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Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 33rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Marc Veasey Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 33rd Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Marc Veasey (D) defeated Tom Sanchez in the Democratic primary and faces no Republican opponent in the general election. Therefore, he should easily be re-elected in November.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[3][4]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 2, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to election).[5]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

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

Texas' 33rd Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Marc Veasey
Libertarian Party Jason Reeves


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Primary results

U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 73.5% 13,292
Tom Sanchez 26.5% 4,798
Total Votes 18,090
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

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.[7] 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.[8] Pete Sessions voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

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.[10] 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. Pete Sessions voted against HR 2775.[11]

Endorsements

Marc Veasey

Veasey received the endorsement of President Barack Obama. Obama said in a statement, "I’m proud to endorse Congressman Marc Veasey in his re-election bid. Marc is a champion for working and middle-class families in the Texas 33rd Congressional District and has quickly established himself as a leader in the fight to fix our broken immigration system."[12]

Campaign contributions

Marc Veasey

Marc Veasey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$21,706.69$154,774.60$(32,613.89)$143,867.40
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$143,867.40$201,381.23$(57,413.54)$287,835.09
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$287,835.09$154,560.97$(58,819.49)$383,576.57
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$383,576$213,185$(69,278)$527,483
Pre-Primary[17]February 20, 2014$527,483$86,435$(158,023)$455,895
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$455,895$183,818$(497,351)$142,361
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$142,361$136,520$(74,123)$204,758
Running totals
$1,130,674.8$(947,621.92)

Tom Sanchez

Tom Sanchez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[20]January 31, 2014$0$200,000$(20,437)$179,562
Running totals
$200,000$(20,437)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 33rd Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Marc Veasey (D) won election. He defeated Chuck Bradley (R) and Ed Lindsay (L) in the general election. This was the first election for this newly created district.[21]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey 72.5% 85,114
     Republican Chuck Bradley 25.8% 30,252
     Green Ed Lindsay 1.7% 2,009
Total Votes 117,375
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
  4. Texas Statutes, "Section 172.086," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. VoteTexas.gov, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Roll Call, "President Obama Endorses Texas Democrat in Primary Race," February 28, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Veasey April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Veasey July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Veasey October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Veasey Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Veasey Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Veasey April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Veasey July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Sanchez Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  21. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012