Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 14th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Gary Peters Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Michigan U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 14th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. With the announcement that Rep. Gary Peters would run for U.S. Senate, four candidates announced a bid for the Democratic nomination, including Hansen Clarke, the incumbent representative who Peters defeated in the 2012 primary after redistricting in Michigan. Peters won re-election by over 66 percentage points in 2012, so the competition for the Democratic primary was the race to watch in this district.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 22, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters must have registered by June 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[6]

See also: Michigan elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Gary Peters (D), who was first elected in 2008. Peters is seeking election to the U.S. Senate in 2014, rather than re-election to the 14th District seat.

Michigan's 14th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan encompassing the northwest side of Detroit, the suburbs located immediately west of the city, the Downriver suburbs adjacent to the Detroit River and the enclaves of Highland Park and Hamtramck. It includes Wayne and Oakland counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Issues

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.[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] Gary Peters voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[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. Gary Peters voted for HR 2775.[12]

Endorsements

California's 31st Congressional District Contested Primary - Democratic candidates
Endorsement/Contribution Rudy Hobbs Brenda Lawrence Hansen Clarke Burgess Foster
MI Rep. Sander Levin May 22, 2013
EMILY's List February 13, 2014
National Organization for Women July 23, 2014
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan July 31, 2014

Polls

Michigan's 14th District Democratic primary
Poll Brenda Lawrence Hansen ClarkeRudy HobbsBurgess FosterUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
MIRS (July 28-29, 2014)
25%22%38%2%13%+/-4.9487
Lake Research (June 3-5, 2014)
35%27%6%0%32%+/-4.9400
Target Insyght (June 3-5, 2014)
22%32%15%0%31%+/-5400
AVERAGES 27.33% 27% 19.67% 0.67% 25.33% +/-4.93 429
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign contributions

Rudy Hobbs

Rudy Hobbs (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$0.00$112,117.01$(2,505.67)$109,611.34
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$109,611.34$85,829.00$(33,429.58)$162,010.76
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$162,010.76$78,306.60$(39,174.40)$201,142.96
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$201,142.96$100,150.32$(127,964.22)$173,329.06
Running totals
$376,402.93$(203,073.87)

Steve Dunwoody

Steve Dunwoody (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[17]October 18, 2013$0.00$20,061.33$(4,525.51)$15,535.82
Year-End[18]January 31, 2014$15,535.82$3,660.00$(15,729.94)$3,465.88
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$3,465.88$4,680.00$(7,368.95)$776.93
Running totals
$28,401.33$(27,624.4)

Brenda Lawrence

Brenda Lawrence (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[20]January 31, 2014$0.00$104,364.00$(10,695.46)$93,668.54
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$93,668.54$120,725.87$(10,695.46)$145,411.11
Running totals
$225,089.87$(21,390.92)

Vincent Gregory

Vincent Gregory (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[22]January 31, 2014$0$27,337.94$(16,234.01)$11,103.93
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$11,103.93$5,645.00$(20,085.18)$-3,336.25
Running totals
$32,982.94$(36,319.19)

District history

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2012

The 14th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 9th District, Gary Peters, won the election.[24]

U.S. House, Michigan District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Peters Incumbent 82.3% 270,450
     Republican John Hauler 15.6% 51,395
     Libertarian Leonard Schwartz 1.2% 3,968
     Green Douglas Campbell 0.9% 2,979
Total Votes 328,792
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John Conyers, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Ukrainec (R), Marc Sosnowski (U.S. Taxpayers) and Richard Secula (L) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Michigan District 14 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. incumbent 76.8% 115,511
     Republican Don Ukrainec 19.9% 29,902
     U.S. Taxpayers Marc Sosnowski 2.1% 3,206
     Libertarian Richard Secula 1.2% 1,859
Total Votes 150,478

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR JULY 26, 2014," accessed July 31, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 Senate Races," accessed July 31, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Michigan Department of State Website, "Registering to Vote: Step 2," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Michigan Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
  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, "Rudy Hobbs July Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Rudy Hobbs October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Rudy Hobbs Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Rudy Hobbs April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Dunwoody October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Dunwoody Year-End," accessed January 11, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Dunwoody April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Brenda Lawrence Year-End," accessed January 11, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Brenda Lawrence April Quarterly," accessed April 15, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Vincent Gregory Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Vincent Gregory April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  24. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013