Kansas' 4th Congressional District

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Kansas' 4th Congressional District
KS 4th congressional district.png
Current incumbentMike Pompeo Republican Party
Population715,456
Gender49.3% Male, 50.7% Female
Race82.8% White, 6.3% Black, 2.8% Asian, 1% Native American
Ethnicity11.2% Hispanic
Unemployment9%
Median household income$48,100
High school graduation rate89.2%
College graduation rate26.9%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Kansas' 4th Congressional District is located in southern Kansas and encompasses Kinsley, Stafford, Kiowa, Pratt, Comanche, Barber, Kingman, Harper, Summer, Sedgwick, Harvey, Butler, Cowley, Chautauqua, Elk and Greenwood counties, as well as a portion of Pawnee County. The largest city in the district is Wichita.[1]

The current representative of the 4th Congressional District is Mike Pompeo (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2012

See also: Kansas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 4th Congressional District of Kansas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Mike Pompeo (R) won re-election. He defeated Robert Leon Tillman (D) and Thomas Jefferson (L) in the general election.[7]

General Results

U.S. House, Kansas District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pompeo Incumbent 62.2% 161,094
     Democratic Robert Leo Tillman 31.6% 81,770
     Libertarian Thomas Jefferson 6.2% 16,058
Total Votes 258,922
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Primary results

The primary took place on August 7.[8]

Democratic Primary
Kansas' 4th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Tillman 70.8% 11,224
Esau Freeman 29.2% 4,618
Total Votes 15,842

2010
On November 2, 2010, Mike Pompeo won election to the United States House. He defeated Raj Goyle (D), Shawn Smith (L) and Susan G. Ducey (Reform) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Kansas District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pompeo 58.8% 119,575
     Democratic Raj Goyle 36.5% 74,143
     Libertarian Shawn Smith 2.3% 4,624
     Reform Susan G. Ducey 2.5% 5,041
Total Votes 203,383

Polls 2010

A KWCH poll commissioned in August 2010 showed a close race between Pompeo and Democratic candidate Raj Goyle.[10]

Kansas' Congressional District 4, 2010
Poll Mike Pompeo (R) Raj Goyle (D)David Moffett (L)Susan Ducey (RP)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA
(August 9-11, 2010)
49%42%4%1%5%+/-4.1604
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2008
On November 4, 2008, Todd Tiahrt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donald Betts, Jr. (D), Steve A. Rosile (L) and Susan G. Ducey (Reform Party) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Kansas District 4, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Tiahrt incumbent 63.4% 177,617
     Democratic Donald Betts, Jr. 32.4% 90,706
     Libertarian Steve A. Rosile 1.9% 5,345
     Reform Party Susan G. Ducey 2.3% 6,441
Total Votes 280,109

2006
On November 7, 2006, Todd Tiahrt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Garth J. McGinn (D) and Joy R. Holt (Reform Party) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Kansas District 4, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Tiahrt incumbent 63.5% 116,386
     Democratic Garth J. McGinn 33.9% 62,166
     Reform Party Joy R. Holt 2.5% 4,655
Total Votes 183,207

2004
On November 2, 2004, Todd Tiahrt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Kinard (D) and David Loomis (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Kansas District 4, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Tiahrt incumbent 66.1% 173,151
     Democratic Michael Kinard 31.1% 81,388
     Libertarian David Loomis 2.8% 7,376
Total Votes 261,915

2002
On November 5, 2002, Todd Tiahrt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Carlos Nolla (D) and Maike Warren (L) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Kansas District 4, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Tiahrt incumbent 60.6% 115,691
     Democratic Carlos Nolla 37% 70,656
     Libertarian Maike Warren 2.4% 4,616
Total Votes 190,963

2000
On November 7, 2000, Todd Tiahrt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Carlos Nolla (D) and Steven A. Rosile (L) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Kansas District 4, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Tiahrt incumbent 54.3% 131,781
     Democratic Carlos Nolla 42.1% 101,980
     Libertarian Steven A. Rosile 3.6% 8,732
Total Votes 242,493

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 4th Congressional District of Kansas after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Kansas

In 2011, the Kansas State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

See also

External links

References

  1. Kansas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 30, 2012
  2. Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2014 Primary (official)," accessed June 2, 2014
  3. Kansas City Star, "Todd Tiahrt will run for his old seat in Congress," accessed May 31, 2014
  4. Washington Post, "Want to see a nasty GOP House primary? Oh, it’s just getting started in Kansas," accessed May 31, 2014
  5. The Wichita Eagle, "Democrat Perry Schuckman will run for Fourth District congressional seat," accessed April 12, 2014
  6. Biz Journals, "Perry Schuckman says he’ll run for Kansas 4th Congressional seat," accessed April 12, 2014
  7. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Kansas"
  8. Kansas Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," accessed September 4, 2012
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. KWCH "Survey: Goyle & Pompeo square off for US House seat," August 12, 2010
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013