Georgia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lynn A. Westmoreland Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Georgia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Lynn A. Westmoreland (R), who was first elected in 2004. He defeated challenger Chip Flanagan in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014. He faces no opponent in the general election.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 7, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Georgia 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 April 21, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[7]

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Lynn A. Westmoreland (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District is based in west central Georgia and stretches from Columbus in the south to the southern edge of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area in the north, including Fayette, Coweta, Henry and Spalding counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run


Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Westmoreland Incumbent 69.3% 36,321
Chip Flanagan 30.7% 16,080
Total Votes 52,401
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[10] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[11] Lynn Westmoreland voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[13] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Lynn Westmoreland voted against HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Lynn Westmoreland

Lynn A. Westmoreland (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$424,755.10$140,283.60$(102,480.62)$462,557.98
July Quarterly[16]July 12, 2013$462,557.98$178,107.92$(176,834.96)$463,830.94
October Quarterly[17]October 13, 2013$463,830.94$151,010.00$(67,430.00)$547,410.94
Year-end[18]January 31, 2014$547,410$76,770$(120,855)$503,325
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$503,325$63,720$(95,312)$471,733
Running totals
$609,891.52$(562,912.58)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Lynn A. Westmoreland (R) won re-election to the United States House. He was unopposed in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Westmoreland Incumbent 100% 232,380
Total Votes 232,380
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lynn Westmoreland won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Saunders (D) and Jagdish Agrawal (I) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn A. Westmoreland incumbent 69.5% 168,304
     Democratic Frank Saunders 30.5% 73,932
     Independent Jagdish Agrawal 0% 3
Total Votes 242,239

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 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. Long Distance Voter, "Voter Registration Deadlines," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Georgia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  9. Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013