Washington's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Adam Smith Democratic Party
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Washington U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 9th Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Adam Smith will face Don Rivers (D), Doug Basler (R) and Citizens Party candidate Mark Greene 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 Adam Smith (D), who was first elected in 1996.

Washington's 9th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes in King county and a tiny portion of Pierce county.[6]

Candidates

Endorsements

Adam Smith

Smith has been endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • The Seattle Times[8]

Campaign contributions

Adam Smith

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

Adam Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 23, 2013$282,956.05$86,866.81$(79,434.05)$290,388.81
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$290,388.81$197,205.00$(97,892.45)$389,701.36
October Quarterly[12]October 14, 2013$389,701.36$164,255.20$(74,456.67)$479,499.89
Year-end[13]January 31, 2014$479,499$65,737$(100,422)$444,814
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$444,814.12$110,549.94$(84,854.49)$470,509.57
Running totals
$624,613.95$(437,059.66)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 9th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Adam Smith won re-election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, Washington District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Smith Incumbent 71.6% 192,034
     Republican Jim Postma 28.4% 76,105
Total Votes 268,139
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Adam Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Richard (Dick) Muri (R) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Washington District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Smith incumbent 54.9% 123,743
     Republican Richard (Dick) Muri 45.1% 101,851
Total Votes 225,594

See also

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