Texas' 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Kevin Brady Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Kevin Brady Republican Party
Kevin Brady.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th congressional district of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[3][4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Kevin Brady (R), who was first elected in 1996.

Texas' 8th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Houston, Trinity, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Grimes, Madison and Leon counties.[5]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Republican Party Kevin Brady Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Ken Petty

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Not on ballot
IndependentTed DeMatteo Approveda

District history


The 8th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012 in which incumbent Kevin Brady (R) won re-election. He defeated Neil Burns (D) and Roy Hall (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady Incumbent 77.3% 194,043
     Democratic Neil Burns 20.3% 51,051
     Libertarian Roy Hall 2.4% 5,958
Total Votes 251,052
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Kevin Brady won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Kent Hargett (D) and Bruce West (L).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 8, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady Incumbent 80.3% 161,417
     Democrat Kent Hargett 17.3% 34,694
     Libertarian Bruce West 2.5% 4,988
Total Votes 201,099

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