United States House of Representatives elections in Alaska, 2014

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2012

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Alaska's At-large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 19, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Don Young Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Alaska U.S. House Elections
At-Large district

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Alaska will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Incumbent Don Young (R), who has represented Alaska in the U.S. House for over 40 years, defeated three Republican challengers in the primary: John Cox, David Dohner and David Seaward.[3] He will face Forrest Dunbar (D) and Jim McDermott (L) in the general election. Young is expected to easily win re-election in November.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 2, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alaska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election. The Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party allow any registered voters. The Alaska Republican Party allows only registered Republicans, nonpartisan or undeclared voters.[4]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by July 20, 2014.[5] For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014.[6]

See also: Alaska elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is Don Young (R), who was first elected in 1972.

Alaska has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from Alaska.

Members of the U.S. House from Alaska -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 1 1

Candidates

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General election candidates

Republican Party Don Young
Democratic Party Forrest Dunbar
Libertarian Party Jim McDermott

August 19, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic PartyLibertarian PartyLimeslashed.png ADL Primary[7]

Democratic Party Forrest Dunbar Approveda
Democratic Party Frank Vondersaar
Libertarian Party Jim McDermott Approveda

Primary results

U.S. House, Alaska's At-Large District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young Incumbent 74.4% 64,832
John Cox 13.5% 11,790
David Seaward 7% 6,119
David Dohner 5.1% 4,435
Total Votes 87,176
Source: Politico with 100% reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


U.S. House, Alaska's At-Large District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngForrest Dunbar 80.5% 31,753
Frank Vondersaar 19.5% 7,708
Total Votes 39,461
Source: Politico with 100% reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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] Young 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] Don Young voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[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. Don Young voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Don Young

Don Young (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 11, 2013$508,299.46$61,942.22$(64,668.17)$505,573.51
July Quarterly[17]July 12, 2013$505,573.51$63,076.05$(51,683.50)$516,966.06
October Quarterly[18]October 9, 2013$516,966.06$175,657.87$(59,916.62)$632,707.31
Year-End[19]January 23, 2014$632,707$107,679$(60,621)$679,765
April Quarterly[20]April 10, 2014$679,765$77,772$(62,199)$695,338
July Quarterly[21]July 14, 2014$695,338$131,258$(236,784)$589,812
Pre-Primary[22]August 6, 2014$589,812$13,865$(37,339)$566,338
Running totals
$631,250.14$(573,211.29)

John Cox

John Cox (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 9, 2013$1,042$0$(20)$1,022
July Quarterly[24]July 8, 2013$1,022$0$(0)$1,020
October Quarterly[25]October 5, 2013$1,020$0$(0)$870
Year-End[26]January 6, 2014$870$0$(171)$699
April Quarterly[27]April 13, 2014$699$0$(0)$1,899
July Quarterly[28]July 10, 2014$1,899$0$(0)$4,299
Running totals
$0$(191)

Forrest Dunbar

Forrest Dunbar (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[29]October 15, 2013$0$21,805$(3,225)$18,580
Year-End[30]February 18, 2014$18,580$3,978$(0)$22,558
April Quarterly[31]April 13, 2014$22,558$16,957$(12,504)$27,010
July Quarterly[32]July 14, 2014$27,010$36,500$(32,907)$30,603
Pre-Primary[33]August 7, 2014$30,603$14,600$(18,576)$26,627
Running totals
$93,840$(67,212)

Frank Vondersaar

Frank Vondersaar (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[34]January 9, 2014$0$500$(100)$400
April Quarterly[35]April 9, 2014$400$0$(0)$400
July Quarterly[36]July 10, 2014$400$0$(300)$100
Pre-Primary[37]August 8, 2014$100$0$(0)$0
Running totals
$500$(400)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Don Young (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sharon Cissna (D), Jim McDermott (L), Ted Gianoutsos (I) and Clinton Desjarlais (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Alaska At-Large General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young 63.9% 185,296
     Democratic Sharon M. Cissna 28.6% 82,927
     Libertarian Jim C. McDermott 5.2% 15,028
     NA Ted Gianoutsos 1.9% 5,589
Total Votes 289,804
Source: Alaska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Don Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Harry T. Crawford, Jr. (D) in the general election.[38]

U.S. House, Alaska At-Large General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young incumbent 69% 175,384
     Democratic Harry T. Crawford, Jr. 30.5% 77,606
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 1,345
Total Votes 254,335

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. Politico, "2014 Alaska House Primaries Results," accessed August 20, 2014
  4. State of Alaska Division of Elections Website, "Primary Election Information," accessed January 2, 2014
  5. DMV.org, "Voter Registration in Alaska," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. State of Alaska Division of Elections "2014 Election Dates and Hours," accessed February 19, 2014
  7. In Alaska, candidates from the Democratic, Libertarian and Alaskan Independence parties all appear on the same ballot. The candidate who receives the most votes from each party then advances to the general election.
  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, "Don Young April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young Pre-Primary," accessed August 12, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "John Cox April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "John Cox July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "John Cox October Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "John Cox Year-End," accessed July 24, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "John Cox April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "John Cox July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Forrest Dunbar October Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Forrest Dunbar Year-End," accessed July 24, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Forrest Dunbar April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Forrest Dunbar July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Forrest Dunbar Pre-Primary," accessed August 12, 2014
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Vondersaar Year-End," accessed July 24, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Vondersaar April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Vondersaar July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Vondersaar Pre-Primary," accessed August 12, 2014
  38. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013