Virginia's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary

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

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Bob Goodlatte did not face a primary challenger. He defeated Libertarian Will Hammer and Green Party candidate Elaine Hildebrandt in the general election. The race was rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[3]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2014
No primary
November 4, 2014

Primary: Virginia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary process, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[4]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014 (22 days before election).[5]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election was incumbent Bob Goodlatte (R), who was first elected in 1992.

Virginia's 6th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Salem City, Botetour, Buena Vista City, Amherst, Bath, Highland, Augusta, Harrisonburg City, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Warren and Page counties.[6]


General election candidates

Failed to file

Election results

U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 74.5% 133,898
     Libertarian Will Hammer 12.3% 22,161
     Green Elaine Hildebrandt 11.9% 21,447
     N/A Write-in 1.2% 2,202
Total Votes 179,708
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Key votes

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

Campaign contributions

Bob Goodlatte

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

Bob Goodlatte (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$513,735.00$306,723.87$(138,876.06)$681,582.81
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$681,582.81$316,386.17$(103,175.16)$894,793.82
October Quarterly[18]October 25, 2013$893,588.82$194,424.08$(111,693.46)$976,319.44
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$976,319$314,792$(342,646)$948,465
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$948,465.34$331,749.28$(177,247.89)$1,102,966.73
Running totals

District history

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The 6th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bob Goodlatte won re-election in the district.[21]

U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Andy Schmookler 34.6% 111,949
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 65.2% 211,278
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 666
Total Votes 323,893
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Bob Goodlatte won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey W. Vanke (I) and Stuart M. Bain (L) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte incumbent 76.3% 127,487
     Independent Jeffrey W. Vanke 13% 21,649
     Libertarian Stuart M. Bain 9.2% 15,309
     N/A Write-in 1.6% 2,709
Total Votes 167,154

See also

External links


  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. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  4. Code of Virginia, "Title 24.2, Section 530," accessed June 10, 2014
  5. Virginia State Board of Elections Website, "Become a Registered Voter," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  7. Times Dispatch, "Hammer receives Libertarian nod in 6th," accessed June 1, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections, "List of Candidates," accessed July 24, 2014
  9. Virginia Conservative, "Bevington Still In Race, Picks Up Endorsement," accessed April 5, 2014
  10. Virginia State Board of Elections, "Primary Nominees," accessed April 3, 2014
  11. Paul Bevington for Congress, "Home," accessed March 19, 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, "Goodlatte Summary Report," 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 29, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  21. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013