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Indiana's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Todd Rokita Republican Party
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The 4th Congressional District of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Indiana is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Voters are not required to register with a party, but the ballot they get depends on their voting history, which party they have voted for most in the past.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[2]

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

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

Indiana's 4th Congressional District is based primarily in western Indiana and includes Newton, Jasper, White, Cass, Carroll, Howard, Clinton, Boone, Hendricks, Putnam, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Fountain, Warren and Benton counties and part of Morgan County.[3]

Candidates

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.[5] 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.[6] Todd Rokita voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

Voted "No" 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.[8] 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. Todd Rokita voted against HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Todd Rokita

Todd Rokita (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 13, 2013$673,749.87$80,173.26$(31,545.58)$722,377.55
July Quarterly[11]July 14, 2013$722,377.55$191,582.89$(96,624.66)$817,355.78
October Quarterly[12]October 13, 2013$817,335.78$140,875.21$(60,504.34)$897,706.65
Year-end[13]January 31, 2014$897,706$285,098$(94,762)$1,088,042
Running totals
$697,729.36$(283,436.58)

District history

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2012

The 4th Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Todd Rokita (R) won re-election. He defeated Tara Nelson (D) and Benjamin J. Gehlhausen (L) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Indiana District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tara Nelson 34.2% 93,015
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Rokita Incumbent 62% 168,688
     Libertarian Benjamin J. Gehlhausen 3.9% 10,565
Total Votes 272,268
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Todd Rokita won election to the United States House. He defeated David Sanders (D) and John Duncan (L) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Indiana District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Rokita 68.6% 138,732
     Democratic David Sanders 26.3% 53,167
     Libertarian John Duncan 5.2% 10,423
Total Votes 202,322

See also

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