2, 2013 (amended)$0$309,606.05$(69,559.24)$240,046.81
July Quarterly[9]July 11, 2013$19,136.34$1,450.00$(5,147.45)$15,438.89
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$15,438.89$258,250.97$(114,900.43)$159,205.55
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$159,205.55$139,875.03$(162,466.13)$136,614.45
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$136,614.45$108,980.03$(122,847.38)$122,747.10
Running totals
$818,162.08$(474,920.63)
Barbara Stocker (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$0.00$15,420.00$(11,340.93)$4,079.07
Year-End[14]January 28, 2014$4,079.07$19,435.00$(16,675.61)$6,838.46
April Quarterly[15]April 7, 2014$6,838.46$16,355.00$(18,239.88)$4,953.58
Running totals
$51,210$(46,256.42)

District history

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2013

See also: Missouri's 8th Congressional District special election, 2013

Missouri's 8th Congressional District held a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013. There was no primary election, instead each party's nomination was chosen by a committee. Jason Smith won the general election on June 4, 2013.[16][17]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 Special General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason T. Smith 67.1% 42,141
     Democratic Steve Hodges 27.4% 17,207
     Libertarian Bill Slantz 1.5% 968
     Constitution Doug Enyart 3.6% 2,265
     Write-in Robert George 0.1% 75
     Write-in Thomas W. Brown 0.1% 85
     Write-in Wayne Byington 0% 25
     Write-in Theo Brown Sr. 0% 0
Total Votes 62,766
Source: Missouri Division of Elections "2013 Special Election Results"

2012

The 8th Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jo Ann Emerson won re-election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jack Rushin 24.6% 73,755
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson Incumbent 71.9% 216,083
     Libertarian Rick Vandeven 3.5% 10,553
Total Votes 300,391
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jo Ann Emerson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tommy Sowers (D), Larry Bill (Independent) and Rick Vandeven (L) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson incumbent 65.6% 128,499
     Democratic Tommy Sowers 28.8% 56,377
     Independent Larry Bill 3.7% 7,193
     Libertarian Rick Vandeven 2% 3,930
Total Votes 195,999

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
  5. Missouri Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 29, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 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, "Jason Smith for Congress April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Jason Smith for Congress July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Jason Smith for Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Jason Smith for Congress Year End," accessed February 6, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Jason Smith for Congress April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Stocker in Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Stocker in Congress Year End," accessed February 6, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Stocker in Congress April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  16. Politico, "Republican wins Missouri special election," accessed June 4, 2013
  17. Missouri Secretary of State elections division, "Special Election 2013," accessed June 4, 2013
  18. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Missouri"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013