Texas' 29th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 29th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Gene Green Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gene Green Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 29th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Gene Green (D) won re-election in 2014. He was unchallenged in the Democratic primary and faced no Republican opponent in the general 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 was October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to election).[5]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Gene Green (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Texas' 29th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes part of Harris county.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Gene Green Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party James Stanczak


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Election results

U.S. House, Texas District 29 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green Incumbent 89.5% 41,229
     Libertarian James Stanczak 10.5% 4,818
Total Votes 46,047
Source: Texas Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[7] 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.[8] Gene Green voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

Yea3.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.[10] 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. Gene Green voted for HR 2775.[11]

Campaign contributions

Gene Green

Gene Green (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 12, 2013$869,756.00$36,602.61$(43,290.80)$863,067.81
July Quarterly[13]July 13, 2013$863,067.81$98,459.70$(38,942.55)$922,584.96
October Quarterly[14]October 14, 2013$922,584.96$171,103.45$(49,654.46)$1,044,033.95
Year-End[15]January 30, 2014$1,044,033$149,786$(118,176)$1,075,643
Pre-Primary[16]February 18, 2014$1,075,643$16,977$(78,845)$1,013,775
April Quarterly[17]April 12, 2014$1,013,775$112,453$(86,916)$1,039,312
July Quarterly[18]July 12, 2014$1,039,312$85,243$(77,551)$1,047,004
October Quarterly[19]October 13, 2014$1,047,004$230,544$(95,875)$1,181,673
Running totals
$901,168.76$(589,250.81)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 29th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Gene Green won re-election. He defeated James Stanczak (L) and Maria Selva (G) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Texas District 29 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green Incumbent 90% 86,053
     Libertarian James Stanczak 5.2% 4,996
     Green Maria Selva 4.8% 4,562
Total Votes 95,611
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gene Green won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Roy Morales (R) and Brad Walters (L) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Texas District 29 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green incumbent 64.6% 43,257
     Republican Roy Morales 34.1% 22,825
     Libertarian Brad Walters 1.3% 866
Total Votes 66,948

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. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Gene Green April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Gene Green July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Gene Green October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Gene Green Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Gene Green Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Gene Green April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Gene Green July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Gene Green October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013