Virginia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary, due to convention

Incumbent prior to election:
Gerald Connolly Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th Congressional District of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Delegates at Virginia’s 11th Congressional District Republican Convention selected Suzanne Scholte as the Republican nominee for the 11th District to take on incumbent Gerry Connolly (D), who did not face a primary challenger.[3] Connolly and Scholte will face off with Green Party candidate Joe Galdo, Libertarian Marc Harrold and Independent Mark Gibson in the general election.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2014
No primary, due to convention
November 4, 2014

Primary: Virginia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary process, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[4]

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).[5]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Gerry Connolly (D), who was first elected in 2008.

Virginia's 11th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes parts of Prince William and Fairfax counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

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Republican convention

Delegates at Virginia’s 11th Congressional District Republican Convention selected Suzanne Scholte as the Republican nominee for the 11th District. Terry Wear, 11th District Republican chairman, said, "Suzanne Scholte is a highly impressive candidate. She has spent years helping victims of oppression; she has proven herself to be an effective leader in both the public and the private sector; she has a deep understanding of a broad array of issues; and she is well-respected around the world. In a tough environment for Democrats, I’m sure Gerry Connolly cannot be happy about Suzanne’s nomination."[3]

Campaign contributions

Gerald Connolly

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Connolly's reports.[12]

Gerald Connolly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$867,945.88$369,096.45$(117,476.65)$1,119,565.68
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$1,119,565.68$206,086.97$(82,466.03)$1,243,186.62
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$1,243,186.62$201,170.55$(113,266.18)$1,331,090.99
Year-end[16]January 31, 2014$1,331,090$214,384$(77,843)$1,467,632
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$1,467,632.04$350,247.83$(127,471.93)$1,690,407.94
Running totals
$1,340,985.8$(518,523.79)

Suzanne Scholte

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scholte's reports.[18]

Suzanne Scholte (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$1,000.00$57,421.00$(18,238.66)$40,182.34
Running totals
$57,421$(18,238.66)

District history

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2012

The 11th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Gerry Connolly won re-election in the district.[20]

U.S. House, Virginia District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Connolly Incumbent 61% 202,606
     Republican Chris Perkins 35.5% 117,902
     Green Joe Galdo 0.7% 2,195
     Independent Peter Marchetti 0.6% 1,919
     Independent Chris DeCarlo 0.9% 3,027
     Independent Mark Gibson 1.1% 3,806
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 788
Total Votes 332,243
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gerald Connolly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Keith S. Fimian (R), Christopher F. DeCarlo (I), David L. Dotson (L) and David William Gillis, Jr. (G) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Virginia District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Connolly incumbent 49.2% 111,720
     Republican Keith S. Fimian 48.8% 110,739
     Independent Christopher F. DeCarlo 0.8% 1,846
     Libertarian David L. Dotson 0.6% 1,382
     Green David William Gillis, Jr. 0.4% 959
     Unlisted Write-in 0.1% 305
Total Votes 226,951

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. 3.0 3.1 VAGOP11.org, "11th District Republicans Nominate Suzanne Scholte For Congress," accessed June 1, 2014
  4. Code of Virginia, "Title 24.2, Section 530," accessed June 10, 2014
  5. Virginia State Board of Elections Website, "Become a Registered Voter," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  7. Suzanne Scholte for Congress, "Meet Suzanne," accessed May 8, 2014
  8. Joe Galdo for Congress, "Home," accessed March 5, 2014
  9. Libertarian Party of Virginia, "Our Candidates," accessed March 21, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Gibson for Congress," accessed March 11, 2014
  11. Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections, "List of Candidates," accessed July 24, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Gerald Connolly 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Scholte 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 8, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013