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South Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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South Carolina's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Tom Rice Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tom Rice 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 7th Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Tom Rice defeated Democratic challenger Gloria Bromell Tinubu in the general election. Bromell Tinubu was also defeated by Rice in the November 6, 2012, general election.[3] Neither candidate faced a primary challenger. The race for South Carolina's 7th Congressional District seat was rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]
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.[5][6][7]

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.[8]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Tom Rice (R), who was first elected in 2012.

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Marlboro, Darlington, Florence, Dillion, Marion, Horry and Georgetown counties.[9][10] South Carolina has not had a 7th Congressional District since 1932.

Candidates

General election candidates


Election results

U.S. House, South Carolina District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rice Incumbent 60% 102,833
     Democratic Gloria Bromell Tinubu 40% 68,576
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 115
Total Votes 171,524
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission

Key votes

Below are important votes that Rice 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.[12] Rice joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[13][14]

Campaign contributions

Tom Rice

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rice's reports.[15]

Gloria Bromell Tinubu

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bromell Tinubu's reports.[21]

Gloria Bromell Tinubu (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$3,472.87$41,143.00$(32,935.51)$11,680.36
Running totals
$41,143$(32,935.51)

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

The 7th Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican Tom Rice won the election in the district.[23]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rice 55.5% 153,068
     Democratic Gloria Bromell Tinubu 44.4% 122,389
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 281
Total Votes 275,738
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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. Associated Press, "2012 Primary Results"
  4. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed October 28, 2014
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. South Carolina State Election Commission, "South Carolina Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. South Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  10. The State Feds approve S.C.'s plans for 7th District December 28, 2011
  11. SC Votes, "Candidate Search," accessed April 1, 2014
  12. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  14. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Rice 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Rice Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Bromell Tinubu 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  23. Politico, "2012 Election Map, South Carolina"