Maryland's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Maryland will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Dutch Ruppersberger (D), who was first elected in 2002. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2012. He considered running for Governor of Maryland in 2014 but decided against it.[1][2]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Maryland is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election and generally close it to all voters except those registered with their party.[3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by June 3, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014.[4]

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Dutch Ruppersberger (D), who was first elected in 2002.

Maryland's 2nd Congressional District encompasses parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, including parts of the city of Baltimore.

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Election results

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDutch Ruppersberger Incumbent 77.5% 42,124
Paul Rundquist 11.5% 6,244
Blaine Taylor 11% 5,986
Total Votes 54,354
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[8] 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.[9] Dutch Ruppersberger voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Voted "Yes" 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.[11] 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. Dutch Ruppersberger voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Dutch Ruppersberger

Dutch Ruppersberger (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]June 4, 2013$890,964.49$123,275.61$(184,163.47)$830,076.63
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$830,076.63$181,956.92$(136,556.37)$875,477.18
October Quarterly[15]October 13, 2013$875,477.18$125,395.74$(93,764.91)$907,108.01
Year-end[16]January 31, 2014$907,108$88,374$(71,179)$924,303
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$924,303$106,112$(96,328)$934,087
Running totals
$625,114.27$(581,991.75)

David Banach

David Banach (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[18]January 31, 2014$0$519$(329)$190
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$190$377$(272)$295
Running totals
$896$(601)

Ian Schlakman

Ian Schlakman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[20]January 31, 2014$0$545$(1,197)$651
Running totals
$545$(1,197)

District history

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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger (D) won re-election. He defeated Nancy Jacobs (R), Ray Bly (R) and Leo Dymowski (L) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Maryland District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDutch Ruppersberger Incumbent 65.6% 194,088
     Republican Nancy Jacobs 31.1% 92,071
     Libertarian Leo Dymowski 3.2% 9,344
     Republican Ray Bly (Write-in) 0% 22
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 415
Total Votes 295,940
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dutch Ruppersberger won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Marcelo Cardarelli (R) and Lorenzo Gaztanaga (L) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Maryland District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDutch Ruppersberger incumbent 64.2% 134,133
     Republican Marcelo Cardarelli 33.3% 69,523
     Libertarian Lorenzo Gaztanaga 2.4% 5,090
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 158
Total Votes 208,904

See also

External links

References

  1. Baltimore Sun, "Ruppersberger decides against a run for governor," accessed June 11, 2014
  2. Washington Post, "Ruppersberger makes it official: He’s not running for governor of Maryland," accessed June 11, 2014
  3. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Primary Elections," accessed January 3, 2014
  4. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Voter Registration Introduction," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Maryland Elections, "Candidate Listing," accessed February 25, 2014
  6. Maryland Elections, "Candidate List 2014," accessed December 10, 2013
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Ian Schlakman," accessed October 30, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Dutch Ruppersberger April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Dutch Ruppersberger July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed March 4, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  21. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013