Florida's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 23rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz 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 23rd Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) was first elected in 2004. She is seeking a sixth term in 2014.

She serves as one of the Chief Deputy Whips of the Democratic caucus for the 113th Congress.[4] She also serves as the current chair of the Democratic National Committee.

She faced no opposition in the Democratic primary. However, two Republican candidates both sought the opportunity to challenge Wasserman Schultz in the general election. Joe Kaufman won the primary and the nomination.

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 Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), who was first elected in 2004.

Florida's 23rd Congressional District is located in southern Florida and consists of portions of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

Rumored candidate

Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Florida District 23 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Kaufman 62.7% 6,120
Juan Garcia 37.3% 3,648
Total Votes 9,768
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.[13] 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.[14] Debbie Wasserman Schultz voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

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.[16] 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. Debbie Wasserman Schultz voted for HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$530,196.58$230,323.42$(305,287.57)$455,232.43
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$455,232.43$263,188.86$(282,968.45)$435,452.84
October Quarterly[20]October 13, 2013$435,452.84$284,966.87$(230,035.56)$490,384.15
Year-end[21]January 31, 2014$490,384$276,315$(236,544)$530,155
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$530,155$330,290$(303,455)$556,990
Running totals
$1,385,084.15$(1,358,290.58)

Joe Kaufman

Joe Kaufman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2013$0$15,024$(13,940)$18,485
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$18,485$131,297$(118,923)$30,859
October Quarterly[25]October 15, 2013$30,859$33,302$(34,376)$29,785
Year End[26]January 31, 2014$29,785$97,078$(60,748)$66,115
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$66,115$123,186$(114,271)$135,778
Running totals
$399,887$(342,258)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Karen Harrington and Ilya Katz in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Wasserman Schultz Incumbent 63.2% 174,205
     Republican Karen Harrington 35.6% 98,096
     Independent Ilya Katz 1.1% 3,129
Total Votes 275,430
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Alcee L. Hastings won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bernard Sansaricq (R) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Florida District 23 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlcee L. Hastings incumbent 79.1% 100,066
     Republican Bernard Sansaricq 20.9% 26,414
Total Votes 126,480

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. Office of the Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, "Hoyer Announces Whip Team for the 113th Congress," accessed January 4, 2013
  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 January 25, 2014
  11. Florida Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed April 2, 2014
  12. Edward Goldfarb for Congress, "Home," accessed February 8, 2014
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed February 24, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed February 24, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 24, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013