Florida's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ted Yoho Republican Party
Ted Yoho.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Florida U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Ted Yoho was first elected in 2012, and is backed by FreedomWorks in his re-election bid in 2014. Yoho defeated incumbent Cliff Stearns in the 2012 Republican primary.[4]

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.[5][6][7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters have to register by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[8]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Ted Yoho (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Florida's 3rd Congressional District is located in northern Florida and includes the counties of Hamilton, Columbia, Union, Bradford, Gilchrist, Dixie, Lafayette, Suwanee, Levy and parts of Marion, Alachua, Clay and Madison counties.[9]


General election candidates

August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Florida District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTed Yoho Incumbent 79.4% 37,463
Jake Rush 20.6% 9,735
Total Votes 47,198
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


Ted Yoho

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Government affairs

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.[16] Yoho joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[17][18]


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.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.[19] 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.[20] Ted Yoho voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

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.[22] 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. Ted Yoho voted against HR 2775.[23]

Campaign contributions


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season.

Ted Yoho

Ted Yoho (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2013$72,397.35$82,806.58$(27,659.58)$127,544.35
July Quarterly[25]July 10, 2013$127,544.35$120,507.97$(45,110.20)$202,942.12
October Quarterly[26]October 13, 2013$202,942.12$51,060.00$(23,021.59)$230,980.53
Year-End[27]January 31, 2014$230,980$47,440$(24,830)$253,590
April Quarterly[28]April 15, 2014$253,590$184,509$(77,648)$360,451
Running totals

Jake Rush

Jake Rush (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2014$0$201,741$(44,483)$157,258
Running totals

Marihelen Wheeler

Marihelen Wheeler (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 11, 2014$0$7,066$(808)$6,257
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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On November 6, 2012, Ted Yoho (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr., Philip Dodds and Michael Ricks in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Yoho 64.7% 204,331
     Democratic Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr. 32.5% 102,468
     Independent Philip Dodds 2.8% 8,870
     Independent Michael Ricks 0% 0
Total Votes 315,669
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Corrine Brown won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Michael "Mike" Yost (R) and Terry Martin-Back (I) in the general election.[31]

U.S. House, Florida District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCorrine Brown incumbent 63% 94,744
     Republican Michael "Mike" Yost 33.9% 50,932
     Independent Terry Martin-Back 3.1% 4,625
Total Votes 150,301

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Florida Times Union, "Cliff Stearns was outworked by challenger Ted Yoho, many say," accessed August 15, 2012
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. Florida Division of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  10. Florida Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed April 2, 2014
  11. Jake Rush for Congress, "Home," accessed February 11, 2014
  12. Vanity Fair, " Meet Jake Rush, Florida Congressional Candidate and Vampire," accessed April 1,2 014
  13. Florida Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed February 4, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed March 24, 2014
  15. Politico, "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 2014
  16. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  17. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  18. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  21. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Ted Yoho October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013