Colorado's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Colorado's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

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

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Colorado U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th Congressional District of Colorado will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Ed Perlmutter (D) is unchallenged in the Democratic primary. He will face Don Ytterberg (R) in the general election. Perlmutter 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 Ed Perlmutter (D), who was first elected in 2006.

The 7th District is one of five located in central Colorado.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ed Perlmutter
Republican Party Don Ytterberg
Constitution Party Douglas Campbell

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Constitution Party American Constitution 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] Ed Perlmutter 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. Ed Perlmutter voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Ed Perlmutter

Ed Perlmutter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 13, 2013$27,207.04$300,214.00$(106,695.04)$220,726.00
July Quarterly[12]July 13, 2013$220,726.00$224,127.38$(86,337.31)$358,516.07
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$358,516.07$211,287.43$(111,481.41)$458,322.09
Year-End[14]January 28, 2014$458,322$230,891$(67,583)$621,630
April Quarterly[15]April 12, 2014$621,630$290,381$(135,984)$776,027
Pre-Primary[16]June 11, 2014$776,027$145,155$(102,044)$819,138
July Quarterly[17]July 14, 2014$819,138$139,228$(94,953)$863,413
Running totals
$1,541,283.81$(705,077.76)

Don Ytterberg

Don Ytterberg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$0$250$(0)$250
Year-End[19]January 29, 2014$250$78,598$(1,163)$77,684
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$77,684$25,572$(33,746)$69,510
Pre-Primary[21]June 12, 2014$69,510$61,252$(34,701)$96,062
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2014$96,062$24,568$(18,182)$102,448
Running totals
$190,240$(87,792)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Ed Perlmutter (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joe Coors, Jr., Douglas Campbell and Buck Bailey in the general election.

U.S. House, Colorado District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Perlmutter Incumbent 53.5% 182,460
     Republican Joe Coors, Jr. 40.8% 139,066
     Libertarian Buck Bailey 2.7% 9,148
     Constitution Douglas Campbell 3% 10,296
Total Votes 340,970
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ed Perlmutter won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ryan Frazier (R) and Buck Bailey (L) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Colorado District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Perlmutter incumbent 53.4% 112,667
     Republican Ryan Frazier 41.8% 88,026
     Libertarian Buck Bailey 4.8% 10,117
Total Votes 210,810

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, "Ed Perlmutter April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Ed Perlmutter July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Ed Perlmutter October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Ed Perlmutter Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Ed Perlmutter April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Ed Perlmutter Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Ed Perlmutter July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Don Ytterberg October Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Don Ytterberg Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Don Ytterberg April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Don Ytterberg Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Don Ytterberg July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013