Alabama's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Alabama's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Spencer Bachus Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th 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 is October 25, 2014 (10 days prior to the general election).[6]

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Spencer Bachus (R), who was first elected in 1992. Bachus is not seeking re-election to his seat in 2014.[7]

6th District is located in central Alabama and includes Bibb, Shelby, Chilton and Coosa counties as well as portions of Blount and Jefferson counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Gary Palmer
Democratic Party Pending replacement following Avery Vise's withdrawal
Libertarian Party Aimee Love


Republican Party July 15, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew

Democratic Party Avery Vise - Vise withdrew on August 6, 2014

Media

Paul DeMarco


Paul DeMarco TV ad

Campaign contributions

Chad Mathis

Chad Mathis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$0$373,324$(68,147)$305,177
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$305,177$124,134$(172,163)$257,148
Pre-Primary[13]May 22, 2014$257,148$149,520$(273,379)$133,289
Running totals
$646,978$(513,689)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Mathis' campaign committee owed $110,000 in outstanding loans to Chad Mathis.

Paul DeMarco

Paul DeMarco (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[14]January 29, 2014$0$366,908$(13,919)$352,988
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$352,988$484,041$(187,750)$649,278
Pre-Primary[16]May 22, 2014$649,278$224,355$(515,445)$358,187
Pre-Runoff[17]July 3, 2014$358,187$594,024$(620,276)$331,935
Running totals
$1,669,328$(1,337,390)

Will Brooke

Will Brooke (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[18]January 31, 2014$0$317,954$(48,253)$269,700
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$269,700$421,343$(223,105)$467,937
Pre-Primary[20]May 22, 2014$467,937$299,262$(623,613)$143,585
Running totals
$1,038,559$(894,971)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Brooke's campaign committee owed $450,000 in outstanding loans to Will Brooke.

Gary Palmer

Gary Palmer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[21]January 31, 2014$0$256,550$(6,822)$249,727
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$249,727$148,445$(213,607)$184,564
Pre-Primary[23]May 22, 2014$184,564$228,610$(268,392)$144,782
Pre-Runoff[24]July 3, 2014$144,782$344,965$(351,583)$138,164
Running totals
$978,570$(840,404)

Tom Vigneulle

Tom Vigneulle (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 14, 2014$0$46,337$(34,172)$12,164
Pre-Primary[26]May 19, 2014$12,164$13,990$(19,347)$6,806
Running totals
$60,327$(53,519)

Scott Beason

Scott Beason (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]April 14, 2014$2,100$19,405$(4,262)$17,243
Pre-Primary[28]May 23, 2014$17,243$11,840$(13,791)$15,291
Running totals
$31,245$(18,053)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Spencer Bachus (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Penny H. Bailey in the general election.

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Penny H. Bailey 28.6% 88,267
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus Incumbent 71.2% 219,262
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 573
Total Votes 308,102
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 100% 205,288
Total Votes 205,288

See also

External links

References

  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. The Washington Post, "Spencer Bachus to not seek re-election," September 30, 2013
  8. Alabama Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
  9. Chad Mathis campaign website, "News," October 7, 2013
  10. Abc3340, "Ala state Rep. Paul DeMarco running for Congress," October 28, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Chad Mathis Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Chad Mathis April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Chad Mathis Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Paul DeMarco Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Paul DeMarco April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Paul DeMarco Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Paul DeMarco Pre-Runoff," accessed July 7, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Will Brooke Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Will Brooke April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Will Brooke Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Gary Palmer Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Gary Palmer April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Gary Palmer Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Gary Palmer Pre-Runoff," accessed July 7, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Vigneulle April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Vigneulle Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Beason April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Beason Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013