Florida's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 21st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Theodore E. Deutch Democratic Party
Theodore E. Deutch.jpg

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 21st Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Theodore E. Deutch (D) was first elected in 2010. He is facing re-election to a third term in 2014. He held off a primary challenge from former federal Labor Department employee Emmanuel Morel. Write-in candidate W. Michael Trout is seeking a re-match against Deutch after he was defeated in 2012.[4]

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 was October 6, 2014.[8]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Theodore E. Deutch (D), who was first elected in 2010.

Florida's 21st Congressional District is located in southeastern Florida and includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward counties.[9]


General election candidates

August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Florida District 21 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTed Deutch Incumbent 91.6% 31,080
Emmanuel Morel 8.4% 2,845
Total Votes 33,925
Source: Florida Division of Elections

Key votes

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

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.[11] 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.[12] Ted Deutch voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[14] 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. Ted Deutch voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Ted Deutch

Theodore E. Deutch (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$471,266.38$98,623.00$(103,493.44)$466,395.94
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$466,395.94$211,859.57$(118,386.73)$559,868.78
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$559,868.78$142,486.00$(124,357.59)$577,997.19
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$577,997$165,012$(120,668)$622,340
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$622,340$104,172$(138,766)$587,746
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2014$587,746$111,197$(117,524)$581,419
Pre-Primary [22]August 13, 2014$581,419$82,613$(54,511)$609,521
Running totals

Henry Colon

Henry Colon (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[23]January 31, 2014$0$600$(444)$155
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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On November 6, 2012, Theodore E. Deutch (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Cesear Henao and W. Michael Trout in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 21 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore E. Deutch Incumbent 77.8% 221,263
     Independent Cesear Henao 8.9% 25,361
     Independent W. Michael Trout 13.3% 37,776
Total Votes 284,400
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


In 2010, Mario Diaz-Balart decided to run for the 21st District his brother, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, was vacating. He ran unopposed.[24]

See also

External links


  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. Sunshine State News, "Ted Deutch in a Comfortable Position for 2014 Run," 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. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed November 19, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Ted Deutch October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Ted Deutch July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Ted Deutch Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  24. Florida Division of Elections--Department of State, "Candidate Listing for 2010 General Election," accessed October 20, 2011