United States Senate elections in South Carolina, 2014

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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
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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.

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]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Lindsey Graham (R). Graham was first elected in 2002.

Candidates

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Republicans

Republican Party Sen. Lindsey Graham - incumbent

Republican Party Nancy Mace-Charleston businesswoman and first woman graduate from the Citadel[6]

Republican Party Lee Bright-State Senator[7]

Republican Party Richard Cash-Businessman[7]

Democratic

Democratic Party Jay Stamper[8]

Campaign contributions

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)

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jim DeMint won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Alvin M. Greene and Tom Clements in the general election.[16]

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, Lindsey Graham won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Conley in the general election.[17]

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. 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. Daily Caller "Nancy Mace to announce primary challenge against Lindsey Graham," Accessed August 1, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Politico "Nancy Mace makes Senate run official in South Carolina," Accessed August 3, 2013
  8. Jaystamper.com "Campaign website" Accessed May 21, 2013
  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. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"