Virginia's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary, due to conventions

November 4 Election Winner:
Robert Hurt Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Robert Hurt Republican Party
Robert Hurt 112th.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th congressional district of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Virginia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary process, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Robert Hurt (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Virginia's 5th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state, stretching vertically across the state. It includes Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Halifax, Charlotte, Prince Edward, Powhatan, Fluvanna, Charlottesville City, Buckinham, Appomattox, Greene, Madison, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Nelson, Campbell, Bedford, Bedford City, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Henry and Danville City counties.[4]


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 May 22, 2014, Republican Candidate Announcement

Democratic Party May 31, 2014, Democratic Convention

Third Party candidates

Campaign contributions

Robert Hurt

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hurt's reports.[12]

District history


The 5th congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Robert Hurt won re-election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Douglass 42.9% 149,214
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Hurt Incumbent 55.4% 193,009
     Green Kenneth Hildebrandt 1.6% 5,500
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 388
Total Votes 348,111
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Robert Hurt won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Thomas S. P. Perriello (D), Jeffrey A. Clark (I), and a write-in.[19]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 5, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Hurt 50.8% 119,560
     Democratic Thomas S. P. Perriello Incumbent 47% 110,562
     Independent Jeffrey A. Clark 2.1% 4,992
     Write-in 0.1% 185
Total Votes 235,299

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Code of Virginia, "Title 24.2, Section 530," accessed June 10, 2014
  4. Virginia Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 24, 2012
  5., "Rep. Robert Hurt Unopposed For Republican 5th District Nomination," accessed June 1, 2014
  6., "Democrats Nominate Lawrence Gaughan For Congress," accessed June 1, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Virginia State Board of Elections, "Primary Nominees," accessed April 3, 2014
  8. Bearing Drift, "Robert Hurt gets Democratic challenger in Fifth Congressional District," accessed February 25, 2014
  9. NBC 29, "Lawrence Gaughan Announces Candidacy for 5th District Congressional Seat," accessed March 20, 2014
  10., "Virginia Libertarian Party has Recruited Candidates for each of the State’s 11 Congressional Districts," accessed June 2, 2014
  11. Elect Ken, "Home," accessed June 2, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Hurt Summary Report," accessed June 26, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  18. Politico "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"