Washington's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dave Reichert Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Dave Reichert (R) will face Jason Ritchie (D) and Keith Arnold (D) in the blanket primary on August 5, 2014. The race is rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[1]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[2][3][4]

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote in the primary by either July 7, 2014, by mail or online, or July 28, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[5]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Dave Reichert (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Washington's 8th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Pierce, King, Kittitas and Chelan counties.[6]

Candidates

Endorsements

Dave Reichert

Reichert has been endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • The Seattle Times[9]

Jason Ritchie

Ritchie has been endorsed by the following people and organizations:

Campaign contributions

Dave Reichert

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Reichert's reports.[11]

Dave Reichert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$87,225.45$67,251.65$(59,340.81)$95,136.29
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$95,136.29$173,040.00$(67,977.07)$200,199.22
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$200,199.22$177,786.94$(74,508.20)$303,477.96
Year-end[15]January 31, 2014$303,477$116,155$(64,890)$354,743
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$354,743.36$171,548.45$(104,392.64)$421,899.17
Running totals
$705,782.04$(371,108.72)

Jason Ritchie

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

Jason Ritchie (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[18]January 31, 2014$0$89,500$(1,668)$87,831
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$87,831.34$14,039.64$(21,500.85)$80,370.13
Running totals
$103,539.64$(23,168.85)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 8th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Dave Reichert won re-election in the district.[20]

U.S. House, Washington District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Reichert Incumbent 59.7% 180,204
     Democratic Karen Porterfield 40.3% 121,886
Total Votes 302,090
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dave Reichert won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Suzan DelBene (D) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Reichert incumbent 52.1% 161,296
     Democratic Suzan DelBene 47.9% 148,581
Total Votes 309,877

See also

External links

References

  1. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  2. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  5. Washington Secretary of State Office, "Elections & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Washington Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  8. Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
  9. Seattle Times, "Editorial: The Times recommends to re-elect Dave Reichert in 8th Congressional District," July 14, 2014
  10. "The Stranger", "Endorsements for the August Primary Election!", July 23, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Reichert 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Ritchie 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 7, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013