North Carolina's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Patrick T. McHenry Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Patrick T. McHenry 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]


North Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Patrick McHenry (R) defeated Tate MacQueen, IV (D) in the general election.

McHenry possessed an advantage over Democratic challenger MacQueen in the 2014 general election. McHenry took office in 2005 and won re-election in 2012 with a margin of victory of 14 percent over Patricia Keever (D).[4] McHenry also led MacQueen in campaign finances, with $651,341.58 in cash on hand to MacQueen's $1,548.92 as of their Pre-Primary FEC reports. The Cook Political Report likewise rated McHenry's seat as "Solid Republican."[5]

The May 6, 2014, primary election was noncompetitive as well, with McHenry easily defeating his Republican primary challenger and MacQueen running unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[6] MacQueen is a high school social studies teacher and soccer coach.[7]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 28, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: North Carolina is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[8]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 11, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 10, 2014 (25 days before the day of the election).[9]

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Patrick McHenry (R), who was first elected in 2004.

North Carolina's 10th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Rutherford, Murke, Cleveland, Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba, Iredell, Caldwell, Avery and Mitchell counties.[10]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Not running


Election results

General election

U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick T. McHenry Incumbent 61% 133,504
     Democratic Tate MacQueen, IV 39% 85,292
Total Votes 218,796
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections

Primary election

U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick T. McHenry Incumbent 78% 29,400
Richard Lynch 22% 8,273
Total Votes 37,673
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

Key votes

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[14] McHenry joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[15][16]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Patrick McHenry voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Patrick McHenry voted for HR 2775.[21]

Campaign contributions

Patrick McHenry

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McHenry’s reports.[22]

Patrick McHenry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2013$125,487$131,008$(79,176)$177,319
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$177,319$163,372$(55,020)$295,834
October Quarterly[25]October 15, 2013$295,834$210,189$(68,911)$417,968
Year-End Quarterly[26]December 31, 2013$417,968$142,824$(67,641)$492,651
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$492,651.38$225,419.74$(86,410.98)$631,660.14
Pre-Primary[28]April 23, 2014$631,660.14$24,184.00$(4,502.56)$651,341.58
July Quarterly[29]July 15, 2014$651,341.58$213,310.03$(134,499.24)$730,152.37
October Quarterly[30]October 14, 2014$730,152.37$351,390.91$(146,931.59)$934,611.69
Pre-General[31]October 23, 2014$934,611.69$58,310.00$(47,930.61)$944,991.08
Running totals
$1,520,007.68$(691,022.98)

Tate MacQueen, IV

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are MacQueen's reports.[32]

Tate MacQueen, IV (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2014$0.00$21,072.00$(19,265.96)$1,806.04
Pre-Primary[34]April 29, 2014$1,806.04$2,175.29$(2,432.41)$1,548.92
Running totals
$23,247.29$(21,698.37)

Terry Bellamy

Terry Bellamy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 14, 2013$895.38$300.00$(935.10)$260.28
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$260.28$760.00$(827.29)$192.99
October Quarterly[37]October 14, 2013$192.99$1,900.00$(1,413.36)$679.63
Running totals
$2,960$(3,175.75)

District history

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2012

The 10th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Patrick T. McHenry (R) won, defeating Patricia Keever (D) in the general election.[38]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Patricia Keever 43% 144,023
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick McHenry Incumbent 57% 190,826
Total Votes 334,849
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Patrick McHenry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Gregory in the general election.[39]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick T. McHenry incumbent 71.2% 130,813
     Democratic Jeff Gregory 28.8% 52,972
Total Votes 183,785

See also

External links

References

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  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
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  6. Associated Press, "North Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed July 14, 2014
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