Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John Yarmuth Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John Yarmuth Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Kentucky U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Incumbent John Yarmuth (D), who was first elected in 2006, defeated challenger Michael Macfarlane (R) in the general election.[4] He won the nomination in the Democratic primary. He won re-election in 2012 with 64 percent of the total vote.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
January 28, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Kentucky 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 had to register by April 21, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[8]

See also: Kentucky elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was John Yarmuth (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District encompasses nearly the whole city of Louisville, which, since the merger of 2003, is contiguous with Jefferson County.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Election results

General election results

The 3rd Congressional District of Kentucky held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent John Yarmuth (D) defeated challengers Michael Mcfarlane (R) and Greg Puccetti (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Kentucky District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yarmuth Incumbent 63.5% 157,056
     Republican Michael Macfarlane 35.6% 87,981
     Independent Gregory Peter Puccetti 0.9% 2,318
Total Votes 247,355
Source: Kentucky Secretary of State

Primary results

U.S. House, Kentucky District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yarmuth Incumbent 87% 52,026
Ray Pierce 13% 7,747
Total Votes 59,773
Source: Kentucky State Board of Elections

Key votes

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

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.[13] 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.[14] John Yarmuth voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

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.[16] 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 Yarmuth voted for HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

John Yarmuth

John Yarmuth (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$51,879.65$5,470.03$(53,163.97)$471,285.71
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$471,285.71$195,853.02$(59,067.59)$608,071.14
October Quarterly[20]October 13, 2013$608,071.14$57,478.82$(43,591.36)$621,958.60
Year-end[21]January 31, 2014$621,958$91,835$(57,041)$656,751
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$656,751$81,378$(53,230)$684,900
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$685,847$72,516$(41,672)$716,741
Running totals
$504,530.87$(307,765.92)

Michael Mcfarlane

Michael Mcfarlane (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[23]January 31, 2014$0$33,318$(1,814)$31,504
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$31,504$44,064$(13,493)$62,075
Pre-Primary[25]May 9, 2014$62,705$6,230$(8,969)$59,336
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$59,336$25,310$(26,258)$58,207
Running totals
$108,922$(50,534)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, John Yarmuth (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brooks Wicker and Robert DeVore Jr. in the general election.

U.S. House, Kentucky District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yarmuth Incumbent 64% 206,385
     Republican Brooks Wicker 34.5% 111,452
     Independent Robert DeVore Jr. 1.5% 4,819
Total Votes 322,656
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John Yarmuth won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Todd Lally (R), Edward A. Martin (Libertarian) and Michael D. Hansen (Independent) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yarmuth incumbent 54.7% 139,940
     Republican Todd Lally 44% 112,627
     Libertarian Edward A. Martin 0.8% 2,029
     Independent Michael D. Hansen 0.5% 1,334
Total Votes 255,930

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 7, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 7, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 7, 2014
  4. Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 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. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Voter Information Guide," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Kentucky Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Macfarlane," accessed October 30, 2013
  11. Kentucky Secretary of State Election, "Candidate Filings," accessed January 28, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Gatton," accessed November 4, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 15, 2014
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013