Ohio's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Ohio's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

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

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

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

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The 3rd Congressional District of Ohio will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Joyce Beatty is one of only four Democratic representatives in Ohio's U.S. House, out of the 16 total seats. Beatty is also serving her first term, and her 2012 election shifted the partisan control of the seat from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party.[4] This shift most likely arose due to redistricting after the 2010 census, which altered the partisan breakdown of voters in the district and allowed Beatty to win the general election by a huge 42 percent margin of victory.

Beatty ran uncontested in the May 6, 2014, Democratic primary, while her challenger, John Adams, defeated one other candidate to receive the Republican nomination.[5] Adams previously ran against Chris Long in the 2012 Republican primary.

With Beatty having over $300,000 in cash on hand as of her April Quarterly FEC report, and Adams not having reported any campaign contributions at all, Beatty will most likely defeat Adams in the November general election. The Cook Political Report rates Beatty's seat as "Solid Democratic."[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

See also: Ohio elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Joyce Beatty (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Ohio's 3rd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes portions of Franklin county.[9]


General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Primary results

U.S. House, Ohio District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Adams 58.8% 10,045
Eric Vennon 41.2% 7,032
Total Votes 17,077
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results


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.[10] 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.[11] Joyce Beatty voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

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.[13] 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. Joyce Beatty voted for HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Joyce Beatty

Joyce Beatty (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$82,346.34$43,347.49$(53,650.30)$72,043.53
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$72,043.53$102,051.13$(43,802.88)$130,291.78
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2013$130,291.78$101,837.87$(40,218.80)$191,910.85
Year-End Quarterly[18]December 31, 2014$195,510.00$108,985.00$(36,608.00)$262,887.00
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$262,887.28$93,368.00$(47,293.85)$308,961.43
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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The 3rd Congressional District of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Joyce Beatty won the election in the district.[20]

U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Beatty 68.3% 201,897
     Republican Chris Long 26.3% 77,901
     Libertarian Richard Ehrbar III 3.2% 9,462
     Green Bob Fitrakis 2.2% 6,387
Total Votes 295,647
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Mike Turner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joe Roberts (D) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Turner incumbent 68.1% 152,629
     Democratic Joe Roberts 31.9% 71,455
Total Votes 224,084

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  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. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "BEATTY, Joyce, (1950 - )," accessed July 15, 2014
  5. Associated Press, "Ohio - Summary Vote Results," accessed July 15, 2014
  6. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 14, 2014
  7. Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions about General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions About General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Ohio Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio," accessed November 11, 2012
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013