Texas' 25th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 25th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Roger Williams 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 25th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Roger Williams (R) was unchallenged in the Republican primary. He will face Marco Montoya (D) in the general election. Williams is expected to easily win re-election in this solidly Republican district.

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 Roger Williams (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Texas' 25th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Hays, Travis, Burnett, Lampasas, Coryell, Hamilton, Erath, Sommerell, Bosque, Hill and Johnson counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Roger Williams
Democratic Party Marco Montoya
Libertarian Party John Betz, Jr.


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Primary results

U.S. House, Texas District 25 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarco Montoya 75.2% 11,691
Stuart Gourd 24.8% 3,863
Total Votes 15,554
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] Williams 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] Roger Williams 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. Roger Williams voted against HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Roger Williams

Roger Williams (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$67,608.90$414,285.97$(197,002.77)$284,892.10
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$284,892.10$201,871.55$(121,693.27)$365,070.38
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2013$365,070.38$191,026.05$(143,922.11)$412,174.32
Year-End[18]January 31, 2014$412,174$215,118$(124,969)$502,323
Pre-Primary[19]February 20, 2014$502,323$81,740$(101,962)$482,100
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$482,100$164,238$(47,289)$599,049
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2014$599,049$228,391$(150,727)$676,713
Running totals
$1,496,670.57$(887,565.15)

Marco Montoya

Marco Montoya (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[22]January 15, 2014$0$10,126$(84)$10,042
Pre-Primary[23]February 14, 2014$10,042$1,885$(3,273)$8,654
April Quarterly[24]April 3, 2014$8,654$1,752$(6,742)$3,663
July Quarterly[25]July 11, 2014$3,663$4,887$(4,197)$4,353
Running totals
$18,650$(14,296)

**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Montoya's committee owed $12,682 in outstanding loans to Marco Montoya.

Stuart Gourd

Stuart Gourd (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[26]January 27, 2014$0$4,380$(3,180)$1,200
Running totals
$4,380$(3,180)

District history

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2012

The 25th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Roger Williams (R) won the election. He defeated Elaine Henderson (D) and Betsy Dewey (L) in the general election. This switched partisan control of the district.[27]

U.S. House, Texas District 25 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Williams 58.4% 154,245
     Democratic Elaine M. Henderson 37.4% 98,827
     Libertarian Betsy Dewey 4.1% 10,860
Total Votes 263,932
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lloyd Doggett won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donna Campbell (R) and Jim Stutsman (L) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Texas District 25 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLloyd Doggett incumbent 52.8% 99,967
     Republican Donna Campbell 44.8% 84,849
     Libertarian Jim Stutsman 2.3% 4,431
Total Votes 189,247

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. 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, "Roger Williams April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Roger Williams July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Roger Williams October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Roger Williams Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Roger Williams Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Roger Williams April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Roger Williams July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Marco Montoya Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Marco Montoya Pre-Primary," accessed May 2, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Marco Montoya April Quarterly," accessed May 2, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Marco Montoya July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Stuart Gourd Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  27. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013