United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Florida

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

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Contents

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Florida took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected 27 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 2, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Florida is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Florida elections, 2014


On July 10, 2014, a Florida judge threw out the state's 2012 congressional redistricting plan. In the ruling he found that Republicans "conspired to manipulate the boundaries to protect the party's majority in Washington and 'made a mockery' of the rules of transparency in the process."[5] He also specifically ordered that two of the state's districts--Florida's 5th Congressional District and Florida's 10th Congressional District-- should be redrawn as they violated a "Fair Districts Florida" standard approved by voters in 2010 to ban legislators from favoring or protecting incumbents.[5]

On July 15, 2014, Republicans in the Florida State Legislature announced they would not appeal the ruling that found that the state's map for congressional districts unconstitutional. Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford said in a joint statement that they want to postpone drawing a new map until after the 2014 elections.[6][7][8]

Florida legislative leaders announced on August 3, 2014, a special week-long session to revise the congressional redistricting map declared invalid by a state judge.[9] The announcement came after Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis once again ordered lawmakers on August 1, 2014, to revise the congressional redistricting map to fix two districts he had previously declared unconstitutional. Lewis gave the Legislature until August 15, 2014, to fix the map, an action that required a special session of the Legislature and an abrupt halt to lawmakers' summer vacations and to their campaigning, as lawmakers may not raise campaign money while the Legislature is in session.[9]

On August 11, 2014, the Florida State Legislature approved new maps that altered seven of the state's congressional districts.[10][11]

Lewis also said he was considering calling a special election after the November 4, 2014, general election for the affected districts and called for a hearing to allow lawyers for both sides in the case to present arguments on what the court should decide.[9]

Battleground races

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Florida was home to two battleground districts in 2014: Florida's 18th Congressional District and Florida's 26th Congressional District. Both of these seats are currently held by Democratic incumbents.

District 18

See also: Florida's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Florida's 18th Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the race had a very low margin of victory in the last election. Incumbent Patrick Murphy faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Carl Domino triumphed over Calvin Turnquest, Alan Schlesinger, Beverly Joy Hires, Nick Robert Wukoson and Brian Lara. Murphy then defeated Domino in the general election on November 4, 2014.[12][13]

District 26

See also: Florida's 26th Congressional District elections, 2014

Florida's 26th Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Joe Garcia faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Carlos Curbelo triumphed over Ed MacDougall, Joe Martinez, Lorenzo Palomares Starbuck and former U.S. Rep. David Rivera. Curbelo then beat incumbent Garcia in the general election on November 4, 2014.[12][14]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held 17 of the 27 congressional seats from Florida.

Members of the U.S. House from Florida -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 10 10
     Republican Party 17 17
Total 27 27

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 27 congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Jeff Miller Ends.png Republican 1
Steve Southerland II Ends.png Republican 2
Ted Yoho Ends.png Republican 3
Ander Crenshaw Ends.png Republican 4
Corrine Brown Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Ron DeSantis Ends.png Republican 6
John L. Mica Ends.png Republican 7
Bill Posey Ends.png Republican 8
Alan Grayson Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Daniel Webster Ends.png Republican 10
Richard B. Nugent Ends.png Republican 11
Gus Bilirakis Ends.png Republican 12
David Jolly Ends.png Republican 13
Kathy Castor Electiondot.png Democratic 14
Dennis A. Ross Ends.png Republican 15
Vern Buchanan Ends.png Republican 16
Thomas J. Rooney Ends.png Republican 17
Patrick Murphy Electiondot.png Democratic 18
Curt Clawson Ends.png Republican 19
Alcee L. Hastings Electiondot.png Democratic 20
Theodore E. Deutch Electiondot.png Democratic 21
Lois Frankel Electiondot.png Democratic 22
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Electiondot.png Democratic 23
Frederica S. Wilson Electiondot.png Democratic 24
Mario Diaz-Balart Ends.png Republican 25
Joe Garcia Electiondot.png Democratic 26
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Ends.png Republican 27

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 27 seats up for election in 2014 in Florida. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the two candidates who received the most votes. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100 percent, and the total vote is listed as 0. This is because the state of Florida does not count votes in uncontested races.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
District 1 Republican Party Jeff Miller 46.8% 235,343 James Bryan
District 2 Democratic Party Gwen Graham 1.1% 249,780 Steve Southerland II
District 3 Republican Party Ted Yoho 32.7% 228,809 Marihelen Wheeler
District 4 Republican Party Ander Crenshaw 62.6% 227,253 Paula Moser-Bartlett
District 5 Democratic Party Corrine Brown 30.9% 171,577 Gloreatha Scurry-Smith
District 6 Republican Party Ron DeSantis 25.1% 265,817 David Cox
District 7 Republican Party John Mica 31.5% 227,164 Wesley Neuman
District 8 Republican Party Bill Posey 31.7% 274,513 Gabriel Rothblatt
District 9 Democratic Party Alan Grayson 10.9% 173,878 Carol Platt
District 10 Republican Party Daniel Webster 23.1% 232,574 Michael Patrick McKenna
District 11 Republican Party Richard Nugent 33.3% 272,294 David Koller
District 12 Republican Party Gus Bilirakis 100% 0 Unopposed
District 13 Republican Party David Jolly 50.5% 223,576 Lucas Overby
District 14 Democratic Party Kathy Castor 100% 0 Unopposed
District 15 Republican Party Dennis Ross 20.6% 213,582 Alan Cohn
District 16 Republican Party Vern Buchanan 23.2% 274,829 Henry Lawrence
District 17 Republican Party Tom Rooney 26.5% 223,756 Will Bronson
District 18 Democratic Party Patrick Murphy 19.6% 253,374 Carl Domino
District 19 Republican Party Curt Clawson 31.8% 246,861 April Freeman
District 20 Democratic Party Alcee Hastings 63.2% 157,466 Jay Bonner
District 21 Democratic Party Ted Deutch 99.3% 153,970 W. Michael Trout
District 22 Democratic Party Lois Frankel 16.1% 216,096 Paul Spain
District 23 Democratic Party Debbie Wasserman Schultz 25.3% 164,788 Joe Kaufman
District 24 Democratic Party Frederica Wilson 76% 149,918 Dufirstson Julio Neree
District 25 Republican Party Mario Diaz-Balart 100% 0 Unopposed
District 26 Republican Party Carlos Curbelo 2.9% 161,337 Joe Garcia
District 27 Republican Party Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 100% 0 Unopposed

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

Independent Third Party Candidates

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

10th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to primary

Declined to run

11th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

12th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

Failed to file

13th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew from race

Failed to file

Declined to run

14th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

15th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

16th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

17th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

18th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

19th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

Declined to run

20th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

21st Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

22nd Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

23rd Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

Rumored candidate

24th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

25th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

26th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

27th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

Failed to file

See also

External links

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