North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Meadows Republican Party
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North Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th Congressional District of North Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Republican incumbent Mark Meadows won election to the U.S. House for the first time in 2012, gaining a Republican seat that was previously held by former Rep. Heath Shuler, a member of the Democratic Party.[1][2] Despite Meadows' short time in Congress, North Carolina's 11th District is rated as a "Solid Republican" seat in 2014 by The Cook Political Report.[3] Meadows defeated Hayden Rogers by 14.8 percent in the 2012 general election and had raised $201,760.89 in campaign contributions as of his 2014 Pre-Primary FEC report. In contrast, Meadows' Democratic challenger in the general election, Tom Hill, lost to Rogers in the 2012 Democratic primary election and had not reported any campaign contributions as of the Pre-Primary report deadline.

In the May 6, 2014, primary, Meadows ran uncontested for the Republican nomination, while Hill defeated Keith Ruehl in the Democratic primary.[4]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 28, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: North Carolina is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 11, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days before the day the election).[6]

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Mark Meadows (R), who was first elected in 2012.

North Carolina's 11th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Yancey, McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Henderson, Buncombe, Madison, Haywood, Jackson, Transylvania, Swain, Macon, Clay, Graham and Cherokee counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, North Carolina District 11 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Hill 54.1% 16,819
Keith Ruehl 45.9% 14,272
Total Votes 31,091
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

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] Mark Meadows voted in favor of 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. Mark Meadows voted against HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Mark Meadows

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Meadows’ reports.[13]

Mark Meadows (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$14,433.72$32,375.75$(38,969.08)$7,840.39
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$7,840.39$41,390.83$(9,617.18)$39,614.04
October Quarterly[16]October 14, 2013$39,614.04$62,103.31$(22,390.26)$79,327.09
Year-End Quarterly[17]December 31, 2013$79,327$31,686$(19,577)$91,675
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$91,675.69$28,990.00$(15,072.55)$105,593.14
Pre-Primary[19]April 24, 2014$105,593.14$5,215.00$(20,787.91)$90,020.23
Running totals
$201,760.89$(126,413.98)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 11th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Mark Meadows (R) won. He defeated Hayden Rogers (D) in the general election. This switched partisan control of the district.[20]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Hayden Rogers 42.6% 141,107
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Meadows 57.4% 190,319
Total Votes 331,426
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Heath Shuler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Miller (R) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeath Shuler incumbent 54.3% 131,225
     Republican Jeff Miller 45.7% 110,246
Total Votes 241,471

See also

External links

References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "MEADOWS, Mark, (1959 - )," accessed July 14, 2014
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "SHULER, Heath, (1971 - )," accessed July 14, 2014
  3. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 14, 2014
  4. Associated Press, "North Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  5. NC Election Connection, "Who Can Vote in Which Elections?" accessed January 3, 2014
  6. North Carolina Center for Voter Education, "Register to Vote in North Carolina," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. North Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 24, 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, "Mark Meadows Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows Pre-Primary," accessed May 16, 2014
  20. Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013