Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Utah's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary, due to conventions

Incumbent prior to election:
Rob Bishop Republican Party
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The 1st Congressional District of Utah will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rob Bishop defeated David Yu-Lin Chiu at Utah's GOP Convention on April 26, 2014.[1] Donna McAleer defeated Peter Conover Clemens at Utah's Democratic Convention on the same day.[2] Bishop and McAleer will face off with Libertarian candidate Craig Bowden and American Independent candidate Dwayne Vance in the general election. The race is rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[3]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 20, 2014
No primary, due to conventions
November 4, 2014

Primary: Utah is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.[4]

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote in the primary by either May 25, 2014, by mail, or June 9, 2014, online. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[5]

See also: Utah elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Rob Bishop (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Utah's 1st Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Box Elder, Cache, Rich, Weber and Davis counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates[7]


April 26, 2014, Convention results

Republican Party Republican convention

Democratic Party Democratic convention

Republican convention

On April 26, 2014, at Utah’s GOP Convention, delegates chose incumbent Rob Bishop as the Republican candidate in the 2014 general election. Bishop received 767 votes, or 80.74 percent, while David Yu-Lin Chiu received 183 votes, or 19.26 percent.[1]

Utah uses a convention-primary system to choose candidates for general elections. At the state nominating convention, delegates cast votes for a candidate on behalf of their district. If a delegate receives 60% of the votes, the candidate moves on to the general election; otherwise, the two remaining candidates compete in a primary election.[12] According to The Salt Lake Tribune, “The group Count My Vote, led by former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt and other influential and well-heeled Republicans, launched a petition drive last year to put a measure on the ballot to strip the party conventions of most of their authority, arguing the caucus-convention system is exclusionary and doesn’t represent the average Utahn.”[13]

Democratic convention

On April 26, 2014, Donna McAleer won the Democratic nomination with 66 percent of the vote. She defeated Peter Conover Clemens. After winning the nomination McAleer said, “Our Utah pioneers came to this state for the common good, and it’s with that spirit that we must unite. And we must help identify those independents and save them from the radical right. All Utahns, we need to get our country back on track – a track that’s not left, not right, but forward – right here, right now.”[2]

Campaign contributions

Rob Bishop

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bishop's reports.[14]

Rob Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$14,110.29$11,000.00$(11,860.46)$13,249.83
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$13,249.83$68,505.00$(29,517.38)$52,237.45
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2013$52,237.45$29,900.00$(31,237.25)$50,900.20
Year-End[18]January 31, 2014$50,900$45,795$(17,635)$79,060
Pre-Convention[19]April 14, 2014$79,060.29$19,900.00$(64,656.79)$34,303.50
Running totals
$175,100$(154,906.88)

Craig Bowden

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bowden's reports.[20]

Craig Bowden (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[21]July 12, 2013$0.00$280.00$(280.00)$0.00
Year-End[22]January 22, 2014$0$185$(185)$0
April Quarterly[23]March 31, 2014$0$869.90$(861.21)$9.49
Running totals
$1,334.9$(1,326.21)

Donna McAleer

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McAleer's reports.[24]

Donna McAleer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 16, 2014$44,376.00$23,983.18$(25,502.18)$42,857.00
Running totals
$23,983.18$(25,502.18)

Peter Conover Clemens

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Clemens' reports.[26]

Peter Clemens (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]April 29, 2013$0.00$29,030.00$(8,958.80)$20,071.20
July Quarterly[28]July 15, 2013$20,071.20$12,385.00$(21,620.90)$10,835.30
October Quarterly[29]October 9, 2013$10,835.30$11,030.00$(12,601.18)$9,264.12
Year-End[30]January 31, 2014$9,264$6,735$(10,488)$5,510
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2014$5,510.88$21,755.00$(14,071.72)$13,194.16
Running totals
$80,935$(67,740.6)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Rob Bishop (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donna McAleer and Sherry Phipps in the general election.

U.S. House, Utah District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bishop 71.5% 175,487
     Democratic Donna M. McAleer 24.7% 60,611
     Constitution Sherry Phipps 3.8% 9,430
Total Votes 245,528
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Rob Bishop won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Morgan E. Bowen (D), Kirk D. Pearson (Constitution) and Jared Paul Stratton (L) in the general election.[32]

U.S. House, Utah District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bishop incumbent 69.2% 135,247
     Democratic Morgan E. Bowen 23.9% 46,765
     Constitution Kirk D. Pearson 4.7% 9,143
     Libertarian Jared Paul Stratton 2.2% 4,307
Total Votes 195,462

See also

External links

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Kuer.org, "McAleer Wins Democratic Nomination in 1st Congressional District," accessed May 5, 2014
  3. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  4. Project Vote Smart, "Voter Registration: Utah," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Lt. Governor's Office, "Online Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Utah Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
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  12. UtahGOP.org, "Utah Republican Party Bylaws," accessed April 30, 2014
  13. Salt Lake Tribune, "Mia Love clinches Republican nomination at Utah convention,” accessed April 30, 2014
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  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Convention," accessed May 8, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Bowden 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 26, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 26, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Bowden Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
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  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Clemens 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 26, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 26, 2013
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  29. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
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  31. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013