Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Conaway Republican Party
Mike Conaway.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Mike Conaway (R) defeated Wade Brown in the Republican primary and faces no Democratic opponent in the general election. Therefore, he should easily be re-elected in November.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[3][4]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 2, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to election).[5]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Conaway (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Texas' 11th Congressional District is located in the west central portion of the state and includes Andrews, Ector, Midland, Martin, Dawson, Glasscock, Mitchell, Sterling, Irion, Tom Green, Coke, Runnels, Concho, Mendar, Kimble, Coleman, Callahan, McCulloch, Mason, Llano, San Saba, Mills, Comanche, Brown, Eastland, Palo Pinto, Hood and Erath counties.[6]


General election candidates

Republican Party Mike Conaway
Libertarian Party Ryan Lange

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Primary results

U.S. House, Texas District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 73.7% 53,272
Wade Brown 26.3% 19,010
Total Votes 72,282
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[7] Conaway joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[8][9]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[10] 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.[11] Mike Conaway voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Nay3.png The shutdown 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.[13] 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 Conaway voted against HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Mike Conaway

Mike Conaway (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$606,060.98$362,426.39$(145,489.36)$822,998.01
July Quarterly[16]July 13, 2013$822,998.01$317,673.32$(125,624.08)$1,015,047.25
October Quarterly[17]October 14, 2013$1,015,047.25$203,663.24$(117,655.01)$1,101,055.48
Year-End[18]January 20, 2014$1,101,055$140,186$(128,641)$1,112,600
Pre-Primary[19]February 19, 2014$1,112,600$94,302$(274,803)$932,099
April Quarterly[20]April 11, 2014$932,099$168,416$(91,835)$1,008,679
July Quarterly[21]July 11, 2014$1,008,679$301,112$(167,403)$1,142,388
October Quarterly[22]October 14, 2014$1,142,388$248,757$(357,574)$1,033,571
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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The 11th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Mike Conaway (R) won re-election. He defeated Jim Riley (D) and Scott Ballard (L) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Texas District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 78.6% 177,742
     Democratic Jim Riley 18.6% 41,970
     Libertarian Scott J. Ballard 2.8% 6,311
Total Votes 226,023
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Mike Conaway won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Quillian (D), James Powell (L) and Jim Howe (G) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Texas District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway incumbent 80.8% 125,581
     Democratic James Quillian 15.4% 23,989
     Libertarian James Powell 2.8% 4,321
     Green Jim Howe 0.9% 1,449
Total Votes 155,340

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
  4. Texas Statutes, "Section 172.086," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. VoteTexas.gov, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Texas Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 24, 2012
  7. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  8. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  9. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Conaway April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Conaway July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Conaway October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Conaway Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Conaway Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Conaway April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Conaway July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Conaway October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  23. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013