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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]

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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 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.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election was 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.[3]


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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.[10]

District history


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.[16]

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 U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Rick. E. Waugh, Jr. (D), Floyd C. Bayne (Independent Green), and a write-in.[17]

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

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