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Ohio's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Ohio's 16th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Renacci Republican Party
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Ohio U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 16th 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 22 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 Jim Renacci (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Ohio's 16th Congressional District is located in the north-central portion of the state and includes Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.[3]



Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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] Jim Renacci voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

Voted "No" 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. Jim Renacci voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Jim Renacci

James B. Renacci (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$39,817.55$290,998.41$(30,706.11)$300,109.85
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$300,109.85$350,596.77$(107,773.23)$542,933.39
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$542,933.39$243,170.47$(116,507.42)$669,596.44
Year-End Quarterly[12]December 31, 2013$669,596.00$177,940.00$(96,388.00)$751,148.00
Running totals

District history

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The 16th Congressional District of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Renacci won re-election in the district.[13]

U.S. House, Ohio District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Betty Sutton 48% 170,600
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames B. Renacci Incumbent 52% 185,165
Total Votes 355,765
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Jim Renacci won election to the United States House. He defeated John Boccieri (D), Jeffrey Blevins (L) and Robert Ross in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Ohio District 16 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames B. Renacci 52.1% 114,652
     Democratic John A. Boccieri 41.3% 90,833
     Libertarian Jeffrey J. Blevins 6.6% 14,585
     Write-in Robert L. Ross 0% 67
Total Votes 220,137

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