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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

Incumbent prior to election:
Kevin Yoder 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 3rd Congressional District of Kansas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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: Voters must register to vote in the primary 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 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.[5]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.


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.[7] 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.[8] Kevin Yoder voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

Campaign contributions

Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 14, 2013$1,083,138.79$332,975.95$(68,363.71)$1,347,751.03
July Quarterly[13]July 14, 2013$1,347,751.03$301,272.67$(57,892.37)$1,591,131.33
October Quarterly[14]October 13, 2013$1,591,131.33$290,520.09$(102,010.72)$1,779,640.70
Year-end[15]January 31, 2014$1,779,890$268,070$(47,641)$2,000,320
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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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"


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.[16]

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


  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. 6.0 6.1 Kansas City Star, "Second Democrat to enter race for Congress in Kansas 3rd District," accessed January 22, 2014
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013