Texas' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Sam Johnson 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 3rd Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Sam Johnson (R) defeated Cami Dean, Josh Loveless and Harry Pierce in the Republican primary. He faces no Democratic opponent in the general election; therefore, he 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 Sam Johnson (R), who was first elected in 1990.

Texas' 3rd Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes part of Collin county.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Sam Johnson
Green Party Paul Blair


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Green Party Green Party Convention

Primary results

U.S. House, Texas District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Johnson Incumbent 80.6% 31,178
Harry Pierce 7.8% 3,004
Cami Dean 6.3% 2,435
Josh Loveless 5.4% 2,086
Total Votes 38,703
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] Johnson 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

Yea3.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.[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] Sam Johnson voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Nay3.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.[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. Sam Johnson voted against HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 11, 2013$796,986.96$54,945.64$(88,511.60)$763,421.00
July Quarterly[17]July 11, 2013$763,421.00$179,844.14$(61,404.04)$881,861.10
October Quarterly[18]October 11, 2013$881,861.10$107,965.47$(176,591.13)$813,235.44
Year-End[19]January 28, 2014$813,235$108,998$(60,691)$861,541
Pre-Primary[20]February 18, 2014$861,541$25,220$(280,793)$605,968
April Quarterly[21]April 11, 2014$605,968$119,248$(223,178)$502,037
July Quarterly[22]July 10, 2014$502,037$132,330$(88,694)$545,673
Running totals
$728,551.25$(979,862.77)

John Lingenfelder

John Lingenfelder (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2013$-796$0$(230)$-1,026
July Quarterly[24]July 16, 2013$-1,026$0$(168)$-1,194
October Quarterly[25]October 16, 2013$-1,194$0$(168)$-1,362
Year-End[26]January 31, 2014$-1,362$0$(135)$-1,497
Running totals
$0$(701)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Sam Johnson (R) won re-election in an unopposed race.[27]

U.S. House, Texas District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Johnson Incumbent 100% 187,180
Total Votes 187,180
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sam Johnson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Lingenfelder (D), Christopher Claytor (L) and Harry Pierce (Write-in) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Texas District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Johnson incumbent 66.3% 101,180
     Democratic John Lingenfelder 31.3% 47,848
     Libertarian Christopher Claytor 2.4% 3,602
     Write-in Harry Pierce 0% 22
Total Votes 152,652

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. Josh Loveless campaign website, accessed November 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, "Sam Johnson April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Sam Johnson July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Sam Johnson October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Sam Johnson Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Sam Johnson Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Sam Johnson April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Sam Johnson July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "John Lingenfelder April Quarterly," accessed February 4, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "John Lingenfelder July Quarterly," accessed February 4, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "John Lingenfelder October Quarterly," accessed February 4, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "John Lingenfelder Year-End," accessed February 4, 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