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

Primary: Colorado is 1 of 22 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 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.[3]

Candidates

Issues

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.[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] Doug Lamborn voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

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.[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. Doug Lamborn voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Doug Lamborn

Doug Lamborn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 13, 2013$51,103.85$30,000.00$(58,735.50)$22,368.35
July Quarterly[10]July 14, 2013$22,368.35$31,179.00$(25,628.61)$27,918.74
October Quarterly[11]October 13, 2013$27,918.74$60,770.00$(18,048.71)$70,640.03
Year-End[12]January 29, 2014$70,640$56,658$(13,624)$113,674
Running totals
$178,607$(116,036.82)

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.[13]

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

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