South Carolina’s 5th congressional district special election, 2017

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South Carolina’s 5th congressional district special election, 2017
South Carolina


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South Carolina’s 5th congressional district

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Nominee Ralph Norman Archie Parnell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 44,889 42,053
Percentage 51.1% 47.9%

U.S. Representative before election
Mick Mulvaney
Republican
Elected U.S. Representative
Ralph Norman
Republican

ContentsState Representative Ralph Norman, narrowly beat Archie Parnell, a senior advisor for Goldman Sachs 51.1% to 47.9%.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

  • Penry Gustafson, former businesswoman and community advocate of Camden, SC[9]
  • Gary Simrill, State Representative[10]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

First round[edit]

Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Chad
Connelly
Sheri
Few
Tom
Mullikin
Ralph
Norman
Tommy
Pope
Kris
Wampler
Other Undecided
Atlantic Research and Media of North Carolina* February 25, 2017 239 ± 6.2% 1% 9% 8% 11% 19% 0% 51%
Remington Research Group January 7–8, 2017 778 ± 3.4% 9% 9% 25% 6%[20] 52%

*Internal survey for the Sheri Few campaign

Runoff[edit]

Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ralph
Norman
Tommy
Pope
Undecided
Trafalgar Group May 8-10, 2017 1000+ ± 3.1% 46% 45% 9%

Results[edit]

South Carolina’s 5th congressional district special election Republican primary (2017)[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tommy Pope 11,900 30.4
Republican Ralph Norman 11,782 30.1
Republican Tom Mullikin 7,734 19.8
Republican Chad Connelly 5,536 14.1
Republican Sheri Few 1,921 4.9
Republican Kris Wampler 197 0.5
Republican Ray Craig 86 0.2
South Carolina’s 5th congressional district runoff election Republican primary (2017)[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Norman 17,772 50.3
Republican Tommy Pope 17,572 49.7
Runoff election

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina’s 5th congressional district special election Democratic primary (2017)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Archie Parnell 13,323 71.3
Democratic Alexis Frank 4,022 21.5
Democratic Les Murphy 1,345 7.2

Libertarian Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated at convention[edit]

The Libertarian Party nominating convention was held April 1, 2017.[29]

  • Bill Bledsoe
  • Nathaniel Cooper

Green Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ralph
Norman (R)
Archie
Parnell (D)
Other Undecided
Change Research[31] June 14–18, 2017 872 ± 3% 53% 44% 3%
Gravis Marketing[32] May 19–22, 2017 746 ± 3.6% 47% 34% 3% 16%
Victory Enterprises/Rampart PAC (R)[33] May 17–18, 2017 629 ± 3.9% 53% 36% 11%

Results[edit]

359 of 359 Precincts Reporting

General election results[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Norman 44,889 51.10%
Democratic Archie Parnell 42,053 47.87%
Independent Josh Thornton 319 0.36%
Libertarian Victor Kocher 272 0.31%
Green David Kulma 242 0.28%
Independent Write-in 65 0.07%
Total votes 87,840 100.00
Majority 2,836 3.23%
Voter turnout 18.24%
Republican win

Referenc

A special election was held on June 20, 2017 to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district. Representative Mick Mulvaney was nominated by President Donald Trump as Director of the Office of Management and Budget and confirmed by the United States Senate on February 16, 2017, necessitating his resignation from the House of Representatives.[1][2]

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Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election, 2017

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Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election, 2017
Georgia (U.S. state)


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Georgia’s 6th congressional district

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Nominee Karen Handel Jon Ossoff
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 134,595 124,893
Percentage 51.9% 48.1%

U.S. Representative before election
Tom Price
Republican
Elected U.S. Representative
Karen Handel
Republican


Georgia
‘s state law requires the Governor of Georgia to call for a special election to be held at least 30 days after a vacancy. Following Price’s resignation, Governor Nathan Deal called for the special election to be held on April 18,[1] with a filing window for prospective candidates from February 13 to 15, 2017.[2] All candidates ran on one ballot, with a runoff election scheduled for the first- and second-place finishers, if no candidate received 50% of the vote.[3] Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff and Republican candidate Karen Handel finished first and second in a crowded field with neither receiving a majority and faced off in the June 20 runoff election. Handel prevailed in the runoff election.Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff in the special election runoff on June 20, 2017, to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. Republican Tom Price resigned from the seat following his appointment and confirmation as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Trump Administration. The runoff election followed the single-ballot special election held on April 18, 2017 when no individual candidate earned the majority of votes.

