Tom Carter

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Tom Carter
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Mississippi, District 4
Campaign website
Tom Carter was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Mississippi.[1] He was defeated by Steven Palazzo in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.


Campaign themes


Carter listed the following themes on his campaign website:[2]

  • The Economy & Job Creation: "When elected, my primary goal will be to create an environment that fosters economic production, job growth, and an increase in real wages. By using tax relief to help Americans keep more of what they earn, the economy will grow, resulting in new jobs that increase our tax base."
  • Government Spending: "Very simply, I am opposed to further increasing our out-of-control national debt. I will fight for a balanced budget that maintains a strong national defense, while protecting Social Security and Medicare."
  • Tax Reform: "Instead of penalizing hard work with higher and higher taxes, we must simplify the tax code, balance the budget, reduce taxes to stimulate job creation, and allow all Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money."
  • Obamacare: "When elected, I will support the complete repeal of Obamacare, and will work toward an actually workable solution that makes healthcare affordable for individuals without crippling small business owners with unfunded mandates."
  • Defending Traditional Mississippi Values: "I strongly believe in the sanctity of life, and my faith dictates that I am personally opposed to abortion. However, I support the free rights of all men and women to make decisions that may be contrary to my core beliefs and values with their lives, and I will respect the law of the land. I stand firm on the principal that all life is precious regardless of how it is achieved. It is society’s charge to protect the innocent unborn or unwanted child. I also believe in traditional marriage between one man and one woman, and will defend that principal [sic] by voting against any assault on traditional marriage."


—Tom Carter,



See also: Mississippi's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Carter ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Mississippi's 4th District. Carter sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, but lost to incumbent Steven Palazzo.

U.S. House, Mississippi District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Palazzo Incumbent 50.5% 54,268
Gene Taylor 43% 46,133
Tom Carter 4.6% 4,955
Tavish Kelly 1.1% 1,129
Ron Vincent 0.8% 904
Total Votes 107,389
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State - Official Republican primary results

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Carter's reports.[4]

Tom Carter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2014$0.00$205,328.37$(2,304.27)$203,024.10
Running totals

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