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Florida's 20th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 20th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Alcee L. Hastings Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Florida U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 20th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Alcee L. Hastings (D) was first elected in 1992. He faced a primary challenge from Port of Palm Beach Commissioner Jean Enright and former heavyweight boxing champion Jameel McCline.[4] Jay Bonner ran unopposed on the Republican ticket and will Hastings in the general election.

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.[5][6][7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters have to register by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[8]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Alcee L. Hastings (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Florida's 20th Congressional District is located in southeastern Florida and includes portions of Henry, Palm Beach and Broward counties.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Florida District 20 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlcee Hastings Incumbent 79% 27,917
Jean Enright 14.4% 5,097
Jameel McCline 6.6% 2,315
Total Votes 35,329
Source: 99% reporting; Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Lawsuit against Obama

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Hastings on Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against President Obama

Voted "No" On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House voted to sue Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority 225 to 201. Five Republicans voted with Democrats against the lawsuit: Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Steve Stockman of Texas. No Democrats voted for it.[13][14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png 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.[15] 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.[16] Alcee Hastings voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[18] 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. Alcee Hastings voted for HR 2775.[19]

Campaign contributions

Alcee Hastings

Alcee L. Hastings (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 12, 2013$356,105.91$37,307.80$(58,653.32)$234,760.39
July Quarterly[21]July 10, 2013$234,760.39$80,607.80$(60,477.96)$254,890.23
October Quarterly[22]October 13, 2013$254,890.23$48,299.75$(38,961.05)$264,228.93
Year-end[23]January 31, 2014$264,228$145,594$(37,568)$372,255
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$372,255$35,508$(86,268)$321,494
Running totals
$347,317.35$(281,928.33)

Jean Enright

Jean Enright (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[25]October 17, 2013$0.00$20,565.00$(543.63)$20,021.37
Year End[26]January 31, 2014$20,021$3,395$(3,612)$19,804
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$19,804$800$(4,117)$16,486
Running totals
$24,760$(8,272.63)

Jay Bonner

Jay Bonner (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[28]January 31, 2014$0$7,810$(5,461)$2,348
Running totals
$7,810$(5,461)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Alcee L. Hastings (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randall Terry and Anthony Dutrow in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 20 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlcee L. Hastings Incumbent 87.9% 214,727
     Independent Randall Terry 12.1% 29,553
     Independent Anthony Dutrow 0% 5
Total Votes 244,285
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Debbie Wasserman Schultz won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Karen Harrington (R), Stanley Blumenthal (I), Robert Kunst (I) and Clayton Schock (I) in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, Florida District 20 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Wasserman Schultz incumbent 60.1% 100,787
     Republican Karen Harrington 38.1% 63,845
     Independent Stanley Blumenthal 1% 1,663
     Independent Robert Kunst 0.8% 1,272
     Independent Clayton Schock 0% 3
Total Votes 167,570

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Sun Sentinel, "Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings," accessed May 27, 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. Florida Division of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Jay Alan Bonner Summary reports," accessed October 30, 2013
  11. Sunshine State News "Florida Congressmen Sitting Pretty for 2014 Primary Fights" accessed July 22, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 Florida Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed January 25, 2014
  13. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  14. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013