Florida's 25th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 25th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mario Diaz-Balart 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 25th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Mario Diaz-Balart (R) was first elected in 2010. He is seeking a third term in 2014. Diaz-Balart was the only candidate to file to run in either the primary or general election.[1][2]

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.[3][4][5]

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

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Mario Diaz-Balart (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Florida's 25th Congressional District includes parts of Collier, Miami-Dade, Hendry and Broward counties in southern Florida.[7]


Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[8] 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.[9] Mario Diaz-Balart voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Voted "Yes" 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.[11] 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. Mario Diaz-Balart voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Incumbent Mario Diaz-Balart reported in second-quarter reports, for April through June 2013, that he added $112,963 to his campaign account, bringing his total for re-election to $341,817.[13]

Mario Diaz-Balart

Mario Diaz-Balart (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]July 8, 2013$298,471.17$65,589.42$(64,581.48)$299,479.11
July Quarterly[15]July 13, 2013$299,479.11$112,963.44$(70,624.90)$341,817.65
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$341,817.65$77,193$(30,532.09)$388,478.56
Year-end[17]January 31, 2014$388,478$183,150$(76,726)$494,902
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$494,902$163,246$(88,071)$570,076
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Mario Diaz-Balart (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stanley Blumenthal and VoteforEddie.Com in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 25 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMario Diaz-Balart Incumbent 75.6% 151,466
     Independent VoteforEddie.Com 8.5% 17,099
     Independent Stanley Blumenthal 15.8% 31,664
Total Votes 200,229
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, David Rivera won election to the United States House. He defeated Joe Garcia (D), Roly Arrojo (Tea Party) and Craig Porter (Florida Whig Party) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Florida District 25 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rivera 52.1% 74,859
     Democratic Joe Garcia 42.6% 61,138
     Tea Party Roly Arrojo 3% 4,312
     Florida Whig Party Craig Porters 2.3% 3,244
Total Votes 143,553

See also

External links


  1. Naples News, "Miami-Collier U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart wins another congressional term," accessed May 27, 2014
  2. Sun Sentinel, "Mario Diaz-Balart statement on return to Congress," accessed May 27, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Florida Division of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Naples News, "Radel, Diaz-Balart begin building campaign accounts for 2014 re-election" accessed July 17, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013