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North Carolina's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
G.K. Butterfield Democratic Party
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North Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of North Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent G.K. Butterfield holds a safe Democratic seat. Having been in office since 2004 and having won re-election in 2012 with an enormous 52.4 percent margin of victory over Republican challenger Pete DiLauro, it is unlikely that he will face a competitive race in 2014.[1][2] The Cook Political Report likewise labels Butterfield's seat as "Solid Democratic."[3]

In the May 6, 2014, Democratic primary, Butterfield easily defeated Dan Whittacre, who also ran against him in the 2012 primary. Butterfield's opponent, Arthur Rich, narrowly beat out Brent Shypulefski for the Republican nomination.[4] According to his April Quarterly Federal Election Commission (FEC) report, Butterfield had $298,778.52 in cash on hand, while Rich had not reported any campaign contributions with the FEC.

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.[5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 11, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days before the day the election).[6]

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is G.K. Butterfield (D), who was first elected in a special election in 2004.

North Carolina's 1st Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Granville, Vance, Warren, Halifax, Wilson, Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir, Jones, Craven, Pitt, Greene, Edgecombe, Martin, Bertie, Beaufort, Washington, Chowan, Perquimaris, Pasquotank, Canderr, Hertford, Northamptom and Gates counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, North Carolina District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngG.K. Butterfield Incumbent 81.1% 60,847
Dan Whittacre 18.9% 14,147
Total Votes 74,994
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections
U.S. House, North Carolina District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngArthur Rich 51.3% 5,519
Brent Shypulefski 48.7% 5,232
Total Votes 10,751
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

Issues

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[10] 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.[11] G.K. Butterfield voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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.[13] 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. G.K. Butterfield voted for HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

G.K. Butterfield

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Butterfield’s reports.[15]

G.K. Butterfield (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$238,638.30$46,507.40$(41,086.93)$243,788.77
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$243,788.77$97,574.48$(76,916.37)$264,446.88
October Quarterly[18]October 14, 2013$264,446.88$94,992.87$(84,324.68)$275,115.07
Year-End Quarterly[19]December 31, 2013$275,115$49,718$(62,450)$260,787
April Quarterly[20]April 11, 2014$260,787.75$129,917.00$(91,926.23)$298,778.52
Running totals
$418,709.75$(356,704.21)

Brent Shypulefski

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Shypulefski's reports.[21]

Brent Shypulefski (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[22]April 29, 2014$0.00$7,070.00$(6,808.51)$261.49
Running totals
$7,070$(6,808.51)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, G.K. Butterfield (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Pete DiLauro and Darryl Holloman in the general election.

U.S. House, North Carolina District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngG.K. Butterfield Incumbent 75.3% 254,644
     Republican Pete DiLauro 22.9% 77,288
     Libertarian Darryl Holloman 1.8% 6,134
Total Votes 338,066
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, G.K. Butterfield won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ashley Woolard in the general election.[23]

United States House, North Carolina General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngG.K. Butterfield incumbent 59.3% 103,294
     Republican Ashley Woolard 40.7% 70,867
Total Votes 174,161

See also

External links

References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "BUTTERFIELD, George Kenneth, Jr. (G.K.), (1947 - )," accessed July 7, 2014
  2. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election - Official Results," accessed July 7, 2014
  3. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 7, 2014
  4. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2014 Official Primary Results," accessed July 7, 2014
  5. NC Election Connection, "Who Can Vote in Which Elections?" accessed January 3, 2014
  6. North Carolina Center for Voter Education, "Register to Vote in North Carolina," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. North Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 24, 2012
  8. Campaign website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  9. Campaign website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "G.K. Butterfield Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "G.K. Butterfield April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "G.K. Butterfield July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "G.K. Butterfield October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "G.K. Butterfield Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "G.K. Butterfield April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Brent Shypulefski Summary Report," accessed May 16, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Brent Shypulefski Pre-Primary," accessed May 16, 2014
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013