United States House of Representatives elections in Delaware, 2014

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2012

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Delaware's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John C. Carney Jr. Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John C. Carney Jr. Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Delaware U.S. House Elections
At-Large District

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Delaware took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Incumbent John C. Carney Jr. (D) won re-election in 2014. He defeated Rose Izzo (R), Scott Gesty (L) and Bernard August (G) in the general election.[3]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
July 8, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Delaware 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.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by August 16, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 11, 2014.[7]

See also: Delaware elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was John C. Carney Jr. (D), who was first elected in 2010.

Delaware has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the one congressional seat from Delaware.

Members of the U.S. House from Delaware -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 1 1

Margin of victory

The margin of victory in Delaware's U.S. House race was 22.5 percent. This was calculated by examining the percentage difference between the two candidates who received the most votes.

Candidates

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General election candidates

Democratic Party John C. Carney Jr. Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rose Izzo
Libertarian Party Scott Gesty
Green Party Bernard August


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


Election results

U.S. House, Delaware's At-Large District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney Jr. Incumbent 59.3% 137,251
     Republican Rose Izzo 36.8% 85,146
     Green Bernard August 2.1% 4,801
     Libertarian Scott Gesty 1.9% 4,419
Total Votes 231,617
Source: Delaware Department of Elections

Key votes

Below are important votes Carney cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[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] John C. Carney Jr. voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Yea3.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.[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. John C. Carney Jr. voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

John C. Carney, Jr.

John C. Carney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$521,357.12$47,443.50$(34,929.28)$533,871.34
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$533,871.34$161,201.32$(148,878.05)$546,194.61
October Quarterly[15]October 13, 2013$546,194.61$174,966.00$(41,730.95)$679,429.66
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$679,429$143,903$(98,310)$725,023
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$725,023$121,946$(75,436)$771,533
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2014$771,533$183,059$(63,047)$891,545
Pre-Primary[19]August 28, 2014$891,545$75,257$(113,593)$853,208
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2014$853,208$130,350$(64,435)$919,123
Running totals
$1,038,125.82$(640,359.28)

Rose Izzo

Rose Izzo (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[21]October 23, 2013$0$11,500$(0)$11,500
Year-End[22]January 30, 2014$11,500$410$(6,868)$5,041
April Quarterly[23]April 12, 2014$5,041$175$(4,052)$1,163
July Quarterly[24]June 30, 2014$1,163$1,535$(1,210)$1,488
Pre-Primary[25]August 22, 2014$1,488$2,755$(4,059)$183
October Quarterly[26]September 30, 2014$183$1,567$(1,731)$20
Running totals
$17,942$(17,920)

**As of the 2014 October Quarterly Report, Izzo's committee owed $12,795 in outstanding loans to Rose Izzo.

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, John C. Carney Jr. (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Kovach (R), Scott Gesty (L) and Bernard August (G) in the general election.

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent 64.7% 238,081
     Republican Thomas Kovach 33.2% 122,062
     Green Bernard August 1.1% 4,085
     Libertarian Scott Gesty 1.1% 3,926
Total Votes 368,154
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John C. Carney, Jr. won election to the United States House. He defeated Glen Urquhart (R), Earl R. Lofland (I), Brent A. Wangen (L) and Jeffrey Brown (I) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr 56.8% 173,543
     Republican Glen Urquhart 41% 125,442
     Independent Party of Delaware Earl R. Lofland 1.2% 3,704
     Libertarian Brent A. Wangen 0.6% 1,986
     Blue Enigma Jeffrey Brown 0.3% 961
Total Votes 305,636

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. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. State of Delaware Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  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, "April Quarterly" accessed July 18, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 18, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "John Carney Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "John Carney April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "John Carney July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "John Carney Pre-Primary," accessed September 4, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "John Carney October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Rose Izzo October Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Rose Izzo Year-End," accessed July 24, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Rose Izzo April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Rose Izzo July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Rose Izzo Pre-Primary," accessed September 4, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Rose Izzo October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013