The Green Papers: Virginia 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 10 June 2014
✓ General Election / Special Election CD 7: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thursday 27 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 10 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).
Tuesday 10 June 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election / Special Election CD 7. Polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:8,037,736 (2.59% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:13(2.42% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
Capital:Richmond
 

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Virginia State and Local Government

Virginia 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Parties may decide to select their candidate by convention or by primary.

Virginia law states that there will be no primary in races "when less than two candidates declare".

Parties may choose to nominate by convention rather than by primary election. The deadline to notify the State Board of Elections of the adoption of the primary election is 25 February 2014.

  • The Democratic Party has scheduled conventions on 7 June 2014 (District 1), 31 May 2014 (District 5), 17 May 2014 (District 6), 10 May 2014 (District 9), and a caucus on 29 May 2014 (District 4) and 10 June 2014 (District 10).
  • The Republican Party has scheduled a convention on 7 June 2014 to select its U.S. Senate nominee. For U.S. House Districts, Republican conventions will be held on 3 May 2014 (District 3), 26 April 2014 (District 8), and 10 May 2014 (District 11). A Republican Party canvass will be held on 26 April 2014 for District 10.

2014 Election returns from the Virginia Department of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
former DNC Chair
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator Mark Robert Warner
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
Nominations-- Democrats have named their nominee. Republicans nominate by convention.
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,073,667 49.15% Senator Mark Robert Warner
FEC S6VA00093; 24 Nov 14; Tot $13,015,327; Dsb $16,406,899
  Candidate Republican 1,055,940 48.34% Edward W. "Ed" Gillespie
7 November 2014: Conceded.

FEC S4VA00155; 24 Nov 14; Tot $7,876,843; Dsb $7,831,240
  Candidate Libertarian 53,102 2.43% Robert Christopher "Rob" Sarvis
FEC S4VA00189; 24 Nov 14; Tot $82,813; Dsb $84,492
  Candidate Scattering 1,764 0.08% Write-in
Total 2,184,473 100.00%  
  

The Republican Party will select their nominee in a 7 June 2014 Convention.


Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe
First elected: 2013
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam
First elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
8 Republican (6 Renominated, 1 Undetermined, 1 Open);
3 Democratic (2 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election (re: the death of Congressman Jo Ann S. Davis): 11 December 2007
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
Nominations-- Democrats will not nominate by primary. Republicans will nominate by primary.
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 131,861 62.90% Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
FEC H8VA01147; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,208,720; Dsb $831,606
  Candidate Democratic 72,059 34.38% Norman Gardner "Norm" Mosher
FEC H4VA01070; 31 Dec 14; Tot $108,215; Dsb $108,214
  Candidate Independent Greens 5,097 2.43% Glenda Gail "Gail" "For Rail" Parker
FEC H0VA01185
  Candidate Scattering 604 0.29% Write-in
Total 209,621 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Edward Scott "Scott" Rigell
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
Nominations-- Democrats have named their nominee. Republicans have named their nominee.
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 101,558 58.68% Congressman Edward Scott "Scott" Rigell
FEC H0VA02084; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,744,971; Dsb $1,583,266
  Candidate Democratic 71,178 41.13% Suzanne D. Patrick
FEC H4VA02052; 24 Nov 14; Tot $873,270; Dsb $857,247
  Candidate Scattering 324 0.19% Write-in
Total 173,060 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
Nominations-- Democrats have named their nominee. Republicans will not nominate by primary.
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 139,197 94.43% Congressman Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
FEC H6VA01117; 24 Nov 14; Tot $510,549; Dsb $457,832
  Candidate Scattering 8,205 5.57% Write-in
Total 147,402 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman J. Randy Forbes
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
2001 June 19: Elected in a special election to replace the seat vacated by the death of Norman Sisisky.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary.
Nominations-- Democrats will not nominate by primary. Republicans have named their nominee.
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 120,684 60.15% Congressman J. Randy Forbes
FEC H2VA04052; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,425,397; Dsb $972,570
  Candidate Democratic 75,270 37.52% Elliott Grayson Fausz
FEC H4VA04033; 24 Nov 14; Tot $33,317; Dsb $29,434
  Candidate Libertarian 4,427 2.21% Bo C. Brown
FEC H4VA04041
  Candidate Scattering 257 0.13% Write-in
Total 200,638 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Robert Hurt
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Convention. Republicans have named their nominee.
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 124,735 60.86% Congressman Robert Hurt
FEC H0VA05095; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,307,209; Dsb $1,128,424
  Candidate Democratic 73,482 35.85% Walter Lawrence "Lawrence" Gaughan
Nominated by convention.

