Georgia's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

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

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th 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 John Lewis (D), who was first elected in 1986.

Georgia's 5th Congressional District is based in central Fulton and parts of Dekalb and Clayton counties and also includes the state capital and largest city of Atlanta, as well as many of the surrounding suburbs including Decatur, East Point and Druid Hills in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.[7]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, John Lewis (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Howard Stopeck in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis Incumbent 84.4% 234,330
     Republican Howard Stopeck 15.6% 43,335
Total Votes 277,665
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, John Lewis won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Fenn Little (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis Incumbent 73.7% 130,782
     Republican Fenn Little 26.3% 46,622
Total Votes 177,404

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