Florida's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Daniel Webster Republican Party
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Florida U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 2, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Florida is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by June 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Daniel Webster (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Florida's 10th Congressional District is located in central Florida and includes portions of Lake, Orange and Polk counties.[5]

Race background

Democrats thought they had a chance to replace Daniel Webster (R) when he sought re-election in 2012. Webster was able to hold off a challenge from Orlando Police Chief Val Demings in 2012, but some Democrats were so impressed with her they hope she runs again.[6]

Before Demings announced a decision either way, the DCCC had been trying to recruit her to challenge Webster in a rematch. The organization EMILY’s List is also planning to target Webster in 2014.[6]

Webster has an edge as the front-runner, thanks to the 5 percent registration edge Republicans have over Democrats in the district.[6] If Demings opts for a rematch in 2014, Webster will have a competitive race again.[6]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Withdrew prior to primary

Declined to run

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.[12] 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.[13] Daniel Webster voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

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.[15] 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. Daniel Webster voted in favor of HR 2775.[16]

Campaign contributions

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2013$100,842.36$1,463,668.76$(11,480.81)$133,030.31
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$133,030.31$137,303.38$(51,610.18)$218,723.51
October Quarterly[19]October 13, 2013$218,723.51$124,035.40$(67,460.53)$275,298.38
Year-end[20]January 31, 2014$275,298$108,193$(79,618)$303,873
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$303,873$122,942$(75,637)$351,178
Running totals
$1,956,142.54$(285,806.52)

Michael Patrick McKenna

Michael Patrick McKenna (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[22]July 2, 2013$20.00$580.00$(170.73)$429.27
October Quarterly[23]October 16, 2013$150.00$1,850.00$(1,981.95)$18.05
Year-end[24]January 31, 2014$18$1,398$(2,256)$-840
Running totals
$3,828$(4,408.68)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Daniel Webster (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Val Demings and Naipaul Seegolam in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Val Demings 48.3% 153,574
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Webster 51.7% 164,649
     Independent Naipaul Seegolam 0% 46
Total Votes 318,269
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, C.W. Bill Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charlie Justice (D) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young incumbent 65.9% 137,943
     Democratic Charlie Justice 34.1% 71,313
Total Votes 209,256

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Florida Division of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Sunshine State News "Florida Congressional Races 2014 Early Look Where Fur will Fly" accessed March 8, 2013
  7. McKenna for Congress, "Home," accessed October 8, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed November 19, 2013
  9. Ferree for Congress, "Fmr. Eustis City Commissioner Bill Ferree Enters FL-10 Congressional Race as a Democrat vs. Republican Daniel Webster," accessed January 22, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Termination Report," accessed January 25, 2014
  11. Twitter.com, "Val Demings," accessed January 13, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013