Kansas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Kansas' 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Pompeo Republican Party
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Kansas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Kansas 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.[1][2][3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Pompeo (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Kansas' 3rd Congressional District is located in eastern Kansas and encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which includes the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and portions of Douglas County, which includes part of Lawrence. The district includes Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs of Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee and Olathe.[4]

Candidates

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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.[10] 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.[11] Mike Pompeo voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

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.[13] 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. Mike Pompeo voted against HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$1,255,376.64$165,437.99$(46,597.82)$1,374,216.81
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$1,374,216.81$186,190.04$(128,503.36)$1,431,903.49
October Quarterly[17]October 13, 2013$1,431,903.49$658,155.74$(77,390.91)$2,012,668.32
Year-end[18]January 17, 2014$2,012,668$196,699$(161,701)$2,047,666
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$2,047,666$208,688$(143,691)$2,112,663
Running totals
$1,415,170.77$(557,884.09)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Mike Pompeo (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Leon Tillman and Thomas Jefferson in the general election.

U.S. House, Kansas District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pompeo Incumbent 62.2% 161,094
     Democratic Robert Leo Tillman 31.6% 81,770
     Libertarian Thomas Jefferson 6.2% 16,058
Total Votes 258,922
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mike Pompeo won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Raj Goyle (D), Shawn Smith (L) and Susan G. Ducey (Reform) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas' 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pompeo 58.8% 119,575
     Democratic Raj Goyle 36.5% 74,143
     Libertarian Shawn Smith 2.3% 4,624
     Reform Susan G. Ducey 2.5% 5,041
Total Votes 203,383

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Kansas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 30, 2012
  5. Kansas City Star, "Todd Tiahrt will run for his old seat in Congress," accessed May 31, 2014
  6. Washington Post, "Want to see a nasty GOP House primary? Oh, it’s just getting started in Kansas," accessed May 31, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2014 Primary (official)," accessed June 2, 2014
  8. The Wichita Eagle, "Democrat Perry Schuckman will run for Fourth District congressional seat," accessed April 12, 2014
  9. Biz Journals, "Perry Schuckman says he’ll run for Kansas 4th Congressional seat," accessed April 12, 2014
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 12, 2011