Virginia's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary

November 4 Election Winner:
Morgan Griffith Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Morgan Griffith Republican Party
Morgan Griffith.jpg

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 9th congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Morgan Griffith defeated Independent William Carr in the general election. Griffith did not face a primary challenger.
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.[3]

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).[4]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election was incumbent Morgan Griffith (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Virginia's 9th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Lee, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Scott, Russell, Tazewell, Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Bland, Giles, Craig, Alleghany, Montgomery, Pulaski, Grayson, Carroll, Floyd and Patrick counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke counties.[5]


General election candidates

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Election results

U.S. House, Virginia District 9 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMorgan Griffith Incumbent 72.1% 117,465
     Independent William Carr 24.2% 39,412
     N/A Write-in 3.6% 5,938
Total Votes 162,815
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Key votes

Below are important votes that Griffith cast during the 113th Congress.

HR 676

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Campaign contributions

Morgan Griffith

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

Morgan Griffith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$124,807.81$112,470.25$(94,926.80)$142,351.26
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$142,351.26$110,924.00$(80,149.89)$173,125.37
October Quarterly[15]October 12, 2013$173,125.37$113,271.00$(75,325.44)$211,070.93
Year-end[16]January 31, 2014$211,070$93,298$(60,047)$244,321
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$244,321.35$144,388.08$(81,941.50)$306,767.93
Running totals

District history

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The 9th congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Morgan Griffith won re-election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Virginia District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Anthony Flaccavento 38.6% 116,400
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMorgan Griffith Incumbent 61.3% 184,882
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 376
Total Votes 301,658
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, H. Morgan Griffith won election to the United States House. He defeated Rick Boucher (D) and Jeremiah D. Heaton (I) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Virginia District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngH. Morgan Griffith 51.2% 95,726
     Democratic Rick Boucher 46.4% 86,743
     Independent Jeremiah D. Heaton 2.3% 4,282
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 166
Total Votes 186,917

See also

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