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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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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]


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 is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Though parties decide who may vote in their primary election, the primary is considered closed as neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party allow any voter but those registered with their party to vote.[3]

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.[4]

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 Elizabeth Esty - Incumbent
Republican Party Mark Greenberg - 2010 and 2012 Republican primary candidate for U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5[5]
Independent John Pistone[6]

Out in convention

Republican Party Sal Lilienthal[7]

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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10] Elizabeth Esty voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13]


Campaign contributions

Elizabeth Esty

Elizabeth Esty (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$40,989.95$232,659.59$(77,439.66)$196,209.88
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$196,209.88$289,385.98$(89,245.68)$396,350.18
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$396,350.18$320,810.69$(78,440.64)$638,720.23
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$638,720$292,743$(85,109)$846,353
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$846,353$405,606$(89,654)$1,162,306
Pre-Convention[19]May 2, 2014$1,162,306$54,226$(24,000)$1,192,533
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2014$1,192,533$391,487$(103,215)$1,480,805
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2014$1,480,805$584,694$(1,142,489)$923,010
Running totals
$2,571,612.26$(1,689,592.98)

Sal Lilienthal

Sal Lilienthal (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[22]October 15, 2013$0.00$5,945.00$(1,765.00)$4,180.00
Year-End[23]January 22, 2014$4,180$16,055$(8,748)$11,486
April Quarterly[24]April 8, 2014$11,486$10,370$(3,425)$18,430
Running totals
$32,370$(13,938)

**As of the 2014 April Quarterly Report, Lilienthal's committee owed $15,000 in outstanding loans to Sal Lilienthal.

Mark Greenberg

Mark Greenberg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2013$313$59,000$(58,461.92)$851.08
July Quarterly[26]July 12, 2013$851.08$94,156.75$(41,261.70)$53,746.13
October Quarterly[27]October 15, 2013$53,746.13$92,446.11$(107,578.47)$38,613.77
Year-End[28]January 31, 2014$38,613$78,899$(81,643)$35,869
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2014$35,869$147,351$(125,810)$57,410
Pre-Convention[30]May 2, 2014$57,410$710$(35,953)$22,166
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2014$22,166$380,022$(137,894)$264,292
October Quarterly[32]October 15, 2014$264,292$655,725$(801,843)$118,174
Running totals
$1,508,309.86$(1,390,445.09)

**As of the 2014 October Quarterly Report, Greenberg's committee owed $1,148,900 in outstanding loans to Mark Greenberg.

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.[33]

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. 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. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
  4. Connecticut Redistricting, "Map," accessed July 7, 2012
  5. Hartford Courant, "Greenberg Says He'll Make A Third Run In 5th District In 2014," March 21, 2013
  6. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Merrill Announces that Pistone has Qualified for November Ballot," August 20, 2014
  7. The Courant, "Congressional Races Muted At Best, Even In The Fightin' 5th," accessed August 18, 2013
  8. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 18, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 18, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty Pre-Convention," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Esty October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Sal Lilienthal Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Sal Lilienthal April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg Pre-Convention," accessed July 24, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"