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Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Frank Wolf Republican Party
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Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th Congressional District of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Virginia is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is open; however, in order to vote in the Republican primary, voters must sign an oath of loyalty.[1]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (22 days before election).[2]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent, Frank Wolf (R), is not seeking re-election in 2014.

Virginia's 10th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Frederick, Clarke and Loudon counties and parts of Fairfax County.[3]

Candidates

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

Polls

GOP Primary
Poll Barbara Comstock Bob MarshallStephen HollingsheadHowie LindMarc SavittRob WasingerUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Citizen's United Political Victory Fund
April 4–5, 2014
44%10%3%3%1%3%30%+/-4.9402
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Media

Howie Lind


Howie Lind's March 2014 ad, "Take a Stand."

Howie Lind (R) released his first ad of the campaign, "Take a Stand," on March 6, 2014.[22]

The narrator said in the ad, “Howie Lind for Congress...Because it’s not about whose turn it is, but who’s going to stand up for us.”[22]

Endorsements

Barabara Comstock

  • Conservative commentator Sean Hannity endorsed Barbara Comstock on April 10, 2014.[23]
    • "Barbara Comstock is a solid and reliable conservative. I've known her for many years. She'd make a great member of Congress. I am happy to join other conservatives and proudly endorse her candidacy," said Hannity.[23]
  • Comstock has been endorsed by Citizens United and radio-host Mark Levin.[24][25]
  • She has also been endorsed by Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips.[26]

Other endorsements included:[23][27]

  • Rep. Paul Ryan
  • Mitt Romney
  • Conservative radio host Mark Levin
  • Former Governor of Virginia George Allen
  • Leadership Institute president Morton Blackwell
  • Speaker of the House Newt and Callista Gingrich
  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
  • UN Ambassador John Bolton
  • Former Ambassador to the Holy See Jim Nicholson
  • Senator Fred Thompson
  • Senator Rick Santorum
  • Brent Bozell, Founder and President of the Media Research Center
  • Penny Nance, President Concerned Women for America
  • Jane Abraham, President Susan B. Anthony List
  • Citizen’s United Political Victory Fund
  • American Conservative Union
  • VIEW (Value In Electing Women) PAC
  • GOPAC
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • RightNOW Women PAC

Bob Marshall

  • Former Rep. Robert Dornan endorsed Bob Marshall on April 7, 2014.[29]
    • "Bob Marshall is a rare triple threat to liberals and Democrats in that he is a powerhouse in all three areas that President Reagan said 'a true conservative' must lead: social issues, economic policy, and defense. Bob's knowledge and expertise in these areas, the Reagan triad, is almost unmatched… equaled by a few good men and women in politics, but NEVER surpassed," said Dornan.[29]

Campaign contributions

Frank Wolf

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wolf's reports.[30]

Frank Wolf (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[31]April 14, 2013$187,089.04$46,331.76$(25,737.04)$207,683.76
July Quarterly[32]July 15, 2013$207,683.76$127,172.07$(64,893.48)$269,962.35
October Quarterly[33]October 15, 2013$269,962.35$38,996.65$(24,187.61)$284,771.39
Year-end[34]January 31, 2014$284,771$18,502$(38,059)$265,214
Running totals
$231,002.48$(152,877.13)

Richard Bolger

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Boldger's reports.[35]

Richard Bolger (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[36]10/15/2013$0.00$75,808.78$(24,728.58)$51,080.20
Year End[37]January 31, 2014$51,080$30,136$(34,488)$42,374
Running totals
$105,944.78$(59,216.58)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 10th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Frank Wolf won re-election in the district.[38]

U.S. House, Virginia District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kristin Cabral 38.8% 142,024
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wolf Incumbent 58.4% 214,038
     Independent Kevin Chisholm 2.7% 9,855
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 527
Total Votes 366,444
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Frank Wolf won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffery R. Barnett (D) and William B. Redpath (L) in the general election.[39]

U.S. House, Virginia District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wolf incumbent 62.9% 131,116
     Democratic Jeffery R. Barnett 34.8% 72,604
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 2.2% 4,607
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 229
Total Votes 208,556

See also

External links

References

  1. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Virginia State Board of Elections Website, "Become a Registered Voter," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  4. Washington Post, "Democratic Fairfax supervisor John Foust will enter 2014 race to unseat GOP Rep. Frank Wolf", accessed January 7, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Virginia Public Access Project, "U.S. District 10," accessed April 3, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Washington Post, "Bob Marshall jumps into crowded GOP race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress," accessed February 17, 2014
  7. Times Dispatch, "Marshall seeking Wolf’s congressional seat," accessed February 17, 2014
  8. Campaign website, "Home", accessed January 27, 2014
  9. Washington Post, "Bob Marshall jumps into crowded GOP race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress," accessed February 15, 2014
  10. The Hill, "Comstock launches bid to succeed Wolf", accessed January 7, 2014
  11. ABC News, "State Dinner Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Congress", accessed December 20, 2013
  12. Northern Virginia Daily, "Candidate Salahi says residency no bar to serving 10th District," accessed February 3, 2014
  13. Email submission to Ballotpedia on January 7, 2014
  14. [Candidate submitted information to BP Staff on March 12, 2014]
  15. Bolger for Congress, "Richard Bolger Suspends Campaign for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District," accessed March 17, 2014
  16. Roll Call, "Frank Wolf Receives Democratic Challenger", accessed September 9, 2013
  17. Loudon Times, "Leesburg Democrat exits 10th Congressional District race," accessed March 17,2014
  18. Campaign website, "About", accessed January 7, 2014
  19. Washington Post, "Race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress could feature sharp Republican divide," accessed February 17, 2014
  20. Mother Jones, "GOP Congressional Candidate: Spousal Rape Shouldn't Be a Crime", accessed January 17, 2014
  21. Roll Call, "Republican Drops Bid for Wolf’s Seat in Virginia", accessed January 23, 2014
  22. 22.0 22.1 Roll Call, "Virginia Republican Launches TV Ad in Race to Replace Frank Wolf," accessed March 10, 2014
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 News Max, "Sean Hannity Endorses Comstock in Va. Congressional Race," accessed April 14, 2014
  24. The Hill, "Citizens United endorses Comstock for Wolf's House seat," accessed January 14, 2014
  25. The Hill, "Mark Levin endorses Barbara Comstock for Wolf's House seat," accessed January 14, 2014
  26. The Hill, "AFP president backs Comstock in Va.," accessed January 17, 2014
  27. BarbaraComstockforCongress.com, "Endorsements," accessed March 24, 2014
  28. Christian News Wire, "Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Bob Marshall for Congress for Seat Being Vacated by Rep. Frank Wolf in Virginia," accessed March 31, 2014
  29. 29.0 29.1 Christian News Wire, "Congressman Bob Dornan Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congressional Seat Being Vacated by Frank Wolf in Virginia," accessed April 7, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Wolf Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Wolf April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Wolf July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Wolf October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Bolger 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 26, 2013
  36. FEC, "October Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed March 4, 2014
  38. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  39. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013