Michigan's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bill Huizenga Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Huizenga Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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

Michigan 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.[3][4][5]

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

Michigan's 2nd Congressional District is located in the western region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes Lake, Newaygo, Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Kent and Ottawa counties.[6]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


The 2nd congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bill Huizenga won re-election in the district.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Willie German, Jr. 34.2% 108,973
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Huizenga Incumbent 61.2% 194,653
     Libertarian Mary Buzuma 2.7% 8,750
     Green William Opalicky 0.9% 2,715
     UST Ronald Graeser 1% 3,176
Total Votes 318,267
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Bill Huizenga won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Fred Johnson (D), Joseph Gillotte (L), Ronald E. Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers) and Lloyd Clarke (G) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Huizenga 65.3% 148,864
     Democratic Fred Johnson 31.6% 72,118
     Libertarian Joseph Gilotte 1.2% 2,701
     U.S. Taxpayers' Ronald E. Graeser 1% 2,379
     Green Lloyd Clarke 0.9% 2,016
Total Votes 228,078

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