Indiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jackie Walorski Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jackie Walorski Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Indiana U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Jackie Walorski (R), who was first elected in 2012, defeated challenger Joe Bock (D) in the general election. She narrowly won the election in 2012 with approximately a two percent margin of victory. She faced no opposition in the Republican primary.

Challenger Bock was victorious in a congested Democratic primary where he defeated Dan Morrison, Douglas Carpenter and Bob Kern. He is the current University of Notre Dame Administrator.

According to the July Quarterly, Walorski maintained just over $900,000 of cash-on-hand.[4]


Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Indiana is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters are not required to register with a party, but the ballot they get depends on which party they have voted for most often in the past.[5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[6]

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Jackie Walorski (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District is based in South Bend located in north-central Indiana and takes in La Porte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke, Marshall, Pulaski, Fulton, Miami, Wasbasha and Kosclusko counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Declined to run

Election results

General election results

The 2nd Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jackie Walorski (R) defeated challengers Joe Bock (D) and Jeff Petermann (L) in the general election.

U.S. House, Indiana District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Walorski Incumbent 58.93% 85,119
     Democratic Joe Bock 38.31% 55,331
     Libertarian Jeff Petermamm 2.76% 4,002
Total Votes 144,452
Source: Indiana Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Primary results

U.S. House, Indiana District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Bock 55.2% 11,103
Dan Morrison 17.6% 3,540
Bob Kern 18.1% 3,634
Douglas Carpenter 9.1% 1,837
Total Votes 20,114
Source: Indiana Division of Elections

Key votes

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

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.[11] Walorski joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[12][13]

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.[14] 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.[15] Jackie Walorski voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

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.[17] 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. Jackie Walorski voted against HR 2775.[18]

Campaign contributions

Jackie Walorski

Jackie Walorski (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$19,381.26$159,053.86$(25,252.09)$153,183.03
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$153,183.03$336,823$(60,869.61)$429,136
October Quarterly[21]October 13, 2013$429,136$225,073$(114,442)$539,767
Year-end[22]January 31, 2014$539,767$180,305$(94,425)$625,647
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$625,647$238,008$(80,279)$783,376
Running totals
$1,139,262.86$(375,267.7)

Joe Bock

Joe Bock (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[24]January 31, 2014$0$203,420$(21,513)$181,907
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$181,907$113,527$(86,960)$208,475
Pre-Primary[26]April 24, 2014$208,475$17,156$(49,417)$176,213
Running totals
$334,103$(157,890)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Joe Donnelly (D) sought election to the U.S. Senate. Jackie Walorski (R) won election to 2nd District seat in the general election. This switched partisan control of the district. She defeated Brendan Mullen (D), Joe Ruiz (L) and Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. (I).[27]

U.S. House, Indiana District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Walorski 49% 134,033
     Democratic Brendan Mullen 47.6% 130,113
     Libertarian Joe Ruiz 3.4% 9,326
     Independent Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. (Write-in) 0% 3
Total Votes 273,475
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Joe Donnelly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jackie Walorski (R) and Mark Vogel (L) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Indiana District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Donnelly incumbent 48.2% 91,341
     Republican Jackie Walorski 46.8% 88,803
     Libertarian Mark Vogel 5% 9,447
Total Votes 189,591

See also

External links

References

  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. Federal Election Commission, "Report for Receipts and Disbursements," accessed October 7, 2014
  5. Indiana Code, "Section 3-10-1-6," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Indiana Election Division, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Indiana Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 24, 2012
  8. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Bock," accessed November 4, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Indiana Elections Division, "Primary Candidate List," accessed February 5, 2014
  10. Roll Call, "Brendan Mullen Not Running for Indiana’s 2nd #IN02 (Updated)," accessed July 15, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 15, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 15, 2014
  27. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013