Maryland's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Andrew Harris Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Andrew Harris Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Maryland U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Maryland is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election and generally close it to all voters except those registered with their party.[4]

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

Maryland's 1st Congressional District encompasses Carolina, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Additionally, the district includes parts of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties.[5]

Candidates

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June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

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] Andy Harris 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. Andy Harris voted against HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Andy Harris

Andy Harris (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$170,079.82$133,176.07$(42,064.05)$261,191.84
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$261,191.84$266,675.25$(77,122.94)$450,744.15
October Quarterly[17]October 13, 2013$450,744.15$154,792.95$(65,566.06)$539,971.04
Year-end[18]January 31, 2014$539,971$110,289$(68,017)$582,242
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$582,242$125,161$(65,192)$642,210
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2014$692,729$79,505$(44,375)$727,958
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2014$182,883$5,274$(18,077)$170,079
Running totals
$874,873.27$(380,414.05)

Bill Tilghman

Bill Tilghman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$0.00$51,621.03$(20,068)$31,552
October Quarterly[23]October 15, 2013$31,552$21,045$(47,767)$5,190
Year-End[24]January 31, 2014$5,190$71,195$(33,765)$42,620
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$42,620$74,340$(54,389)$62,571
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2014$4,795$3,150$(1,245)$6,700
October Quarterly[27]October 15, 2014$6,700$180,176$(151,118)$35,758
Running totals
$401,527.03$(308,352)

John LaFerla

John LaFerla (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[28]April 15, 2013$2,952.06$4,742.95$(4,531.32)$3,163.69
July Quarterly[29]July 15, 2013$3,163.69$38,147.33$(11,560.68)$29,750.34
October Quarterly[30]October 15, 2013$29,750.34$47,834.06$(42,743.82)$34,840.58
Year End[31]January 31, 2014$34,840$53,629$(41,793)$47,935
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2014$47,935$70,615$(52,572)$66,088
Running totals
$214,968.34$(153,200.82)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Andrew Harris (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John LaFerla, Michael Calpino, Muir Boda and Douglas Dryden Rae in the general election.

U.S. House, Maryland District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Harris Incumbent 63.4% 214,204
     Democratic Wendy Rosen 27.5% 92,812
     Libertarian Muir Boda 3.8% 12,857
     Democratic John LaFerla (Write-in) 4.4% 14,858
     Independent Michael Calpino (Write-in) 0% 71
     Independent Douglas Dryden Rae (Write-in) 0% 26
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.9% 2,932
Total Votes 337,760
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Harris won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Frank Kratovil, Jr. (D), Richard James Davis (L), Jack N. Wilson (I), and Michael Kennedy (I) in the general election.[33]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 1st Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Harris 54.1% 155,118
     Democratic Frank Kratovil, Jr. Incumbent 42% 120,400
     Libertarian Richard James Davis 3.8% 10,876
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 242
     Independent Jack N. Wilson 0.1% 158
     Independent Michael Kennedy 0% 18
Total Votes 286,812

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. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Primary Elections," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Maryland Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 Maryland Elections, "Candidate Listing," accessed February 22, 2014
  7. Chestertownspy.com "Dr. John LaFerla Announces 2014 Run For First District" April 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chestertown Spy, "Meet the Dem. Candidates for Maryland’s First Congressional District," accessed August 29, 2013
  9. My Eastern Shore MD, "Centreville-raised Tilghman to make run for Congress," accessed August 29, 2013
  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, "Andy Harris April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Andy Harris July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 15, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 12, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 15, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 29, 2011