Oregon's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oregon's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Suzanne Bonamici Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Suzanne Bonamici Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Oregon U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Oregon held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (Democratic and Working Families Party) defeated Jason Yates (Republican and Constitution Party), James Foster (L) and Steven Cody Reynolds (Progressive and Pacific Green Party) in the general election.

Bonamici ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Yates won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. For the general election, Yates, who also ran as a Constitution Party candidate, and Bonamici (D), who also ran as a Working Families Party candidate, faced Libertarian Foster and Reynolds, who ran as a Progressive and Pacific Green Party candidate. The race was rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[3]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Oregon is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 29, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014.[7]

See also: Oregon elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Suzanne Bonamici (D), who was first elected in a special election on January 31, 2012.

Oregon's 1st Congressional District is located in the northwest corner of the state and includes Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Yamhill counties.[8]


Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


Election results

General election

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bonamici Incumbent 58.5% 128,503
     Republican Jason Yates 33.6% 73,794
     Libertarian James Foster 3.9% 8,586
     Green Steven Cody Reynolds 3.8% 8,396
     Write-in Write-in candidates 0.2% 401
Total Votes 219,680
Source: Oregon Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Primary election

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Yates 42.6% 15,647
Delinda Morgan 40.3% 14,802
Bob Niemeyer 17.2% 6,310
Total Votes 36,759
Source: Results via Associated Press

Key votes

Below are important votes that Bonamici cast during the 113th Congress.

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Bonamici voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Bonamici voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Bonamici voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Yea3.png Bonamici voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

Economy

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.[14] 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.[15] Bonamici voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

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.[17] 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. Bonamici voted for HR 2775.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Bonamici voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Bonamici voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png Bonamici voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Media

Jason Yates


"Jason Yates for U.S. Congress."

Endorsements

Jason Yates

Yates was endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • Oregon Right to Life[19]
  • Taxpayer's Association of Oregon[19]
  • Young Conservatives of Oregon[19]
  • Adam Mayer, Vice-President of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Oregon[19]
  • Stop Oregon Gun Ban Voters Guide[19]

Campaign contributions

Suzanne Bonamici

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

Suzanne Bonamici (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$207,674.19$88,100.60$(52,345.67)$243,429.12
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$243,429.12$140,380.57$(70,507.46)$313,302.23
October Quarterly[23]October 13, 2013$313,302.23$103,683.00$(74,356.33)$342,628.90
Year-End Quarterly[24]December 31, 2013$342,628$120,113$(44,561)$415,977
April Quarterly[25]April 14, 2014$415,977.78$125,839.79$(76,587.90)$465,229.67
Pre-Primary[26]May 8, 2014$465,229.67$41,048.21$(23,717.37)$482,560.51
July Quarterly[27]July 14, 2014$482,560.51$86,390.47$(62,408.96)$506,542.02
October Quarterly[28]October 14, 2014$506,542.02$157,344.53$(142,423.45)$521,463.10
Pre-General[29]October 22, 2014$521,463.10$31,381.06$(69,708.40)$483,135.76
Running totals
$894,281.23$(616,616.54)

Delinda Morgan

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Morgan's reports.[30]

Delinda Morgan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[31]April 10, 2014$0.00$4,517.76$(3,774.76)$743
Running totals
$4,517.76$(3,774.76)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Suzanne Bonamici (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Delinda Morgan, Steven Reynolds and Robert Ekstrom in the general election.

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bonamici Incumbent 59.6% 197,845
     Republican Delinda Morgan 33% 109,699
     Progressive Steven Reynolds 4.5% 15,009
     Constitution Robert Ekstrom 2.7% 8,918
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 509
Total Votes 331,980
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, David Wu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rob Cornilles (R), H. Joe Tabor (L), Chris Henry (Pacific Green) and Don LaMunyon (Constitution) in the general election.[32]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wu incumbent 54.8% 160,357
     Republican Rob Cornilles 42% 122,858
     Libertarian H. Joe Tabor 0.8% 2,392
     Pacific Green Chris Henry 1% 2,955
     Constitution Don LaMunyon 1.3% 3,855
     Miscellaneous 0.1% 392
Total Votes 292,809

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 15, 2014
  3. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed August 15, 2014
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  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Oregon Secretary of State Website, "Learn More About Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Oregon Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
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  13. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
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  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 31, 2014
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  28. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Morgan 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 24, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013