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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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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.
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 Ed Perlmutter (D), who was first elected in 2006.

The 7th District is one of five located in central Colorado.[3]

Candidates

Issues

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] Ed Perlmutter 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. Ed Perlmutter voted for HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Ed Perlmutter

Ed Perlmutter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 13, 2013$27,207.04$300,214.00$(106,695.04)$220,726.00
July Quarterly[10]July 13, 2013$220,726.00$224,127.38$(86,337.31)$358,516.07
October Quarterly[11]October 13, 2013$358,516.07$211,287.43$(111,481.41)$458,322.09
Year-End[12]January 28, 2014$458,322$230,891$(67,583)$621,630
Running totals
$966,519.81$(372,096.76)

Don Ytterberg

Don Ytterberg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$0$250$(0)$250
Year-End[14]January 29, 2014$250$78,598$(1,163)$77,684
Running totals
$78,848$(1,163)

District history

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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.[15]

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

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