Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John L. Mica Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John L. Mica Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Lean R[3]

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

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

Incumbent John L. Mica (R), who was first elected in 1992, won re-election to a thirteenth term in 2014.

In 2012, Mica defeated fellow incumbent Sandy Adams in a member vs. member battle in the 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 had to register by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[8]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was John L. Mica (R), who was first elected in 1992.

Florida's 7th Congressional District is located in eastern Florida and includes parts of Seminole, Orange and Volusia counties.[9]

Candidates

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

General election

U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mica Incumbent 63.6% 144,474
     Democratic Wesley Neuman 32.1% 73,011
     Independent Al Krulick 4.3% 9,679
Total Votes 227,164
Source: Florida Division of Elections

Primary election

U.S. House, Florida District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mica Incumbent 72.1% 32,084
David Smith 18.7% 8,316
Don Oehlrich 5.1% 2,285
Kelly Shirley 4% 1,786
Total Votes 44,471
Source: Florida Division of Elections

Key votes

Below are important votes the 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.[15] Mica joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[16][17]

Economy

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.[18] 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.[19] John Mica voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

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.[21] 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. John Mica voted against HR 2775.[22]

Campaign contributions

John Mica

John L. Mica (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 14, 2013$146,741.34$55,473.38$(104,585.92)$97,628.80
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$97,628.80$1,432,358.01$(17,142.59)$222,844.22
October Quarterly[25]October 13, 2013$222,844.22$105,256.15$(25,612.36)$302,488.01
Year-end[26]January 31, 2014$302,488$78,958$(22,439)$359,006
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$359,006$196,121$(48,532)$506,595
July Quarterly[28]July 15, 2014$506,595$91,503$(36,521)$561,577
Pre-Primary[29]August 14, 2014$561,577$25,900$(45,662)$541,814
October Quarterly[30]October 15, 2014$541,814$109,723$(188,868)$462,669
Running totals
$2,095,292.54$(489,362.87)

David Smith

David Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[31]January 31, 2014$0$65,625$(12,733)$52,891
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2014$52,891$32,188$(52,326)$32,754
Running totals
$97,813$(65,059)

Wesley Neuman

Wesley Neuman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2014$0$23,280$(19,178)$4,102
July Quarterly[34]July 15, 2014$4,102$29,516$(28,664)$4,953
Pre-Primary[35]August 21, 2014$4,953$3,411$(7,502)$863
October Quarterly[36]October 15, 2014$863$435$(23)$1,274
Running totals
$56,642$(55,367)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, John L. Mica (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jason Kendall and Fred Marra in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Mica Incumbent 58.7% 185,518
     Democratic Jason Kendall 41.3% 130,479
     Independent Fred Marra 0% 13
Total Votes 316,010
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John L. Mica won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Heather Beaven (D) in the general election.[37]

U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Mica incumbent 69% 185,470
     Democratic Heather Beaven 31% 83,206
Total Votes 268,676

See also

External links

References

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  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. AP Results, "U.S. House Results," accessed August 14, 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.
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  9. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 5, 2012
  10. David Smith for Congress, "Home," accessed November 19, 2013
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  12. Florida Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed April 2, 2014
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  14. Twitter, "Wes Neuman," accessed December 18, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  16. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  17. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  24. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
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  32. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Wesley Neuman July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Wesley Neuman Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Wesley Neuman October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  37. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013