Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ron DeSantis Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

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

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The 6th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Ron DeSantis (R), who was first elected in 2012, is seeking a second term in 2014. FreedomWorks endorsed DeSantis in March 2014.[4] He faces no primary challenger, but will take on Democratic nominee David Cox in the general election.

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 Ron DeSantis (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Florida's 6th Congressional District is located in northeastern Florida and includes St. Johns and Flagler counties and portions of Putnam and Volusia counties.[9] The 6th District stretches from the Canaveral National Seashore through Daytona Beach up north past St. Augustine.[10]

Candidates

Failed to file

Endorsements

Ron DeSantis

Key votes

Below are important votes the current 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 Republicans--Thomas 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.[13] DeSantis joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[14][15]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.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.[16] 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.[17] Ron DeSantis voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Nay3.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.[19] 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. Ron DeSantis voted against HR 2775.[20]

Campaign contributions

Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$2,411.69$243,771.24$(26,328.14)$246,259
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$246,259$148,250$(57,158.42)$337,351
October Quarterly[23]October 13, 2013$337,351$104,439.00$(33,187.68)$408,602
Year-end[24]January 27, 2014$408,602$132,260$(28,143)$512,719
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$512,719$193,295$(53,341)$652,673
Running totals
$822,015.24$(198,158.24)

David Cox

David Cox (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$0$3,693$(1,480)$2,212
October Quarterly[28]October 15, 2013$2,212$1,890$(2,643)$1,459
Year-end[29]January 31, 2014$1,459$2,930$(2,064)$2,891
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$2,891$6,508$(6,049)$3,349
Running totals
$15,021$(12,236)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Ron DeSantis (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Heather Beaven in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon DeSantis 57.2% 195,962
     Democratic Heather Beaven 42.8% 146,489
Total Votes 342,451
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Cliff Stearns won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Schonberg (I) in the general election.[31]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Stearns incumbent 71.5% 179,349
     Independent Steve Schonberg 28.5% 71,632
Total Votes 250,981

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. Politico, "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 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. Roll Call "Race Ratings: Florida Offers Democrats Chances at Pickups" accessed February 28, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed May 5, 2014
  12. Politico, "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 2014
  13. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  14. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  15. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Ron DeSsantis October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10,2 014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed February 19, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed February 19, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 19, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013