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Maryland's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Andrew Harris Republican Party
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Maryland U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Maryland will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Maryland is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election and generally close it to all voters except those registered with their party.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by June 3, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014.[2]

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

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

Maryland's 1st Congressional District encompasses Carolina, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Additionally, the district includes parts of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties.[3]

Candidates

Withdrew from race


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.[8] 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.[9] Andy Harris voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[11] 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. Andy Harris voted against HR 2775.[12]

Endorsements

John LaFerla

Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes and former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh endorsed John LaFerla in March 2014.[13]

Bayh said, “John is a friend and I would be proud to have him represent me and our family in Washington.”[13]

"John is a strong supporter not only of matters important to the Eastern Shore but to citizens throughout the nation, such as preserving Social Security, confronting climate change, protecting and restoring our wonderful Chesapeake Bay as well as our beautiful rivers. All of these issues are so important to our way of life on the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland. I feel confident John LaFerla will work to protect and preserve these things we hold so dear in Maryland while promoting entrepreneurship which is compatible with our environment," Hughes said.[13]

Campaign contributions

Andy Harris

Andy Harris (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$170,079.82$133,176.07$(42,064.05)$261,191.84
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$261,191.84$266,675.25$(77,122.94)$450,744.15
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$450,744.15$154,792.95$(65,566.06)$539,971.04
Year-end[17]January 31, 2014$539,971$110,289$(68,017)$582,242
Running totals
$664,933.27$(252,770.05)

Bill Tilghman

Bill Tilghman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$0.00$51,621.03$(20,068)$31,552
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$31,552$21,045$(47,767)$5,190
Year End[20]January 31, 2014$5,190$71,195$(33,765)$42,620
Running totals
$143,861.03$(101,600)

John LaFerla

John LaFerla (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$2,952.06$4,742.95$(4,531.32)$3,163.69
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$3,163.69$38,147.33$(11,560.68)$29,750.34
October Quarterly[23]October 15, 2013$29,750.34$47,834.06$(42,743.82)$34,840.58
Year End[24]January 31, 2014$34,840$53,629$(41,793)$47,935
Running totals
$144,353.34$(100,628.82)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Andrew Harris (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John LaFerla, Michael Calpino, Muir Boda and Douglas Dryden Rae in the general election.

U.S. House, Maryland District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Wendy Rosen 27.5% 92,812
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Harris Incumbent 63.4% 214,204
     Libertarian Muir Boda 3.8% 12,857
     Democratic John LaFerla (Write-in) 4.4% 14,858
     Independent Michael Calpino (Write-in) 0% 71
     Independent Douglas Dryden Rae (Write-in) 0% 26
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.9% 2,932
Total Votes 337,760
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Andy Harris won election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Kratovil, Jr (D), Richard James Davis (L) and write-in candidates in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Maryland District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Harris 54.1% 155,118
     Democratic Frank Kratovil, Jr. 42% 120,400
     Libertarian Richard James Davis 3.8% 10,876
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 242
     N/A Jack N. Wilson (Write-in) 0.1% 158
     N/A Michael Kennedy (Write-in) 0% 18
Total Votes 286,812

See also

External links

References

  1. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Primary Elections," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Voter Registration Introduction," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Maryland Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Maryland Elections, "Candidate Listing," accessed February 22, 2014
  5. Chestertownspy.com "Dr. John LaFerla Announces 2014 Run For First District" April 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chestertown Spy, "Meet the Dem. Candidates for Maryland’s First Congressional District," accessed August 29, 2013
  7. My Eastern Shore MD, "Centreville-raised Tilghman to make run for Congress," accessed August 29, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Carroll County Times, "LaFerla picks up two major endorsements," accessed March 11, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Andy Harris April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Andy Harris July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013