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Nevada's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Nevada's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Steven Horsford Democratic Party
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Nevada U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Nevada's 4th District was created in the redistricting after the 2010 census, but it is already considered to be a Democratic-leaning district. In 2012, the current incumbent, Steven Horsford (D), defeated Republican candidate Danny Tarkanian by an eight percent margin of victory. In 2014, he faces Cresent Hardy (R), Steve Brown (L) and Russell Best (I) in the general election. Horsford maintains a definite financial advantage, having raised $840,663.31 for the election, with a remaining $287,317.15 in cash on hand as of the April Quarterly Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports. Hardy raised significantly less, only $169,394.92, and has $102,390.68 in remaining cash on hand. The Cook Political Report rates Horsford's seat as "Likely Democratic," which means that it is not expected to be a highly competitive race.[1]

In the primary election on June 10, 2014, Horsford easily defeated his two opponents for the Democratic nomination. Meanwhile, Hardy faced three other Republican candidates, including Niger Innis, who presented the toughest challenge. Innis did not concede right away, believing that voter fraud may have been involved.[2]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 14, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Nevada 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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014.[6]

See also: Nevada elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Steven Horsford (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Nevada's 4th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes the counties of White Pine, Nye, Mineral, Esmeralda and Lincoln. It also includes southern Lyon County and northern Clark County.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Primary results

U.S. House, Nevada District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCresent Hardy 42.6% 10,396
Niger Innis 33.1% 8,076
Mike Monroe 22.1% 5,392
Carlo Poliak 2.1% 523
Total Votes 24,387
Source: 99% reporting, Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Nevada District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Horsford Incumbent 84.3% 16,261
Mark Budetich 7.9% 1,532
Sid Zeller 7.8% 1,497
Total Votes 19,290
Source: 99% reporting, Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Endorsements

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Cresent Hardy (R) to their "On the Radar" list. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[8][9]

Media

Cresent Hardy

The New America PAC NV released an ad in May 2014 criticizing Cresent Hardy for voting for Obamacare and for not being a true conservative.[10]


New America PAC ad attacking Hardy

Campaign contributions

Steven Horsford

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Horsford's reports.[11]

Steven Horsford (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$13,781.31$173,550.14$(155,709.05)$31,622.40
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$31,622.40$131,859.10$(142,259.97)$21,221.53
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$21,221.53$171,922.31$(75,461.70)$117,682.14
Year-End Quarterly[15]December 31, 2013$117,682$143,000$(88,096)$167,941
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$167,941.58$220,331.76$(100,956.19)$287,317.15
Running totals
$840,663.31$(562,482.91)

Cresent Hardy

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hardy's reports.[17]

Cresent Hardy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[18]January 31, 2014$0.00$123,736.20$(18,073.83)$105,662.37
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$105,662.37$45,658.72$(48,930.41)$102,390.68
Running totals
$169,394.92$(67,004.24)

Niger Innis

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Innis' reports.[20]

Niger Innis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$0.00$170,738.16$(73,158.24)$97,579.92
Running totals
$170,738.16$(73,158.24)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 4th Congressional District of Nevada held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Steven Horsford (D) won. He defeated Danny Tarkanian (R), Joseph P. Silvestri (L) and Floyd Fitzgibbons (AI).[22] The primary was held on June 12.[23]

U.S. House, Nevada District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Horsford 50.1% 120,501
     Republican Danny Tarkanian 42.1% 101,261
     Libertarian Joseph P. Silvestri 3.9% 9,341
     Independent American Party of Nevada Floyd Fitzgibbons 3.9% 9,389
Total Votes 240,492
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

See also

External links

References

  1. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 1, 2014
  2. Greenfield Daily Reporter, "Niger Innis concedes congressional primary race to Cresent Hardy, abandons recount effort," accessed July 3, 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. Long Distance Voter, "Voter Registration Rules," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Nevada Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  8. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  9. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  10. YouTube, "Cresent Hardy - Not A Conservative!," accessed May 16, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Horsford 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013
  12. FEC, "Steven Horsford April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  13. FEC, "Steven Horsford July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  14. FEC, "Steven Horsford October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  15. FEC, "Steven Horsford Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. FEC, "Steven Horsford April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Cresent Hardy Summary Report," accessed April 30, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Cresent Hardy Year-End," accessed April 30, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Cresent Hardy April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Niger Innis Summary Report," accessed April 30, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Niger Innis April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  22. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Nevada"
  23. Nevada Secretary of State, "2012 Congressional primary results," accessed May 5, 2014