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Georgia's 14th Congressional District

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The 14th Congressional District of Georgia is a new congressional district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.[1]

Georgia's 14th Congressional District includes almost all of northwestern Georgia.[2]

The current representative of the 14th congressional district is Tom Graves (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 14th congressional district elections, 2014

The 14th congressional district of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Georgia's 14th congressional district elections, 2012

The 14th congressional district of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican incumbent from the 9th district, Tom Graves won the election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, Georgia District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Graves Incumbent 73% 159,947
     Democratic Daniel Grant 27% 59,245
Total Votes 219,192
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
Graves ran unopposed for re-election in 2010.

Redistricting

2010-2011

See also: Redistricting in Georgia

In 2011, the Georgia State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

On August 22, 2011, Georgia Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, will be located in the northwestern part of the state.[4] U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, leaving his current 9th District seat open in 2012. The new 9th District will lean Republican.[4] In addition, the plan displaces US Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who has been displaced before) planned to move in order to remain in the 12th District.[4] US Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district will become a majority-minority district. Also, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District will pick up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan is expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's Congressional delegation.[4]

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