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Michigan's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Tim Walberg Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 22, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Michigan has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Michigan elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Tim Walberg (R), who was first elected in 2006.

Michigan's 7th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan and includes the city of Kalamazoo. It includes Eaton, Jackson, Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Washeraw and Monroe counties.[1]

Candidates

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Campaign contributions

Pam Byrnes

Pam Byrnes (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[3]October 15, 2013$0.00$191,648.29$(25,297.11)$166,351.18
Year-End[4]January 31, 2014$166,351.18$200,464.47$(67,355.76)$299,459.89
Running totals
$392,112.76$(92,652.87)

Tim Walberg

Tim Walberg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2013$276,102.77$116,667.25$(65,297.58)$327,472.44
July Quarterly[6]July 15, 2013$327,472.44$16,142.01$(489,414.45)$434,543.80
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2013$434,543.80$212,363.48$(76,746.81)$570,160.47
Year-End[8]January 31, 2014$570,160.47$220,261.89$(61,873.75)$728,548.61
Running totals
$565,434.63$(693,332.59)

District history

2012

The 7th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Tim Walberg won re-election in the district.[9]

U.S. House, Michigan District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kurt R. Haskell 43% 136,849
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walberg Incumbent 53.3% 169,668
     Libertarian Ken Proctor 2.5% 8,088
     Green Richard Wunsch 1.1% 3,464
Total Votes 318,069
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Race background

The 2012 election race in Michigan's 7th Congressional District a race strongly affected by the 2010 redistricting process.[10] Tim Walberg lost the district to centrist Mark Schauer (D) in 2008. He then beat Schauer in a rematch by 5 points in 2010. The redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, made sure to cut Schauer’s home base out of the district and made it a few points more Republican.[10] This caused Schauer to refuse another attempt, and removed an opponent that has proven strongly competitive for Walberg in the past. Instead Walberg faced off against Kurt R. Haskell. Walberg spent $1,309,735, which was a significantly higher than the $101,252 spent by Haskell.[11]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tim Walberg won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Mark H. Schauer (D), Greg Merle (L), Scott Eugene Aughney (U.S. Taxpayers), Richard Wunsch (G) and Danny Davis (Write-In) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 7th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walberg 50.2% 113,185
     Democratic Mark H. Schauer Incumbent 45.4% 102,402
     Libertarian Greg Merle 1.4% 3,239
     U.S. Taxpayers Scott Eugene Aughney 1.6% 3,705
     Green Richard Wunsch 1.4% 3,117
     Independent Danny Davis 0% 21
Total Votes 225,669

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