Alabama's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Alabama's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Mo Brooks Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mo Brooks Republican Party
Mo Brooks.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Alabama U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Alabama will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alabama 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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 24, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 25, 2014 (10 days prior to the general election).[6]

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

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

The 5th District is located in the northern portion of the state and stretches horizontally across the state. Lauderdale, Limestone, Morgan, Madison and Jackson counties are included.[7]


General election candidates

Republican Party Mo Brooks Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Mark Bray

June 3, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[8] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[9] Mo Brooks voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[11] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Mo Brooks voted against HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Mo Brooks

Mo Brooks (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$499,658.59$22,200.00$(23,868.80)$497,989.79
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$497,989.79$137,820.00$(12,444.68)$623,365.11
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$623,365.11$28,125.00$(18,960.03)$632,530.08
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$632,530$20,525$(1,136,984)$616,070
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$616,070$182,669$(12,232)$786,507
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$786,507$64,213$(29,487)$821,232
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$821,232$43,980$(3,233)$861,979
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2014$861,979$33,205$(58,444)$836,739
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot access
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On November 6, 2012, Mo Brooks (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charlie L. Holley in the general election.

U.S. House, Alabama District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charlie L. Holley 34.9% 101,772
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMo Brooks Incumbent 64.9% 189,185
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 336
Total Votes 291,293
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Mo Brooks won election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Raby (D) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Alabama District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMo Brooks 57.9% 131,109
     Democratic Steve Raby 42.1% 95,192
Total Votes 226,301

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Alabama Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Alabama Redistricting, "Map," accessed July 7, 2012
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Mo Brooks April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Mo Brooks July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Mo Brooks October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Mo Brooks Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Mo Brooks April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Mo Brooks Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Mo Brooks July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Mo Brooks October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013