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North Carolina's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Virginia Foxx Republican Party
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North Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of North Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 28, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: North Carolina is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 11, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days before the day the election).[2]

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Virginia Foxx (R), who was first elected in 2004.

North Carolina's 5th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alexander, Iredell, Davie, Yadkin, Surry, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes and Reckingham counties.[3]



Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[5] 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.[6] Virginia Foxx voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally 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.[8] 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. Virginia Foxx voted against HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$1,455,074.42$93,050.61$(38,558.23)$1,509,566.80
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$1,509,566.80$229,255.62$(56,474.71)$1,682,074.71
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$1,682,074.71$183,741.94$(50,337.09)$1,815,479.56
Year-End Quarterly[13]December 31, 2013$1,815,479$133,035$(51,180)$1,889,635
Running totals

District history

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The 5th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Virginia Foxx (R) won re-election. She defeated Elisabeth Motsinger (D) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Elisabeth Motsinger 42.5% 148,252
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx Incumbent 57.5% 200,945
Total Votes 349,197
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Virginia Foxx won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Billy Kennedy (D) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx incumbent 65.9% 140,525
     Democratic Billy Kennedy 34.1% 72,762
Total Votes 213,287

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