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Florida's 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 15th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dennis A. Ross Republican Party
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Florida U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 15th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 2, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Florida 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by June 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Dennis A. Ross (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Florida's 15th Congressional District is located in central Florida and includes portions of Hillsborough and Polk counties.[5]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Issues

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.[7] 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.[8] Dennis Ross voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

Voted "No" 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.[10] 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. Dennis Ross voted against HR 2775.[11]

Campaign contributions

Dennis Ross

Dennis A. Ross (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]July 8, 2013$155,097.68$75,723.52$(103,340.45)$185,768
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$185,768$199,880.14$(58,467.93)$327,181
October Quarterly[14]October 13, 2013$268,892.96$107,469.00$(172,111.98)$262,538
Year-end[15]January 31, 2014$262,538$165,781$(50,081)$378,237
Running totals
$548,853.66$(384,001.36)

Alan Cohn

Alan Cohn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[16]October 17, 2013$0.00$14,902$(8,061)$6,840
Year End[17]January 31, 2014$6,840$60,456$(25,790)$41,506
Running totals
$75,358$(33,851)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Dennis A. Ross (R) won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bill Posey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Shannon Roberts (D) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey incumbent 64.7% 157,079
     Democratic Shannon Roberts 35.3% 85,595
Total Votes 242,674

See also

External links

References

  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. Florida Division of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  6. Tampa Bay.com, "Former TV reporter to run against U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross," accessed August 28, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" July 22, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013