Washington's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler (R) and Bob Dingethal (D) were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary, and they will move on to the general election.[3] The race is rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]
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.[5][6][7]

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.[8]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jaime Herrera Beutler (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Washington's 3rd Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of the state and includes Pacific, Wahklakum, Lewis, Thurston, Cowlltz, Clark, Skamania and Klickltat counties.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican candidates

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Election results

Blanket primary

U.S. House, Washington District 3, Blanket Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera Beutler Incumbent 48.4% 45,065
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Dingethal 38.8% 36,115
Michael Delavar 12.9% 12,000
Total Votes 93,180
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Issues

Below are important votes that Herrera Beutler 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.[14] Herrera Beutler joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[15][16]

Media

The Columbian interview

The Columbian editorial board interviewed incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler (R), Michael Delavar (R) and Bob Dingethal (D) on July 3, 2014. The candidates discussed immigration, the Affordable Care Act, energy and a variety of other issues.


"Ed board: 3rd Congressional District."

Campaign contributions

Jaime Herrera Beutler

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Herrera Beutler's reports.[17]

Jamie Herrera Beutler (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$55,938.88$239,255.99$(74,709.84)$220,485.03
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$220,485.03$312,452.99$(90,508.74)$442,429.28
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$442,429.28$156,212.01$(94,353.04)$504,288.25
Year-end[21]January 31, 2014$504,288$290,552$(91,400)$703,440
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$705,740.75$170,178.1$(109,703.07)$766,215.78
Running totals
$1,168,651.09$(460,674.69)

Michael Delavar

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Delavar's reports.[23]

Michael Delavar (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[24]January 31, 2014$0$2,747$(298)$2,449
April Quarterly[25]April 4, 2014$2,449.02$4,655.01$(1,713.87)$5,390.16
Running totals
$7,402.01$(2,011.87)

Bob Dingethal

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

Bob Dingethal (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[27]January 31, 2014$0$8,050$(5,223)$2,827
April Quarterly[28]April 10, 2014$2,827.56$39,345.36$(30,102.46)$12,070.46
Running totals
$47,395.36$(35,325.46)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler won re-election in the district.[29]

U.S. House, Washington District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera Beutler Incumbent 60.4% 177,446
     Democratic Jon T. Haugen 39.6% 116,438
Total Votes 293,884
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jaime Herrera won election to the United States House. She defeated Denny Heck (D) in the general election.[30]

U.S. House, Washington District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera 53% 152,799
     Democratic Denny Heck 47% 135,654
Total Votes 288,453

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 4, 2014
  3. Associated Press, "Washington - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 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. Washington Secretary of State Office, "Elections & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Washington Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Associated Press, "Washington - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  11. Oregon Live, "Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler draws libertarian-minded challenger in southwest Washington: Northwest politics today", accessed November 5, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  14. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  15. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  16. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Herrera Beutler 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Delavar 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 7, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Dingethal 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 7, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014
  29. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013