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

November 4 Election Winner:
Mario Diaz-Balart Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mario Diaz-Balart Republican Party
Mario Diaz Balart.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Safe R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Likely R[3]

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

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The 25th Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Mario Diaz-Balart (R) won re-election to a third term in 2014. Diaz-Balart was the only candidate to file to run in the primary and ran unopposed in the general election.[4][5]

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.[6][7][8]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[9]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was 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.[10]


General election candidates

August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

Key votes

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

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[11] Diaz-Balart joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[12][13]


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.[14] 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.[15] Mario Diaz-Balart voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18]

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.[19]

Mario Diaz-Balart

District history

Candidate ballot access
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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.[28]

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. 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. Naples News, "Miami-Collier U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart wins another congressional term," accessed May 27, 2014
  5. Sun Sentinel, "Mario Diaz-Balart statement on return to Congress," accessed May 27, 2014
  6. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  8. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  9. Florida Division of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  10. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 5, 2012
  11. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Naples News, "Radel, Diaz-Balart begin building campaign accounts for 2014 re-election" accessed July 17, 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, "Mario Diaz-Balart July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Mario Diaz-Balart Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Mario Diaz-Balart October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013