Georgia's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Henry C. Johnson, Jr. Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

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

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The 4th 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 Hank Johnson (D), who was first elected in 2006. He held off a primary challenge from Thomas Brown. After 13 years as DeKalb County sheriff, Brown gave up his badge to challenge Johnson.[4][5] Johnson will run unopposed in the general election.[6]

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.[7][8][9]

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.[10]

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Hank Johnson (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Georgia's 4th Congressional District includes parts of Dekalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, including North Atlanta, Decatur and Lilburn.[11]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHank Johnson Incumbent 54.7% 26,147
Thomas Brown 45.3% 21,629
Total Votes 47,776
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

Nay3.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.[14] 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.[15] Hank Johnson voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Yea3.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.[17] 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. Hank Johnson voted for HR 2775.[18]

Campaign contributions

Hank Johnson

Henry C. Johnson, Jr. (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$17,642.25$53,378.90$(25,177.35)$45,843.80
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$45,843.80$71,624.89$(59,050.90)$58,417.79
October Quarterly[21]October 13, 2013$58,417.79$43,907.89$(47,994.41)$54,331.27
Year-end[22]January 31, 2014$54,331$70,015$(39,049)$85,296
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$85,296$156,823$(149,581)$92,537
Running totals
$395,749.68$(320,852.66)

Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[24]January 31, 2014$0$152,580$(44,561)$108,018
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$0$108,792$(69,514)$147,296
Running totals
$261,372$(114,075)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Hank Johnson (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated J. Chris Vaughn in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry C. Johnson Incumbent 73.6% 208,861
     Republican J. Chris Vaughn 26.4% 75,041
Total Votes 283,902
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Henry C. Johnson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lisbeth "Liz" Carter (R) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. incumbent 74.7% 131,760
     Republican Lisbeth "Liz" Carter 25.3% 44,707
Total Votes 176,467

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. Online Athens, "Democratic congressman fights for job in Georgia race," accessed May 28, 2014
  5. Associated Press, "Georgia Election Results," accessed May 20, 2014
  6. Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
  7. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  8. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  9. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  10. Long Distance Voter, "Voter Registration Deadlines," accessed January 3, 2014
  11. Georgia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  12. Cov News, "Brown announces run for Congress," accessed October 30, 2013
  13. Roll Call, "Hank Johnson Faces First Serious Primary Threat in Georgia," accessed March 25, 2014
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013