Ohio's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Ohio's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Tim Ryan Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 13th Congressional District of Ohio will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 5, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Ohio is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Only affiliated voters can vote for candidates in the primary election; however, voters do not choose their affiliation until election day, when they request a party's ballot.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[2]

See also: Ohio elections, 2014

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

Ohio's 13th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Summit, Portage, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.[3]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Primary results

U.S. House, Ohio District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Ryan Incumbent 85% 45,585
John Luchansky 15% 8,016
Total Votes 53,601
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results

Issues

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.[4] 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.[5] Tim Ryan voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

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.[7] 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. Tim Ryan voted for HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Tim Ryan

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ryan’s reports.[9]

Tim Ryan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$125,451.11$62,579.34$(88,991.86)$99,038.59
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$99,038.59$87,570.00$(76,196.76)$110,411.83
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$110,411.83$73,343.42$(66,239.98)$117,515.27
Year-End Quarterly[13]December 31, 2013$117,515.00$252,130.00$(85,331.00)$278,893.00
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$278,893.78$178,389.36$(108,150.95)$349,132.19
Running totals
$654,012.12$(424,910.55)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 13th Congressional District of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from district 17, Tim Ryan, won the election.[15]

U.S. House, Ohio District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Ryan Incumbent 72.8% 235,492
     Republican Marisha Agana 27.2% 88,120
Total Votes 323,612
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tim Ryan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Graham (R) and James Traficant (I) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Ohio District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Ryan 53.9% 102,758
     Republican Jim Graham 30.1% 57,352
     Independent James A. Traficant, Jr 16% 30,556
Total Votes 190,666

See also

External links

References