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Georgia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. Democratic Party
Sanford D. Bishop Jr.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Georgia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd congressional district of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Georgia 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.[4][5][6]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District is one of the largest districts by size, and it takes in most of the southwestern fourth of the state of Georgia.[7]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John House in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford Bishop Incumbent 63.8% 162,751
     Republican John House 36.2% 92,410
Total Votes 255,161
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Mike Keown (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford D. Bishop, Jr. Incumbent 51.4% 86,520
     Republican Mike Keown 48.6% 81,673
Total Votes 168,193

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