Michigan's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Mike Bishop Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Rogers Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean R[2]

Michigan U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th 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 Mike Rogers (R), who was first elected in 2000.

Michigan's 8th Congressional District is located in the mid region of the lower peninsula of Michigan and includes the state capital Lansing. It includes Oakland, Livingston and Ingham counties.[6]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2013$1,284,379.27$165,898.68$(42,568.76)$1,407,709.19
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$1,407,709.19$421,604.40$(136,013.38)$1,693,300.21
October Quarterly[9]October 15, 2013$1,693,300.21$265,049.49$(138,492.49)$1,819,857.21
Year-End[10][11]January 31, 2014$1,819,857.21$95,616.88$(64,774.05)$1,850,700.04
Running totals

District history


The 8th congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Mike Rogers won re-election in the district.[12]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Lance Enderle 37.3% 128,657
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 58.6% 202,217
     Libertarian Daniel Goebel 2.3% 8,083
     Independent Preston Brooks 1.8% 6,097
Total Votes 345,054
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Mike Rogers won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Lance Enderle (D), Bhagwan Dashairya (L), Katherine Houston (Write-In) and Eric Harvey (Write-In) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 8th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 64.1% 156,931
     Democratic Lance Enderle 34.3% 84,069
     Libertarian Bhagwan Dashairya 1.6% 3,881
     Independent Katherine Houston 0% 11
     Independent Eric Harvey 0% 2
Total Votes 244,894

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