North Carolina's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Richard Hudson 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 8th 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 21 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 Richard Hudson (R), who was first elected in 2012.

North Carolina's 8th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Cumberland, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery, Anson, Stanly, Cabarrus, Union and Mecklenburg counties.[3]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Issues

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.[4] 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.[5] Richard Hudson voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

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.[7] 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. Richard Hudson voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Richard Hudson

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

Richard Hudson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$75,405.10$208,314.88$(88,138.78)$195,581.20
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$195,581.20$235,177.17$(152,589.81)$278,168.53
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$278,168.53$146,181.19$(61,580.86)$362,768.86
Year-End Quarterly[13]December 31, 2013$362,768$193,296$(101,660)$447,283
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$447,283.36$143,204.53$(93,217.78)$497,270.11
Pre-Primary[15]April 25, 2014$497,270.11$5,777.00$(47,359.62)$455,687.49
Running totals
$931,950.77$(544,546.85)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 8th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which challenger Richard Hudson (R) defeated incumbent Larry Kissell (D). The switched partison control of the district.[16]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Larry Kissell Incumbent 45.4% 137,139
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hudson 53.2% 160,695
     Write-In N/A 1.5% 4,446
Total Votes 302,280
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Larry Kissell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Harold Johnson (R), Thomas Hill (Libertarian) and the Write-in candidates in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Kissell incumbent 53% 88,776
     Republican Harold Johnson 43.7% 73,129
     Libertarian Thomas Hill 3% 5,098
     Write-in 0.3% 439
Total Votes 167,442

See also

External links

References

  1. NC Election Connection, "Who Can Vote in Which Elections?" accessed January 3, 2014
  2. North Carolina Center for Voter Education, "Register to Vote in North Carolina," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. North Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 24, 2012
  4. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  5. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  8. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Hudson Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Hudson April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Hudson July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Hudson October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Hudson Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Hudson April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Hudson Pre-Primary," accessed May 16, 2014
  16. Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013