Ohio's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Ohio's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Bob Gibbs Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th Congressional District of Ohio will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 5, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Ohio is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Only affiliated voters can vote for candidates in the primary election; however, voters do not choose their affiliation until election day, when they request a party's ballot.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[2]

See also: Ohio elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Bob Gibbs (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Ohio's 7th Congressional District is located in the north-central portion of the state and includes Knox, Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Richland, Ashland, Huron, Medina, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.[3]


General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[4] 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.[5] Bob Gibbs voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

Voted "No" 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.[7] 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. Bob Gibbs voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$234,651.89$87,263.17$(36,344.33)$285,570.73
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$285,570.00$294,554.94$(51,014.25)$529,110.69
October Quarterly[11]October 14, 2013$529,110.69$264,324.34$(57,471.95)$735,963.08
Year-End Quarterly[12]December 31, 2013$735,963.00$59,950.00$(39,657.00)$756,255.00
April Quarterly[13]April 14, 2014$760,754.50$84,950.00$(147,269.30)$698,435.20
Running totals

District history

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The 7th Congressional District of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 18th District, Bob Gibbs, won the election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Healy-Abrams 43.6% 137,708
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gibbs Incumbent 56.4% 178,104
Total Votes 315,812
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Bob Gibbs won election to the United States House. He defeated Zachary Space (D), Lindsey Dean Sutton (Constitution) and Mark Pitrone (Write-in) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gibbs 53.9% 107,426
     Democrat Zachary T. Space 40.5% 80,756
     Constitution Lindsey Dean Sutton 5.6% 11,246
     Write-in Mark Pitrone 0% 20
Total Votes 199,448

See also

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