Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 30th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Eddie Bernice Johnson 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 30th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) defeated Barbara Mallory Caraway in the Democratic primary and faces no Republican opponent in the general election. Therefore, she 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 is October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to election).[5]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Texas' 30th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes part of Dallas county.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Eddie Bernice Johnson
Libertarian Party Max Koch, III


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Primary results

U.S. House, Texas District 30 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Bernice Johnson Incumbent 69.9% 23,756
Barbara Mallory Caraway 30.1% 10,216
Total Votes 33,972
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the current 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] Eddie Bernice Johnson 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. Eddie Bernice Johnson voted for HR 2775.[11]

Campaign contributions

Eddie Bernice Johnson

Eddie Bernice Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$67,820.46$43,200.00$(17,150.00)$93,870.46
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$93,870.46$30,500.00$(29,309.78)$95,060.68
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$95,060.68$96,700.00$(35,544.52)$156,216.16
Year-End[15]January 30, 2014$156,216$72,626$(54,258)$174,584
Pre-Primary[16]February 17, 2014$174,584$2,300$(31,471)$145,413
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$145,413$133,877$(96,306)$182,984
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2014$182,984$40,510$(50,059)$173,434
Running totals
$419,713$(314,098.3)

Barbara Mallory Caraway

Barbara Mallory Caraway (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$-576$0$(0)$-576
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$-576$1,000$(896)$-472
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$-472$10,520$(7,194)$2,532
Year-End[22]January 31, 2014$2,532$5,090$(13,453)$-5,830
Running totals
$16,610$(21,543)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 30th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) won re-election. She defeated Travis Johnson (R) and Ed Rankin (L) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Texas District 30 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Bernice Johnson Incumbent 78.8% 171,059
     Republican Travis Washington, Jr. 19% 41,222
     Libertarian Ed Rankin 2.2% 4,733
Total Votes 217,014
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Eddie Bernice Johnson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Stephen Broden (R) and J. B. Oswalt (L) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Texas District 30 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Bernice Johnson incumbent 75.7% 86,322
     Republican Stephen Broden 21.6% 24,668
     Libertarian J. B. Oswalt 2.6% 2,988
Total Votes 113,978

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, "Eddie Bernice Johnson April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Eddie Bernice Johnson July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Eddie Bernice Johnson October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Eddie Bernice Johnson Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Eddie Bernice Johnson Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Eddie Bernice Johnson April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Eddie Bernice Johnson July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Mallory Caraway April Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Mallory Caraway July Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Mallory Caraway October Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Mallory Caraway Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  23. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013