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Michigan's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Sander Levin Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sander Levin Democratic Party
Sander Levin.JPG

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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

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The 9th 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 Sandy Levin (D), who was first elected in 1982. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Michigan's 12th congressional district.

Michigan's 9th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes Oakland and Macomb counties.[6]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Campaign contributions

Sandy Levin

Sandy Levin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 14, 2013$238,137.97$115,728.00$(198,387.87)$155,478
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$155,478.10$204,010.00$(123,449.59)$236,038.51
October Quarterly[9]October 14, 2013$236,038.51$283,844.36$(172,816.50)$347,066.37
Year-End[10]January 30, 2014$347,066.37$147,113.63$(143,599.53)$350,580.47
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$350,580.47$227,210.35$(200,513.67)$377,277.15
July QuarterlyJuly 16, 2014$377,277.00$190,288.00$(212,231.00)$356,629.00
Running totals

Gregory Dildilian

District history


The 9th congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 12th district, Sandy Levin, won the election.[16]

U.S. House, Michigan District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSander Levin Incumbent 61.9% 208,846
     Republican Don Volaric 34% 114,760
     Libertarian Jim Fulner 1.8% 6,100
     Green Julia Williams 1.4% 4,708
     UST Les Townsend 0.9% 2,902
Total Votes 337,316
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Gary Peters won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Rocky Raczkowski (R), Adam Goodman (L), Douglas Campbell (G), Bob Gray (I) and Matthew Kuofie (I) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 9th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Peters Incumbent 49.8% 125,730
     Republican Rocky Raczkowski 47.2% 119,325
     Libertarian Adam Goodman 1% 2,601
     Green Douglas Campbell 1% 2,484
     Independent Bob Gray 0.7% 1,866
     Independent Matthew Kuofie 0.3% 644
Total Votes 252,650

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR JULY 26, 2014," accessed July 31, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 31, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Michigan Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 31, 2012
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Sandy Levin April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  8. Federal Election Commission, "Sandy Levin July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Sandy Levin October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Sandy Levin Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 15, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Dildilian April Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Dildilian July Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Dildilian October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Dildilian Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  16. Politico "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 23, 2011