Virginia's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary

Incumbent prior to election:
Randy Forbes Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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

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The 4th Congressional District of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Randy Forbes did not face a primary challenger. He will face Elliott Fausz (D) and Libertarian Bo Brown in the general election. The race is rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[3]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2014
No primary
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 is incumbent Randy Forbes (R), who was first elected in 2001.

Virginia's 4th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Chesapeake City, Isle of Wright, Sussex, Emporia City, Dinwiddie, Norroway, Amelia, Powhatan, Chestfield and Colonial Heights counties.[6]


General election candidates


Below are important votes that Forbes 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.[9] Forbes joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[10][11]

Campaign contributions

Randy Forbes

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

Randy Forbes (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$189,862.55$111,535.44$(61,897.41)$239,500.58
July Quarterly[14]June 15, 2013$239,500.58$183,840.64$(113,918.98)$309,422.24
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$309,422.24$171,609.18$(140,737.90)$340,293.52
Year-end[16]January 31, 2014$340,293$122,287$(93,630)$368,950
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$368,950.51$201,946.34$(133,373.23)$437,523.62
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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The 4th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Randy Forbes won re-election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Virginia District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Ella Ward 42.9% 150,190
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Forbes Incumbent 56.9% 199,292
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 564
Total Votes 350,046
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Randy Forbes won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Wynne V. E. LeGrow (D) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Virginia District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Forbes incumbent 62.3% 123,659
     Democratic Wynne V. E. LeGrow 37.5% 74,298
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 432
Total Votes 198,389

See also

External links


  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 June 24, 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 July 24, 2012
  7. Fausz 4 Congress, "Elliott Fausz announces candidacy for VA-4 Congressional District," accessed June 19, 2014
  8. Libertarian Party of Virginia, "Our Candidates," accessed March 21, 2014
  9. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Forbes Summary Report," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  18. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013