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Virginia's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
David Brat Republican Party
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.
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.[3]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014 (22 days before election).[4]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election is incumbent Eric Cantor (R), who 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.[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 June 10, 2014, Republican primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Failed to file

Campaign contributions

Eric Cantor

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

District history

Candidate ballot access
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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.[18]

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"


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.[19]

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


  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 State Board of Elections Website, "Become a Registered Voter," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  6. The Hill, "Eric Cantor gets a Tea Party challenger", accessed January 7, 2014
  7. Libertarian Party of Virginia, "Our Candidates," accessed March 21, 2014
  8. Campaign website, "Home", accessed December 3, 2013
  9. Virginia State Board of Elections, "2014 Republican Primaries for U.S House of Representatives," accessed April 3, 2014
  10. Examiner, "Congressional candidate: 'Pro life people are the true tyrants of America'," accessed March 1, 2014
  11., "The Candidate Who Got Crushed by a Smarter Interviewer," April 13, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Cantor Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 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," accessed March 28, 2013