Alabama's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Alabama's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bradley Byrne Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bradley Byrne Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Alabama U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Alabama held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Bradley Byrne won re-election in 2014. He was unchallenged in the primary and defeated Burton LeFlore (D) in November. The last time the seat was held by a Democratic incumbent was in 1964.[3]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alabama is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 24, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 25, 2014 (10 days prior to the general election).[7]

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Bradley Byrne (R). Byrne was first elected in a special election to replace Jo Bonner on December 17, 2013.

The 1st District is located in southwestern Alabama and includes Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Monroe and Washington counties and part of Clarke county.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Bradley Byrne Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Burton LeFlore


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne Incumbent 68.2% 103,758
     Democratic Burton LeFlore 31.7% 48,278
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 198
Total Votes 152,234
Source: Alabama Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[9] Byrne joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[10][11]

Campaign contributions

Bradley Byrne

Bradley Byrne (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$86,340$168,695$(60,358)$194,677
Pre-Primary[13]May 22, 2014$194,677$64,641$(55,958)$203,359
July Quarterly[14]July 14, 2014$203,359$98,921$(79,521)$222,759
October Quarterly[15]October 14, 2014$222,759$119,631$(121,467)$220,922
Running totals
$451,888$(317,304)

Burton LeFlore

Burton LeFlore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[16]December 16, 2013$1,304$8,781$(9,899)$185
Year-End[17]March 18, 2014$185$8,781$(9,899)$185
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$185$3,775$(3,480)$295
Pre-Primary[19]May 22, 2014$295$0$(0)$295
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2014$295$1,270$(0)$1,365
Running totals
$22,607$(23,278)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2013

See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

The 1st Congressional District of Alabama held a special election for the U.S. House in 2013. The primary was held on September 24, 2013, followed by a runoff primary election on November 5, 2013. Bradley Byrne defeated Dean Young in the Republican runoff primary. Bradley Byrne then defeated Burton LeFlore (D) in the general election. The general election took place on December 17, 2013.[21][22]

The special election was held to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Jo Bonner (R) on August 15, 2013. Bonner resigned to take a job as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[23]

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 General Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne 70.7% 36,042
     Democratic Burton LeFlore 29.3% 14,968
Total Votes 51,010
Source: Results via Associated Press

2012

On November 6, 2012, Jo Bonner (R) won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Bonner Incumbent 97.9% 196,374
     N/A Write-In 2.1% 4,302
Total Votes 200,676
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jo Bonner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Walter (Constitution) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Bonner incumbent 83% 129,063
     Constitution David Walter 17% 26,357
Total Votes 155,420

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. Wikipedia, "Jack Edwards (Alabama)," accessed July 9, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Alabama Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Alabama Redistricting, "Map," accessed July 7, 2012
  9. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Bradley Byrne April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Bradley Byrne Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Bradley Byrne July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Bradley Byrne October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore October Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore Year-End," accessed April 29, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore April Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore Pre-Primary," accessed October 22, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore July Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  21. Governor of Alabama: "Governor Bentley Announces Court-Approved Timeline for Special Election in 1st Congressional District," accessed July 30, 2013
  22. The Gadsden Times, "Turnout light in Ala.'s 1st Congressional District," September 24, 2013 (dead link)
  23. blog.al.com, "BREAKING: Rep. Jo Bonner resigning from Congress," May 23, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013