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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in South Carolina

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Lindsey Graham Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Lindsey Graham Republican Party
Lindsey Graham.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in South Carolina will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election 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: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Lindsey Graham (R). Graham was first elected in 2002.

Candidates

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.

Republicans

Democratic

Race background

Primary vulnerability

Graham was named by National Journal as one of the top five incumbent senators at risk of losing his or her primary election. Four of the five most vulnerable senators were Republican.[7]

AR-15 raffle

In January 2014, Lee Bright (R) announced via an email to supporters that he would raffle off an AR-15 gun on February 15, 2014. Bright wrote in the email:

"In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Conn., gun-grabbers were sure they had the votes to ram gun control into law. Thanks to the action of Second Amendment supporters all over the country, their scheme failed — even despite my Republican primary opponent, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham."[8]

Media

Lindsey Graham


Lindsey Graham - "Fighter"

Polls

Republican primary

Republican primary
Poll Lindsey Graham Lee BrightNancy MaceBill ConnorRichard CashNot sureRefusedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Winthrop University (February 16-23, 2014)
45.0%8.5%3.7%3.5%2.9%34.9%1.6%+/-3.2901
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign contributions

Candidate ballot accecss
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Lindsey Graham

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

Lindsey Graham (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$4,412,522.84$1,173,386.93$(203,139.28)$5,382,770.49
July Quarterly[11]July 13, 2013$5,382,770.49$1,406,955.71$(479,739.23)$6,309,986.97
October Quarterly[12]October 14, 2013$6,309,986.97$1,176,424.79$(533,899.82)$69,525,101.94
Year-End[13]January 31, 2014$6,952,511$1,312,688$(625,854)$7,639,346
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$7,639,346.38$873,177.74$(1,657,878.19)$6,854,645.93
July Quarterly[15]September 27, 2014$3,713,188.55$372,354.22$(1,374,368.18)$2,711,134.59
Running totals
$6,314,987.39$(4,874,878.7)

Nancy Mace

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mace's reports.

Nancy Mace (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[16]January 7, 2014$0$141,429$(29,108)$112,321
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$112,321$256,332$(127,455)$241,199
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$241,199.52$213,873.51$(231,872.38)$223,300.65
Running totals
$611,634.51$(388,435.38)

Lee Bright

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bright's reports.

Lee Bright (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$0$102,620$(28,720)$73,899
Year-End[20]January 31, 2014$73,899$52,236$(76,677)$49,458
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$49,458.78$141,168.49$(112,070.71)$78,556.56
Running totals
$296,024.49$(217,467.71)

Richard Cash

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cash's reports.

Richard Cash (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$0$275,171$(30,303)$244,867
October Quarterly[23]October 15, 2013$244,867$15,570$(22,730)$237,706
Year-End[24]January 15, 2014$237,706$76,156$(58,430)$255,432
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$255,432.37$348,520.74$(139,896.33)$464,056.78
Running totals
$715,417.74$(251,359.33)

Jay Stamper

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Stamper's reports.

Jay Stamper (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2013$0$14,274$(13,445)$829
July Quarterly[27]July 12, 2013$829$5,233$(4,100)$1,962
October Quarterly[28]October 14, 2013$1,962$15,128$(10,511)$6,579
Year-End[29]January 14, 2014$6,579$14,230$(17,459)$3,350
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$3,350.01$10,812.43$(3,905.36)$10,257.08
Running totals
$59,677.43$(49,420.36)

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, DeMint won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Alvin M. Greene and Tom Clements in the general election.[31]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim DeMint Incumbent 62.5% 810,771
     Democratic Alvin M. Greene 28.1% 364,598
     Green Tom Clements 9.4% 121,472
Total Votes 1,296,841

2008

On November 4, 2008, Graham won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Conley in the general election.[32]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLindsey Graham Incumbent 57.7% 1,076,534
     Democratic Bob Conley 42.3% 790,621
Total Votes 1,867,155

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 Senate RACE RATINGS FOR August 15, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 Senate Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Daily Caller "Nancy Mace to announce primary challenge against Lindsey Graham," Accessed August 1, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Politico "Nancy Mace makes Senate run official in South Carolina," Accessed August 3, 2013
  5. CNN Politics, "Pastor joins crowded GOP race to unseat Lindsey Graham," February 4, 2014
  6. Jaystamper.com "Campaign website" Accessed May 21, 2013
  7. National Journal, "Ranking the Top 5 Senators Vulnerable in 2014 Primaries," accessed December 31, 2013
  8. Politico, "Lindsey Graham challenger to raffle AR-15," accessed January 24, 2014
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Graham 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 14, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Graham Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 14, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013