Florida's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Ted Yoho Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Ted Yoho Republican Party
Ted Yoho.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Florida U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Florida 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]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Ted Yoho (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Florida's 3rd Congressional District is located in northern Florida and includes the counties of Hamilton, Columbia, Union, Bradford, Gilchrist, Dixie, Lafayette, Suwanee, Levy and parts of Marion, Alachua, Clay and Madison counties.[7]


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August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[13] 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.[14] Ted Yoho voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Voted "No" 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.[16] 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. Ted Yoho voted against HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

Ted Yoho

District history


On November 6, 2012, Ted Yoho (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr., Philip Dodds and Michael Ricks in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Yoho 64.7% 204,331
     Democratic Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr. 32.5% 102,468
     Independent Philip Dodds 2.8% 8,870
     Independent Michael Ricks 0% 0
Total Votes 315,669
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Corrine Brown won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Michael "Mike" Yost (R) and Terry Martin-Back (I) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 3rd Congressional District, General Elections, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCorrine Brown Incumbent 63% 94,744
     Republican Michael "Mike" Yost 33.9% 50,932
     Independent Terry Martin-Back 3.1% 4,625
Total Votes 150,301

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 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. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 5, 2012
  8. Florida Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed April 2, 2014
  9. Jake Rush for Congress, "Home," accessed February 11, 2014 (dead link)
  10. Vanity Fair, " Meet Jake Rush, Florida Congressional Candidate and Vampire," accessed April 1,2 014
  11. Florida Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed February 4, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed March 24, 2014
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Ted Yoho October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Ted Yoho July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Ted Yoho Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Ted Yoho October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"