Michigan's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Fred Upton Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Fred Upton Republican Party
Fred Upton.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th 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 Fred Upton (R), who was first elected in 1986.

Michigan's 6th Congressional District is located in the southwestern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan and includes the city of Kalamazoo. It includes Allegan, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Cass and Berrien counties.[6]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


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

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mike O'Brien 42.6% 136,563
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton Incumbent 54.6% 174,955
     Libertarian Christie Gelineau 2% 6,366
     UST Jason Gatties 0.8% 2,591
Total Votes 320,475
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Fred Upton won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Don Cooney (D), Fred Strand (L), Melvin D. Valkner (U.S. Taxpayers), and Pat Foster (G) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 6th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton Incumbent 62% 123,142
     Democratic Don Cooney 33.6% 66,729
     Libertarian Fred Strand 1.7% 3,369
     U.S. Taxpayers Melvin D. Valkner 1.8% 3,672
     Green Pat Foster 0.9% 1,784
Total Votes 198,696

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