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

Primary: Texas is 1 of 22 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.[1][2]

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).[3]

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.[4]

Candidates

General election candidates


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% 11,294
Stuart Gourd 25% 3,770
Total Votes 15,064
Source: Texas Secretary of State, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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.[5] 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.[6] Roger Williams voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Campaign contributions

Roger Williams

Roger Williams (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$67,608.90$414,285.97$(197,002.77)$284,892.10
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$284,892.10$201,871.55$(121,693.27)$365,070.38
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$365,070.38$191,026.05$(143,922.11)$412,174.32
Year-End[13]January 31, 2014$412,174$215,118$(124,969)$502,323
Running totals
$1,022,301.57$(587,587.15)

Marco Montoya

Marco Montoya (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[14]January 15, 2014$0$10,126$(84)$10,042
Running totals
$10,126$(84)

Stuart Gourd

Stuart Gourd (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[15]January 27, 2014$0$4,380$(3,180)$1,200
Running totals
$4,380$(3,180)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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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.[16]

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.[17]

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

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