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South Carolina's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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South Carolina's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

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

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mick Mulvaney (R) defeated Tom Adams (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced 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 Mick Mulvaney (R), who was first elected in 2010.

The 5th District is located in northern South Carolina along the border of North Carolina. The district includes Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Fairfield, Newberry, Union, Chester, Lancaster,York, Cherokee and Union counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Election results

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMick Mulvaney Incumbent 60.6% 103,078
     Democratic Tom Adams 39.3% 66,802
     N/A Write-in 0% 82
Total Votes 169,962
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission

Key votes

Below are important votes that Mulvaney 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 Republicans--Thomas 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.[10] Mulvaney joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[11][12]

Campaign contributions

Mick Mulvaney

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mulvaney's reports.[13]

Mick Mulvaney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$171,682.05$71,012.17$(119,012.56)$123,681.66
July Quarterly[15]July 12, 2013$123,681.66$144,033.85$(87,283.14)$180,432.37
October Quarterly[16]10/12/2013$180,432.37$133,395.00$(93,069.72)$220,757.65
Year-End[17]January 29, 2014$220,757$131,285$(129,703)$222,340
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$222,340.01$143,338.78$(55,255.65)$310,423.14
Running totals
$623,064.8$(484,324.07)

Tom Adams

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Adams' reports.[19]

Tom Adams (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 9, 2014$0.00$7,880.00$(3,480.00)$4,400.00
Running totals
$7,880$(3,480)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 5th Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Mick Mulvaney won re-election in the district.[21]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Knott 44.4% 123,443
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMick Mulvaney Incumbent 55.5% 154,324
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 236
Total Votes 278,003
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mick Mulvaney won election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent John Spratt (D) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMick Mulvaney 55.2% 125,834
     Democratic John Spratt incumbent 44.8% 102,296
     N/A Write-in 0% 0
Total Votes 228,130

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. SC Votes, "Candidate Search," accessed April 1, 2014
  10. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Mulvaney 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Mulvaney Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Adams 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 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