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
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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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.

Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[3][4][5]

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.[6]

Candidates

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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Independent Third party candidates

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District history

2012

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.[10]

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"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jim McDermott won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Bob Jeffers-Schroder (I).[11]

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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