Colorado's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Colorado's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Diana DeGette Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Colorado will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Diana DeGette (D) is unchallenged in the Democratic primary. She will face Martin Walsh (R) in the general election. DeGette is expected to easily win re-election in this Democratic district.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Colorado is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered closed, but unaffiliated voters may choose to affiliate with a party on election day in order to vote.[3]

Voter registration: Voters can register to vote in the primary by either June 2 (by mail, at a voter registration agency, voter registration drive or DMV), June 16 (online) or on election day (in-person at a voter service polling center). For the general election, voters can register November 4, 2014, through election day.[4]

See also: Colorado elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Diana DeGette (D), who was first elected in 2006.

The 1st District is located in central Colorado and includes portions of the Denver metropolitan area.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Diana DeGette
Republican Party Martin Walsh

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[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] Diana DeGette voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

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.[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. Diana DeGette voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 14, 2013$62,321.36$79,658.91$(114,036.27)$27,944.00
July Quarterly[12]July 12, 2013$27,944.00$134,088.74$(87,148.05)$74,884.69
October Quarterly[13]October 14, 2013$74,884.69$112,309.64$(115,192.93)$72,001.40
Year-End[14]January 30, 2014$72,001$117,583$(127,211)$62,373
April Quarterly[15]April 12, 2014$62,373$135,923$(113,886)$84,410
Pre-Primary[16]June 10, 2014$84,410$110,325$(82,861)$111,874
July Quarterly[17]July 14, 2014$111,874$75,666$(113,518)$74,023
Running totals
$765,554.29$(753,853.25)

Martin Walsh

Martin Walsh (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[18]January 17, 2014$0$5,100$(2,650)$2,449
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$2,449$2,885$(4,595)$738
Pre-Primary[20]June 12, 2014$738$2,850$(1,326)$2,262
July Quarterly[21]July 14, 2014$2,262$921$(620)$2,563
Running totals
$11,756$(9,191)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Diana DeGette (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Danny Stroud, Frank Atwood, Gary Swing and Thomas Henry Juniel in the general election.

U.S. House, Colorado District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiana DeGette Incumbent 68.2% 237,579
     Republican Danny Stroud 26.8% 93,217
     Libertarian Frank Atwood 3.6% 12,585
     Green Gary Swing 1.4% 4,829
Total Votes 348,210
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

This is the 1st Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.

On November 2, 2010, Diana DeGette won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Mike Fallon (R), Gary Swing (G), Clint Jones (L) and Chris Styskal (American Constitution) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Colorado District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiana DeGette incumbent 67.4% 140,073
     Republican Mike Fallon 28.8% 59,747
     Green Gary Swing 1.4% 2,923
     Libertarian Clint Jones 1.4% 2,867
     American Constitution Chris Styskal 1% 2,141
Total Votes 207,751

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. Colorado Revised Statutes, "Title 1, Article 7, Section 201, Voting at primary election," accessed January 2, 2014
  4. Colorado Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration FAQs," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Colorado November 2011 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 23, 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, "Diana DeGette April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Diana DeGette July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Diana DeGette October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Diana DeGette Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Diana DeGette April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Diana DeGette Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Diana DeGette July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Martin Walsh Year-End," accessed April 30, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Martin Walsh April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Martin Walsh Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Martin Walsh July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013