Virginia's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary

Incumbent prior to election:
Bob Goodlatte 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 6th Congressional District of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Bob Goodlatte did not face a primary challenger. He will face Independent Paul Bevington, who failed to file as a Republican candidate, and Libertarian Will Hammer in the general election.[1][2] 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 Bob Goodlatte (R), who was first elected in 1992.

Virginia's 6th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Salem City, Botetour, Buena Vista City, Amherst, Bath, Highland, Augusta, Harrisonburg City, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Warren and Page counties.[6]


General election candidates

Campaign contributions

Bob Goodlatte

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Goodlatte's reports.[9]

Bob Goodlatte (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$513,735.00$306,723.87$(138,876.06)$681,582.81
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$681,582.81$316,386.17$(103,175.16)$894,793.82
October Quarterly[12]October 25, 2013$893,588.82$194,424.08$(111,693.46)$976,319.44
Year-end[13]January 31, 2014$976,319$314,792$(342,646)$948,465
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$948,465.34$331,749.28$(177,247.89)$1,102,966.73
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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The 6th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bob Goodlatte won re-election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Andy Schmookler 34.6% 111,949
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 65.2% 211,278
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 666
Total Votes 323,893
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Bob Goodlatte won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey W. Vanke (I) and Stuart M. Bain (L) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte incumbent 76.3% 127,487
     Independent Jeffrey W. Vanke 13% 21,649
     Libertarian Stuart M. Bain 9.2% 15,309
     N/A Write-in 1.6% 2,709
Total Votes 167,154

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