Florida's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Florida's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Alan Grayson Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Alan Grayson Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

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

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The 9th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[7]

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Alan Grayson (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Florida's 9th Congressional District is located in east central Florida and portions of Orange and Polk counties and all of Osceola county.[8]

Candidates

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August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

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.[15] 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.[16] Alan Grayson voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

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 funded 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.[18] 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. Alan Grayson voted for HR 2775.[19]

Campaign contributions

Alan Grayson

Nicholas Ruiz

Nicholas Ruiz III (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[28]April 15, 2013$792$541$(321)$1,011
July Quarterly[29]July 15, 2013$1,011$3,634$(504)$4,141
October Quarterly[30]October 15, 2013$4,141$1,748$(3,487)$2,402
Year-end[31]January 31, 2014$2,402$9,294$(4,186)$7,510
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2014$7,510$1,995$(5,125)$4,381
Running totals
$17,212$(13,623)

Carol Platt

Carol Platt (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$0$21,050$(2,393)$18,656
October Quarterly[34]October 15, 2013$18,656$23,409$(23,985)$18,080
Year End[35]January 31, 2014$18,080$71,897$(42,559)$47,418
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2014$47,418$85,500$(98,388)$34,530
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2014$34,530$53,098$(71,381)$16,248
Pre-Primary[38]August 14, 2014$16,248$31,162$(22,935)$24,474
October Quarterly[39]October 15, 2014$24,474$70,103$(80,389)$14,188
Running totals
$356,219$(342,030)

Peter Vivaldi

Peter Vivaldi (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2014$0$10,631$(4,405)$6,225
Year End[41]January 31, 2014$6,225$13,835$(18,568)$1,491
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$1,491$4,020$(4,408)$1,103
Running totals
$28,486$(27,381)

District history

Candidate ballot access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Alan Grayson (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated Todd Long in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Grayson 62.5% 164,891
     Republican Todd Long 37.5% 98,856
Total Votes 263,747
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gus Bilirakis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Anita de Palma (D) in the general election.[43]

U.S. House, Florida District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGus M. Bilirakis incumbent 71.4% 165,433
     Democratic Anita de Palma 28.6% 66,158
Total Votes 231,591

See also

External links

References

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  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 Division of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 5, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed November 19, 2013
  10. Orlando Sentinel, "Nick Ruiz announces switch to run against Grayson, not Mica," accessed January 13, 2014 (dead link)
  11. Leon Ray Facebook Page, "About," accessed March 24, 2014
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  13. Federal Election Commission, "Laura Janay Statement of Candidacy," accessed October 30, 2013
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  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
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  18. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  26. Federal Election Commission, "Alan Grayson Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Alan Grayson October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
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  39. Federal Election Commission, "Carol Platt October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  40. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 19, 2014
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  42. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  43. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013