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Georgia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Austin Scott Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th 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.[1][2][3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Austin Scott (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Georgia's 8th Congressional District is located mainly in south central Georgia and extends north through the middle portion of the state.[4]

Candidates

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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Austin Scott (R) won re-election to the United States House. He was unchallenged in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAustin Scott Incumbent 100% 197,789
Total Votes 197,789
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Austin Scott won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Jim Marshall (D) in the general election.[5]


U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 8th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAustin Scott 52.7% 102,770
     Democratic Jim Marshall 47.3% 92,250
Total Votes 195,020


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