Maryland's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Steny Hoyer Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Steny Hoyer 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 5th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

The incumbent was Steny Hoyer (D), who was first elected in 1981. He defeated challenger Chris Chaffee (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014. He ran unopposed for the Democratic primary. Chaffee defeated Tom Potter and Mark Kenneth Arness, to win the Republican nomination to challenge Hoyer for the district seat.

Hoyer displayed an overwhelming financial advantage throughout his campaign. He accumulated over $1 million cash on hand.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Steny Hoyer (D), who was first elected in 1981.

Maryland's 5th Congressional District encompasses Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties, as well as parts of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Primary

Election results

General election results

The 5th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Steny Hoyer (D) defeated challenger Chris Chaffee (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer Incumbent 64% 144,725
     Republican Chris Chaffee 35.7% 80,752
     Write-in Others 0.2% 563
Total Votes 226,040
Source: Maryland Secretary of State Official Results

Republican primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Chaffee 41.6% 8,137
Mark Arness 30.9% 6,050
Tom Potter 27.5% 5,374
Total Votes 19,561
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.[11] 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.[12] Steny Hoyer voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[14] 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. Steny Hoyer voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Steny Hoyer

Steny Hoyer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$777,032.09$385,020.97$(433,340.63)$728,712.43
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$728,712.43$668,527.27$(511,266.18)$885,973.52
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$885,973.52$473,490.17$(491,537.91)$867,925.78
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$867,925$495,753$(185,329)$1,178,349
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$1,178,349$427,698$(351,244)$1,254,804
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2014$1,308,477$338,394$(149,800)$1,497,071
Running totals
$2,788,883.41$(2,122,517.72)

District history

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2012

The 5th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Steny Hoyer (D) won re-election. He defeated Anthony O'Donnell (R), Arvin Vohra (L) and Bob Auerbach (G) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer Incumbent 69.4% 238,618
     Republican Anthony O'Donnell 27.7% 95,271
     Libertarian Arvin Vohra 1.3% 4,503
     Green Bob Auerbach 1.5% 5,040
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 388
Total Votes 343,820
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Steny Hoyer won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Lollar (R) and H. Gavin Shickle (L) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer incumbent 64.3% 155,110
     Republican Charles Lollar 34.6% 83,575
     Libertarian Gavin Shickle 1.1% 2,578
     N/A Write-in 0% 120
Total Votes 241,383

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. Federal Election Commission, "Report for Receipts and Disbursements," accessed October 2, 2014
  5. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Primary Elections," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Voter Registration Introduction," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Maryland Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  8. Steny Hoyer for Congress, "Congressman Hoyer Files For Re-Election, September 6, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Maryland Elections, "Primary Candidates," accessed February 25, 2014
  10. Maryland Elections Division, "General Election Candidates," accessed August 11, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Steny Hoyer April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Steny Hoyer July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 15, 2014
  22. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013