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Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Brendan Boyle Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Allyson Schwartz Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Pennsylvania U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. The election filled the seat of incumbent Allyson Schwartz (D), who chose to run for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014 rather than seek re-election to the U.S. House. Dee Adcock defeated Bev Plosa-Bowser in the Republican primary. Brendan Boyle defeated Chelsea Clinton's mother-in law, former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies, state Senator Daylin Leach and Valerie Arkoosh in the Democratic primary. The race was rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[3] Boyle defeated Adcock in the general election.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Pennsylvania is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process. Voters are required to register with a political party to vote in the primary election.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014 (at least 30 days prior to election).[7]

See also: Pennsylvania elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Allyson Schwartz (D). Schwartz was first elected in 2004 and opted not to seek re-election in 2014, in order to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania and includes northeast Philadelphia. It also includes portions of Bucks and Montgomery counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Election results

General election

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Dee Adcock 32.9% 60,549
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle 67.1% 123,601
Total Votes 184,150
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle 40.6% 24,524
Marjorie Margolies 27.4% 16,528
Valerie Arkoosh 16.7% 10,066
Daylin Leach 15.4% 9,313
Total Votes 60,431
Source: Results via Associated Press

Republican primary

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarson Dee Adcock 65.8% 10,116
Bev Plosa-Bowser 34.2% 5,255
Total Votes 15,371
Source: Results via Associated Press

Race background

Boyle targeted

EMILY's List and NARAL Pro-Choice America teamed up to attack Boyle on his reproductive rights record. The organizations distributed mailers and online ads calling Boyle an "Anti-Choice All Star."[19]

Clinton-Margolies

On May 15, 2014, Hillary Clinton attended an event to support Margolies’ campaign, but Margolies decided not to attend the event in New York. According to a Margolies’ representative, "She felt it important that she be in the district, and the event with Hillary is going to go on whether she’s there or not.”[20]

Margolies, whose son is married to Chelsea Clinton, also received help from Bill Clinton, who appeared at a fundraiser for Margolies in Philadelphia and appeared in one of her campaign ads.[20]

Issues

Campaign themes

Brendan Boyle

Boyle's campaign website listed the following issues:[21]

  • Education
Excerpt: "As the first person in my family to attend college, I understand the value of higher education. If not for scholarships and student loans, I would not have been able to attend college."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "In Congress I will join the push to create a “Public Option” for health care. I believe it builds on the health care reform legislation by creating more competition, lowering costs and it provides a great way to bring down the deficit."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "I believe Medicare should be allowed to negotiate for cheaper drug prices. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is able to negotiate for cheaper drug prices and the cost savings are significant. It is illogical that a consumer can buy medicines over the counter more cheaply than Medicare, despite its bulk purchasing power."
  • Community
Excerpt: "It is essential that our neighborhoods and our communities remain strong and stable. I am proud to be endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police because of my legislative record in fighting for laws that protect our public and keep our neighborhoods safe."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I have always fought for workers. I am proud that over 95% of labor organizations have endorsed my congressional campaign because of my record fighting for working families. We need people in Congress who will stand up for workers."

Polls

Democratic primary

Democratic primary - U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
Poll Marjorie Margolies Brendan BoyleDaylin LeachValerie ArkooshMargin of ErrorSample Size
Global Strategy Group (internal poll)
August 13-15, 2013
43%15%7%2%+/-4.8422
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Endorsements

Brendan Boyle

  • Boilermakers union[22]
  • Iron Workers Local 405[23]

Marjorie Margolies

  • Former President Bill Clinton - Clinton headlined a fundraising event for Margolies in April to support her candidacy for the seat she lost nearly 20 years before. In 1993, Margolies cast the decisive vote to pass Clinton's economic policy, which included unpopular tax increases. She was then voted out of office in 1994.[24]
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer, the U.S. House Minority Whip from Maryland’s 5th Congressional District.[22]
  • State Rep. Madeleine Dean[22]
  • State Sen. LeAnna Washington[22]

Daylin Leach

  • The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses[25]
  • The United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)[26][22]
  • Former Rep. Joseph Hoeffel[27]

Valerie Arkoosh

  • The Women's Campaign Fund[22]

Media

Brendan Boyle


"Boyle For Congress."

"Brendan F. Boyle."

"Building A Better PA."

Daylin Leach


Daylin Leach, "The Liberal Lion of Pennsylvania" - released May 31, 2013

Daylin for Congress - "The Day She Told Me."

Daylin for Congress - "My Rights."

Valerie Arkoosh


"Val Arkoosh for Congress."

Marjorie Margolies


"Marjorie Margolies - Courage."

Campaign contributions

Brendan Boyle

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Boyle's reports.[28]

Dee Adcock

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Adcock's reports.[33]

Carson Dee Adcock (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2014$0.00$63,600$(16,411.32)$47,188.68
Running totals
$63,600$(16,411.32)

Daylin Leach

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

Valerie Arkoosh

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Valerie Arkoosh's reports.[40]

Marjorie Margolies

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Marjorie Margolies' reports.[46]

Bev Plosa-Bowser

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Plosa-Bowser's reports.[51]

Bev Plosa-Bowser (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[52]April 15, 2014$0.00$15,780.00$(13,347.39)$2,432.61
Running totals
$15,780$(13,347.39)

Allyson Schwartz

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Allyson Schwartz's reports.[53]

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

The 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Allyson Schwartz (D) won re-election in the district.[59]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAllyson Schwartz Incumbent 69.1% 209,901
     Republican Joe Rooney 30.9% 93,918
Total Votes 303,819
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Allyson Schwartz won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Carson Dee Adcock (Republican) in the general election.[60]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAllyson Schwartz incumbent 56.3% 118,710
     Republican Carson Dee Adcock 43.7% 91,987
Total Votes 210,697

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See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
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