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Ohio's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Ohio's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Jordan Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th 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 Jordan (R), who was first elected in 2006.

Ohio's 4th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Allen, Auglaize, Shelby, Logan, Union, Champaign, Marion, Crawford, Senecca, Sandusky, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.[3]

Candidates

Issues

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 Jordan 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 Jordan voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$1,081,890.46$48,280.80$(72,388.44)$1,057,782.82
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$1,057,782.82$113,475.24$(79,652.77)$1,091,605.29
October Quarterly[11]October 14, 2013$1,091,605.29$126,348.00$(75,125.39)$1,142,827.90
Year-End Quarterly[12]December 31, 2013$1,142,827.00$46,212.00$(77,685.00)$1,111,354.00
Running totals
$334,316.04$(304,851.6)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 4th Congressional District of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Jordan won re-election in the district.[13]

U.S. House, Ohio District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jim Slone 36.5% 114,214
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Jordan Incumbent 58.4% 182,643
     Libertarian Chris Kalla 5.2% 16,141
Total Votes 312,998
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jim Jordan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Litt and Donald Kissick in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Ohio District 4, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Jordan incumbent 71.7% 146,029
     Democratic Doug Litt 24.6% 50,053
     Libertarian Donald Kissick 3.8% 7,708
Total Votes 203,790

See also

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