Washington's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dave Reichert Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th 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 3 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 Dave Reichert (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Washington's 8th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Pierce, King, Kittitas and Chelan counties.[5]

Candidates

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Campaign contributions

Dave Reichert

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Reichert's reports.[7]

Dave Reichert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$87,225.45$67,251.65$(59,340.81)$95,136.29
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$95,136.29$173,040.00$(67,977.07)$200,199.22
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$200,199.22$177,786.94$(74,508.20)$303,477.96
Year-end[11]January 31, 2014$303,477$116,155$(64,890)$354,743
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$354,743.36$171,548.45$(104,392.64)$421,899.17
Running totals
$705,782.04$(371,108.72)

Jason Ritchie

Jason Ritchie (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[13]January 31, 2014$0$89,500$(1,668)$87,831
Running totals
$89,500$(1,668)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 8th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Dave Reichert won re-election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, Washington District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Reichert Incumbent 59.7% 180,204
     Democratic Karen Porterfield 40.3% 121,886
Total Votes 302,090
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dave Reichert won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Suzan DelBene (D) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Reichert incumbent 52.1% 161,296
     Democratic Suzan DelBene 47.9% 148,581
Total Votes 309,877

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