Washington's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim McDermott Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register 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.[4]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim McDermott (D), who was first elected in 1988.

Washington's 7th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and encompasses in King county and a small portion of Snohomish county.[5]

Candidates

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Jim McDermott

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

Jim McDermott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$28,598.93$63,598.69$(28,809.77)$63,387.85
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$63,387.85$59,067.40$(61,652.32)$60,802.93
October Quarterly[11]October 14, 2013$60,802.93$49,598.79$(44,477.20)$65,924.52
Year-end[12]January 31, 2014$65,924$51,204$(37,794)$79,333
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$79,333.91$68,115.45$(53,128.35)$94,321.01
Running totals
$291,584.33$(225,861.64)

District history

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2012

The 7th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim McDermott won re-election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, Washington District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McDermott Incumbent 79.7% 298,368
     Republican Ron Bemis 20.3% 76,212
Total Votes 374,580
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jim McDermott won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Jeffers-Schroder (I) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Washington District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McDermott incumbent 83% 232,649
     Independent Bob Jeffers-Schroder 17% 47,741
Total Votes 280,390

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