Michigan's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Candice Miller Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Michigan U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rep. Candice Miller (R) won re-election in 2012 by a margin of victory of 28.9 percentage points. In part to these high margins, Cook Political Report rated Michigan's 10th Congressional District as a "Safe Republican" seat in 2014. Miller will face Chuck Stadler in November.

Miller and Stadler both ran in their primaries unopposed. Third party candidate Harley Mikkelson successfully filed to challenge Miller for her seat, running with the Green Party. Miller currently has close to $1 million cash on hand to support her campaign for re-election.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 22, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters must have registered by June 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[6]

See also: Michigan elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Candice Miller (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Michigan's 10th Congressional District is located in the easternmost region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes Macomb, St. Clair, Lapeer, Tuscola, Huron and Sanilac counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Issues

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.[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] Candice Miller voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[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. Candice Miller voted against HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Candice Miller

Candice Miller (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$773,968.60$28,386.90$(28,477.51)$773,877.99
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$773,877.99$268,025.18$(69,380.73)$972,522.44
October Quarterly[15]October 14, 2013$972,522.44$99,689.44$(76,930.61)$995,281.27
Year-End[16]January 30, 2014$995,281.27$49,535.51$(116,433.44)$930,383.34
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$930,383.34$46,831.48$(47,913.86)$929,300.96
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$929,300.00$169,353.00$(130,075.00)$968,850.00
Running totals
$661,821.51$(469,211.15)

Don Volaric

Don Volaric (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[18]January 29, 2014$95.49$25.00$(41.13)$79.36
April Quarterly[19]March 31, 2014$79.36$25.00$(1.13)$103.23
Running totals
$50$(42.26)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 10th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Candice Miller won re-election in the district.[20]

U.S. House, Michigan District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Chuck Stadler 29.7% 97,734
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCandice Miller Incumbent 68.8% 226,075
     Libertarian Bhagwan Dashairya 1.5% 4,803
Total Votes 328,612
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Candice Miller won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Henry Yanez (D), Claude Beavers (L) and Candace Caveny (G) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Michigan District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCandice Miller incumbent 72% 168,364
     Democratic Henry Yanez 25% 58,530
     Libertarian Claude Beavers 1.6% 3,750
     Green Candace Caveny 1.4% 3,286
Total Votes 233,930

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR JULY 26, 2014," accessed July 31, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 31, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Michigan Department of State Website, "Registering to Vote: Step 2," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Michigan Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
  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. Federal Election Commission, "Candice Miller April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Candice Miller July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Candice Miller October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Candice Miller Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Candice Miller April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Don Volaric Year-End," accessed February 25, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Don Volaric April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan," accessed November 3, 2012
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013