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Revision as of 09:08, 9 January 2014

2012

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Maryland's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Chris Van Hollen 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
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th Congressional District of Maryland will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Maryland has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Chris Van Hollen (D), who was first elected in 2002.

Maryland's 8th Congressional District encompasses parts of Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties.[4]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file petition


Issues

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.[7] 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.[8] Chris Van Hollen voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

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 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.[10] 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. Chris Van Hollen voted for HR 2775.[11]

Campaign contributions

Chris Van Hollen

Chris Van Hollen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$1,996,171.25$67,203.75$(422,691.87)$1,640,683.13
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$1,640,683.13$173,809.62$(83,361.67)$1,731,131.08
October Quarterly[14]October 13, 2013$1,731,131.08$74,512.60$(62,083.28)$1,743,560.40
Year-end[15]January 31, 2014$1,743,560$100,060$(75,778)$1,767,841
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$1,767,841$129,873$(66,209)$1,831,505
Running totals
$545,458.97$(710,123.82)

District history

2012

The 8th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Chris Van Hollen (D) won re-election. He defeated Ken Timmerman (R), Mark Grannis (L) and George Gluck (G) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen Incumbent 63.4% 217,531
     Republican Ken Timmerman 32.9% 113,033
     Libertarian Mark Grannis 2.1% 7,235
     Green George Gluck 1.5% 5,064
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 393
Total Votes 343,256
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chris Van Hollen won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Michael Lee Philips (R), Mark Grannis (L), and Fred Nordhorn (C) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 8th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen Incumbent 73.3% 153,613
     Republican Michael Lee Philips 25% 52,421
     Libertarian Mark Grannis 1.3% 2,713
     Constitution Fred Nordhorn 0.3% 696
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 224
Total Votes 209,667

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 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Maryland Elections, "Candidate List 2014," accessed August 11, 2014
  6. Dave Wallace for Congress Facebook page, "Info," accessed November 18, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Van Hollen April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Van Hollen July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  17. Politico "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 1, 2011