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Illinois' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Luis V. Gutierrez Democratic Party
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Illinois U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 2, 2013
March 18, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Illinois has a mixed-hybrid primary system. Voters can change parties each year but must declare a party affiliation at the polls. Depending on which party is chosen, the voter will then be counted as registered for that party. Voters may change party affiliation at polls or caucus.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Luis Gutierrez (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Illinois' 4th Congressional District includes part of Cook County.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 2, 2013
March 18, 2014
November 4, 2014


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March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


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] Luis Gutierrez 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. Luis Gutierrez voted for HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Luis Gutierez

Luis V. Gutierrez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]July 28, 2013$354,393.16$9,326.55$(99,967.32)$263,752.39
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$263,752.39$49,822.33$(37,418.39)$276,156.33
October Quarterly[11]October 13, 2013$276,156.33$31,500.00$(48,112.03)$259,544.30
Year-end[12]January 31, 2014$259,544$11,210$(42,744)$228,009
Running totals

District history


The 4th Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Luis Gutierrez won re-election in the district.[13]

U.S. House, Illinois District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Gutierrez Incumbent 83% 133,226
     Republican Hector Concepcion 17% 27,279
Total Votes 160,505
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Luis V. Gutierrez won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Israel Vasquez (R) and Robert J. Burns (G) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Illinois District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis V. Gutierrez Incumbent 77.4% 63,273
     Republican Israel Vasquez 14.3% 11,711
     Green Robert J. Burns 8.3% 6,808
Total Votes 81,792

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