Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 36th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Steve Stockman Republican Party
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Texas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 36th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas is 1 of 22 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.[1][2]

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).[3]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

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

Texas' 36th Congressional District is located in the far eastern portion of the state and includes Newton, Jasper, Orange, Tyler, Polk, Liberty, Chambers and Harris counties.[4]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 27, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Primary results

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 33.4% 17,167
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Streusand 23.3% 12,009
John Manlove 6.9% 3,554
Doug Centilli 6.8% 3,499
Phil Fitzgerald 6.6% 3,383
Robin Riley 5.1% 2,644
Dave Norman 4.5% 2,322
Chuck Meyer 3.1% 1,573
John Amdur 2.9% 1,470
Kim Morrell 2.8% 1,440
Jim Engstrand 2.5% 1,281
Pat Kasprzak 2.2% 1,116
Total Votes 51,458
Source: Texas Secretary of State, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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.[5] 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.[6] Lloyd Doggett voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

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.[8] 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. Lloyd Doggett voted for HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

John Amdur

John Amdur (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[10]January 22, 2014$0$106,100$(0)$106,100
Running totals
$106,100$(0)

Brian Babin

Brian Babin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$0$75,656$(3,390)$72,265
Running totals
$75,656$(3,390)

Doug Centilli

Doug Centilli (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[12]February 3, 2014$0$48,825$(0)$48,825
Running totals
$48,825$(0)

John Manlove

John Manlove (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[13]January 29, 2014$0$131,391$(3,795)$127,595
Running totals
$131,391$(3,795)

Ben Streusand

Ben Streusand (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 9, 2013$2,228$0$(0)$2,228
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$2,228$0$(600)$1,628
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$1,628$0$(0)$1,628
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$1,628$253,125$(3,470)$251,283
Running totals
$253,125$(4,070)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 36th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Steve Stockman (R) won election. He defeated Max Martin (D) and Michael Cole (L) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 70.7% 165,405
     Democratic Max Martin 26.6% 62,143
     Libertarian Michael K. Cole 2.7% 6,284
Total Votes 233,832
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

See also

External links

References

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named fairvote
  2. Texas Statutes, "Section 172.086," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. VoteTexas.gov, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  4. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  5. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  6. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  9. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "John Amdur Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Brian Babin Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Centilli Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "John Manlove Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Ben Streusand April Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Ben Streusand July Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Ben Streusand October Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Ben Streusand Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  18. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012