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Colorado's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Colorado's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jared Polis Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Colorado will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Jared Polis (D) is unchallenged in the Democratic primary. He will face George Leing (R) in the general election. Polis 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.[1]

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.[2]

See also: Colorado elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jared Polis (D), who was first elected in 2008.

The 2nd District is located in north central Colorado and includes Larimer, Grand, Boulder, Gilpin, Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek and Jefferson counties.[3]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jared Polis
Republican Party George Leing

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Did not make primary ballot

Republican Party Bob Comer
Republican Party Larry Sarner

Key votes

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

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.[4] 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.[5] Jared Polis voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

Voted "Yes" 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.[7] 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. Jared Polis voted for HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Jared Polis

Jared Polis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$25,376.55$97,742.59$(80,492.25)$42,626.89
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$42,626.89$121,345.53$(56,573.59)$107,398.83
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$107,398.83$66,621.92$(58,718.32)$115,302.43
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$115,302$138,468$(47,362)$206,408
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$206,408$159,454$(65,368)$300,493
Pre-Primary[14]June 12, 2014$300,493$176,727$(52,007)$425,213
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$425,213$12,803$(45,445)$392,571
Running totals
$773,162.04$(405,966.16)

George Leing

George Leing (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 14, 2014$0$85,713$(14,327)$71,386
Pre-Primary[17]June 12, 2014$71,386$38,144$(12,900)$96,630
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2014$96,630$20,223$(9,252)$107,600
Running totals
$144,080$(36,479)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Jared Polis (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kevin Lundberg, Randy Luallin and Susan Hall in the general election.

U.S. House, Colorado District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJared Polis Incumbent 55.7% 234,758
     Republican Kevin Lundberg 38.6% 162,639
     Libertarian Randy Luallin 3.3% 13,770
     Green Susan Hall 2.5% 10,413
Total Votes 421,580
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jared Polis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephen Bailey (R), Jenna Goss (American Constitution), Curtis Harris (L) and Henry Railbourn (Write-in) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Colorado District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJared Polis incumbent 67.4% 140,073
     Republican Stephen Bailey 28.8% 59,747
     American Constitution Jenna Goss 1.4% 2,923
     Libertarian Curtis Harris 1.4% 2,867
     Write-in Henry Railbourn 1% 2,141
Total Votes 207,751

See also

External links

References

  1. Colorado Revised Statutes, "Title 1, Article 7, Section 201, Voting at primary election," accessed January 2, 2014
  2. Colorado Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration FAQs," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Colorado November 2011 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 23, 2012
  4. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  5. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  8. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Jared Polis April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Jared Polis July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Jared Polis October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Jared Polis Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Jared Polis April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Jared Polis Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Jared Polis July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "George Leing April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "George Leing Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "George Leing July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013