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Maryland's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Donna Edwards Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Donna Edwards Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Maryland U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election, the incumbent is Donna Edwards (D). She defeated challenger Nancy Hoyt (R) Arvin Vohra (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4] Edwards defeated Warren Christopher (D) in the Democratic primary. Hoyt won the Republican primary election by defeating her competition in a four-way contest. Edwards' campaign cash on hand outnumbered her opponents.[5]

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.[6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by June 3, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014.[7]

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Donna Edwards (D), who was first elected in 2008.

Maryland's 4th Congressional District encompasses parts of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

Election results

General election results

The 4th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Donna Edwards (D) defeated challengers Nancy Hoyt (R) and Arvin Vohra (L) in the general election.

U.S. House, Maryland District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Edwards Incumbent 70.2% 134,628
     Republican Nancy Hoyt 28.3% 54,217
     Libertarian Arvin Vohra 1.5% 2,795
     Write-in Others 0.1% 197
Total Votes 191,837
Source: Maryland Secretary of State Official Results

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Edwards Incumbent 87% 53,648
Warren Christopher 13% 8,021
Total Votes 61,669
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

Republican primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Hoyt 37.6% 5,368
Greg Holmes 24.3% 3,469
George McDermott 19.2% 2,740
John Graziani 18.9% 2,695
Total Votes 14,272
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[13] 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.[14] Donna Edwards voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Yea3.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.[16] 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. Donna Edwards voted for HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

Donna Edwards

Donna Edwards (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$20,934.18$70,277.00$(28,315.16)$62,896.02
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$62,896.02$71,041.00$(56,173.21)$77,763.81
October Quarterly[20]October 13, 2013$77,763.81$57,506.00$(67,136.07)$68,133.74
Year-end[21]January 31, 2014$68,133$60,468$(74,301)$54,300
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$54,300$75,750$(58,991)$71,059
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2014$90,677$48,537$(46,758)$92,456
Running totals
$383,579$(331,674.44)

Nancy Hoyt

Nancy Hoyt (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$5,000$19,384$(5,517)$18,867
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2014$11,642$1,200$(3,707)$9,134
Running totals
$20,584$(9,224)

Warren Christopher

Warren Christopher (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[26]January 31, 2014$0$56,418$(51,941)$4,476
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$4,476$78,431$(61,504)$21,404
Running totals
$134,849$(113,445)

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

The 4th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Donna Edwards (D) won re-election. She defeated Faith Loudon (R) and Scott Soffen (L) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Maryland District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Edwards Incumbent 77.2% 240,385
     Republican Faith Loudon 20.7% 64,560
     Libertarian Scott Soffen 2% 6,204
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 363
Total Votes 311,512
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Donna Edwards won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Robert Broadus (R) in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, Maryland Distirct 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Edwards incumbent 83.4% 160,228
     Republican Robert Broadus 16.4% 31,467
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 325
Total Votes 192,020

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 7, 2014
  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. Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014
  5. Federal Election Commission, "Report for Receipts and Disbursements," accessed October 2, 2014
  6. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Primary Elections," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Voter Registration Introduction," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Maryland Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  9. Warren Christopher for Congress, "Home," accessed October 23, 2013
  10. Maryland Elections, "Candidate List 2014," accessed December 10, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Maryland Elections, "Primary Candidates," accessed February 22, 2014
  12. Nancy Hoyt for Congress, "Home," accessed January 27,2014
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Donna Edwards April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Donna Edwards July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 15, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 15, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 15, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  28. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013