California's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 14th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jackie Speier 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 14th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 20, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: California has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jackie Speier (D), who was first elected in 2008.

California's 14th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes much of San Mateo County.[3]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Democratic Party Jackie Speier
Republican Party Robin Chew


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Jackie Speier - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Robin Chew Approveda

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.[4] 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.[5] Jackie Speier voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

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 funds 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.[7] 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. Jackie Speier voted for HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Jackie Speier

Jackie Speier (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$1,043,081.51$34,728.17$(100,931.41)$976,878.27
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$976,878.27$222,830.63$(115,956.05)$1,086,141.98
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$1,083,752.85$130,508.18$(110,937.40)$1,103,323.63
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$1,103,323$114,044$(92,303)$1,125,064
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$1,125,064$156,400$(105,764)$1,175,699
Pre-Primary[14]May 22, 2014$1,175,699$135,834$(44,679)$1,266,855
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$1,266,855$100,046$(64,861)$1,302,040
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2014$1,302,040$100,470$(106,769)$1,295,741
Running totals
$994,860.98$(742,200.86)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Jackie Speier (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Deborah Bacigalupi in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Speier Incumbent 78.9% 203,828
     Republican Deborah Bacigalupi 21.1% 54,455
Total Votes 258,283
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Anna Eshoo won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Dave Chapman (R) and Paul Lazaga (L) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, California District 14 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Eshoo incumbent 69.1% 151,217
     Republican Dave Chapman 27.8% 60,917
     Libertarian Paul Lazaga 3.1% 6,735
Total Votes 218,869

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. California Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  4. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  5. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  8. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013