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Michigan's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John Conyers, Jr. Democratic Party
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Michigan U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 13th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 22, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Michigan is one of 13 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by June 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Michigan elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John Conyers, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1964.

Michigan's 13th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes the east side of Detroit, portions of the city's near west side, the inner suburbs of River Rouge, Harper Woods, Ecorse, the downriver communities of Lincoln Park and Wyandotte, as well as the upscale Grosse Pointe suburbs. It includes Wayne county.[5]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[6] 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.[7] John Conyers, Jr. voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "Yes" 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.[9] 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 Conyers, Jr. voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

John Conyers, Jr.

John Conyers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$63,322.67$92,905.18$(82,660.82)$73,567.03
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$73,567.03$90,218.83$(49,472.70)$114,313.16
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$114,313.16$83,684.56$(65,482.43)$132,515.29
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$132,515.29$75,057.68$(91,262.92)$116,310.05
Running totals
$341,866.25$(288,878.87)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 13th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 14th District, John Conyers, Jr., won the election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, Michigan District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. Incumbent 82.8% 235,336
     Republican Harry T. Sawicki 13.6% 38,769
     Libertarian Chris Sharer 2.1% 6,076
     UST Martin Gray 1.4% 4,089
Total Votes 284,270
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Hansen Clarke won election to the United States House. He defeated John Hauler (R), George Corsetti (G), Duane Montgomery (NPA), Heidi Peterson (L) and James Casha (Write-in) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Michigan District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHansen Clarke 79.4% 100,885
     Republican John Hauler 18.5% 23,462
     Green George Corsetti 0.8% 1,032
     No Party Affiliation Duane Montgomery 0.7% 881
     Libertarian Heidi Peterson 0.6% 815
     Write-in James Casha 0% 1
Total Votes 127,076

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Michigan Department of State Website, "Registering to Vote: Step 2," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Michigan Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "John Conyers April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "John Conyers July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "John Conyers October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "John Conyers Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  15. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013