Colorado's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Colorado's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Doug Lamborn Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Colorado will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Doug Lamborn (R) defeated Bentley Rayburn in the Republican primary. Lamborn will face Irv Halter (D) in the general election and is expected to easily win re-election due to the district's Republican alignment.

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 Doug Lamborn (R), who was first elected in 2006.

The The 5th District is located in central Colorado and includes Fremont, El Paso, Teller and Chaffee counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Irv Halter
Republican Party Doug Lamborn

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Primary results

U.S. House, Colorado District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 52.6% 38,741
Bentley Rayburn 47.4% 34,967
Total Votes 73,708
Source: Colorado Secretary of State

Media

Doug Lamborn


Ad attacking Bentley Rayburn for doing nothing to repeal Obamacare

Key votes

Below are important votes the current 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.[6] Lamborn joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[7][8]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[9] 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.[10] Doug Lamborn voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Nay3.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.[12] 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. Doug Lamborn voted against HR 2775.[13]

Campaign contributions

Doug Lamborn

Doug Lamborn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 13, 2013$51,103.85$30,000.00$(58,735.50)$22,368.35
July Quarterly[15]July 14, 2013$22,368.35$31,179.00$(25,628.61)$27,918.74
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$27,918.74$60,770.00$(18,048.71)$70,640.03
Year-End[17]January 29, 2014$70,640$56,658$(13,624)$113,674
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$113,674$138,453$(21,930)$230,197
Pre-Primary[19]June 12, 2014$230,197$74,820$(104,792)$200,224
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2014$200,224$70,538$(155,899)$114,863
Running totals
$462,418$(398,657.82)

**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Lamborn's committee owed $100,000 in outstanding loans to Doug Lamborn.

Bentley Rayburn

Bentley Rayburn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[21]June 12, 2014$0$84,379$(51,614)$32,765
Running totals
$84,379$(51,614)

Irv Halter

Irv Halter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[22]October 14, 2013$0$121,023$(37,857)$83,166
Year-End[23]January 31, 2014$83,166$55,214$(28,640)$109,739
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$109,739$165,095$(57,402)$217,432
Pre-Primary[25]June 12, 2014$217,432$109,054$(61,791)$264,695
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2014$264,695$69,217$(14,872)$319,041
Running totals
$519,603$(200,562)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Doug Lamborn (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Pirtle, Dave Anderson, Kenneth R. Harvell, Misha Luzov and George Allen Cantrell in the general election.

U.S. House, Colorado District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 65% 199,639
     Libertarian Jim Pirtle 7.4% 22,778
     Independent Dave Anderson 17.4% 53,318
     Green Misha Luzov 6% 18,284
     Constitution Kenneth R. Harvell 4.3% 13,212
Total Votes 307,231
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Doug Lamborn won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kevin Bradley (D), Brian Scott (American Constitution) and Jerell Klaver (L) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Colorado District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn incumbent 65.8% 152,829
     Democratic Kevin Bradley 29.3% 68,039
     American Constitution Brian Scott 2.5% 5,886
     Libertarian Jerell Klaver 2.4% 5,680
Total Votes 232,434

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. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  7. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  8. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Lamborn April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Lamborn July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Lamborn October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Lamborn Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Lamborn April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Lamborn Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Lamborn July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Bentley Rayburn Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Irv Halter October Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Irv Halter Year-End," accessed April 30, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Irv Halter April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Irv Halter Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Irv Halter July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013