South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jeff Duncan Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jeff Duncan Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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

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The 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jeff Duncan defeated Barbara Jo Mullis in the general election. Duncan did not face a primary challenger. The race was rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[3]
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 was October 4, 2014.[7]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Jeff Duncan (R), who was first elected in 2010.

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abeeville, Laurens, Greenville, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield and McCormick counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

General election

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Duncan Incumbent 71.2% 116,741
     Democratic Barbara Jo Mullis 28.8% 47,181
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 87
Total Votes 164,009
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission

Democratic primary

Barbara Jo Mullis defeated Hosea Cleveland in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014.[11]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Jo Mullis 66.6% 4,979
Hosea Cleveland 33.4% 2,496
Total Votes 7,475
Source: Results via Associated Press

Key votes

Below are important votes that Duncan cast during the 113th Congress.

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 RepublicansThomas 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.[12] Duncan joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[13][14]

Campaign contributions

Jeff Duncan

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

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jeff Duncan won re-election in the district.[21]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brian Doyle 33.3% 84,735
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Duncan Incumbent 66.5% 169,512
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 516
Total Votes 254,763
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jeff Duncan won election to the United States House. He defeated Jane Ballard Dyer (D) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Duncan 65.5% 126,235
     Democratic Jane Ballard Dyer 34.5% 66,497
Total Votes 192,732

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed October 28, 2014
  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. Associated Press, "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 SC Votes, "Candidate Search," accessed March 31, 2014
  11. Associated Press, "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  12. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  14. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Politico, "2012 Election Map, South Carolina"
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013