South Carolina's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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South Carolina's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Trey Gowdy Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Trey Gowdy Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

South Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of South Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 30, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: South Carolina 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]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 4, 2014.[6]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Trey Gowdy (R), who was first elected in 2010.

The fourth district is located in upstate South Carolina, bordering North Carolina. It includes Greenville and Spartanburg counties.[7]


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Campaign contributions

Trey Gowdy

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gowdy's reports.[9]

Trey Gowdy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]May 1, 2013$270,956.98$53,463.00$(17,919.42)$306,500.26
July Quarterly[11]July 12, 2013$306,500.26$176,590.83$(97,411.88)$385,679.21
October Quarterly[12]October 13, 2013$385,679.21$132,250.00$(91,959.73)$425,969.48
Year-End[13]January 27, 2014$425,969$41,086$(77,384)$389,671
April Quarterly[14]April 12, 2014$389,671.34$32,358.76$(75,221.62)$346,808.48
Running totals

District history

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The 4th Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Trey Gowdy won re-election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Deb Morrow 33.7% 89,964
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrey Gowdy Incumbent 64.9% 173,201
     Green Jeff Sumerel 1.3% 3,390
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 329
Total Votes 266,884
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Trey Gowdy won election to the United States House. He defeated Paul Corden (D) and Dave Edwards (Constitution) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrey Gowdy 65.2% 137,586
     Democratic Paul Corden 29.6% 62,438
     Constitution Dave Edwards 5.2% 11,059
Total Votes 211,083

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