Indiana's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Marlin Stutzman 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]

Indiana U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Marlin Stutzman (R), who was first elected in 2010. He won re-election in 2012 with 67 percent of the vote.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Indiana is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters are not required to register with a party, but the ballot they get depends on which party they have voted for most often in the past.[4]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[5]

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Marlin Stutzman (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District is based in Fort Wayne and includes the northeastern part of the state, including Goshen. Also included are LaGrange, Steuben, DeKalb, Noble, Kosclusko, Whitley, Allen, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Jay and Blackford counties and part of Randolph County.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Indiana District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Kuhnle 34.8% 2,888
Tommy Schrader 33.8% 2,805
Jim Redmond 31.3% 2,594
Total Votes 8,287
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Indiana District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarlin Stutzman Incumbent 81.7% 48,824
Mark Baringer 9.8% 5,866
James Mahoney 8.5% 5,101
Total Votes 59,791
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.

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.[9] Stutzman joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[10][11]

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.[12] 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.[13] Marlin Stutzman voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

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.[15] 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. Marlin Stutzman voted against HR 2775.[16]

Campaign contributions

Marlin Stutzman

Marlin Stutzman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 18, 2013$153,804.32$101,796.72$(56,010.86)$199,589.18
July Quarterly[18]July 18, 2013$199,589.18$232,678.60$(82,781.86)$349,485.92
October Quarterly[19]October 13, 2013$349,485.92$193,384.17$(120,634.61)$422,235.48
Year-end[20]January 31, 2014$422,235$102,843$(180,890)$344,188
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$344,188$179,662$(93,339)$430,512
Running totals
$810,364.49$(533,656.33)

Justin Kuhnle

Justin Kuhnle (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[22]January 31, 2014$0$101$(39)$97
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$97$715$(721)$90
Running totals
$816$(760)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Marlin Stutzman (R) won re-election. He defeated Kevin Boyd (D) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Indiana District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarlin Stutzman Incumbent 67% 187,872
     Democratic Kevin Boyd 33% 92,363
Total Votes 280,235
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Marlin Stutzman won election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas Hayhurst (D), Scott Wise (L), Tom Metzger (I) and Wes Stephens (I) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Indiana District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarlin A. Stutzman 62.8% 116,140
     Democratic Thomas Hayhurst 33.1% 61,267
     Libertarian Scott Wise 4.1% 7,631
     Independent Tom Metzger 0% 10
     Independent Wes Stephens 0% 1
Total Votes 185,049

Stutzman was elected in a November 2, 2010 special election to fill the rest of resigning Representative Mark Souder's term. He was simultaneously elected to a full two year term through 2013.

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. Indiana Code, "Section 3-10-1-6," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Indiana Election Division, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Indiana Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 24, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Indiana Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed February 5, 2014
  8. Howey Politics, "Former Seymour Mayor Bailey to challenge Rep. Young in 9th CD," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 15, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  24. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013