United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont, 2014

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2012

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Vermont's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Peter Welch Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Vermont 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 Vermont 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. Mark Donka defeated Donald Russell and Donald Nolte in the Republican primary.[3] Donka will face incumbent Peter Welch, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, Cris Ericson (I) and Liberty Union Party candidate Matthew Andrews in the general election. The race is rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 12, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Vermont is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[5][6][7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by 5 pm on August 26, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 29, 2014.[8]

See also: Vermont elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is Peter Welch (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Vermont has a single At-Large Congressional District, which is made up of the entire state.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the one congressional seat from Vermont.

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

Candidates

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General election candidates

August 26, 2014, Republican primary results


Election results

Republican primary

U.S. House, Vermont At-Large District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Donka 35.7% 4,341
Don Russell 33.1% 4,020
Donald Nolte 31.3% 3,802
Total Votes 12,163
Source: Results via Associated Press

Vote counting

On Wednesday, August 27, Donka took to Twitter to express his frustration with the secretary of state.

Donka's tweet from August 27, 2014

Campaign contributions

Peter Welch

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Welch's reports.[13]

Peter Welch (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$1,239,101.19$56,503.99$(135,174.63)$1,160,430.55
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$1,160,430.55$123,035.00$(49,569.16)$1,233,896.39
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$1,233,896.39$213,252.39$(63,689.46)$1,383,459.32
Year-end[17]January 31, 2014$1,383,459$128,023$(69,242)$1,442,230
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$1,442,240.40$103,861.00$(128,588.11)$1,417,513.29
Running totals
$624,675.38$(446,263.36)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Peter Welch (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Donka (R), James Desrochers (I), Andre LaFramboise (VoteKISS) and Jane Newton (Liberty Union Party) in the general election.

U.S. House, Vermont At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Welch Incumbent 72% 208,600
     Republican Mark Donka 23.3% 67,543
     Independent James Desrochers 2.9% 8,302
     Third Andre LaFramboise 0.4% 1,153
     Third Jane Newton 1.4% 4,065
Total Votes 289,663
Source: Vermont Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Peter Welch won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Paul D. Beaudry (R), Gus Jaccaci (I) and Jane Newton (Socialist) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Vermont At-Large District General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Welch incumbent 64.6% 154,006
     Republican Paul D. Beaudry 32% 76,403
     Independent Gus Jaccaci 2% 4,704
     Socialist Jane Newtown 1.4% 3,222
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 186
Total Votes 238,521

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 20, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 20, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Vermont - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 28, 2014
  4. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed August 20, 2014
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. Vermont Secretary of State Website, "Youth Vote: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. LiveJournal.com, "2014 Vote Cris Ericson," accessed April 29, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing- As of June 11, 4:00 pm," accessed June 12, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing- As of June 13, 4:00 pm," accessed August 20, 2014
  12. Mark Donka for VT, "Home," accessed April 29, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Welch 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013