Alabama's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Alabama's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Terri Sewell Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Terri Sewell Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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

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The 7th Congressional District of Alabama will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Terri Sewell defeated Tamara Harris Johnson in the primary.[3] She will run uncontested in November. The last time a Republican held Alabama's 7th Congressional District was in 1966.[4]

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.[5][6][7]

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).[8]

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Terri Sewell (D), who was first elected in 2010.

The 7th District is located in western Alabama. Pickens, Greene, Hale, Sumter, Perry, Dallas, Marengo, Wilcox, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Choctaw and Clarke counties are included in the new district boundaries.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Terri Sewell Green check mark transparent.png


June 3, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Did not run:

Republican Party Stanley Mack

Primary results

U.S. House, Alabama District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Sewell Incumbent 83.9% 74,830
Tamara Harris Johnson 16.1% 14,345
Total Votes 89,175
Source: Politico

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress..

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png 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.[10] 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.[11] Terri Sewell voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[13] 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. Terri Sewell voted for HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Terri Sewell

Terri Sewell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$377,613.87$162,712.88$(138,889.89)$401,436.86
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$401,436.86$226,619.59$(110,933.64)$517,122.81
October Quarterly[17]October 16, 2013$517,122.81$127,555.62$(81,203.71)$563,474.72
Year-End[18]January 31, 2014$563,474$163,548$(74,952)$652,070
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$652,070$258,226$(95,063)$815,233
Pre-Primary[20]May 22, 2014$815,233$173,753$(450,329)$538,657
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2014$538,657$151,479$(197,036)$493,100
October Quarterly[22]October 15, 2014$493,100$148,982$(176,431)$465,651
Running totals
$1,412,876.09$(1,324,838.24)

Tamara Harris Johnson

Tamara Harris Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$0$10,039$(7,071)$2,967
Pre-Primary[24]May 22, 2014$2,967$5,819$(8,653)$133
Running totals
$15,858$(15,724)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Terri Sewell (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Don Chamberlain in the general election.

U.S. House, Alabama District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Sewell Incumbent 75.8% 232,520
     Republican Don Chamberlain 24.1% 73,835
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 203
Total Votes 306,558
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Terri Sewell won election to the United States House. She defeated Don Chamberlain (R) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Alabama District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Sewell 72.5% 136,696
     Republican Don Chamberlain 27.5% 51,890
Total Votes 188,586

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. Politico, "2014 Alabama House Primaries Results," June 3, 2014
  4. Wikipedia, "James D. Martin," accessed July 15, 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. Alabama Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Alabama Redistricting, "Map," accessed July 7, 2012
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Terri Sewell April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Terri Sewell July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Terri Sewell October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Terri Sewell Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Terri Sewell April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Terri Sewell Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Terri Sewell July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Terri Sewell October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Tamara Harris Johnson April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Tamara Harris Johnson Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013