Nevada's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
June 10, 2014
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
- See also: Nevada elections, 2014
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Joe Heck (R), who was first elected in 2010.
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- Joe Heck - Incumbent
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Heck's reports.
|Joe Heck (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$658,641.66||$242,700.25||$(78,984.17)||$822,357.74|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$822,357||$262,582||$(69,240)||$1,020,149|
Republican incumbent Joe Heck's narrow re-election victory in 2012, combined with Obama's win over the district, signaled to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that the 3rd District is vulnerable to partisan switch in 2014. As of January, 2013, the DCCC was already at work recruiting Democrats to take on incumbents in targeted districts.
According to a Roll Call report released on Jan. 22, the DCCC capitalized on the elite guest lists at events surrounding the presidential inauguration to vet potential candidates in three promising congressional districts, including Democratic National Committeewoman Erin Bilbray-Kohn, who had expressed interest in the 3rd District seat prior to her arrival in Washington.
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The 3rd Congressional District of Nevada held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Joe Heck (R) won re-election. He defeated John Oceguera (D), Tom Jones (AI) and Jim Murphy (I) in the general election. The primary was held on June 12.
|U.S. House, Nevada District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Joe Heck Incumbent||50.4%||137,244|
|Independent American Party of Nevada||Tom Jones||2.1%||5,600|
|Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
On November 2, 2010, Joseph Heck won election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent Dina Titus (D), Barry Michaels (I), Scott David Narter (Independent American) and Joseph P. Silvestri (L) in the general election.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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- FEC "July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
- FEC "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
- FEC "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 20142
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