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{{vadis7congtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Virginia's 7th Congressional District|7th Congressional District of Virginia]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 4, 2014. [[David Brat]] defeated incumbent [[Eric Cantor]], the second-highest ranking Republican in the House, in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name=AP>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/VA_US_House_0610.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Virginia - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>In the general election, Brat, an economics professor, will face [[Democrat]] Jack Trammell, [[Libertarian]] [[James Carr]], and write-in candidate [[Mike Dickinson]], who failed to earn the endorsement of 7th District Democrats. The ''Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call'' rated Virginia’s 7th District as “Safe Republican.”<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/eric-cantor-primary-challenge-fundraising-2014/?dcz= ''Roll Call'', “Eric Cantor Brings in Bucks for Primary Challenge,” accessed June 2, 2014]</ref>
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{{vadis7congtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Virginia's 7th Congressional District|7th Congressional District of Virginia]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 4, 2014. [[David Brat]] defeated incumbent [[Eric Cantor]], the second-highest ranking Republican in the House, in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name=AP>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/VA_US_House_0610.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Virginia - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref> Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, will face [[Democrat]] Jack Trammell, who is also a Randolph-Macon professor, [[Libertarian]] [[James Carr]] and write-in candidate [[Mike Dickinson]], who failed to earn the endorsement of the 7th District Democratic Committee. The ''Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call'' rated Virginia’s 7th District as “Safe Republican.”<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/eric-cantor-primary-challenge-fundraising-2014/?dcz= ''Roll Call'', “Eric Cantor Brings in Bucks for Primary Challenge,” accessed June 2, 2014]</ref>
  
  

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2012

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Virginia's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Eric Cantor Republican Party
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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 7th Congressional District of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. David Brat defeated incumbent Eric Cantor, the second-highest ranking Republican in the House, in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[3] Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, will face Democrat Jack Trammell, who is also a Randolph-Macon professor, Libertarian James Carr and write-in candidate Mike Dickinson, who failed to earn the endorsement of the 7th District Democratic Committee. The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rated Virginia’s 7th District as “Safe Republican.”[4]


Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.[5]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (22 days before election).[6]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Eric Cantor (R) was first elected in 2000.

Virginia's 7th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Culpeper, Orange, Spotsylvania, Louisa, Hanover, Richmond City and New Kent counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


Republican Party June 10, 2014, Republican primary


Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Failed to file


Republican primary

David Brat upset incumbent Eric Cantor in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[3]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Brat 55.5% 36,110
Eric Cantor Incumbent 44.5% 28,898
Total Votes 65,008
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Media


Cantor's first primary ad, "Decision."

Cantor's second primary ad, "Advisor."

Cantor

Cantor's first television ad of the 2014 primary, "Decision," aired on April 23. Cantor also released a similar radio ad.[14]

Cantor's second ad, "Advisor," attacked, David Brat, by trying "to tie Brat to tax hikes proposed under then Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine."[15] In addition, Cantor's campaign created a website attacking Brat's record.

Campaign contributions

Eric Cantor

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cantor's reports.[16]

Eric Cantor (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2013$1,080,247.45$1,193,432.81$(739,737.48)$1,533,942.78
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$1,533,942.78$1,139,154.20$(627,209.68)$2,045,887.30
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$2,045,887.30$679,701.20$(913,483.29)$1,812,105.21
Year-end[20]January 31, 2014$1,812,105$920,094$(812,579)$1,919,620
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$1,919,620.05$1,065,608.16$(930,842.5)$2,054,385.71
Running totals
$4,997,990.37$(4,023,851.95)


David Brat

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Brat's reports.[22]

David Brat (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$0.00$89,610.53$(47,192.85)$42,417.68
Running totals
$89,610.53$(47,192.85)

Mike Dickinson

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Dickinson's reports.[24]

Mike Dickinson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$0.00$4,547.50$(3,519.54)$1,027.96
Running totals
$4,547.5$(3,519.54)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 7th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Eric Cantor won re-election in the district.[26]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic E. Wayne Powell 41.4% 158,012
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor Incumbent 58.4% 222,983
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 914
Total Votes 381,909
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Eric Cantor won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rick E. Waugh, Jr. (D) and Floyd C. Bayne (G) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor incumbent 59.2% 138,209
     Democratic Rick E. Waugh 34.1% 79,616
     Green Floyd C. Bayne 6.5% 15,164
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 413
Total Votes 233,402

See also

External links

References

  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. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Virginia - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  4. Roll Call, “Eric Cantor Brings in Bucks for Primary Challenge,” accessed June 2, 2014
  5. Code of Virginia, "Title 24.2, Section 530," accessed June 10, 2014
  6. Virginia State Board of Elections Website, "Become a Registered Voter," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  8. The Hill, "Eric Cantor gets a Tea Party challenger", accessed January 7, 2014
  9. Libertarian Party of Virginia, "Our Candidates," accessed March 21, 2014
  10. Campaign website, "Home", accessed December 3, 2013
  11. Virginia State Board of Elections, "2014 Republican Primaries for U.S House of Representatives," accessed April 3, 2014
  12. Examiner, "Congressional candidate: 'Pro life people are the true tyrants of America'," accessed March 1, 2014
  13. MrMediaTraining.com, "The Candidate Who Got Crushed by a Smarter Interviewer," April 13, 2014
  14. TimesDispatch.com, "Cantor's first ad notes contrast with president's policies," accessed April 22, 2014
  15. Politico, "Eric Cantor hits primary opponent," accessed April 24, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Cantor Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Brat 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 29, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Dickinson 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 29, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  26. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013