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Arkansas's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arkansas's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Rick Crawford Republican Party
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Arkansas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Arkansas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 3, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Arkansas is 1 of 13 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by April 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014.[4]

See also: Arkansas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Rick Crawford (R), who was first elected in 2010.

The 1st Congressional District is located in northeastern Arkansas. Clay, Randolph, Greene, Lawrence, Craighead, Sharp, Fulton, Izard, Baxter, Stone, Searcy, Independent, Cleburne, Jackson, Poinsett, Crittenden, Cross, Woodruff, St. Francis, Lee, Mississippi, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Arkansas, Phillips, Lincoln, Chicot and Desha counties are included.[5]



Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] Rick Crawford voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Rick Crawford voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Rick Crawford

Rick Crawford (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 10, 2013$155,981.82$60,076.11$(62,242.30)$153,815.63
July Quarterly[12]July 11, 2013$153,815.63$99,185.65$(84,068.96)$168,932.32
October Quarterly[13]October 9, 2013$168,932.32$185,952.06$(48,556.19)$306,328.19
Year-End[14]January 27, 2014$306,328$86,684$(59,386)$333,626
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Rick Crawford (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Ellington, Jacob Holloway and Jessica Paxton in the general election.

U.S. House, Arkansas District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Scott Ellington 39.1% 96,601
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Crawford Incumbent 56.2% 138,800
     Green Jacob Holloway 2% 5,015
     Libertarian Jessica Paxton 2.6% 6,427
Total Votes 246,843
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Rick Crawford won election to the United States House. He defeated Chad Causey (D) and Ken Adler (G) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Crawford 51.8% 93,224
     Democratic Chad Causey 43.5% 78,267
     Green Ken Adler 4.6% 8,320
Total Votes 179,811

See also

External links


  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Arkansas Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Arkansas April 2011 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 23, 2012
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Rick Crawford April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Rick Crawford July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Rick Crawford October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Rick Crawford Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013