Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Kelly Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd 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 Mike Kelly (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District is located in the northwest region of Pennsylvania and includes Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, Armstrong and Clarion counties.[5]

Candidates

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[6] 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.[7] Mike Kelly voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

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.[9] 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. Mike Kelly voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$36,263.95$148,483.56$(43,390.55)$242,356.96
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$242,356.96$289,962.74$(62,529.82)$368,789.88
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$368,789.88$163,139.08$(82,596.88)$449,332.08
Year-End[14]February 3, 2014$449,332$131,208$(102,232)$478,308
Running totals
$732,793.38$(290,749.25)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Mike Kelly won re-election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Missa Eaton 41% 123,933
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kelly Incumbent 54.8% 165,826
     Independent Steven Porter 4.2% 12,755
Total Votes 302,514
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mike Kelly won election to the United States House. He defeated Kathleen A. Dahlkemper (D) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kelly 55.7% 111,909
     Democratic Kathleen A. Dahlkemper 44.3% 88,924
Total Votes 200,833

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