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South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Joe Wilson Republican Party
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South Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of South Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Joe Wilson defeated Eddie McCain in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014. Wilson, who had a significant lead over McCain in fundraising, was expected to win the primary election. Phil Black defeated Ed Greenleaf by a small margin in the Democratic primary.[1] Black, who ran as a Republican in the 2010 and 2012 election for the 2nd Congressional District seat, was defeated by Wilson each time in the Republican primary.[2][3] Harold Geddings III, a Labor Party candidate, is also running.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 30, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: South Carolina 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.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 4, 2014.[7]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Joe Wilson (R), who was first elected in 2001.

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Barnwell, Aiken, Lexington and Richland counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party candidates

Republican primary

Joe Wilson defeated Eddie McCain in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson 81.6% 26,415
Eddie McCain 18.4% 5,947
Total Votes 32,362
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Democratic primary

Phil Black defeated Ed Greenleaf in the Democratic primary.[1]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Black 54.2% 6,613
Ed Greenleaf 45.8% 5,587
Total Votes 12,200
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign contributions

Joe Wilson

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wilson's reports.[11]

Joe Wilson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$5,179.37$145,760.94$(46,579.38)$104,360.93
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$104,360.93$168,190.89$(72,901.67)$199,650.15
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$199,650.15$97,750.32$(76,283.74)$221,116.73
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$221,116$112,173$(72,813)$260,476
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$260,476.90$79,546.14$(71,352.93)$268,670.11
Running totals
$603,421.29$(339,930.72)

Eddie McCain

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

Eddie McCain (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 17, 2014$6.43$4,545.00$(4,134.88)$416.55
Running totals
$4,545$(4,134.88)

Ed Greenleaf

Ed Greenleaf (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 14, 2014$213.06$20,675.43$(16,402.94)$4,485.55
Running totals
$20,675.43$(16,402.94)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Joe Wilson won re-election in the district.[20]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson Incumbent 96.3% 196,116
     N/A Write-In 3.7% 7,602
Total Votes 203,718
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Joe Wilson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rob Miller (D), Eddie McCain (L) and Marc Beaman (Constitution) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson incumbent 53.5% 138,861
     Democratic Rob Miller 43.8% 113,625
     Libertarian Eddie McCain 1.1% 2,856
     Constitution Marc Beaman 1.6% 4,228
     N/A Write-in 0% 102
Total Votes 259,672

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Associated Press, "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  2. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
  3. National Journal, "South Carolina District 2," accessed April 10, 2012
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. South Carolina State Election Commission, "South Carolina Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. South Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 SC Votes, "Candidate Search," accessed March 31, 2014
  10. SC Votes, "General Election Candidate List," accessed April 1, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Wilson 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Wilson Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "McCain 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 29, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, South Carolina"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013