Louisiana's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Louisiana's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Election Runoff Date
December 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John Fleming Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is John Fleming (R), who was first elected in 2008. He won re-election with 75% of the vote in 2012.

Candidate Filing Deadline General Election Runoff General Election
August 22, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 6, 2014

Primary: Louisiana is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election. In Louisiana, the runoff general election is only required if no candidate receives 50 percent or more of the primary vote. If the runoff election is not needed, the race is decided with the one election (acting as both the primary and the general election) on November 4, 2014.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by October 5, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is November 5, 2014.[4]

See also: Louisiana elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John Fleming (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Louisiana's 4th Congressional District encompasses the western portion of the state. St. Landry, Evangeline, Allen, Beauregard, Vernon, Sabine, Natchitoches, De Soto, Red River, Bienville, Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Cialborne and Union parishes are included in the district.[5]

Candidates

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Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

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.[6] 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.[7] John Fleming voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

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 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.[9] 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. John Fleming voted against HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

John Fleming

John Fleming (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 11, 2013$481,211.43$234,583.90$(83,313.46)$632,481.87
July Quarterly[12]July 18, 2013$632,481.87$201,496.11$(119,040.10)$714,937.88
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$714,937.88$156,156.92$(155,365.20)$715,729.60
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$715,729$106,359$(123,526)$698,562
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$698,562$405,139$(100,660)$1,003,041
Running totals
$1,103,734.93$(581,904.76)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, John Fleming (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randall Lord in the general election.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Fleming Incumbent 75.3% 187,894
     Libertarian Randall Lord 24.7% 61,637
Total Votes 249,531
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John Fleming won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Melville (D) and Artis Cash (Independent) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Fleming incumbent 62.3% 105,223
     Democratic David Melville 32.4% 54,609
     Independent Artis Cash 5.3% 8,962
Total Votes 168,794

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. Louisiana Secretary of State Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Louisiana Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013