Indiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jackie Walorski Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jackie Walorski Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Indiana U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Indiana's primary system does not require voters to register with a party, but the ballot they get depends on their voting history, which party they have voted for most in the past.[4]

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jackie Walorski (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District is based in South Bend located in north-central Indiana and takes in La Porte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke, Marshall, Pulaski, Fulton, Miami, Wasbasha and Kosclusko counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Declined to run

Issues

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.[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] Jackie Walorski voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

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.[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. Jackie Walorski voted against HR 2775.[13]

Campaign contributions

Jackie Walorski

Jackie Walorski (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$19,381.26$159,053.86$(25,252.09)$153,183.03
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$153,183.03$336,823$(60,869.61)$429,136
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$429,136$225,073$(114,442)$539,767
Year-end[17]January 31, 2014$539,767$180,305$(94,425)$625,647
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$625,647$238,008$(80,279)$783,376
Running totals
$1,139,262.86$(375,267.7)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Joe Donnelly (D) sought election to the U.S. Senate. Jackie Walorski (R) won election to 2nd District seat in the general election. This switched partisan control of the district. She defeated Brendan Mullen (D), Joe Ruiz (L) and Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. (I).[19]

U.S. House, Indiana District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Walorski 49% 134,033
     Democratic Brendan Mullen 47.6% 130,113
     Libertarian Joe Ruiz 3.4% 9,326
     Independent Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. (Write-in) 0% 3
Total Votes 273,475
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Joe Donnelly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jackie Walorski (R) and Mark Vogel (L) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Indiana District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Donnelly incumbent 48.2% 91,341
     Republican Jackie Walorski 46.8% 88,803
     Libertarian Mark Vogel 5% 9,447
Total Votes 189,591

See also

External links

References

  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. Indiana Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 24, 2012
  6. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Bock," accessed November 4, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Indiana Elections Division, "Primary Candidate List," accessed February 5, 2014
  8. Roll Call, "Brendan Mullen Not Running for Indiana’s 2nd #IN02 (Updated)," accessed July 15, 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 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 15, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  19. Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013