Washington's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jim McDermott Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jim McDermott Democratic Party
Jim McDermott.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim McDermott (D), who was first elected in 1988.

Washington's 7th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and encompasses in King county and a small portion of Snohomish county.[3]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

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Campaign contributions

Jim McDermott

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McDermott's reports.[7]

District history


The 7th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim McDermott won re-election in the district.[13]

U.S. House, Washington District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McDermott Incumbent 79.7% 298,368
     Republican Ron Bemis 20.3% 76,212
Total Votes 374,580
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Jim McDermott won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Bob Jeffers-Schroder (I).[14]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, 2010, Congressional District 7, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames McDermott Incumbent 83% 232,649
     Independent Bob Jeffers-Schroder 17% 47,741
Total Votes 280,390

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