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: Voters must register to vote in the primary 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

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Race background

On February 26, 2013, PoliticsPA and The Hill previewed a combined three Pennsylvania races which are already showing 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)[15] and the race to succeed her has already drawn a number of hopeful candidates.

Among the six Democrats PoliticsPA highlighted as possible replacements for Schwartz, State Representative Brendan Boyle, physician and University of Pennsylvania professor Valerie Arkoosh, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies[16] and State Senator Daylin Leach - all four of whom have launched campaigns - look like strong contenders.[17][18] In Boyle's case, the 13th Congressional District happens to encompass 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. But his local cache may find a formidable rival in former Pennsylvania's 13th District Rep. Marjorie Margolies, the newest entrant in the race. Her son is married to Chelsea Clinton, which portends an uphill campaign fundraising battle for her Democratic primary opponents should she decide to enlist the Clinton family's help. Upon joining the race, however, Margolies said that she “did not run on Clinton’s coattails” in 1992 and doesn’t plan to do so in 2014.[19]

Polls

Hypothetical matchup - Democratic primary race

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 is headlining 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.[20]
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer, the U.S. House Minority Whip from Maryland’s 5th Congressional District.[21]
  • State Rep. Madeleine Dean[21]
  • State Sen. LeAnna Washington[21]

Democratic Party Daylin Leach

  • The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses[22]
  • The United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)[23][21]
  • Former Rep. Joseph Hoeffel[24]

Democratic Party Brendan Boyle

  • Boilermakers union[21]
  • Iron Workers Local 405[25]

Democratic Party Valerie Arkoosh

  • The Women's Campaign Fund[21]

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.[26] 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.[27] Allyson Schwartz voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[28]

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.[29] 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. Allyson Schwartz voted for HR 2775.[30]

Campaign contributions

Allyson Schwartz

Allyson Schwartz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2013$3,122,777.64$416,405.72$(3,113,897.62)$415,995.74
July Quarterly[32]July 15, 2013$415,285.74$52,227.02$(30,766.31)$436,746.45
October Quarterly[33]October 13, 2013$436,746.45$19,222.99$(13,884.13)$442,085.31
Running totals
$487,855.73$(3,158,548.06)

Valerie Arkoosh

Valerie Arkoosh (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2013$0$218,265.00$(3,802.61)$214,462.39
July Quarterly[35]July 15, 2013$214,462.39$285,298.44$(40,105.09)$459,655.74
October Quarterly[36]October 15, 2013$459,655.74$228,563.05$(100,006.00)$588,212.79
Year-End[37]January 31, 2014$588,212$203,089$(147,370)$643,932
Running totals
$935,215.49$(291,283.7)

Brendan Boyle

Brendan Boyle (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[38]July 15, 2013$0.00$252,727.00$(28,065.18)$224,661.82
October Quarterly[39]October 15, 2013$224,661.82$151,259.66$(67,817.90)$308,103.58
Year-End[40]January 31, 2014$308,103$142,055$(69,056)$381,102
Running totals
$546,041.66$(164,939.08)

Daylin Leach

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
Running totals
$699,770.9$(218,573.69)

Marjorie Margolies

Marjorie Margolies (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[44]July 15, 2013$0$185,345.00$(25,378.73)$159,966.27
October Quarterly[45]October 15, 2013$159,966.27$237,370.00$(207,279.76)$190,056.51
Year-End[46]January 31, 2014$190,056$211,039$(227,228)$173,866
Running totals
$633,754$(459,886.49)

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.[47]

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.[48]

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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  17. Philadelphia Inquirer, "State Rep. Brendan Boyle of Northeast running for Congress," April 8, 2013
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  22. Daylin Leach for Congress 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Recent News: Pennsylvania Nurses Endorse Daylin Leach for Congress," June 17, 2013
  23. Daylin Leach for Congress 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Recent News: UAW Endorses Daylin Leach for Congress," May 29, 2013
  24. Politics PA, "PA-13: Leach Receives Slew of New MontCo Endorsements," January 29, 2014
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