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

Incumbent prior to election:
Allyson Schwartz Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania 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: Pennsylvania 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 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014 (at least 30 days prior to election).[4]

See also: Pennsylvania elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Allyson Schwartz (D), who was first elected in 2004. Schwartz is seeking the office of Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014; therefore, she will have to vacate her seat in the U.S. House, rather than run for re-election.

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.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Election results

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle 55.5% 20,876
Marjorie Margolies 23.1% 8,697
Valerie Arkoosh 10.9% 4,092
Daylin Leach 10.5% 3,951
Total Votes 37,616
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Republican primary

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarson Dee Adcock 64.8% 6,116
Bev Plosa-Bowser 35.2% 3,317
Total Votes 9,433
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Race background

On February 26, 2013, PoliticsPA and The Hill previewed three Pennsylvania races that were showing early promise of a competitive primary or a possible partisan switch. Of the eighteen total House seats up for election in 2014, Republicans currently hold thirteen.

The 13th District seat is currently held by a Democrat, Allyson Schwartz. Schwartz will vacate her seat in 2014, in order to run for governor against incumbent Tom Corbett (R).[16]

PoliticsPA highlighted six Democrats as possible replacements for Schwartz: state Representative Brendan Boyle, physician and University of Pennsylvania professor Valerie Arkoosh, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies and state Senator Daylin Leach.[17][18][19] In Boyle's case, the 13th Congressional District encompasses the entirety of the 107th legislative district, which he has represented since 2009, as well as the entire district of state Rep. Kevin Boyle, his brother; however, there was expected to be a formidable rival in former Pennsylvania's 13th District Rep. Marjorie Margolies. Her son is married to Chelsea Clinton, which many predicted to cause an uphill campaign fundraising battle for her Democratic primary opponents. Upon joining the race, however, Margolies said that she “did not run on Clinton’s coattails” in 1992 and would not do so in 2014.[20]

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."[21]

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.”[22]

Margolies, whose son is married to Chelsea Clinton, has also received help from Bill Clinton, who appeared at a fundraiser for Margolies in Philadelphia and appeared in one of her campaign ads.[22]

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

Democratic Party Marjorie Margolies

  • Former President Bill Clinton - Clinton headlined a fundraising event for Margolies in April to help her reclaim the seat she lost nearly 20 years ago. 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.[23]
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer, the U.S. House Minority Whip from Maryland’s 5th Congressional District.[24]
  • State Rep. Madeleine Dean[24]
  • State Sen. LeAnna Washington[24]

Democratic Party Daylin Leach

  • The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses[25]
  • The United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)[26][24]
  • Former Rep. Joseph Hoeffel[27]

Democratic Party Brendan Boyle

  • Boilermakers union[24]
  • Iron Workers Local 405[28]

Democratic Party Valerie Arkoosh

  • The Women's Campaign Fund[24]

Media

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."

Brendan Boyle


"Boyle For Congress."

"Brendan F. Boyle."

"Building A Better PA."

Valerie Arkoosh


"Val Arkoosh for Congress."

Marjorie Margolies


"Marjorie Margolies - Courage."

Campaign contributions

Valerie Arkoosh

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Valerie Arkoosh's reports.[29]

Valerie Arkoosh (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2013$0$218,265.00$(3,802.61)$214,462.39
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2013$214,462.39$285,298.44$(40,105.09)$459,655.74
October Quarterly[32]October 15, 2013$459,655.74$228,563.05$(100,006.00)$588,212.79
Year-End[33]January 31, 2014$588,212$203,089$(147,370)$643,932
April Quarterly[34]March 13, 2014$643,932.40$220,474.12$(176,875.76)$687,530.76
Running totals
$1,155,689.61$(468,159.46)

Brendan Boyle

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

Brendan Boyle (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$0.00$252,727.00$(28,065.18)$224,661.82
October Quarterly[37]October 15, 2013$224,661.82$151,259.66$(67,817.90)$308,103.58
Year-End[38]January 31, 2014$308,103$142,055$(69,056)$381,102
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2014$381,102.42$114,246.83$(97,111.40)$398,237.85
Running totals
$660,288.49$(262,050.48)

Daylin Leach

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Leach's reports.[40]

Daylin Leach (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$0.00$357,590.84$(80,327.22)$277,263.62
October Quarterly[42]October 15, 2013$277,263.62$171,503.06$(72,102.47)$376,664.21
Year-End[43]January 31, 2014$376,664$170,677$(66,144)$481,197
April Quarterly[44]April 7, 2014$481,197.78$335,660.15$(162,655.14)$654,202.79
Running totals
$1,035,431.05$(381,228.83)

Marjorie Margolies

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Marjorie Margolies' reports.[45]

Marjorie Margolies (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[46]July 15, 2013$0$185,345.00$(25,378.73)$159,966.27
October Quarterly[47]October 15, 2013$159,966.27$237,370.00$(207,279.76)$190,056.51
Year-End[48]January 31, 2014$190,056$211,039$(227,228)$173,866
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$173,866.55$211,178.00$(225,255.14)$159,789.41
Running totals
$844,932$(685,141.63)

Bev Plosa-Bowser

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Plosa-Bowser's reports.[50]

Bev Plosa-Bowser (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[51]April 15, 2014$0.00$15,780.00$(13,347.39)$2,432.61
Running totals
$15,780$(13,347.39)

Dee Adcock

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Adcock's reports.[52]

Carson Dee Adcock (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[53]April 15, 2014$0.00$63,600$(16,411.32)$47,188.68
Running totals
$63,600$(16,411.32)

Allyson Schwartz

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Allyson Schwartz's reports.[54]

Allyson Schwartz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[55]April 15, 2013$3,122,777.64$416,405.72$(3,113,897.62)$415,995.74
July Quarterly[56]July 15, 2013$415,285.74$52,227.02$(30,766.31)$436,746.45
October Quarterly[57]October 13, 2013$436,746.45$19,222.99$(13,884.13)$442,085.31
Year-End Quarterly[58]January 31, 2014$442,085.31$34,669.64$(440,237.95)$36,517.00
April Quarterly[59]April 15, 2014$36,517.00$1,803.33$(10,630.43)$27,689.90
Running totals
$524,328.7$(3,609,416.44)

District history

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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 won re-election in the district.[60]

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.[61]

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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