Kansas' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Kansas' 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lynn Jenkins Republican Party
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Kansas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Lynn Jenkins (R), who was first elected in 2008. She won re-election in 2012 with 57% of the vote.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 2, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Kansas is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by June 15, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014.[4]

See also: Kansas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Lynn Jenkins (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Kansas' 2nd Congressional District coveres most of the eastern part of the state, except for the core of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The district encompasses less than a quarter of the state. The capital of Topeka is located within this district.[5]

Candidates

Key votes

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

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] Lynn Jenkins voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Voted "Yes" 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. Lynn Jenkins voted for HR 2775.[14]

Polls

Lynn Jenkins' Job Rating
Poll Positive NegativeNeutralMargin of ErrorSample Size
Anzalone Liszt Grove
October 7-9, 2013
44%46%10%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Endorsements

Democratic candidates

Margie Wakefield received an endorsement from EMILY'S List on November 19, 2013.[15]

Campaign contributions

Lynn Jenkins

Lynn Jenkins (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$795,065.94$223,672.19$(64,816.92)$953,921.21
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$953,921.21$276,318.8$(83,230.92)$1,247,009.09
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$1,247,009.09$258,616.43$(58,486.10)$1,447,139.42
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$1,447,139$239,825$(68,294)$1,621,170
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$1,621,170$250,097$(109,006)$1,762,261
Running totals
$1,248,529.42$(383,833.94)

Margie Wakefield

Margie Wakefield (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2014$0$109,607$(13,882)$95,725
Year End[22]January 31, 2014$95,725$105,052$(64,189)$136,588
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$136,588$140,382$(72,019)$204,952
Running totals
$355,041$(150,090)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Lynn Jenkins (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tobias Schlingensiepen and Dennis Hawver in the general election.

U.S. House, Kansas District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Jenkins Incumbent 57% 167,463
     Democratic Tobias Schlingensiepen 38.7% 113,735
     Libertarian Dennis Hawver 4.3% 12,520
Total Votes 293,718
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lynn Jenkins won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Cheryl Hudspeth (D) and Robert Garrard (L) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Kansas District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Jenkins incumbent 63.1% 130,034
     Democratic Cheryl Hudspeth 32.3% 66,588
     Libertarian Robert Garrard 4.5% 9,353
Total Votes 205,975

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Kansas Secretary of State Website, "Registration & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Kansas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 30, 2012
  6. ADN.com, "Kan. lawmaker to challenge Jenkins in primary," accessed January 25, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2014 Primary (official)," accessed June 2, 2014
  8. KSDP, "Margie Wakefield Biography - 2nd Congressional District," accessed November 20, 2013
  9. Chris Clemmons for Kansas, "Home," accessed December 9, 2013
  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. Emily's List, "EMILY’s List Puts Four New Women Leaders “On the List”," accessed November 20, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed March 3, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed March 3, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013