United States House of Representatives elections in Wyoming, 2014

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2012

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Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 19, 2014

District historyCandidates

Incumbent prior to election:
Cynthia Lummis Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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. Incumbent Cynthia Lummis defeated former U.S. Marine Jason Senteney in the Republican primary on August 19, 2014. Lummis will face self-proclaimed hip hop candidate Richard Grayson, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, Libertarian Richard Brubaker and Constitution candidate Daniel Clyde Cummings in the general election.[3][4] The race is rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[5]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 30, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Wyoming 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.[6][7][8]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 20, 2014.[9]

See also: Wyoming elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is Cynthia Lummis (R), who was first elected in 2008.

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

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from Wyoming.

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

Candidates

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General election candidates

August 19, 2014, primary results

Election results

Republican primary

U.S. House, Wyoming At-Large District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Lummis Incumbent 74.8% 14,617
Jason Senteney 25.2% 4,921
Total Votes 19,538
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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Republican debate


"2014 Primary Debates - U.S. House."

Dictator

During a debate on August 12, Lummis and Senteney were asked to discuss President Obama’s job performance. Senteney said, “He’s more of a dictator than a president, and I want to tell that to him to his face.”[14]

Hip hop candidate

The name of Richard Grayson's campaign committee is "PPLZ 4 GRAYSON CREW."[15] He told Business Insider that he chose the name because he's a "hip hop candidate."[16]

Issues

Below are important votes that Lummis 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.[17] Lummis joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[18][19]

Campaign contributions

Cynthia Lummis

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

Cynthia Lummis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 14, 2013$124,142.22$5,531.64$(50,538.24)$79,135.62
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$78,635.62$36,190$(18,434.32)$96,391.30
October Quarterly[23]October 14, 2013$96,391.30$78,761$(29,115.86)$146,036.44
Year-end[24]January 31, 2014$146,036$53,885$(13,837)$186,083
April Quarterly[25]April 13, 2014$186,083.67$42,320$(19,845.12)$208,558.55
Running totals
$216,687.64$(131,770.54)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Cynthia Lummis (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Chris Henrichsen (D), Richard Brubaker (L), Daniel Clyde Cummings and Don Willis in the general election.

U.S. House, Wyoming At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Lummis Incumbent 69% 166,452
     Democratic Chris Henrichsen 23.9% 57,573
     Libertarian Richard Brubaker 3.5% 8,442
     Constitution Daniel Clyde Cummings 2.1% 4,963
     Country Don Willis 1.6% 3,775
Total Votes 241,205
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Cynthia Lummis won election to the United States House. She defeated David Wendt (D) and John V. Love (L) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Wyoming At-Large District General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia M. Lummis incumbent 70.4% 131,661
     Democratic David Wendt 24.5% 45,768
     Libertarian John V. Love 4.9% 9,253
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 287
Total Votes 186,969

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 14, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 14, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Wyoming - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 19, 2014
  4. Business Insider, "The Only Democrat Running For Congress In Wyoming Might Host A 'Campaign Rave'," accessed August 13, 2014
  5. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed August 14, 2014
  6. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  8. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  9. Wyoming Secretary of State Website, "Registering to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  10. Wyoming Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate Roster," accessed July 21, 2014
  11. Facebook, "Richard Brubaker," accessed July 21, 2014
  12. Wyoming Secretary of State, 2014 General Candidate Roster," accessed September 3, 2014
  13. Facebook, "Senteney for Congress, accessed October 22, 2013
  14. CBSDC.com, "GOP House Candidate: I Want To Tell Obama To His Face That He Is A Dictator," accessed August 14, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "PPLZ 4 GRAYSON CREW," accessed August 13, 2014
  16. Business Insider, "The Only Democrat Running For Congress In Wyoming Might Host A 'Campaign Rave'," accessed August 13, 2014
  17. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  18. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  19. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Lummis 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, Year End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013