Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Derek Kilmer Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Marty McClendon (R), Greybeard McPherson (I) and Douglas Milholland (G) will challenge incumbent Derek Kilmer (D) in the blanket primary on August 5, 2014. The race is rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[1]


Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[2][3][4]

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote in the primary by either July 7, 2014, by mail or online, or July 28, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[5]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Derek Kilmer (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Washington's 6th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Kitsap, Jefferson and Cialiam counties.[6]

Candidates

Campaign contributions

Derek Kilmer

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kilmer's reports.[8]

Derek Kilmer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 25, 2013$166,934.15$268,943.16$(32,859.32)$403,017.99
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$403,017.99$285,481.34$(56,679.93)$631,819.40
October Quarterly[11]October 14, 2013$631,819.40$259,407.79$(72,878.26)$818,348.93
Year-end[12]January 31, 2014$818,348$209,364$(46,654)$981,058
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$981,058.56$288,054.00$(59,448.31)$1,209,664.25
Running totals
$1,311,250.29$(268,519.82)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 6th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Derek Kilmer won the election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, Washington District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Kilmer 59% 186,661
     Republican Bill Driscoll 41% 129,725
Total Votes 316,386
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Norm Dicks won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Cloud (R) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Washington District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNorman D. Dicks incumbent 58% 151,873
     Republican Doug Cloud 42% 109,800
Total Votes 261,673

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