Maryland's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Elijah Cummings 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]

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

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The 7th Congressional District of Maryland will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Elijah Cummings (D), who was first elected in 1996. He won re-election with 75% of the vote in 2010 and nearly 77% of the vote in 2012.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by June 3, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014.[5]

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Elijah Cummings (D), who was first elected in 1996.

Maryland's 7th Congressional District contained portions of Howard and Baltimore counties and parts of the city of Baltimore.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

Election results

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElijah Cummings Incumbent 90.6% 66,410
Bryant Alexander 6.3% 4,594
Fred Dickson 3.2% 2,336
Total Votes 73,340
Source: Results via Associated Press

Republican primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCorrogan Vaughn 54.8% 6,083
Ray Bly 45.2% 5,009
Total Votes 11,092
Source: Results via Associated Press

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.[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] Elijah Cummings voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

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.[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. Elijah Cummings voted for HR 2775.[13]

Campaign contributions

Elijah Cummings

Elijah Cummings (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 8, 2013$780,052.38$91,954.71$(93,542.07)$778,465.02
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$778,465.02$74,108.51$(106,723.83)$745,849.70
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$745,849.70$150,248.29$(80,580.08)$815,517.91
Year-end[17]January 31, 2014$815,517$147,451$(86,661)$876,307
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$876,307$135,196$(58,820)$952,684
Running totals
$598,958.51$(426,326.98)

District history

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2012

The 7th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Elijah Cummings (D) won. He defeated Ty Busch (D), Charles Smith (D), Frank Mirabile, Jr. (R) and Ronald Owens-Bey (L) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Maryland District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElijah Cummings Incumbent 76.5% 247,770
     Republican Frank Mirabile, Jr. 20.8% 67,405
     Libertarian Ronald Owens-Bey 2.5% 8,211
     Democratic Ty Busch (Write-in) 0% 10
     Democratic Charles Smith (Write-in) 0% 28
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 394
Total Votes 323,818
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Elijah Cummings won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Mirabile, Jr. (R) and Scott Spencer (L) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Maryland District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElijah Cummings incumbent 75.2% 152,669
     Republican Frank Mirabile, Jr. 22.8% 46,375
     Libertarian Scott Spencer 1.9% 3,814
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 210
Total Votes 203,068

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 State Board of Elections Website, "Voter Registration Introduction," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Maryland Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Maryland Elections, "Candidate List 2014," accessed December 10, 2013
  8. Ray Bly for Congress, "Home," accessed February 21, 2014
  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, "Elijah Cummings April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Elijah Cummings July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  19. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013