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Texas' 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Louie Gohmert Republican Party
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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 1st Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Louie Gohmert was unchallenged in the Republican primary. He will face Shirley McKellar (D) in November and should easily win re-election.

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 is October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to election).[5]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

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

Texas' 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Harrison, Panola, Gregg, Smith, Wood, Upshur, Rusk, Shelby, Sabine, San Augustine, Angelina and Nacogdoches counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Louie Gohmert
Democratic Party Shirley McKellar


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Endorsements

Louie Gohmert

Key votes

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

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.[8] 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.[9] Louie Gohmert voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[11] 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. Louie Gohmert voted against HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 8, 2013$96,736.27$142,012.76$(56,311.72)$182,437.31
July Quarterly[14]July 8, 2013$182,437.31$61,265.00$(69,868.12)$173,834.19
October Quarterly[15]October 8, 2013$173,834.19$171,243.04$(82,139.68)$262,937.55
Year-End[16]January 17, 2014$262,937$39,902$(92,463)$210,375
Pre-Primary[17]February 17, 2014$210,375$15,347$(38,625)$187,097
April Quarterly[18]April 8, 2014$187,097$41,294$(39,434)$188,957
July Quarterly[19]July 10, 2014$188,957$34,546$(72,835)$150,668
Running totals
$505,609.8$(451,676.52)

Shirley McKellar

Shirley McKellar (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2013$162$0$(0)$162
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2013$162$2,145$(2,203)$103
October Quarterly[22]October 28, 2013$103$2,273$(2,320)$57
Year-End[23]January 14, 2014$57$400$(457)$0
April Quarterly[24]April 19, 2014$0$2,960$(2,847)$112
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2014$112$21,853$(16,123)$5,842
Running totals
$29,631$(23,950)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Louie Gohmert (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Shirley McKellar and Clark Patterson in the general election.

U.S. House, Texas District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLouie Gohmert Incumbent 71.4% 178,322
     Democratic Shirley J. McKellar 26.9% 67,222
     Libertarian Clark Patterson 1.6% 4,114
Total Votes 249,658
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Louie Gohmert won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Parkes, III (L) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Texas District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLouie Gohmert incumbent 89.7% 129,398
     Libertarian Charles Parkes, III 10.3% 14,811
Total Votes 144,209

See also

External links

References

  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. Politico, "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 2014
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Louie Gohmert April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Louie Gohmert July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Louie Gohmert October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Louie Gohmert Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Louie Gohmert Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Louie Gohmert April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Louie Gohmert July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Shirley McKellar April Quarterly," accessed February 4, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Shirley McKellar July Quarterly," accessed February 4, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Shirley McKellar October Quarterly," accessed February 4, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Shirley McKellar Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Shirley McKellar April Quarterly," accessed May 2, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Shirley McKellar July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2014
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013