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Texas' 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Kevin Brady Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas is 1 of 22 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.[1][2]

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).[3]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Kevin Brady (R), who was first elected in 1996.

Texas' 8th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Houston, Trinity, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Grimes, Madison and Leon counties.[4]


General election candidates

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Independent Independent candidates

Primary results

U.S. House, Texas District 8 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady Incumbent 68% 41,549
Craig McMichael 32% 19,508
Total Votes 61,057
Source: Texas Secretary of State, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


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.[5] 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.[6] Kevin Brady voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

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.[8] 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. Kevin Brady voted against HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$317,257.53$132,481.28$(87,922.60)$361,818.21
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$361,816.21$347,957.58$(90,444.36)$619,329.43
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$619,329.43$548,831.04$(133,256.25)$1,034,904.22
Year-End[13]January 31, 2014$1,034,904$244,927$(124,471)$1,155,359
Running totals

Craig McMichael

Craig McMichael (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[14]October 14, 2013$0$6,536$(2,872)$3,663
Year-End[15]January 14, 2014$3,663$2,801$(5,341)$1,123
Running totals

District history

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The 8th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Kevin Brady (R) won re-election. He defeated Neil Burns (D) and Roy Hall (L) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady Incumbent 77.3% 194,043
     Democratic Neil Burns 20.3% 51,051
     Libertarian Roy Hall 2.4% 5,958
Total Votes 251,052
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kent Hargett (D) and Bruce West (L) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady incumbent 80.3% 161,417
     Democratic Kent Hargett 17.3% 34,694
     Libertarian Bruce West 2.5% 4,988
Total Votes 201,099

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