Tennessee's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Tennessee's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Diane Black Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Tennessee U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Tennessee will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Diane Black defeated Jerry Lowery in the Republican primary on August 7, 2014. She will face Amos Powers, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, and independent candidate Mike Winton in the general election.[3] The race is rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 3, 2014
August 7, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Tennessee 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 July 8, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[8]

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Diane Black (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Tennessee's 6th Congressional District is located in the northern and north-central portion of the state and includes Pickett, Frentress, Cumberland, White, DeKalb, Cannon, Coffee, Wilson, Smith, Jackson, Overton, Clay, Putnam, Trousdale, Macon, Sumner and Robertson counties.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates

August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

Election results

Republican primary

U.S. House, Tennessee District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Black Incumbent 80.4% 17,492
Jerry Lowery 19.6% 4,272
Total Votes 21,764
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Issues

Below are important votes that Black 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 Republicans--Thomas 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.[11] Black joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[12][13]

Campaign contributions

Diane Black

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Black's reports.[14]

Diane Black (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 12, 2013$319,545.33$107,357.81$(52,826.57)$374,076.57
July Quarterly[16]July 15,2013$374,076.57$325,309.84$(60,264.48)$639,121.93
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2013$639,121.93$133,061.87$(72,952.66)$699,231.14
Year-End[18]January 30, 2014$699,231$99,880$(45,736)$753,375
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$753,375.39$123,386.75$(63,832.80)$812,929.34
Running totals
$788,996.27$(295,612.51)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 6th Congressional District of Tennessee held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Diane Black won re-election in the district.[20]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Black Incumbent 76.4% 184,383
     Green Pat Riley 9% 21,633
     Independent Scott Beasley 14.4% 34,766
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 459
Total Votes 241,241
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Diane Black won election to the United States House. She defeated Brett Carter (R) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Black 69.6% 128,517
     Democratic Brett Carter 30.4% 56,145
Total Votes 184,662

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 1, 2014," accessed August 4, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 4, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Tennessee - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2014
  4. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 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. Tennessee Secretary of State Website, "Voter Qualification," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Tennessee Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Tennessee.gov, "Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives Petitions Filed by Qualifying Deadline," accessed April 3, 2014
  11. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Black 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 24, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Black Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013