FEC H4VA05048; 24 Nov 14; Tot $86,214; Dsb $79,927
  Candidate Libertarian 4,298 2.10% Paul Francis Jones
FEC H4VA05055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,511; Dsb $2,837
  Candidate Independent Greens 2,209 1.08% Kenneth J. "Ken" Hildebrandt
FEC H2VA05059
  Candidate Scattering 221 0.11% Write-in
Total 204,945 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Convention. Republicans have named their nominee.
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 133,898 74.51% Congressman Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte
FEC H2VA06115; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,167,491; Dsb $1,642,112
  Candidate Libertarian 22,161 12.33% William M. "Will" Hammer
FEC H4VA06020
  Candidate Independent Greens 21,447 11.93% Elaine B. Hildebrandt
FEC H4VA06038
  Candidate Scattering 2,202 1.23% Write-in
Total 179,708 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman David Alan "Dave" Brat
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in the concurrent general and special elections [re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Eric Ivan Cantor (Republican)]: 4 November 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 148,026 60.83% Congressman David Alan "Dave" Brat
FEC H4VA07143; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,459,418; Dsb $1,367,856
  Candidate Democratic 89,914 36.95% John Kent "Jack" Trammell
FEC H4VA07150; 24 Nov 14; Tot $534,123; Dsb $529,775
  Candidate Libertarian 5,086 2.09% James Avarett Carr, Jr.
FEC H4VA07168; 24 Nov 14; Tot $6,954; Dsb $7,024
  Candidate Scattering 325 0.13% Write-in
Total 243,351 100.00%  
 

Congressman Eric Ivan Cantor (Republican) who was first elected in 2000, lost his Primary on 10 June 2014 and subsequently resigned on 18 August 2014.
5 August 2014: Governor Terry McAuliffe (Democratic) called a special U.S. House Congressional District 7 election for 4 November 2014 to fill the vacant seat.
4 November 2014: David Alan "Dave" Brat wins the concurrent general and special elections.


Special Election - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Special Election -
On 5 August 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (Democratic) called a special U.S. House Congressional District 7 election for 4 November 2014 to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Eric Ivan Cantor (Republican).
  Elected Republican 148,841 61.68% David Alan "Dave" Brat
FEC H4VA07143; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,459,418; Dsb $1,367,856
  Candidate Democratic 91,236 37.81% John Kent "Jack" Trammell
FEC H4VA07150; 24 Nov 14; Tot $534,123; Dsb $529,775
  Candidate Scattering 1,236 0.51% Write-in
Total 241,313 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman James P. "Jim" Moran, Jr.
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 15 January 2014: "... it's time to close this chapter of my life ...".
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 128,102 63.08% former Lieutenant Governor Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
FEC H4VA08224; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,829,184; Dsb $2,734,331
  Candidate Republican 63,810 31.42% Micah K. Edmond
FEC H4VA08182; 24 Nov 14; Tot $115,731; Dsb $109,285
  Candidate Independent 5,420 2.67% Gwendolyn J. Beck
FEC H4VA08331; 24 Nov 14; Tot $27,650; Dsb $18,999
  Candidate Libertarian 4,409 2.17% Jeffrey S. Carson
FEC H4VA08265; 24 Nov 14; Tot $23,937; Dsb $23,901
  Candidate Independent Greens 963 0.47% Gerard C. "Gerry" Blais, III
FEC H4VA08349
  Candidate Scattering 372 0.18% Write-in
Total 203,076 100.00%  
  

The Republican Party will select their nominee in a 26 April 2014 Convention.
The Democratic Party will select their nominee in a 10 June 2014 Convention.


Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary.
Nominations-- Democrats will not nominate by Primary. Republicans have named their nominee.
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 117,465 72.15% Congressman H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
FEC H0VA09055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $921,071; Dsb $845,544
  Candidate Independent 39,412 24.21% William R. Carr, Jr.
FEC H0VA09113
  Candidate Scattering 5,938 3.65% Write-in
Total 162,815 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Frank Rudolph Wolf
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 17 December 2013: Announced retirement..
Nominations-- Democrats will not nominate by primary. Republicans will nominate by Canvas.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 125,914 56.49% state Delegate Barbara J. Comstock
26 April 2014: Nominated by firehouse primary.

FEC H4VA10089; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,388,541; Dsb $3,374,998
  Candidate Democratic 89,957 40.36% Fairfax County Supervisor John W. Foust
FEC H4VA10071; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,024,014; Dsb $2,969,914
  Candidate Libertarian 3,393 1.52% William B. "Bill" Redpath
FEC H0VA10145; 24 Nov 14; Tot $14,212; Dsb $13,260
  Candidate Independent 2,442 1.10% Brad A. Eickholt
FEC H4VA10147
  Candidate Independent Greens 946 0.42% Dianne L. Blais
FEC H4VA10154
  Candidate Scattering 258 0.12% Write-in
Total 222,910 100.00%  
  

The Republican Party will select their nominee in a 26 April 2014 Firehouse Primary.
The Democratic Party will select their nominee in a 26 April 2014 Convention.


Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
Nominations-- Democrats have named their nominee. Republicans will nominate by Convention.
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 106,780 56.86% Congressman Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
FEC H8VA11062; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,995,141; Dsb $1,422,105
  Candidate Republican 75,796 40.36% Suzanne K. Scholte
FEC H4VA11087; 24 Nov 14; Tot $281,992; Dsb $256,885
  Candidate Libertarian 3,264 1.74% Marc M. Harrold
FEC H4VA11103; 24 Nov 14; Tot $6,597; Dsb $6,073
  Candidate Green 1,739 0.93% Joseph F. "Joe" Galdo
FEC H2VA11164; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,961; Dsb $10,491
  Candidate Scattering 226 0.12% Write-in
Total 187,805 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017

  Democratic Attorney General Mark R. Herring
First elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 8 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 12 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 8 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent Greens (affiliate of Independence): 5 candidates
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Whig
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 13 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Third Party
  Independent Greens of Virginia Not affiliated with the Green Party. Voted to affililate with the Independence Party of America on 10 January 2008.
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  Libertarian Party of Virginia
  The Constitution Party of Virginia
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