Indiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Susan Brooks Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Susan Brooks 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: Safe R[3]

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

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The 5th Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Susan Brooks (R), who was first elected in 2012, defeated challengers Shawn Denney (D) and John Krom (L). She won the election in 2012 with 59 percent of the vote. She ran against Democratic challenger Shawn Denney and Libertarian Party candidate John Krom in the general election.

Brooks was challenged in the Republican primary and defeated opponents David Stockdale and David Campbell. Denney was locked in a Democratic primary with David Ford and Allen Davidson, both of which he defeated in a closely contested race.

Brooks maintained a strong financial lead over the other candidates with over $600,000 of cash-on-hand for her campaign.[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 Susan Brooks (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Indiana's 5th Congressional District takes in portions of central Indiana, including Grant, Madison, Tipton and Hamilton counties and part of Blackford, Marion, Boone and Howard counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

General election results

The 5th Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Susan Brooks (R) defeated challengers Shawn Denney (D) and John Krom (L) in the general election.

U.S. House, Indiana District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Brooks Incumbent 65.2% 105,277
     Democratic Shawn Denney 30.8% 49,756
     Libertarian John Krom 4% 6,407
Total Votes 161,440
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 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Denney 41.9% 6,141
David Ford 33.1% 4,856
Allen Davidson 25% 3,660
Total Votes 14,657
Source: Indiana Division of Elections
U.S. House, Indiana District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Brooks Incumbent 72.7% 34,996
David Stockdale 15.2% 7,327
David Campbell 12% 5,790
Total Votes 48,113
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] Brooks 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] Susan Brooks voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Yea3.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. Susan Brooks voted for HR 2775.[18]

Campaign contributions

Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]June 23, 2013$175,121.52$152,528.99$(80,290.74)$247,359.77
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$247,359.77$219,494.09$(56,407.30)$407,946.56
October Quarterly[21]October 13, 2013$407,946.56$207,405.00$(107,258.72)$508,092.84
Year-end[22]January 31, 2014$508,092$130,800$(84,157)$554,735
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$554,735$205,522$(129,637)$630,621
Running totals
$915,750.08$(457,750.76)

David Stockdale

David Stockdale (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$0$7,510$(3,915)$3,594
October Quarterly[25]October 15, 2013$3,594$3,405$(1,308)$5,690
Year End[26]January 31, 2014$5,690$1,765$(322)$7,133
Running totals
$12,680$(5,545)

Allen Ray Davidson

Allen Ray Davidson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[27]January 31, 2014$0$4,277$(4,277)$0
Running totals
$4,277$(4,277)

District history

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2012

The 5th Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Susan Brooks (R) won. She defeated Scott Reske (D) and Chard Reid (L) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Indiana District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Scott Reske 37.6% 125,347
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Brooks 58.4% 194,570
     Libertarian Chard Reid 4% 13,442
Total Votes 333,359
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dan Burton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tim Crawford (D), Jesse Trueblood (I) and Richard "Chard" Reid (L) in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, Indiana District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Burton incumbent 62.1% 146,899
     Democratic Tim Crawford 25.4% 60,024
     Independent Jesse Trueblood 4.7% 11,218
     Libertarian Richard "Chard" Reid 7.7% 18,266
Total Votes 236,407

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 7, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 7, 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. Howey Politics, "Former Seymour Mayor Bailey to challenge Rep. Young in 9th CD," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Indiana Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidates," accessed January 13, 2014
  10. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named carmel
  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, "July Quarterly," accessed March 3, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 3, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  28. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013