South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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South Carolina's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
James E. Clyburn Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
James E. Clyburn Democratic Party
James Clyburn.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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

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The 6th 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 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. In the primary runoffs, however, voters must vote in the same party whose primary they voted in.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is James Clyburn (D), who was first elected in 1992.

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District is located in the central and southern portions of the state and includes Richland, Clarendon, Williamsburg, Berkeley, Dorchester, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg, Allendale, Hampton, Jasper, Colleton and Charleston counties.[3]


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General election candidates

June 10, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Campaign contributions

James Clyburn

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Clyburn's reports.[8]

James Clyburn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$1,233,310.01$299,127.54$(362,040.61)$1,170,396.94
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$1,170,396.94$315,175.67$(274,116.43)$1,211,456.18
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$1,211,456.18$237,088.93$(317,729.06)$1,130,816.05
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$1,130,816$199,788$(155,518)$1,165,085
April Quarterly[13]April 14, 2014$1,165,085.41$196,022.73$(92,446.26)$1,268,661.88
Running totals

District history


The 6th Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent James Clyburn won re-election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clyburn Incumbent 93.6% 218,717
     Green Nammu Y Muhammad 5.5% 12,920
     N/A Write-In 0.8% 1,978
Total Votes 233,615
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Clyburn won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Jim Pratt and Nammu Y. Muhammad in the general election.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames E. Clyburn Incumbent 62.9% 125,459
     Republican Jim Pratt 36.4% 72,661
     Green Nammu Y. Muhammad 0.7% 1,389
Total Votes 199,509

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