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United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2014

 

United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2014

United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2014

November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)

All 7 South Carolina 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 Steady Steady
Popular vote 734,456 382,208
Percentage 63.55% 33.07%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 7 U.S. Representatives from the state of South Carolina, one from each of the state's 7 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of South Carolina.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2014[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 734,456 63.55% 6 -
Democratic 382,208 33.07% 1
Libertarian 25,145 2.18% 0
Labor 4,158 0.36% 0
Others 9,815 0.85% 0
Totals 1,155,782 100.00% 7 -

District 1

The 1st district is located on the Atlantic coastal plain, from Seabrook Island to the border with North Carolina and includes most of Charleston and Myrtle Beach. The incumbent is Republican Mark Sanford, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously from 1995 to 2001. He was elected with 54% of the vote in a special election in 2013 and the district has a PVI of R+11.

He is running for re-election unopposed.[2]

General election

Results

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Sanford (Incumbent) 119,392 93.41
Write-Ins 8,423 6.59
Total votes 127,815 100
Republican hold

District 2

The 2nd district is located in central South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Joe Wilson, who has represented the district since 2001. He was re-elected with 96% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+16.

Eddie McCain, who was the Libertarian nominee for the seat in 2010, challenged Wilson for the Republican nomination.[2]

Ed Greenleaf and Phil Black ran for the Democratic nomination.[2] Harold Geddings III of the Labor Party is also running.[2]

Primary election

Republican primary

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Wilson 43,687 81.61
Republican Eddie McCain 9,842 18.39
Total votes 53,529 100

Democratic primary

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Black 6,699 54.19
Democratic Ed Greenleaf 5,663 45.81
Total votes 12,362 100

General election

Results

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Wilson (Incumbent) 121,649 62.45
Democratic Phil Black 68,719 35.28
Labor Party Harold Geddings III 4,158 2.13
Write-Ins 282 0.14
Total votes 194,808 100
Republican hold

District 3

The 3rd district is located in western South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Jeff Duncan, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+18.

Hosea Cleveland and Barbara Jo Mullis ran for the Democratic nomination.[2]

Democratic primary

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara Jo Mullis 4,989 66.61
Democratic Hosea Cleveland 2,501 33.39
Total votes 7,490 100

General election

Results

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Duncan (Incumbent) 116,741 71.18
Democratic Barbara Jo Mullis 47,181 28.77
Write-Ins 87 0.05
Total votes 164,009 100
Republican hold

District 4

The 4th district is located in Upstate South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Trey Gowdy, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+15.

Libertarian Curtis E. McLaughlin was the only other candidate running.[2]

General election

Results

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trey Gowdy (Incumbent) 126,452 84.84
Libertarian Curtis E McLaughlin Jr 21,969 14.74
Write-Ins 628 0.42
Total votes 149,049 100
Republican hold

District 5

The 5th district is located in northern South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Mick Mulvaney, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+9.

Fort Mill Town Councilman Tom Adams ran for the Democrats.[5]

General election

Results

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mick Mulvaney (Incumbent) 103,078 58.85
Democratic Tom Adams 66,802 38.14
Working Families Tom Adams 5,183 2.96
Total Tom Adams 71,985 41.10
Write-Ins 82 0.05
Total votes 175,145 100
Republican hold

District 6

The 6th district is located in central and southwestern South Carolina. The incumbent is Democrat Jim Clyburn, who has represented the district since 1993. He was re-elected with 94% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+21.

Karen Smith challenged Clyburn for the Democratic nomination.[2]

Anthony Culler, Kevin R. Umbaugh and Leon Winn ran for the Republican nomination, though Umbaugh withdrew from the race.[2]

Primary election

Democratic primary

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Clyburn 37,429 85.98
Democratic Karen Smith 6,101 14.02
Total votes 43,530 100

Republican primary

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Culler 10,377 66.49
Republican Leon Winn 5,231 33.51
Total votes 15,608 100

General election

Results

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Clyburn (Incumbent) 125,747 72.51
Republican Anthony Culler 44,311 25.55
Libertarian Kevin Umbaugh 3,176 1.83
Write-Ins 198 0.11
Total votes 173,432 100
Democratic hold

District 7

The 7th district is located in northeastern South Carolina. The incumbent is Republican Tom Rice, who has represented this newly created district since 2013. He was elected with 56% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+7.

Economist and nominee for the seat in 2012 Gloria Bromell Tinubu ran for the Democrats.[6]

General election

Results

South Carolina's 7th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rice (Incumbent) 102,833 59.95
Democratic Gloria Bromell-Tinubu 68,576 39.98
Write-Ins 115 0.07
Total votes 171,524 100
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ http://history.house.gov/Institution/Election-Statistics/Election-Statistics/
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h
  3. ^ a b c d e f g
  4. ^ a b c d e
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