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Utah's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Utah's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Matheson Democratic Party
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Utah U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Utah will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 20, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Utah is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by either May 25, 2014, by mail, or June 9, 2014, online. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[2]

See also: Utah elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent, Jim Matheson (D), was first elected in 2002. He announced in December 2013 that he will not be seeking re-election in 2014.

Utah's 4th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Salt Lake, Tooele, Juab, Millard, Beaver, Iron and Washington counties.[3]

Candidates

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Incumbent Jim Matheson (D), is one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections.[6] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Matheson's district ranks as the 2nd most Republican (39% D).[7]

Matheson is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[8]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Mia Love (R) to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[9][10]

Endorsements

Mia Love

Love has been endorsed by The Allen West Guardian Fund. The announcement appears in the video below.


The Allen West Guardian Fund's endorsement of Love, "A Message From Mia Love."

Campaign contributions

Jim Matheson

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

Jim Matheson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]4/15/2013$16,841.59$287,872.15$(63,655.95)$241,057.79
July Quarterly[13]7/15/2013$241,057.79$257,493.44$(38,194.83)$460,356.40
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$460,356.40$278,540.54$(60,478.93)$678,418.01
Running totals
$823,906.13$(162,329.71)

Mia Love

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Love's reports.[15]

Mia Love (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]4/15/2013$134,840.54$55,916.40$(43,857.53)$146,899.41
July Quarterly[17]7/15/2013$146,899.41$476,036.25$(167,395.24)$455,540.42
October Quarterly[18]10/15/2013$455,540.42$592,355.97$(376,054.13)$671,842.26
Year-End[19]January 31, 2014$671,842$516,312$(472,037)$716,117
Running totals
$1,640,620.62$(1,059,343.9)

Bob Fuehr

Bob Fuehr (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 8, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
July Quarterly[21]July 9, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
October Quarterly[22]October 1, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
Year-End[23]January 3, 2014$0$0$(0)$0
Running totals
$0$(0)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

In the 2012 general election, Democrat Jim Matheson was elected to the newly created 4th Congressional District of Utah. Matheson defeated Mia Love (R) and Jim Vein (L) in a tight race that was determined to be to close to call well after the polls closed on November 6, 2012. Love conceded the following day.[24]

U.S. House, Utah District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Matheson Incumbent 48.8% 119,803
     Republican Mia B. Love 48.5% 119,035
     Libertarian Jim L. Vein 2.6% 6,439
Total Votes 245,277
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

See also

External links

References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Voter Registration: Utah," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Lt. Governor's Office, "Online Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Utah Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  4. Roll Call "Mia Love Announces Utah Rematch" accessed May 21, 2013
  5. Campaign website, "About", accessed January 6, 2014
  6. The Hill, "NRCC, promising to 'stay on offense,' targets seven Dems," accessed January 16, 2013
  7. FairVote "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," January 18, 2013
  8. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  9. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  10. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Matheson 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. FEC "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. FEC "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. FEC "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Love 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 26, 2013
  16. FEC, "April Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  17. FEC, "July Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  18. FEC, "October Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Mia Love Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Bob Fuehr April Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Bob Fuehr July Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Bob Fuehr October Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Bob Fuehr Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
  24. Washington Post, "Republican Mia Love concedes to Democrat Jim Matheson in Utah," November 7, 2012

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