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Kansas' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Kansas' 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Kevin Yoder Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Kevin Yoder 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]

Kansas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Kansas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Kevin Yoder (R), who was first elected in 2010, defeated challenger Kelly Kultala (D) in the general election. He won re-election with 69 percent of the vote in 2012.

Kultala had to defeat fellow challenger Reginald Marselus in the Democratic primary to secure her position in the general election. Yoder ran in the Republican primary unopposed.

Financially, Yoder led in cash-on-hand for his campaign with over $2 million.[4]

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.[5][6][7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by June 15, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014.[8]

See also: Kansas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Kevin Yoder (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Kansas' 3rd Congressional District is located in eastern Kansas and encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which included the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and portions of Douglas County, which includes part of Lawrence. The district includes Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs of Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee and Olathe.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

General election results

The 3rd Congressional District of Kansas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Kevin Yoder (R) defeated challenger Kelly Kultala (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Kansas District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Yoder Incumbent 60.2% 132,501
     Democratic Kelly Kultala 39.8% 87,781
Total Votes 220,282
Source: Kansas Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Primary results

U.S. House, Kansas District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Kultala 68.5% 14,189
Reginald Marselus 31.5% 6,524
Total Votes 20,713
Source: Kansas Secretary of State

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.[12] Yoder joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[13][14]

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.[15] 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.[16] Kevin Yoder voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Nay3.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.[18] 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. Kevin Yoder voted against HR 2775.[19]

Campaign contributions

Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 14, 2013$1,083,138.79$332,975.95$(68,363.71)$1,347,751.03
July Quarterly[21]July 14, 2013$1,347,751.03$301,272.67$(57,892.37)$1,591,131.33
October Quarterly[22]October 13, 2013$1,591,131.33$290,520.09$(102,010.72)$1,779,640.70
Year-end[23]January 31, 2014$1,779,890$268,070$(47,641)$2,000,320
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$2,000,320$195,765$(95,192)$2,100,892
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2014$2,100,892$242,895$(135,573)$2,208,215
Running totals
$1,631,498.71$(506,672.8)

Kelly Kultala

Kelly Kultala (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2014$0$71,045$(10,245)$60,800
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2014$60,800$86,063$(47,122)$99,741
Running totals
$157,108$(57,367)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Kevin Yoder (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joel Balam in the general election.

U.S. House, Kansas District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Yoder Incumbent 68.5% 201,087
     Libertarian Joel Balam 31.5% 92,675
Total Votes 293,762
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Kevin Yoder won election to the United States House. He defeated Stephene Moore (D) and Jasmin Talbert (Libertarian) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Kansas District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Yoder 58.4% 136,246
     Democratic Stephene Moore 38.7% 90,193
     Libertarian Jasmin Talbert 2.9% 6,846
Total Votes 233,285

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 7, 2014
  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. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. Kansas Secretary of State Website, "Registration & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Kansas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 30, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Kansas City Star, "Second Democrat to enter race for Congress in Kansas 3rd District," accessed January 22, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2014 Primary (official)," accessed June 2, 2014
  12. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  14. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 14, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 14, 2014
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013