Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Gerlach Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]


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

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The 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Ryan Costello, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Manan Trivedi, who also ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election for incumbent Jim Gerlach's (R) seat. Gerlach, who was first elected in 2002, is not seeking re-election in 2014. Trivedi previously sought election to the seat in 2012 and 2010.[3]

The National Republican Congressional Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee both see this open seat as one to win in November. The NRCC added Costello to their "Young Guns" program, and the DCCC added Trivedi to their "Red-to-Blue" program. The race was changed from a "Leans Republican" contest to a "Favored Republican contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]

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.[5][6][7]

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).[8]

See also: Pennsylvania elections, 2014

Incumbent: Incumbent Jim Gerlach (R), who was first elected in 2002, is not seeking re-election in 2014.

Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District is located in the south eastern portion of Pennsylvania and includes portions of Lebanon, Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary


Election results

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Ryan Costello Incumbent 0% 0
     Democratic Manan Trivedi 0% 0
Total Votes 0

Race background

NRCC's "Young Guns"

Costello was added to the Republican Party’s 2014 "Young Guns" top 10 list of candidates for the House. According to the National Republican Congressional Committee, candidates are added to the list by demonstrating "their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks.”[13]

DCCC's "Red-to-Blue" program

Trivedi was added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red-to-Blue program. DCCC chair Steve Israel said, “Manan Trivedi has a proven record of serving his community and his country, both as a physician and Iraq War veteran, and he has shown he knows how to put together a strong and disciplined campaign. Voters in this district want to elect a moderate problem-solver like Manan Trivedi, and do not want a Tea Party Republican whose views are outside the mainstream and who will continue Washington Republicans’ obsession with boosting special interests and the ultra-wealthy at the expense of the middle class.”[14]

According to the DCCC’s website, the "Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support. The program will introduce Democratic supporters to new, competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for these campaigns."[15]

Endorsements

Manan Trivedi

Michael Parrish

The Democratic leadership endorsed Parrish. He had the backing of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a fundraiser for Parrish and Kevin Strouse of Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District on February 6, 2014.[18]

Polls

General Election
Poll Ryan Costello Manan TrivediUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Lake Research Partners
July 15-17
35%30%35%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. 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

Media

NRCC


The NRCC's July 2014 web ad, "Echo."

Campaign contributions

Ryan Costello

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Costello's reports.[19]

Ryan Costello (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$0.00$344,450.00$(39,141.34)$305,308.66
Running totals
$344,450$(39,141.34)

Manan Trivedi

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Trivedi's reports.[21]

Manan Trivedi (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 7, 2014$0.00$132,416.50$(20,584.98)$111,831.52
Running totals
$132,416.5$(20,584.98)

Michael Parrish

Michael Parrish (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[23]January 31, 2014$0$103,206$(0)$103,206
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$103,206.00$40,526.25$(125,360.40)$18,371.85
Running totals
$143,732.25$(125,360.4)

District history

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2012

The 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Gerlach won re-election in the district.[25]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Manan Trivedi 42.9% 143,803
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach Incumbent 57.1% 191,725
Total Votes 335,528
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jim Gerlach won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Manan Trivedi (D) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach incumbent 57.1% 133,770
     Democratic Manan Trivedi 42.9% 100,493
Total Votes 234,263

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Philly.com, Reading physician, an Iraq vet, to challenge Gerlach, December 21, 2011
  4. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed October 15, 2014
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. Votes PA, "How to Register," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Pennsylvania Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  11. Politcs PA, "PA-6: Parrish Withdraws," accessed March 19, 2014
  12. NewsWorks, "National Democrats like first-time candidate in 6th Congressional race," accessed January 27, 2014
  13. NewsMax.com, "Republican Party Rolls Out 2014 'Young Guns' List," accessed May 12, 2014
  14. Trivedi for Congress, "MANAN TRIVEDI EARNS SPOT IN DCCC’S COMPETITIVE RED-TO-BLUE PROGRAM," accessed July 24, 2014
  15. DCCC.org, "DCCC CHAIRMAN ISRAEL ANNOUNCES FIRST 35 DISTRICTS IN RED TO BLUE PROGRAM, HISTORIC HIGH FOR WOMEN," accessed July 24, 2014
  16. Politics PA, "PA-6: Chester County Dems Back Trivedi," accessed February 25, 2014
  17. Politcs PA, "PA-6: Parrish Withdraws," accessed March 19, 2014
  18. Politics PA, "Pelosi To Hold Fundraiser For Parrish and Strouse," January 29, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Costello 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Trivedi 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  25. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Pennsylvania"
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013