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

November 4 Election Winner:
Don Beyer Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Moran Democratic Party
Jim Moran.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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.

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 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.[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 Republican convention results

Democratic Party June 10, 2014, Democratic primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Withdrew prior to primary

Potential candidates

  • Democratic Party Walter Tejada: Arlington County Board member[12]

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.[29]

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.[30]

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. 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. Associated Press, "Virginia - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections, "List of Candidates," accessed July 24, 2014
  7. National Review, "Meet Micah Edmond, a Republican Running in Moran’s District," accessed March 12, 2014
  8., "8th Congressional District Virginia Republican Convention," accessed April 30, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Virginia Public Access Project, "U.S. House District 8," accessed April 3, 2014
  10. Arlington Patch, "Patrick Hope Launches Congressional Campaign," accessed February 3, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Washington Post, "A crowded sprint to the left looms in race for Jim Moran’s N.Va. congressional seat," accessed February 3, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 Washington Post, "Former Va. Lt. Gov. Don Beyer will enter race for Jim Moran’s congressional seat this week," accessed February 3, 2014
  14. Roll Call, "Democrat Don Beyer Will Run to Replace Jim Moran in Virginia", accessed January 24, 2014
  15. Richmond Times Dispatch, "Ebbin formally announces bid for Moran's congressional seat," accessed February 3, 2014
  16. Metro Weekly, "Adam Ebbin announces congressional run for Virginia's 8th District seat," accessed February 3, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 Washington Blade, "Adam Ebbin enters race for Congress," accessed February 3, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 Washington Post, "Derek Hyra, Mark Levine entering Democratic field to replace Rep. James P. Moran in House," accessed February 19, 2014
  19. Libertarian Party of Virginia, "Our Candidates," accessed March 21, 2014
  20. Gwendolyn Beck, "Home," accessed June 2, 2014
  21. Armenian Reporter, "Nancy Najarian joins congressional race in N. Virginia," accessed March 31, 2014
  22. Washington Post, "Charniele Herring joins field for Rep. Moran’s seat, will step down as chair of Va. Democrats," accessed February 3, 2014
  23. Washington Post "Alexandria delegate drops out of Democratic primary in Virginia’s 8th District", accessed May 15, 2014
  24. Facebook "Korpe for Congress" accessed May 15, 2014
  25. Washington Post, "Va. Del Alfonso Lopez drops out of 8th congressional district Democratic primary," accessed April 5, 2014
  26. Roll Call, "Fifth Democrat to Enter Race to Replace Jim Moran," accessed January 27, 2014
  27. Washington Post, "Shuttleworth withdraws from Northern Virginia congressional race", accessed May 15, 2014
  28. The Washington Post, "Sickles drops out of race for Moran’s N.Va. congressional seat," accessed March 17, 2014
  29. Politico "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"