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Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John L. Mica 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 7th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by June 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John L. Mica (R), who was first elected in 1992.

Florida's 7th Congressional District is located in eastern Florida and includes parts of Seminole, Orange and Volusia counties.[5]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[11] 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.[12] John Mica voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Voted "No" 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.[14] 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. John Mica voted against HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

John Mica

John L. Mica (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 14, 2013$146,741.34$55,473.38$(104,585.92)$97,628.80
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$97,628.80$1,432,358.01$(17,142.59)$222,844.22
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$222,844.22$105,256.15$(25,612.36)$302,488.01
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$302,488$78,958$(22,439)$359,006
Running totals
$1,672,045.54$(169,779.87)

David Smith

David Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[20]January 31, 2014$0$65,625$(12,733)$52,891
Running totals
$65,625$(12,733)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, John L. Mica (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jason Kendall and Fred Marra in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jason Kendall 41.3% 130,479
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Mica Incumbent 58.7% 185,518
     Independent Fred Marra 0% 13
Total Votes 316,010
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John L. Mica won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Heather Beaven (D) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Mica incumbent 69% 185,470
     Democratic Heather Beaven 31% 83,206
Total Votes 268,676

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Florida Division of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  6. David Smith for Congress, "Home," accessed November 19, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Florida Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed April 16, 2014
  8. Florida Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed April 2, 2014
  9. Oehlrich for Congress, "Home," accessed March 17, 2014
  10. Twitter, "Wes Neuman," accessed December 18, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013