Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Todd C. Young 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 9th Congressional District of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

The current incumbent is Todd C. Young (R), who was first elected in 2010. He won re-election in 2012 with approximately an 11 percent margin of victory. Young will face Democratic challenger Bill Bailey and Libertarian Party candidate R. Mike Frey in the general election.

In the Republican primary, Young defeated challengers Mark Jones and Kathy Lowe Heil. He won comfortable with claiming over 70 percent of the votes tallied. Bailey defeated three other candidates in a congested Democratic primary to secure his nomination to challenge Young. He won with a 20.3 percent margin over the next leading candidate, James McClure Jr.

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.[4]

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.[5]

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

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

Indiana's 9th Congressional District is located in south-central Indiana and includes Johnson, Morgan, Monroe, Brown, Jackson, Scott, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Orange and Lawrence counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Indiana District 9 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Bailey 45.4% 10,394
James McClure 25.1% 5,737
J.S. Miller 15.6% 3,561
William Thomas 14% 3,206
Total Votes 22,898
Source: Indiana Division of Elections
U.S. House, Indiana District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Young Incumbent 79.4% 30,402
Kathy Lowe-Heil 12% 4,607
Mark Jones 8.6% 3,293
Total Votes 38,302
Source: Indiana Division of Elections

Key votes

Below are important votes the current 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.[10] Young joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[11][12]

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.[13] 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.[14] Todd C. Young voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

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.[16] 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 C. Young voted for HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

Todd Young

Todd C. Young (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$10,290.48$24,155.00$(60,232.75)$194,212.73
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$194,212.73$270,682$(99,924.20)$364,970.53
October Quarterly[20]October 13, 2013$364,970.53$290,019.01$(74,749.32)$580,240.22
Year-end[21]January 31, 2014$580,240$216,348$(104,609)$691,979
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$691,979$257,620$(114,129)$835,471
Running totals
$1,058,824.01$(453,644.27)

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[23]October 16, 2013$0.00$248$(233)$14
Year End[24]January 31, 2014$14$8,066$(7,274)$807
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$807$10,780$(9,235)$2,352
Pre-Primary[26]April 22, 2014$2,352$4,040$(5,382)$1,009
Running totals
$23,134$(22,124)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 9th Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Todd C. Young (R) won re-election. He defeated Shelli Yoder (D) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Indiana District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Shelli Yoder 44.6% 132,848
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Young Incumbent 55.4% 165,332
Total Votes 298,180
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Todd C. Young won election to the United States House. He defeated Baron P. Hill (D), Greg "No Bull" Knott (L) and Jerry R. Lucas (I) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Indiana District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd C. Young 52.3% 118,040
     Democratic Baron P. Hill incumbent 42.3% 95,353
     Libertarian Greg "No Bull" Knott 5.4% 12,070
     Independent Jerry R. Lucas 0% 69
Total Votes 225,532

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. Indiana Code, "Section 3-10-1-6," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Indiana Election Division, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Indiana Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 24, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Indiana Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed February 5, 2014
  8. Howey Politics, "Former Seymour Mayor Bailey to challenge Rep. Young in 9th CD," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Indiana Secretary of State Elections, "Primary Candidate List," accessed March 3, 2014
  10. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 12, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 14, 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