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Florida's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 22nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lois Frankel Democratic Party
Lois Frankel.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Lean D[3]

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

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The 22nd Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Lois Frankel was first elected in 2012. She is running for re-election to a second term in 2014. Frankel was named as the vice chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) Red to Blue program on May 1, 2014.[4] Frankel co-chaired the DCCC’s WomenLEAD program before obtaining her new assignment.[4]

She faced no primary challenger in her bid for re-election. However, three Republican candidates went head to head for the nomination to take her on in the general election. In the end, Paul Spain emerged victorious.

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 Lois Frankel (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Florida's 22nd Congressional District is located in southeastern Florida between Florida's 21st Congressional District and the Atlantic Ocean. It includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward counties.[9]


General election candidates

August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Florida District 22 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Spain 42.9% 7,389
Andrea McGee 34.3% 5,912
David Wagie 22.8% 3,932
Total Votes 17,233
Source: 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.

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.[12] 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.[13] Lois Frankel voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

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.[15] 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. Lois Frankel voted for HR 2775.[16]

Campaign contributions

Lois Frankel

Lois Frankel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2013$43,350.08$386,203.02$(97,433.15)$332,119.95
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$332,119.95$122,884.85$(173,409.53)$281,595.27
October Quarterly[19]October 13, 2013$281,595.27$119,536.56$(109,903.99)$291,227.84
Year-end[20]January 31, 2014$291,227$138,701$(80,414)$349,515
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$349,515$113,950$(116,749)$346,716
Running totals

Andrea Leigh McGee

Andrea Leigh McGee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$0$8,371$(2,999)$5,372
Running totals

Jeremy Rodgers

Jeremy Rodgers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$0$26,560$(265)$26,295
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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On November 6, 2012, Lois Frankel (D) won election to the United States House. She defeated Adam Hasner in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 22 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Frankel 54.6% 171,021
     Republican Adam Hasner 45.4% 142,050
Total Votes 313,071
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Allen West won election to the United States House. He defeated Ron Klein (D) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Florida District 22 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAllen West 54.4% 118,890
     Democratic Ron Klein incumbent 45.6% 99,804
Total Votes 218,694

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. 4.0 4.1 Sunshine State News, "Lois Frankel Named as DCCC 'Red to Blue' Vice Chair," 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 10.3 10.4 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed April 19, 2014
  11. Elect Jeremy Rodgers, "Home," accessed January 6, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013