Washington's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Denny Heck Democratic Party
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Washington U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Denny Heck (D) will face former state Representative Joyce McDonald (R), Jennifer Ferguson (I) and Human Rights Party candidate Sam Wright in the blanket primary on August 5, 2014. The race is rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[1]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[2][3][4]

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote in the primary by either July 7, 2014, by mail or online, or July 28, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[5]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Denny Heck (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Washington's 10th Congressional District is located in the west central portion of the state and includes portions of Thurston, Pierce, King and Mason counties.[6]

Candidates

Campaign contributions

Denny Heck

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Heck's reports.[10]

Denny Heck (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$57,410.58$155,096.86$(62,034.14)$150,473.30
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$150,473.30$251,687.87$(64,377.47)$337,783.70
October Quarterly[13]October 14, 2013$337,783.70$221,809.50$(65,164.04)$494,429.16
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$494,429$187,561$(58,072)$623,918
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$623,918.16$256,875.70$(58,811.48)$821,982.38
Running totals
$1,073,030.93$(308,459.13)

Joyce McDonald

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McDonald's reports.[16]

Joyce McDonald (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 9, 2014$0.00$2,155.00$(1,321.59)$833.41
Running totals
$2,155$(1,321.59)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 10th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Denny Heck won the election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Washington District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Heck 58.6% 163,036
     Republican Richard Muri 41.4% 115,381
Total Votes 278,417
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

See also

External links

References

  1. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  2. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  5. Washington Secretary of State Office, "Elections & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Washington Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  7. Puyallup Herald, "Joyce McDonald to run for 10th Congressional District," accessed March 10, 2014
  8. The News Tribune, "Joyce McDonald to run for U.S. House," accessed March 10, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Heck 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "McDonald 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 7, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014
  18. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Washington"