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Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Louisiana's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Election Runoff Date
December 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Steve Scalise Republican Party
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Louisiana U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Louisiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline General Election Runoff General Election
August 22, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 6, 2014

Primary: Louisiana is one of 3 states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by October 5, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is November 5, 2014.[4]

See also: Louisiana elections, 2014

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

Louisiana's 1st Congressional District encompasses St. Tammany, Orlean, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, Lafourche and Terrbonne parishes in southeastern Louisiana.[5]


Candidates

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Issues

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.[6] 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.[7] Steve Scalise voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

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.[9] 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. Steve Scalise voted against HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$600,890.84$264,955.00$(181,498.00)$684,347.84
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$684,347.84$276,389.38$(194,825.24)$765,911.98
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$765,911.98$152,958.80$(129,709.16)$789,161.62
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$789,161$137,389$(159,290)$767,260
Running totals
$831,692.18$(665,322.4)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Steve Scalise (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated M.V. Mendoza, Gary King, David Turknett, and Arden Wells in the general election.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Vinny Mendoza 21.2% 61,703
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Scalise Incumbent 66.6% 193,496
     Republican Gary King 8.6% 24,844
     Independent David Turknett 2.1% 6,079
     Independent Arden Wells 1.5% 4,288
Total Votes 290,410
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Steve Scalise won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Myron Katz (D) and Arden Wells (I) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Scalise incumbent 78.5% 157,182
     Democratic Myron Katz 19.2% 38,416
     Independent Arden Wells 2.3% 4,578
Total Votes 200,176

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