Alabama's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Alabama's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Rogers Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Alabama will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alabama is 1 of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 24, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 25, 2014 (10 days prior to the general election).[4]

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Rogers (R), who was first elected in 2002.

The 3rd District is located in eastern Alabama. Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Randolph, Talladega, Clay, St. Clair, Macon, Lee, Russell and Chambers counties are included in the new district boundaries.[5]

Candidates

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] Mike Rogers voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Mike Rogers voted against HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$292,048.29$64,153.44$(92,789.55)$263,412.18
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$263,412.18$180,196.24$(75,851.43)$367,756.99
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$367,756.99$64,504.31$(89,206.31)$343,054.99
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$343,054$153,341$(65,672)$430,723
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$430,723$79,816$(106,589)$403,950
Running totals
$542,010.99$(430,108.29)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Mike Rogers (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Andrew Harris in the general election.

U.S. House, Alabama District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Andrew Harris 35.8% 98,141
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 64% 175,306
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 483
Total Votes 273,930
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mike Rogers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Segrest (D) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Alabama District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers incumbent 59.5% 117,736
     Democratic Steve Segrest 40.5% 80,204
Total Votes 197,940

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Alabama Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Alabama Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013