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Oregon's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oregon's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Peter DeFazio Democratic Party
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Oregon U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Oregon will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 29, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014.[4]

See also: Oregon elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Peter DeFazio (D), who was first elected in 1986.

Oregon's 4th Congressional District is located in the southwest portion of the state and includes Linn, Benton, Lane, Coos, Douglas, Josephine and Curry counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


Race background

The 2014 election is the third attempt by Republican challenger Art Robinson to defeat incumbent Peter DeFazio (D).[8] DeFazio is serving his 14th term in Congress.[8] He defeated Robinson by about 10 percentage points in 2010 and about 20 percentage points in 2012.[8]

Issues

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[9] 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.[10] Peter DeFazio voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Voted "Yes" 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.[12] 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. Peter DeFazio voted for HR 2775.[13]

Campaign contributions

Peter DeFazio

Peter A. DeFazio (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$126,039.97$80,013.62$(35,980.60)$170,072.99
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$170,072.99$116,699.43$(54,510.93)$232,261.49
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$232,261.49$03,296.13$(41,134.49)$284,423.13
Year-End Quarterly[17]December 31, 2013$284,423$165,587$(58,868)$391,132
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$391,132.76$106,945.38$(61,857.78)$436,220.36
Running totals
$472,541.56$(252,351.8)

Art Robinson

Art Robinson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$1,523.97$1,403.00$(2,395.40)$531.57
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$531.57$2,517.50$(1,333.02)$1,716.05
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$1,716.05$4,277.00$(5,781.80)$211.25
Year-End Quarterly[22]December 31, 2013$211$4,322$(1,553)$2,979
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$2,979.70$67,573.19$(14,915.25)$55,637.64
Running totals
$80,092.69$(25,978.47)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, incumbent Peter DeFazio won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.[24]

U.S. House, Oregon District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter DeFazio Incumbent 59.1% 212,866
     Republican Art Robinson 39% 140,549
     Libertarian Chuck Huntting 1.7% 6,205
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 468
Total Votes 360,088
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Peter DeFazio won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Art Robinson (R) and Mike Beilstein (Pacific Green) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Oregon District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter DeFazio incumbent 54.6% 162,416
     Republican Art Robinson 43.7% 129,877
     Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 1.8% 5,215
Total Votes 297,508

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Oregon Secretary of State Website, "Learn More About Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Oregon Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 9, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 Associated Press, "Oregon - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  7. Oregon Live.com, "Art Robinson files to run for third time against Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio," accessed November 6, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Republic, "Robinson says he's running for 3rd time against DeFazio in SW Oregon congressional district," accessed November 12, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 19, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  24. Oregon Live, "2012 General Election Results," November 7, 2012
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013