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United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2014

 

United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2014

United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2014

November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)

All 7 Alabama seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 6 1
Seats won 6 1
Seat change
Popular vote 704,533 331,764
Percentage 65.18% 30.69%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected the 7 U.S. Representatives from the state of Alabama. The elections coincided with the elections of other offices, including the Governor of Alabama.

Primary elections were held on June 3, 2014. Primary runoffs, necessary if no candidate won a majority of the vote, were held on 15 July.

Contents

  • District 1 1
    • General election results 1.1
  • District 2 2
    • General election results 2.1
  • District 3 3
    • Primary results 3.1
    • General election results 3.2
  • District 4 4
    • General election results 4.1
  • District 5 5
    • Primary results 5.1
    • General election results 5.2
  • District 6 6
    • Republican primary 6.1
      • Candidates 6.1.1
      • Polling 6.1.2
      • Results 6.1.3
      • Runoff 6.1.4
    • General election results 6.2
  • District 7 7
    • Primary results 7.1
    • General election results 7.2
  • References 8
  • External links 9

District 1

Republican Bradley Byrne won the December 2013 special election held after the resignation of Jo Bonner.[1] He was originally believed to be running for re-election unopposed, but Burton LeFlore, his Democratic opponent in the 2013 special election, managed to qualify.[2][3]

General election results

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bradley Byrne (Incumbent) 103,758 68.16
Democratic Burton LeFlore 48,278 31.71
Write-ins Other 198 0.13
Total votes 152,234 100
Republican hold

District 2

Republican Martha Roby has represented the district since being elected in 2010. She faced Democrat Erick Wright, the only other candidate to file for the office.[2]

General election results

Alabama's 2nd congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha Roby (Incumbent) 113,103 67.34
Democratic Erick Wright 54,692 32.56
Write-ins Other 157 0.09
Total votes 167,952 100
Republican hold

District 3

Republican Mike D. Rogers has represented the district since being elected in 2002. He defeated challenger Thomas Casson in the Republican primary. Democrat Jesse T. Smith is also running.[2]

Primary results

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike D. Rogers 50,372 75.89
Republican Thomas Casson 15,999 24.11
Total votes 66,371 100

General election results

Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike D. Rogers (Incumbent) 103,558 66.12
Democratic Jesse Smith 52,816 33.72
Write-ins Other 246 0.16
Total votes 156,620 100
Republican hold

District 4

Republican Robert Aderholt has represented the district since being elected in 1996. He was challenged in the Republican primary by Thomas E. Drake II. No Democrat filed for the office.[2]

General election results

Alabama's 4th congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (Incumbent) 132,831 98.57
Write-ins Other 1,921 1.43
Total votes 134,752 100
Republican hold

District 5

Republican Mo Brooks has represented the district since being elected in 2010, after defeating the incumbent, party switching Democrat-turned-Republican Parker Griffith, in the Republican primary. Griffith ran again in the Republican primary in 2012, and Brooks won again. Supporters of Griffith circulated petitions to get Griffith on the ballot as an independent.[6] He considered doing so, but instead rejoined the Democratic Party and is running for Governor. No Democrat filed to run. Brooks defeated challenger Jerry Hill in the Republican primary.[2] Mark Bray is challenging Brooks as an independent candidate.[7] Reggie Hill is running as a write-in candidate.[8]

Primary results

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mo Brooks 49,117 80.32
Republican Jerry Hill 12,038 19.68
Total votes 61,155 100

General election results

Alabama's 5th congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mo Brooks (Incumbent) 115,338 74.4
Independent Mark Bray 39,005 25.2
Write-ins Other 631 0.4
Total votes 154,974 100
Republican hold

District 6

Republican incumbent Spencer Bachus, who has represented the 6th district since 1993, is not running for re-election.[9]

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared
Declined

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Scott
Beason
Will
Brooke
Paul
DeMarco
Chad
Mathis
Gary
Palmer
Tom
Vignuelle
Undecided
Cygnal May 2014 ? ± ? 12.1% 11.2% 19.8% 16.8% 18.1% 3.4% 18.6%
JMC Analytics* April 15 & 17, 2014 445 ± 4.6% 9% 10% 15% 16% 4% 2% 44%
  • * Internal poll for Chad Mathis campaign

Results

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul DeMarco 30,894 32.68
Republican Gary Palmer 18,655 19.73
Republican Scott Beason 14,451 15.29
Republican Chad Mathis 14,420 15.25
Republican Will Brooke 13,130 13.89
Republican Tom Vingelle 2,397 2.54
Republican Robert Shattuck 587 0.52
Total votes 94,534 100

DeMarco and Palmer advanced to a July 15 runoff election to decide the Republican primary, which Palmer won.[15]

Runoff

Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Paul
DeMarco
Gary
Palmer
Undecided
Cygnal July 7–8, 2014 647 ± 3.84% 29.3% 59.6% 11.1%
Results
Republican primary runoff results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Palmer 47,491 63.5
Republican Paul DeMarco 27,295 36.5
Total votes 74,786 100

General election results

Palmer faced Democrat Mark Lester, a professor at Birmingham-Southern College who replaced original nominee Avery Vise, in November.[3][17] Robert Shattuck, who lost in the Republican primary, will run as a write-in candidate.[18] Libertarian Aimee Love had been running, but the Alabama Libertarian Party was unable to secure ballot access for federal elections.

Alabama's 6th congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Palmer 135,945 76.18
Democratic Mark Lester 42,291 23.7
Write-ins Other 213 0.12
Total votes 178,449 100
Republican hold

District 7

Democrat Terri Sewell has represented the district since being elected in 2010. She faced a primary challenge from former Birmingham City Attorney Tamara Harris Johnson. No Republican filed to run for the office.[2]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell 74,953 83.91
Democratic Tamara Harris Johnson 14,374 16.09
Total votes 89,327 100

General election results

Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell (Incumbent) 133,687 98.37
Write-ins Other 2,212 1.63
Total votes 135,899 100
Democratic hold

References

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External links

  • U.S. House elections in Alabama, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
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