The election has attracted exceptional national interest, with both major parties perceiving it as an opportunity to shape the political narrative prior to the 2018 midterm elections.[4][5] A total of $50 million was spent as of the close of early-voting period on June 17, making it the most expensive House election in history.[6]Of that, more than $40 million was spent on television and radio advertising alone, smashing past House election records.[7] A very high number of voters—140,000—cast ballots during the runoff-election early-voting period, and an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found that 92 percent of voters said they were watching the race “closely.”[6]

On June 20, 2017, Handel won the special election runoff and defeated Ossoff 51.87% to 48.13%. Following reports of the election results, The New York Times characterized the race as “demoralizing for Democrats”

Candidates

Republican Party

Declared

Withdrew

Declined

Democratic Party

Declared

Withdrew

Declined

Libertarian Party

Declined

Independent

Declared

  • Alexander Hernandez[34]
  • Andre Pollard, computer systems engineer[16]

Withdrew

  • Joseph Pond, plumber[31]

Special election

Endorsements

Polling

Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
David
Abroms (R)
Bob
Gray (R)
Karen
Handel (R)
Judson
Hill (R)
Bruce
LeVell (R)
Dan
Moody (R)
Jon
Ossoff (D)
Ron
Slotin (D)
Other Undecided
ZPolitics/Clout Research (R)[39] April 14–15, 2017 453 LV ± 4.6% 3% 17% 15% 10% 1% 9% 41% 1% 1% 2%
Emerson College[40] April 13–15, 2017 324 LV ± 5.4% 2% 15% 17% 6% 0% 9% 43% 2% 3% 3%
WSB/Landmark Communications[41] April 12–13, 2017 500 LV ± 4.2% 9% 17% 8% 8% 45% 5% 7%
FOX 5 Atlanta/Opinion Savvy[42] April 13, 2017 437 LV ± 4.6% 1% 11% 21% 11% 0% 9% 42% 0% 2% 3%
Revily[43] April 10–12, 2017 485 LV ± 4.5% 16% 17% 7% 9% 45% 0% 1% 6%
RRH Elections/Decision Desk HQ[44] April 5–10, 2017 321 LV ± 5% 3% 12% 15% 10% 0% 11% 39% 4% 6%
Meeting Street Research (R-Moody)[45] April 4, 2017 400 LV ± 4.9% 12% 10% 12% 43% 14% 9%
WXIA-TV Atlanta/Survey USA[46] March 27 – April 2, 2017 503 LV ± 4.5% 2% 14% 15% 5% 1% 7% 43% 0% 7% 7%
MoveOn/Lake Research Partners (D)[47] March 26–28, 2017 350 LV ± 5.2% 7% 18% 8% 0% 7% 40% 1% 1% 19%
FOX 5 Atlanta/Opinion Savvy[48] March 22–23, 2017 462 ± 4.5% 2% 10% 20% 10% 0.4% 8% 40% 1% 3% 6%
ZPolitics/Clout Research (R)[49] March 15–16, 2017 625 LV ± 3.7% 2% 16% 16% 9% 1% 5% 41% 3% 2% 6%
Trafalgar Group (R)[50] March 2–3, 2017 450+ LV ± 4.5% 13% 18% 8% 0% 2% 18% 3% 34%
ZPolitics/Clout Research (R)[51] February 17–18, 2017 694 LV ± 3.7% 11% 25% 9% 1% 2% 32% 3% 18%
Landmark/Rosetta Stone[52] December 1, 2016 500 LV ± 4.2% 22% 8% 14%[53] 56%

Results

Note: Official results[54]

Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election (2017)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jon Ossoff 92,673 48.12%
Republican Karen Handel 38,071 19.77%
Republican Bob Gray 20,802 10.80%
Republican Dan Moody 17,028 8.84%
Republican Judson Hill 16,870 8.76%
Republican Kurt Wilson 1,820 0.95%
Republican David Abroms 1,639 0.85%
Democratic Ragin Edwards 504 0.26%
Democratic Ron Slotin 491 0.25%
Republican Bruce LeVell 455 0.24%
Republican Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan 415 0.22%
Republican Keith Grawert 415 0.22%
Republican Amy Kremer 351 0.18%
Republican William Llop 326 0.17%
Democratic Rebecca Quigg 304 0.16%
Democratic Richard Keatley 229 0.12%
Independent Alexander Hernandez 121 0.06%
Independent Andre Pollard 55 0.03%
Total votes 192,569 100.00%
Runoff election[55]

