Kentucky's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Kentucky's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Andy Barr 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]

Kentucky U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Kentucky will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Andy Barr (R), who was first elected in 2012. He defeated Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler in the general election to win the seat.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
January 28, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Kentucky 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.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 21, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[7]

See also: Kentucky elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Andy Barr (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District is based in central Kentucky and contains the cities of Lexington (including its suburbs), Richmond and Frankfort, the state capital. Fleming, Robertson, Harrison, Nicholas, Bath, Menifee, Wolfe, Powell, Estill, Madison, Jessamine, Fayette, Anderson, Franklin, Scott, Clark, Mongomery and Bourbon counties are included in the district.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElisabeth Jensen 60.9% 46,727
Geoff Young 39.1% 30,035
Total Votes 76,762
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Media

Elisabeth Jensen


Jensen's April 2014 radio ad, "Times."

Elisabeth Jensen launched a radio ad in April 2014 that embraced the work of Gov. Steve Beshear with healthcare through Kentucky Kynect. She also challenged Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr in the ad for their repeated attempts to undermine Kentucky Kynect for people who had no insurance.[15]

In the ad Jensen said, “I often say Kentucky moms like me get more done by noon than Congress gets done in a week. So when I learned Congressman Andy Barr voted 19 times to repeal healthcare reform I was disappointed. Thanks to Governor Beshear, Kentucky Kynect provides healthcare to Kentuckians who had no insurance. But Barr, along with Mitch McConnell, voted to end Kynect and let insurance companies drop coverage, deny care and charge women more.”[15]

Key votes

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

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.[16] 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.[17] Andy Barr voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

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.[19] 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. Andy Barr voted against HR 2775.[20]

Campaign contributions

Andy Barr

Andy Barr (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]July 16, 2013$35,754.82$365,747.03$(86,722.85)$314,779.00
July Quarterly[22]July 16, 2013$314,779.00$363,967.84$(99,232.41)$579,514.43
October Quarterly[23]October 13, 2013$579,514.43$307,202.11$(105,491.83)$781,224.71
Year-end[24]January 31, 2014$781,224$278,604$(159,797)$900,032
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$900,032$363,441$(162,856)$1,100,617
Running totals
$1,678,961.98$(614,100.09)

Michael Coblenz

Michael Coblenz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[26]October 17, 2013$0.00$8,206.00$(2,500.85)$5,705.15
Running totals
$8,206$(2,500.85)

Elisabeth Jensen

Elisabeth Jensen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$0.00$74,373.94$(6,111.67)$68,262.27
October Quarterly[28]October 16, 2013$68,262.27$51,583.86$(39,908.31)$79,937.82
Year End[29]January 31, 2014$79,937$201,272$(34,622)$246,588
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$244,239$126,249$(104,677)$268,159
Pre-Primary[31]May 7, 2014$268,159$23,069$(63,874)$184,378
Running totals
$476,547.8$(249,192.98)

Geoff Young

Geoff Young (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2014$0$50,600$(1,300)$49,464
Pre-Primary[33]May 13, 2014$49,464$203$(20,532)$29,135
Running totals
$50,803$(21,832)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Andy Barr (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Ben Chandler and Randolph Vance in the general election.

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Barr 50.6% 153,222
     Democratic Ben Chandler Incumbent 46.7% 141,438
     Independent Randolph Vance 2.8% 8,340
Total Votes 303,000
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ben Chandler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Garland "Andy" Barr, (R), C. Wes Collins (Write-In) and Randolph S. Vance (Write-In) in the general election.[34]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Chandler incumbent 50.1% 119,812
     Republican Garland "Andy" Barr 49.8% 119,164
     Write-in C. Wes Collins 0.1% 225
     Write-in Randolph S. Vance 0% 22
Total Votes 239,223

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. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Voter Information Guide," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Kentucky Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  9. Kentucky.com "Education advocate Elisabeth Jensen to challenge U.S. Rep. Andy Barr" accessed June 19, 2013
  10. Pure Politics, "Lexington Democrat Geoff Young first to file to run for Congress," accessed December 4, 2013
  11. Kentucky Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed January 29,l 2014
  12. CN|2 "Democrat Michael Coblenz announces candidacy for 6th Congressional District race" accessed July 19, 2013
  13. Kentucky.com, "Joe Palumbo withdraws from Central Kentucky congressional race," accessed November 11, 2013
  14. CN|2 "Joe Palumbo running for Democratic nomination for 6th Congressional District" accessed July 19, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Elisabeth for Kentucky, "Jensen Takes on Barr and McConnell for Trying to Repeal Kentucky Kynect," accessed April 15, 2014
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 7, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 15, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 15, 2014
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013