Texas' 32nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 32nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Pete Sessions 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 32nd Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Pete Sessions (R) defeated Katrina Pierson in the Republican primary. He will face Frank Perez (D) in the general election. Sessions 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 Pete Sessions (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Texas' 32nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes portions of Dallas, Collin and Tarrant counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Pete Sessions
Democratic Party Frank Perez
Libertarian Party Ed Rankin
Independent Patrick Hernandez-Cigarruista


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Independent Independent candidates

Primary results

U.S. House, Texas District 32 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions Incumbent 63.6% 28,981
Katrina Pierson 36.4% 16,574
Total Votes 45,555
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.[8] Sessions joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[9][10]

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.[11] 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.[12] John Carter voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[14] 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. John Carter voted against HR 2775.[15]

Media

Pete Sessions


Pete Sessions: "Let's Get It Done!"

Campaign contributions

Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 10, 2013$1,118,702.67$175,689.54$(276,077.00)$1,018,315.21
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$1,018,315.21$334,195.86$(220,147.57)$1,132,363.50
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$1,132,363.50$370,092.71$(166,342.79)$1,336,113.42
Year-End[19]January 31, 2014$1,336,113$417,993$(497,910)$1,256,195
Pre-Primary[20]February 20, 2014$1,256,195$192,446$(588,733)$859,908
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$859,908$271,979$(395,168)$736,719
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2014$736,719$261,873$(258,312)$740,280
Running totals
$2,024,269.11$(2,402,690.36)

Katrina Pierson

Katrina Pierson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[23]October 17, 2013$0$36,543$(3,070)$33,472
Year-End[24]January 29, 2014$33,472$39,655$(22,878)$50,248
Running totals
$76,198$(25,948)

Frank Perez

Frank Perez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$0$100$(0)$100
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2014$100$9,715$(5,439)$4,375
Running totals
$9,815$(5,439)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 32nd Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Pete Sessions (R) won re-election. He defeated Katherine Savers McGovern (D) and Seth Hollist (L) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions Incumbent 58.3% 146,653
     Democratic Katherine Savers McGovern 39.5% 99,288
     Libertarian Seth Hollist 2.3% 5,695
Total Votes 251,636
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Pete Sessions won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Grier Raggio (D) and John Jay Myers (L) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions incumbent 62.6% 79,433
     Democratic Grier Raggio 34.9% 44,258
     Libertarian John Jay Myers 2.5% 3,178
Total Votes 126,869

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. dallas news, "Tea party activist Katrina Pierson to challenge incumbent Pete Sessions for Congress," September 12, 2013
  8. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  9. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Sessions April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Sessions July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Sessions October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Sessions Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Sessions Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Sessions April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Sessions July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Katrina Pierson October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Katrina Pierson Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Perez April Quarterly," accessed May 2, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Perez July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 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