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Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oregon's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Earl Blumenauer Democratic Party
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Oregon U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Oregon will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Oregon 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.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Earl Blumenauer (D), who was first elected in 1976.

Oregon's 3rd Congressional District is located in the northeastern corner of the state and includes Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah counties, was well as Portland.[1]


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.


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.[3] 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.[4] Earl Blumenauer voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[5]

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.[6] 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. Earl Blumenauer voted for HR 2775.[7]

Campaign contributions

Earl Blumenauer

Earl Blumenauer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$632,645.24$43,190.68$(60,209.01)$615,626.91
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$615,626.91$180,409.02$(116,523.56)$679,512.37
October Quarterly[10]October 13, 2013$679,512.37$198,172.60$(128,954.99)$748,729.98
Year-End Quarterly[11]December 31, 2013$748,729$113,869$(73,679)$758,478
Running totals

District history


The 3rd Congressional District of Oregon held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. Incumbent Earl Blumenauer defeated three challengers to win re-election on November 6, 2012.[12]

U.S. House, Oregon District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Blumenauer Incumbent 74.5% 264,979
     Republican Ronald Green 19.8% 70,325
     Progressive Woodrow Broadnax 3.7% 13,159
     Libertarian Michael Cline 1.9% 6,640
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 772
Total Votes 355,875
Source: Oregon Secretary of State


On November 2, 2010, Blumenauer won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Delia Lopez, Michael Meo, and Jeff Lawrence in the general election.[13]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District 3 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Blumenauer Incumbent 70.1% 193,104
     Republican Delia Lopez 24.6% 67,714
     Progressive Michael Meo 2.3% 6,197
     Libertarian Jeff Lawrence 3% 8,380
Total Votes 275,395

See also

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