Oregon's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oregon's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Greg Walden Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Greg Walden Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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

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The 2nd Congressional District of Oregon held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Greg Walden (R) defeated Aelea Christofferson (D) and Sharon Durbin (L) in the general election.

Walden defeated Dennis Linthicum in the Republican primary, and Christofferson defeated Charles Vulliet and Barney Spera in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[3] The race was rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]

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.[5][6][7]

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.[8]

See also: Oregon elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Greg Walden (R), who was first elected in 1998.

Oregon's 2nd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Wallowa, Union, Baker, Umatilla, Morrow, Grant, Malheur, Harney, Lake, Klamath, Jackson, Deschutes, Crook, Wheeler, Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties.[9]


Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

General election

U.S. House, Oregon District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Walden Incumbent 70.6% 197,625
     Democratic Aelea Christofferson 25.5% 71,388
     Libertarian Sharon Durbin 3.6% 10,071
     Write-in Write-in candidates 0.3% 751
Total Votes 279,835
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 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Walden Incumbent 75.9% 62,957
Dennis Linthicum 24.1% 19,936
Total Votes 82,893
Source: Results via Associated Press
U.S. House, Oregon District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAelea Christofferson 63.4% 23,752
Barney Spera 20.7% 7,766
Charles Vulliet 15.8% 5,934
Total Votes 37,452
Source: Results via Associated Press

Race background

Club for Growth

The Club for Growth announced in November 2013 that it would target incumbent Greg Walden (R) in 2014.[14]

Key votes

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

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Walden voted in favor of 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.[15]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Walden voted against 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.[15]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Walden voted in favor of 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.[16] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[15]

NDAA

Yea3.png Walden 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.[15]

Economy

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.[17] 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.[18] Walden voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

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.[20] 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. Walden voted against HR 2775.[21]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Walden voted in favor of 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.[15]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Walden voted in favor of 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.[15]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Walden voted in favor of 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.[15]

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.[22] Walden joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[23][24]

Media

Aelea Christofferson


"It's Time for Action

Campaign contributions

Greg Walden

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Walden’s reports.[25]

Greg Walden (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2013$962,598.88$411,997.83$(313,202.86)$1,061,393.85
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$1,061,393.85$456,541.00$(171,900.09)$1,346,034.76
October Quarterly[28]October 13, 2013$1,346,034.76$395,288.24$(207,108.35)$1,534,214.65
Year-End Quarterly[29]December 31, 2013$1,534,214$416,038$(281,547)$1,668,394
April Quarterly[30]April 14, 2014$1,668,394.71$493,782.25$(337,914.82)$1,824,262.14
Pre-Primary[31]May 8, 2014$1,824,262.14$116,290.73$(261,040.26)$1,679,512.61
July Quarterly[32]July 14, 2014$1,679,512.61$369,363.70$(1,012,684.20)$1,036,192.11
October Quarterly[33]October 15, 2014$1,036,192.11$534,610.12$(325,089.61)$1,245,712.62
Pre-General[34]October 23, 2014$1,245,712.62$102,236.00$(205,965.51)$1,141,983.11
Running totals
$3,296,147.87$(3,116,452.7)

Dennis Linthicum

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Linthicum’s reports.[35]

Dennis Linthicum (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[36]December 31, 2013$0$5,422$(3,096)$8,826
April Quarterly[37]May 7, 2014$8,826.29$13,803.00$(14,227.23)$8,402.06
Running totals
$19,225$(17,323.23)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

District 2 incumbent Greg Walden (R) won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[38]

U.S. House, Oregon District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Segers 29.1% 96,741
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Walden Incumbent 68.6% 228,043
     Libertarian Joe Tabor 2.1% 7,025
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 446
Total Votes 332,255
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Greg Walden won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joyce B. Segers (D) in the general election.[39]

U.S. House, Oregon District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Walden incumbent 74.1% 206,245
     Democratic Joyce B. Segers 25.9% 72,173
Total Votes 278,418

See also

External links

References

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  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
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  22. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
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