Indiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Peter J. Visclosky Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Peter J. Visclosky Democratic Party
Peter J. Visclosky.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Indiana U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Indiana is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters are not required to register with a party, but the ballot they get depends on which party they have voted for most often in the past.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Peter J. Visclosky (D), who was first elected in 1984.

Indiana's 1st Congressional District is based in the suburbs and exurbs of Chicago, Illinois, acquired parts of LaPorte County, including Michigan City, in redistricting.[5][6]


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May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates


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] Peter Visclosky 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. Peter Visclosky voted for HR 2775.[13]

Campaign contributions

Peter Visclosky

Peter J. Visclosky (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 25, 2013$216,063.08$188,270.72$(102,367.27)$301,966.53
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$301,966.53$92,324.00$(113,361.59)$282,028.94
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$282,028.94$136,324.05$(110,528.09)$307,824.90
Year-end[17]January 31, 2014$307,824$64,328$(96,436)$275,716
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$275,716$111,756$(98,684)$288,788
Running totals

District history


On November 6, 2012, Peter J. Visclosky (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joel Phelps in the general election.

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky Incumbent 67.3% 187,743
     Republican Joel Phelps 32.7% 91,291
Total Votes 279,034
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"


On November 2, 2010, Peter Visclosky won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Mark Leyva (R) and Jon Morris (L) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 1st Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky Incumbent 58.6% 99,387
     Republican Mark Leyva 38.6% 65,558
     Libertarian Jon Morris 2.8% 4,762
Total Votes 169,707

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. Indiana Code, "Section 3-10-1-6," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Roll Call "Race Ratings: GOP Poised to Scoop Up a Seat" accessed December 15, 2011
  6. Indiana Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 24, 2012
  7. Mark Leyva for Congress, "About," accessed January 27, 2014
  8. Indiana Secretary of State, "November 4,2014 General Election, Combined Candidate," accessed September 26, 2014
  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 24, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"