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Ohio's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Brad Wenstrup Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[3]


Ohio U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Ohio will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Ohio's 2nd is a heavily Republican-leaning district, and its 2014 election is expected to follow this same trend. The Cook Political Report rates this seat as "Solid Republican," meaning that Republican incumbent Brad Wenstrup should face little opposition in his bid for re-election.[4] Wenstrup is currently serving his first term in Congress, having defeated incumbent Jean Schmidt in the 2012 Republican primary and going on to win the general election by a 17.2 percent margin of victory.[5]

Wenstrup ran uncontested in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014, while the Democratic primary was a competitive race between four candidates who each received over 20 percent of the vote.[6] Marek Tyszkiewicz, an actuary and former high school teacher, arose as the winner.[7] In addition to being a Democratic candidate in a Republican-leaning district, Tyszkiewicz also faces a financial disadvantage. As of their April Quarterly FEC reports, Wenstrup had $594,105.89 in total contributions compared to Tyszkiewicz's $24,688.10.

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.[8]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[9]

See also: Ohio elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Brad Wenstrup (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Ohio's 2nd Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Highland, Adams, Scioto, Pike and Ross counties.[10]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Primary results

U.S. House, Ohio District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarek Tyszkiewicz 29.7% 4,812
Ronny Harrison Richards 24.7% 3,995
William Smith 24.5% 3,974
John Arthur Sheil 21.1% 3,416
Total Votes 16,197
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results

Key votes

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[12] Wenstrup joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[13][14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.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.[15] 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.[16] Brad Wenstrup voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Nay3.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.[18] 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. Brad Wenstrup voted against HR 2775.[19]

Campaign contributions

Brad Wenstrup

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wenstrup’s reports.[20]

Brad Wenstrup (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$105,242.77$70,922.03$(72,106.61)$104,058.19
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$104,058.19$175,127.98$(97,951.66)$181,234.51
October Quarterly[23]October 14, 2013$181,234.51$151,507.88$(72,070.00)$260,672.39
Year-End Quarterly[24]December 31, 2013$260,672.00$98,989.00$(68,051.00)$290,109.00
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$290,109.51$97,559.00$(89,975.97)$297,692.54
Running totals
$594,105.89$(400,155.24)

Marek Tyszkiewicz

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Tyszkiewicz's reports.[26]

Marek Tyszkiewicz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End Quarterly[27]December 31, 2013$0.00$1,138.00$(197.00)$20,941.00
April Quarterly[28]April 8, 2014$20,941.10$23,550.10$(31,300.88)$13,190.32
Running totals
$24,688.1$(31,497.88)

John Arthur Sheil

John Arthur Sheil (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[29]September 30, 2013$0.00$2,500.00$(1,947.00)$552.00
Year-End Quarterly[30]December 31, 2013$552.00$760.00$(1,064.00)$187.00
Running totals
$3,260$(3,011)

Ronny Harrison Richards

Ronny Harrison Richards (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[31]September 30, 2013$-385.00$5,755.00$(4,601.00)$2,632.00
Year-End Quarterly[32]December 31, 2013$0.00$1,325.00$(2,105.00)$-2,080.00
Running totals
$7,080$(6,706)

District history

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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican Brad Wenstrup won the election in the district.[33]

U.S. House, Ohio District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic William R. Smith 41.4% 137,077
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Wenstrup 58.6% 194,296
Total Votes 331,373
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jean Schmidt won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Surya Yalamanchili (D) and Marc Johnston (L) in the general election.[34]

U.S. House, Ohio District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJean Schmidt 58.5% 139,027
     Democratic Surya Yalamanchili 34.7% 82,431
     Libertarian Marc Johnston 6.8% 16,259
Total Votes 237,717

See also

External links

References

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  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 14, 2014
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  6. Associated Press, "Ohio - Summary Vote Results," accessed July 15, 2014
  7. XVXU Cincinnati, "Are SW Ohio Democratic congressional candidates the ultimate underdogs?," accessed July 15, 2014
  8. Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions about General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions About General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  10. Ohio Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
  11. Ronny Richards for Congress, "Home," accessed January 24, 2014
  12. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
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  14. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
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  19. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  21. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Wenstrup April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Wenstrup July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Wenstrup October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Wenstrup Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 6, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Wenstrup April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Marek Tyszkiewicz Summary Report," accessed February 6, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Marek Tyszkiewicz Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Marek Tyszkiewicz April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "John Arthur Sheil October Quarterly," accessed February 6, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "John Arthur Sheil Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 6, 2014
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