Runoff

No candidate received 50% of the vote in the special election. The top two candidates, Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel, faced off in the June 20 runoff election.[citation needed]

Endorsements

Polling

Averages

Model Ossoff Handel Spread
HuffPost Pollster[82] 49.3% 47.0% Ossoff +2.4
RealClearPolitics[83] 48.8% 49.0% Handel +0.2
270toWin[84] 49.4% 47.6% Ossoff +1.8
Daily Kos[citation needed] 48.1% 48.2% Handel +0.1

Polls

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jon
Ossoff (D)
Karen
Handel (R)
Undecided
Actual Results June 20, 2017 259,488 ± 0% 48.1% 51.9% 0%
WSB/Landmark Communications[85] June 18, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 49% 49% 2%
Trafalgar Group[86] June 17–18, 2017 1100 ± 2.9% 49% 51% 1%
CSP Polling[87] June 15–17, 2017 571 ± 4.0% 48% 49% 3%
WSB/Landmark Communications[88] June 15, 2017 800 ± 3.5% 50% 48% 2%
FOX 5 Atlanta/Opinion Savvy[89] June 14–15, 2017 537 ± 4.2% 50% 49% 1%
Trafalgar Group[90] June 10–13, 2017 1100 ± 2.9% 50% 47% 2%
SurveyUSA[91] June 7–11, 2017 700 ± 4.5% 47% 47% 6%
AJC/Abt Associates[92] June 5–8, 2017 1000 ± 4% 51% 44% 5%
WSB/Landmark Communications[93] June 6–7, 2017 420 ± 4.8% 50% 47% 3%
WSB/Landmark Communications[94] May 30–31, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 49% 48% 3%
SurveyUSA[95] May 16–20, 2017 549 ± 4.3% 51% 44% 6%
Gravis Marketing[96] May 8–10, 2017 870 ± 3.3% 47% 45% 8%
WSB/Landmark Communications[97] May 3–4, 2017 611 ± 4.0% 47% 49% 4%
GBA Strategies/House Majority PAC (D)[98] April 29 – May 1, 2017 400 ± 4.9% 50% 48% 2%
Anzalone Liszt Grove Research (D)[99] April 23–26, 2017 590 ± 4.0% 48% 47% 5%
Emerson College[40] April 13–15, 2017 324 ± 5.4% 47% 49% 4%
FOX 5 Atlanta/Opinion Savvy[42] April 13, 2017 407 ± 4.6% 44% 42% 14%
Revily[43] April 10–12, 2017 485 ± 4.5% 47% 46% 7%
Lake Research Partners[100] March 26–28, 2017 350 ± 5.2% 45% 45% 10%
FOX 5 Atlanta/Opinion Savvy[48] March 22–23, 2017 449 ± 4.5% 42% 41% 17%

Results

The race was called for Karen Handel at around 10:15 pm by the Associated Press. Ossoff conceded the race shortly thereafter.

Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election (2017)[101]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Karen Handel 134,595 51.9%
Democratic Jon Ossoff 124,893 48.1%
Total votes 259,488 100%
Republican hold

County results

Vote Break Down by County
Karen Handel
Republican
Jon Ossoff
Democrat
Margin Total
County Votes  % Votes  % Votes  % Votes
Cobb 45,625 58.15% 32,833 41.85% 12,792 16.30% 78,458
DeKalb 24,070 41.56% 33,847 58.44% 9,777 16.88% 57,917
Fulton 64,900 52.72% 58,213 47.28% 6,687 5.44% 123,113

California’s 34th congressional district special election, 2017

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California’s 34th congressional district special election, 2017
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California’s 34th congressional district

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Candidate Jimmy Gomez Robert Lee Ahn
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 19,761 13,108
Percentage 60.1% 39.9%

U.S. Representative before election
Xavier Becerra
Democratic
Elected U.S. Representative
Jimmy Gomez
Democratic

