Tennessee's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Tennessee's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Steve Cohen Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Steve Cohen Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Tennessee U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 9th Congressional District of Tennessee will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 3, 2014
August 7, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Tennessee 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 July 8, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[6]

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Steve Cohen (D), who was first elected in 2006.

The 9th District is located in the southwest region of Tennessee. It sits entirely in Shelby county and includes the city of Memphis.[7]

Candidates

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Democratic Party August 7, 2014, Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Steve Cohen

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cohen's reports.[11]

Steve Cohen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$800,407.20$25,334.35$(25,846.02)$799,895.53
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$799,895.53$66,350.00$(70,205.09)$796,040.44
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$796,040.44$59,125.00$(17,731.97)$837,433.47
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$837,433$73,989$(22,694)$888,020
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$888,020.49$90,075.00$(34,945.74)$943,149.75
Running totals
$314,873.35$(171,422.82)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 9th Congressional District of Tennessee held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Steve Cohen won re-election in the district.[17]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Cohen Incumbent 75.1% 188,422
     Republican George Flinn Jr. 23.8% 59,742
     Independent Gregory Joiner 0.5% 1,372
     Independent Brian Saulsberry 0.6% 1,448
Total Votes 250,984
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Steve Cohen won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charlotte Bergmann (D), Sandra Sullivan (I) and Perry Steele (I) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Cohen incumbent 74% 99,827
     Republican Charlotte Bergmann 25.1% 33,879
     Independent Sandra Sullivan 0.5% 673
     Independent Perry Steele 0.4% 528
Total Votes 134,907

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 1, 2014," accessed August 4, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 4, 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. Tennessee Secretary of State Website, "Voter Qualification," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Tennessee Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Tennessee.gov, "Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives Petitions Filed by Qualifying Deadline," accessed April 3, 2014
  9. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives," accessed July 18, 2014
  10. Associated Press, "Tennessee - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Cohen 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 24, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Cohen Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  17. Politico "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013