Michigan's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
August 5, 2014
Cook Political Report: Solid R
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R
Heading into the election the incumbent is Justin Amash (R), who was first elected in 2010.
Michigan's 3rd Congressional District is located in the western region of the lower penninsula of Michigan and includes the city of Grand Rapids. It includes Kent, Ionia, Barry, Montcolm and Calhoun counties.
The 2012 election race in Michigan's third district was a close race, with Justin Amash securing victory with a 8.4% margin of victory. This district has become more competitive as a result of redistricting, with FairVote dropping the Republican edge from 8% to 6%. Justin Amash,who spent $1,193,611, was out spent by his opponent, who spent $2,076,680, money largely taken from extensive self-financing.
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August 5, 2014, primary results
|U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Justin Amash Incumbent||52.6%||171,675|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 2, 2010, Justin Amash won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Pat Miles (D), James Rogers (L), Ted Gerrard (U.S. Taxpayers'), and Charlie Shick (G) in the general election.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 31, 2014
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- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 11, 2011