South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

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

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


South Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Joe Wilson won re-election to the U.S. House. Wilson defeated Phil Black (D) in the general election. Black, who ran as a Republican in the 2010 and 2012 election for the 2nd Congressional District seat, was defeated by Wilson each time in the Republican primary.[3][4]

The race for South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District seat was rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[5]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 30, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: South Carolina 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.[6][7][8]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 4, 2014.[9]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Joe Wilson (R), who was first elected in 2001.

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Barnwell, Aiken, Lexington and Richland counties.[10]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party candidates


Election results

General election

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson Incumbent 62.4% 121,649
     Democratic Phil Black 35.3% 68,719
     Independent Harold Geddings III 2.1% 4,158
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 282
Total Votes 194,808
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission

Republican primary

Joe Wilson defeated Eddie McCain in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014. Wilson, who had a significant lead over McCain in fundraising, was expected to win the primary election.[11]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson Incumbent 81.6% 43,528
Eddie McCain 18.4% 9,818
Total Votes 53,346
Source: Results via Associated Press

Democratic primary

Phil Black defeated Ed Greenleaf in the Democratic primary.[11]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Black 54.2% 6,661
Ed Greenleaf 45.8% 5,636
Total Votes 12,297
Source: Results via Associated Press

Key votes

Below are important votes that Wilson 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 RepublicansThomas 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.[14] Wilson joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[15][16]

Campaign contributions

Joe Wilson

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wilson's reports.[17]

Eddie McCain

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McCain's reports.[23]

Eddie McCain (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 17, 2014$6.43$4,545.00$(4,134.88)$416.55
Running totals
$4,545$(4,134.88)

Ed Greenleaf

Ed Greenleaf (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 14, 2014$213.06$20,675.43$(16,402.94)$4,485.55
Running totals
$20,675.43$(16,402.94)

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Joe Wilson won re-election in the district.[26]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson Incumbent 96.3% 196,116
     N/A Write-In 3.7% 7,602
Total Votes 203,718
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Joe Wilson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rob Miller (D), Eddie McCain (L) and Marc Beaman (Constitution) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson incumbent 53.5% 138,861
     Democratic Rob Miller 43.8% 113,625
     Libertarian Eddie McCain 1.1% 2,856
     Constitution Marc Beaman 1.6% 4,228
     N/A Write-in 0% 102
Total Votes 259,672

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
  4. National Journal, "South Carolina District 2," accessed April 10, 2012
  5. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed October 28, 2014
  6. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  8. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  9. South Carolina State Election Commission, "South Carolina Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  10. South Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Associated Press, "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 SC Votes, "Candidate Search," accessed March 31, 2014
  13. SC Votes, "General Election Candidate List," accessed April 1, 2014
  14. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  15. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  16. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Wilson 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Wilson Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "McCain 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 29, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  26. Politico, "2012 Election Map, South Carolina"
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013