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Revision as of 21:07, 14 December 2013

2012

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Connecticut's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Elizabeth Esty Democratic Party
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Connecticut U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th congressional district of Connecticut will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Connecticut has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Elizabeth Esty (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Connecticut's 5th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state. Salisbury, North Canaan, Caanan, Norfolk, Goshen, Canton, Simsbury, Avon, Farmington, Burlington, Litchfield, Morris, Bethlehem, Watertown, Plymouth, Wolcott, Waterbury, Cheshire, Meriden, Southbury, Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, Sherman, Brookfield, New Milford, Washingotn, Roxbury, Kent, Sharon, Cornwall and Torrington counties are included in the new district boundaries.[1]

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.

Potential candidates

Race background

Incumbent Elizabeth Esty (D) 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] Elizabeth Esty voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

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.[9] 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. Elizabeth Esty voted for HR 2775.[10]


Campaign contributions

Elizabeth Esty

Elizabeth Esty (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$40,989.95$232,659.59$(77,439.66)$196,209.88
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$196,209.88$289,385.98$(89,245.68)$396,350.18
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$396,350.18$320,810.69$(78,440.64)$638,720.23
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$638,720$292,743$(85,109)$846,353
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$846,353$405,606$(89,654)$1,162,306
Running totals
$1,541,205.26$(419,888.98)

Sal Lilienthal

Sal Lilienthal (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$0.00$5,945.00$(1,765.00)$4,180.00
Year-End[17]January 22, 2014$4,180$16,055$(8,748)$11,486
Running totals
$22,000$(10,513)

Mark Greenberg

Mark Greenberg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$313$59,000$(58,461.92)$851.08
July Quarterly[19]July 12, 2013$851.08$94,156.75$(41,261.70)$53,746.13
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$53,746.13$92,446.11$(107,578.47)$38,613.77
Year-End[21]January 31, 2014$38,613$78,899$(81,643)$35,869
Running totals
$324,501.86$(288,945.09)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Elizabeth Esty (D) won election to the United States House. She defeated Andrew Roraback and John Pistone in the general election.

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty 51.3% 146,098
     Republican Andrew Roraback 48.7% 138,637
     Independent John Pistone 0% 12
Total Votes 284,747
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Christopher S. Murphy won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Sam S.F. Caligiuri (R), John Pistone (I), and Elmon Smith (I) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House of Representatives, Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher S. Murphy Incumbent 53.7% 118,231
     Republican Sam S.F. Caligiuri 46.3% 102,092
     Independent John Pistone 0% 20
     Independent Elmon Smith 0% 2
Total Votes 220,345

See also

External links

References

  1. Connecticut Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
  2. Hartford Courant, "Greenberg Says He'll Make A Third Run In 5th District In 2014," March 21, 2013
  3. The Courant, "Congressional Races Muted At Best, Even In The Fightin' 5th," accessed August 18, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Roll Call "Democrats to dominant Connecticut in near future" accessed April 16, 2013
  5. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 18, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 18, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Sal Lilienthal Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"