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Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Virginia's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Moran Democratic Party
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Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th congressional district of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

The Virginia primary is open; however, in order to vote in the Republican primary, voters must sign an oath of loyalty.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim Moran (D), who was first elected in 1990.

Virginia's 8th Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Arlington County.[1]


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.

Failed to file

Withdrew prior to primary

Potential candidates

  • Democratic Party Walter Tejada: Arlington County Board member[5]

District history


The 8th congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Moran won re-election in the district.[19]

U.S. House, Virginia District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Moran Incumbent 64.6% 226,847
     Republican Patrick Murray 30.6% 107,370
     Independent Jason Howell 2.9% 10,180
     Green Janet Murphy 1.7% 5,985
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 805
Total Votes 351,187
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Jim Moran won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating J. Patrick Murray (R), J. Ron Fisher (Independent Green), and a write-in.[20]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, 2010, Congressional District 8, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames P. Moran Incumbent 61% 116,404
     Republican J. Patrick Murray 37.3% 71,145
     Independent Green J. Ron Fisher 1.4% 2,707
     Write-in Unlisted 0.3% 492
Total Votes 190,748

See also

External links


  1. Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Washington Post, "Charniele Herring joins field for Rep. Moran’s seat, will step down as chair of Va. Democrats," accessed February 3, 2014
  3. Arlington Patch, "Patrick Hope Launches Congressional Campaign," accessed February 3, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Washington Post, "A crowded sprint to the left looms in race for Jim Moran’s N.Va. congressional seat," accessed February 3, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 Washington Post, "Former Va. Lt. Gov. Don Beyer will enter race for Jim Moran’s congressional seat this week," accessed February 3, 2014
  7. Roll Call, "Democrat Don Beyer Will Run to Replace Jim Moran in Virginia", accessed January 24, 2014
  8. Richmond Times Dispatch, " Ebbin formally announces bid for Moran's congressional seat," accessed February 3, 2014
  9. Metro Weekly, "Adam Ebbin announces congressional run for Virginia's 8th District seat," accessed February 3, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 Washington Blade, "Adam Ebbin enters race for Congress," accessed February 3, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 Washington Post, "Derek Hyra, Mark Levine entering Democratic field to replace Rep. James P. Moran in House," accessed February 19, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Virginia Public Access Project, "U.S. House District 8," accessed April 3, 2014
  13. Roll Call, "Fifth Democrat to Enter Race to Replace Jim Moran", accessed January 27, 2014
  14. Virginia Public Access Project, "U.S. House District 8," accessed April 9, 2014
  15. National Review, "Meet Micah Edmond, a Republican Running in Moran’s District," accessed March 12, 2014
  16. Armenian Reporter, "Nancy Najarian joins congressional race in N. Virginia," accessed March 31, 2014
  17. Washington Post, "Va. Del Alfonso Lopez drops out of 8th congressional district Democratic primary," accessed April 5, 2014
  18. The Washington Post, "Sickles drops out of race for Moran’s N.Va. congressional seat," accessed March 17, 2014
  19. Politico "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"