Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Steve Womack Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Steve Womack Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Arkansas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Arkansas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Steve Womack (R) won re-election in 2014. He faced no major party challenger this election cycle. He did defeat Grant Brand (L) in the general election.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 3, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Arkansas is one of 14 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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register to vote by April 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 5, 2014.[6]

See also: Arkansas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Steve Womack (R), who was first elected in 2010.

The 3rd Congressional District is located in northwestern Arkansas. Benton, Washington, Crawford, Sebastian, Carroll, Boone, Marion, Pope and Newton counties are included in the new boundaries of the district.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Steve Womack Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Grant Brand


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Election results

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Womack Incumbent 79.4% 151,630
     Libertarian Grant Brand 20.6% 39,305
Total Votes 190,935
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[8] Womack joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[9][10]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[11] 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.[12] Steve Womack voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[14] 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. [[Steve Womack] voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Steve Womack

Steve Womack (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$407,109.23$105,470.00$(27,091.29)$485,487.94
July Quarterly[17]July 13, 2013$485,487.94$123,426.67$(29,943.77)$578,970.84
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$578,970.84$88,397.00$(62,253.85)$605,113.99
Year-End[19]January 23, 2014$605,113$148,971$(54,399)$699,686
April Quarterly[20]April 12, 2014$699,686$52,650$(57,428)$694,907
Pre-Primary[21]May 7, 2014$694,907$13,031$(8,277)$699,661
July Quarterly[22]July 12, 2014$699,661$124,453$(128,730)$695,384
October Quarterly[23]October 12, 2014$695,384$219,739$(109,644)$805,479
Running totals
$876,137.67$(477,766.91)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Steve Womack (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rebekah Kennedy and David Pangrac in the general election.

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Womack Incumbent 75.9% 186,467
     Green Rebekah Kennedy 16% 39,318
     Libertarian David Pangrac 8.1% 19,875
Total Votes 245,660
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Steve Womack won election to the United States House. He defeated David Whitaker (D) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Womack 72.4% 148,581
     Democratic David Whitaker 27.6% 56,542
Total Votes 205,123

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Arkansas Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Arkansas April 2011 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 23, 2012
  8. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  9. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack Pre-Primary," accessed May 12, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013