Kansas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Kansas' 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Pompeo 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 4th 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 Mike Pompeo (R), who was first elected in 2010. He faces a primary challenge from former Rep. Todd Tiahrt. He was a Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 4th District of Kansas from 1995 to 2011. He stepped down from the seat in 2010 to seek the U.S. Senate seat that fellow Jerry Moran ended up winning.[1][2]

In response to the primary challenge from Tiahrt, incumbent Mike Pompeo was endorsed by the Club for Growthand Koch Industries.[3][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 is October 14, 2014.[8]

See also: Kansas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Pompeo (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Kansas' 3rd Congressional District is located in eastern Kansas and encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which includes 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

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.[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] Mike Pompeo voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

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.[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. Mike Pompeo voted against HR 2775.[19]

Endorsements

Mike Pompeo

  • In response to the primary challenge from former Rep. Todd Tiahrt, the Club for Growth endorsed incumbent Mike Pompeo on May 29, 2014.[3]
    • Congressman Mike Pompeo is a taxpayer hero with a 90% on the Club for Growth’s congressional scorecard and we hope he is re-nominated by Kansas Republicans. Mike stands on principle to do what’s right for Kansas and America. He’ll never stop fighting the Obama agenda in Washington. Former Congressman Todd Tiahrt, on the other hand, has a liberal voting record that pales in comparison to Mike Pompeo. Congressman Tiahrt was one of the biggest spenders in the Republican Party when he served in Congress. He voted to spend millions on an Exploratorium in San Francisco, a Lobster Institute in Maine, and even to spend millions on a building named after liberal New York Congressman Charlie Rangel. If that wasn’t bad enough, he voted for Obama’s wasteful ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program and to raise his own pay five times. Now that he’s decided to run for Congress, the Club’s PAC will do everything it can to make sure voters in Kansas learn the truth about Todd Tiahrt and his liberal record,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola.[3]

Polls

Republican primary
Poll Mike Pompeo Todd TiahrtUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA
June 16-18, 2014
51%34%16%+/-4.3534
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

Campaign contributions

Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2013$1,255,376.64$165,437.99$(46,597.82)$1,374,216.81
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2013$1,374,216.81$186,190.04$(128,503.36)$1,431,903.49
October Quarterly[22]October 13, 2013$1,431,903.49$658,155.74$(77,390.91)$2,012,668.32
Year-end[23]January 17, 2014$2,012,668$196,699$(161,701)$2,047,666
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$2,047,666$208,688$(143,691)$2,112,663
Running totals
$1,415,170.77$(557,884.09)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Mike Pompeo (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Leon Tillman and Thomas Jefferson in the general election.

U.S. House, Kansas District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pompeo Incumbent 62.2% 161,094
     Democratic Robert Leo Tillman 31.6% 81,770
     Libertarian Thomas Jefferson 6.2% 16,058
Total Votes 258,922
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mike Pompeo won election to the United States House. He defeated Raj Goyle (D), Shawn Smith (L) and Susan G. Ducey (Reform) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Kansas District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pompeo 58.8% 119,575
     Democratic Raj Goyle 36.5% 74,143
     Libertarian Shawn Smith 2.3% 4,624
     Reform Susan G. Ducey 2.5% 5,041
Total Votes 203,383

Polls 2010

A KWCH poll commissioned in August 2010 showed a close race between Pompeo and Democratic candidate Raj Goyle.[26]

Kansas' Congressional District 4, 2010
Poll Mike Pompeo (R) Raj Goyle (D)David Moffett (L)Susan Ducey (RP)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA
(August 9-11, 2010)
49%42%4%1%5%+/-4.1604
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

See also

External links

References

  1. Kansas City Star, "Todd Tiahrt will run for his old seat in Congress," accessed May 31, 2014
  2. Washington Post, "Want to see a nasty GOP House primary? Oh, it’s just getting started in Kansas," accessed May 31, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Club for Growth, "Club for Growth PAC Endorses Mike Pompeo For Congress," accessed May 31, 2014
  4. Politico, "Koch Industries backs Pompeo in Kansas," accessed July 9, 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. Kansas City Star, "Todd Tiahrt will run for his old seat in Congress," accessed May 31, 2014
  11. Washington Post, "Want to see a nasty GOP House primary? Oh, it’s just getting started in Kansas," accessed May 31, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2014 Primary (official)," accessed June 2, 2014
  13. The Wichita Eagle, "Democrat Perry Schuckman will run for Fourth District congressional seat," accessed April 12, 2014
  14. Biz Journals, "Perry Schuckman says he’ll run for Kansas 4th Congressional seat," accessed April 12, 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. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. KWCH "Survey: Goyle & Pompeo square off for US House seat," August 12, 2010