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Pennsylvania's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 6 Election Winner:
Incumbent prior to election:
Scott Perry Republican Party
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Pennsylvania U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th 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 Scott Perry (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Pennsylvania's 4th Congressional District is located in the south portion of Pennsylvania and includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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.[7] 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.[8] Scott Perry voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

Voted "No" 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.[10] 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. Scott Perry voted against HR 2775.[11]

Campaign contributions

Scott Perry

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Perry's reports.[12]

Scott Perry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$347.84$55,954.57$(21,981.02)$34,321.39
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$34,321.39$33,429.53$(40,549.58)$27,201.34
October Quarterly[15]October 13, 2013$27,201.34$102,058.60$(52,372.43)$76,887.51
Year-End[16]January 30, 2014$76,887$73,679$(59,816)$90,750
April Quarterly[17]April 14, 2014$90,750.81$43,448.96$(52,670.86)$81,528.91
Running totals
$308,570.66$(227,389.89)

Linda Deliah Thompson

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Thompson's reports.[18]

Linda Deliah Thompson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 12, 2014$570$500$(474.60)$595.40
Running totals
$500$(474.6)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican Scott Perry won the election in the district.[20]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Harry Perkinson 34.4% 104,643
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Perry 59.7% 181,603
     Independent Wayne Wolff 3.8% 11,524
     Libertarian Mike Koffenberger 2% 6,210
Total Votes 303,980
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jason Altmire won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Keith Rothfus (D) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Altmire incumbent 50.8% 120,827
     Republican Keith Rothfus 49.2% 116,958
Total Votes 237,785

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. Votes PA, "How to Register," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Pennsylvania Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Perry 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Perry Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Thompson 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Pennsylvania"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013