Incumbent Representative Xavier Becerra, nominated by GovernorJerry Brown to succeed Kamala Harris, was confirmed as Attorney General of California on January 23, 2017.[1] Harris, who was elected to the United States Senate to succeed Barbara Boxer, resigned as Attorney General on January 3, 2017.[2]

Democrats Jimmy Gomez and Robert Ahn advanced to the general election.[3] Gomez defeated Ahn 60.1% to 39.9%.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Upon the announcement of incumbent Representative Xavier Becerra‘s selection as Attorney General of California, John Pérez, the former Speaker of the California State Assembly, announced his candidacy to succeed him in the House of Representatives.[2] He soon withdrew from the race, citing a recent health diagnosis.[4]

Declared[edit]

  • Robert Lee Ahn, attorney and Los Angeles City planning commissioner
  • Vanessa Aramayo, former congressional aide and former California Assembly aide[5]
  • Maria Cabildo, former Los Angeles City planning commissioner and Director of Homeless Initiatives at the LA County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority,[6] Co-Founder of East LA Community Corporation[7]
  • Alejandra Campoverdi, former White House aide for U.S. President Barack Obama[8]
  • Arturo Carmona, former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign staff member[9]
  • Wendy Carrillo, labor activist and radio host[10][11]
  • Ricardo De La Fuente, businessman and son of 2016 presidential candidate Rocky De La Fuente[12]
  • Yolie Flores, former Los Angeles Unified School District board member[13]
  • Melissa “Sharkie” Garza, filmmaker and businesswoman[14]
  • Jimmy Gomez, State Assemblyman[15]
  • Sara Hernandez, former public school teacher, attorney, non-profit founder and former district director and special counsel to LA City Council Member Jose Huizar.[16]
  • Steven Mac, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney[8]
  • Sandra Mendoza, candidate for the State Assembly in 2014 and 2016[17]
  • Raymond Meza, SEIU labor organizer[8]
  • Armando Sotomayor, activist
  • Richard Joseph Sullivan, attorney
  • Tracy Van Houten, aerospace engineer[18]
  • Tenaya Wallace, public relations strategist[17]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • William Rodriguez Morrison, apartment building manager and perennial candidate[17]

Green Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Kenneth Mejia, certified public accountant and candidate for this seat in 2016[27]

Libertarian Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Angela McArdle, litigation paralegal and legal aide[28]

Independents[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Mark Padilla, law office administrator

Primary election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Alejandra
Campoverdi (D)
Wendy
Carrillo (D)
Arturo
Carmona (D)
Yolie
Flores (D)
Jimmy
Gomez (D)
Sara
Hernandez (D)
Robert
Lee Ahn (D)
William Rodriguez
Morrison (R)
Kenneth
Mejia (G)
Other / Undecided
Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates February 11–14, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 2% 5% 4% 4% 20% 9% 1% 5% 3% 47%

Results[edit]

California’s 34th congressional district special primary election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 8,156 28.14
Democratic Robert Lee Ahn 5,504 18.99
Democratic Maria Cabildo 2,778 9.58
Democratic Sara Hernandez 1,525 5.26
Democratic Arturo Carmona 1,520 5.24
Democratic Wendy Carrillo 1,448 5.00
Green Kenneth Mejia 1,276 4.40
Republican William Morrison 1,089 3.76
Democratic Yolie Flores 1,027 3.54
Democratic Alejandra Campoverdi 679 2.34
Democratic Tracy Van Houten 673 2.32
Democratic Vanessa Aramayo 611 2.11
Democratic Sandra Mendoza 535 1.85
Democratic Steven Mac 489 1.69
Democratic Raymond Meza 385 1.33
No party preference Mark Edward Padilla 340 1.17
Libertarian Angela McArdle 248 0.86
Democratic Ricardo De La Fuente 246 0.85
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards 127 0.44
Democratic Richard Joseph Sullivan 118 0.41
Democratic Armando Sotomayor 91 0.31
Democratic Tenaya Wallace 67 0.23
Democratic Melissa “Sharkie” Garza 52 0.18
Total votes 28,534 100.00

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

100% Reporting (192 of 192 Precincts)

California’s 34th congressional district special general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 19,761 60.1%
Democratic Robert Lee Ahn 13,108 39.9%
Total votes 32,869 100.00
Democratic hold

See also

A special election was held on June 6, 2017, to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for California’s 34th congressional district. A primary election was held on April 4, 2017.