North Carolina's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
David Price Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
David Price Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]


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

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The 4th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent David Price (D) defeated Paul Wright (R) by over 49 percentage points in the general election.

North Carolina's 4th District was expected to be a noncompetitive race in 2014. Incumbent Price (D) had held the seat since 1986, with the exception of one term, and he won re-election in 2012 with a 49 percent margin of victory.[4][5] The Cook Political Report also rated Price's seat as "Solid Democratic."[6] As of the April Quarterly Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports, Price had $189,649.52 in cash on hand, whereas his Republican challenger, Wright, had not yet filed any campaign finances with the FEC.

In the primary election on May 6, 2014, both Price and Wright ran uncontested in their respective races.[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 David Price (D), who was first elected in 1986. Price did not serve in Congress from 1995-1997.

North Carolina's 4th Congressional District is located in the north-central portion of the state and includes Orange, Durham, Harnett, Chatham and Wake counties.[10]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

General election

U.S. House, North Carolina District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Price Incumbent 74.7% 168,011
     Republican Paul Wright 25.3% 56,792
Total Votes 224,803
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[12] 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.[13] David Price voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

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.[15] 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. David Price voted for HR 2775.[16]

Campaign contributions

David Price

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Price’s reports.[17]

David Price (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$65,647.12$42,360.49$(57,778.38)$50,229.23
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$50,229.23$102,852.97$(49,097.26)$103,984.94
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$103,984.94$60,522.25$(60,318.91)$104,188.28
Year-End Quarterly[21]December 31, 2013$104,188$122,877$(64,008)$147,807
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$147,807.36$76,997.00$(57,352.23)$167,452.13
Pre-Primary[23]April 24, 2014$167,452.13$35,235.00$(13,037.61)$189,649.52
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2014$189,649.52$102,728.52$(69,280.56)$223,097.48
October Quarterly[25]October 15, 2014$223,097.48$203,684.70$(173,806.11)$252,976.07
Pre-General[26]October 23, 2014$252,976.07$36,560.00$(17,370.03)$272,166.04
Running totals
$783,817.93$(562,049.09)

District history

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2012

The 4th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent David Price (D) won re-election. He defeated Tim D'Annunzio (R) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid E. Price Incumbent 74.5% 259,534
     Republican Tim D'Annunzio 25.5% 88,951
Total Votes 348,485
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, David Price won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William Lawson in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Price incumbent 57.2% 155,384
     Republican William (B.J.) Lawson 42.8% 116,448
Total Votes 271,832

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "PRICE, David Eugene, (1940 - )," accessed July 10, 2014
  5. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Results," accessed July 10, 2014
  6. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 7, 2014
  7. Associated Press, "North Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed July 10, 2014
  8. NC Election Connection, "Who Can Vote in Which Elections?," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. North Carolina Center for Voter Education, "Register to Vote in North Carolina," accessed January 3, 2014
  10. North Carolina Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 24, 2012
  11. Campaign website, "Home," accessed March 5, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "David Price Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "David Price April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "David Price July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "David Price October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "David Price Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "David Price April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "David Price Pre-Primary," accessed May 16, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "David Price July Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "David Price October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "David Price Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
  27. Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina," accessed November 7, 2012
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013