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Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Chellie Pingree]] (D), who was first elected in 2008. She faces no primary challenge. However, she will face [[Isaac Misiuk]] (R) and [[Richard Murphy]] (I) in the general election.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:23, 5 June 2014

2012

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Maine's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Chellie Pingree Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Maine U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Chellie Pingree (D), who was first elected in 2008. She faces no primary challenge. However, she will face Isaac Misiuk (R) and Richard Murphy (I) in the general election.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 17, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Maine 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.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: Voters needed register to vote in the primary by either May 20, 2014 (by mail or through voter registration drive) or on election day (in person). For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014. However, there is no cut-off date for registering in person at the the town office or city hall.[7]

See also: Maine elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Chellie Pingree (D), who was first elected in 2008.

Maine's 1st Congressional District encompasses Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York counties. Additionally, the district includes most of Kennebec county.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Key votes

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

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.[12] 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.[13] Chellie Pingree voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

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 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.[15] 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. Chellie Pingree voted for HR 2775.[16]

Campaign contributions

Chellie Pingree

Chellie Pingree (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 12,2013$161,420.58$8,877.98$(14,899.18)$155,399
July Quarterly[18]July 7, 2013$155,399.38$50,367.87$(17,062.87)$188,704.38
October Quarterly[19]October 13, 2013$188,704.38$45,134.31$(26,521.15)$207,317.54
Year-end[20]January 31, 2014$207,317$66,649$(26,881)$247,085
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$247,085$66,021$(30,921)$282,185
Running totals
$237,050.16$(116,285.2)

Isaac Misiuk

Isaac Misiuk (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[22]October 18, 2013$0.00$280.00$(103.16)$176.84
Year-End[23]January 31, 2014$176$900$(659)$417
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$417$3,345$(1,954)$1,807
Running totals
$4,525$(2,716.16)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Chellie Pingree (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jonathan Courtney in the general election.

U.S. House, Maine District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChellie Pingree Incumbent 62.1% 236,363
     Republican Jonathan Courtney 33.7% 128,440
     N/A Blank Votes 4.2% 15,912
Total Votes 380,715
Source: Maine Secretary of State "Tabulations for Elections held in 2012"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chellie Pingree won election to the United States House. She defeated Dean Peter Scontras (R) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Maine District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChellie Pingree incumbent 56.8% 169,114
     Republican Dean Peter Scontras 43.2% 128,501
     N/A Write-in 0% 42
Total Votes 297,657

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 7, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 7, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 7, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Maine Secretary of State Website, "State of Maine Voter Guide," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Maine Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  9. Seacoast Online, "2 in Maine announce plans to run for U.S. Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  10. Candidate submitted information to BP Staff, August 23, 2013
  11. Bangor Daily News, "National Guardsman enters 1st District congressional race as independent," accessed August 23, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Chellie Pingree April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Chellie Pingree July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013