Virginia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Robert J. Wittman Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Robert J. Wittman 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 1st Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Robert J. Wittman defeated Norm Mosher (D) and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker in the general election.[3][4] The race was rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[5]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2014
June 10, 2014
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.[6]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014 (22 days before election).[7]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election was incumbent Robert J. Wittman (R), who was first elected in 2006.

Virginia's 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Manassas City, Stafford, King George, Carolina, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, King William, Middlesex, Lancaster, Mathews, York and Williamsburg City counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


Republican Party June 10, 2014, Republican primary

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Election results

General election

U.S. House, Virginia District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Wittman Incumbent 62.9% 131,861
     Democratic Norm Mosher 34.4% 72,059
     Independent Green Gail Parker 2.4% 5,097
     Independent Chris Hailey, write-in 0.3% 604
Total Votes 209,621
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Republican primary

Wittman easily defeated Riedel in the June 10, 2014, Republican primary.[14]

U.S. House, Virginia District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRob Wittman Incumbent 76.5% 13,414
Anthony Riedel 23.5% 4,128
Total Votes 17,542
Source: Results via Associated Press

Democratic convention

Norm Mosher was nominated as the Democratic candidate at the 1st District Democratic Convention on June 8, 2014.[3]

Issues

Below are important votes that Wittman 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.[15] Wittman joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[16][17]

Campaign contributions

Rob Wittman

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

Robert J. Wittman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 1, 2013$551,810.10$102,800.10$(50,892.10)$603,718.10
July Quarterly[20]July 30, 2013$603,718.10$200,481.22$(27,900.10)$776,299.22
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$776,299.22$73,871.09$(77,658.53)$772,511.78
Year-end[22]January 31, 2014$772,511$167,545$(66,625)$873,431
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$873,431.31$166,545.46$(57,679.86)$982,296.91
Running totals
$711,242.87$(280,755.59)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Robert J. Wittman (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Adam Cook and Gail Parker in the general election.

U.S. House, Virginia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Adam Cook 41.2% 147,036
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Wittman Incumbent 56.3% 200,845
     Independent Gail Parker 2.3% 8,308
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 617
Total Votes 356,806
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Robert J. Wittmanm won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Krystal M. Ball (D) and G. Gail "for Rail" Parker (Green) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Virginia District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Wittman incumbent 63.9% 135,564
     Democratic Krystal M. Ball 34.8% 73,824
     Green G. Gail "for Rail" Parker 1.2% 2,544
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 304
Total Votes 212,236

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 NormMosher.com, "Norm Mosher Announces Campaign for Congress in 1st Congressional District," accessed June 24, 2014
  4. Pilot Online, "Wittman wins GOP primary in Virginia's 1st District," June 10, 2014
  5. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  6. Code of Virginia, "Title 24.2, Section 530," accessed June 10, 2014
  7. Virginia State Board of Elections Website, "Become a Registered Voter," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections, "List of Candidates," accessed July 24, 2014
  10. Facebook, "Vote Hailey 2014," accessed June 24, 2014
  11. Associated Press, "Virginia - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  12. Anthony Riedel for U.S. Congress Facebook Page, "Info," accessed February 25, 2014
  13. Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, "Libertarian to Challenge Wittman for House Seat," accessed February 11, 2014
  14. Associated Press, "Virginia - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  15. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  16. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  17. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Wittman 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013