Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Larry Bucshon Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th 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 Larry Bucshon (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Indiana's 8th Congressional District is based in southwest and west central Indiana, anchored in Evansville and includes Terre Haute, Vincennes and Washington. Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Greene, Sullivan, Knox, Daviess, Martin, Dubois, Pike, Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Perry and Crawford counties are included in the district.[3]

Candidates

Removed from ballot

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.[10] 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.[11] Larry Bucshon voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

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.[13] 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. Larry Bucshon voted against HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Larry Bucshon

Larry Bucshon (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$88.85$136,660.00$(47,026.86)$89,721.99
July Quarterly[16]July 12, 2013$89,721.99$107,500.84$(36,105.70)$161,117.13
October Quarterly[17]October 13, 2013$161,117.13$153,464.33$(42,172.95)$272,408.51
Year-end[18]January 31, 2014$272,408$211,096$(53,545)$429,959
Running totals
$608,721.17$(178,850.51)

Andrew McNeil

Andrew McNeil (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[19]January 31, 2014$0$13,990$(7,569)$6,420
Running totals
$13,990$(7,569)

Andy Horning

Andy Horning (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[20]January 31, 2014$0$1,421$(540)$880
Running totals
$1,421$(540)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 8th Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon won re-election. He defeated Dave Crooks (D) and Bart Gadau (L) in the general election[21]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dave Crooks 43.1% 122,325
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 53.4% 151,533
     Libertarian Bart Gadau 3.6% 10,134
Total Votes 283,992
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Larry Bucshon won election to the United States House. He defeated W. Trent VanHaaften (D) and John Cunningham (Libertarian) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry D. Bucshon 57.5% 117,259
     Democratic W. Trent VanHaaften 37.4% 76,265
     Libertarian John Cunningham 5% 10,240
Total Votes 203,764

See also

External links

References

  1. Indiana Code, "Section 3-10-1-6," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Indiana Election Division, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Indiana Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  4. Indiana Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidates," accessed January 13, 2014
  5. Andrew McNeil for Congress, "Home," accessed December 9, 2013
  6. Dubois County Free Press, "Spangler announces run for Congressional seat," accessed February 4, 2014
  7. DC Broadcasting, "Jasper Resident Spangler to Run for 8th District Congressional Seat," accessed February 4, 2014
  8. Candidate submitted information to BP Staff, October 4, 2013
  9. Indiana Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed February 5, 2014
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commmission "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 15, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  21. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013