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Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 35th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lloyd Doggett 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 35th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Lloyd Doggett (D) was unchallenged in the Democratic primary. He will face Susan Narvaiz (R) in the general election. Doggett is expected to easily win re-election in this solidly Democratic 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 Lloyd Doggett (D), who was first elected in 1994.

Texas' 35th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes portions of Travis, Hayes, Caldwell, Comal and Bexar counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Susan Narvaiz
Democratic Party Lloyd Doggett
Libertarian Party Cory Bruner
Green Party Kat Swift


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

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] Filemon Vela 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. Filemon Vela voted for HR 2775.[11]

Campaign contributions

Lloyd Doggett

Lloyd Doggett (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$2,610,459.55$136,232.70$(24,592.75)$2,722,099.50
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$2,722,099.50$116,677.29$(13,711.77)$2,825,065.02
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$2,825,065$115,387$(49,548)$2,890,903
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$2,890,903$79,571$(126,060)$2,844,414
Pre-Primary[16]February 20, 2014$2,844,414$31,207$(7,352)$2,868,268
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$2,868,268$146,811$(22,054)$2,993,025
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2014$2,993,025$75,742$(140,195)$2,928,572
Running totals
$701,627.99$(383,513.52)

Susan Narvaiz

Susan Narvaiz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 12, 2013$1,402$1$(1,031)$373
July Quarterly[20]July 11, 2013$373$1,038$(640)$771
October Quarterly[21]October 11, 2013$771$32$(756)$47
Year-End[22]January 30, 2014$47$9,985$(8,751)$1,281
Pre-Primary[23]February 20, 2014$1,281$2,600$(3,460)$420
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$420$2,702$(490)$2,632
July Quarterly[25]July 14, 2014$2,632$9,250$(9,987)$1,895
Running totals
$25,608$(25,115)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 35th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. in which the incumbent from the 25th District, Lloyd Doggett (D) won election. He defeated Susan Narvaiz (R), Ross Lynn Leone (L), Meghan Owen (G) and Simon Alvarado (I) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Texas District 35 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLloyd Doggett Incumbent 63.9% 105,626
     Republican Susan Narvaiz 32% 52,894
     Libertarian Ross Lynn Leone 2.5% 4,082
     Green Meghan Owen 1.5% 2,540
     Write-in Simon Alvarado 0% 37
Total Votes 165,179
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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, "Lloyd Doggett April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Lloyd Doggett July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Lloyd Doggett October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Lloyd Doggett Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Lloyd Doggett Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Lloyd Doggett April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Lloyd Doggett July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Narvaiz April Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Narvaiz July Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Narvaiz October Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Narvaiz Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Narvaiz Pre-Primary," accessed May 2, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Narvaiz April Quarterly," accessed May 2, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Narvaiz July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2014
  26. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012