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Oregon's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Earl Blumenauer Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Earl Blumenauer Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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 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.[3][4][5]

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, as well as Portland.[6]

Candidates

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May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


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.[11] 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.[12] Earl Blumenauer voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[14] 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.[15]

Campaign contributions

Earl Blumenauer

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Blumenauer’s reports.[16]

District history

2012

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.[26]

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

2010

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.[27]

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

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 15, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 15, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Oregon Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 Associated Press, "Oregon - Summary Vote Results," accessed May 20, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing Search Results," accessed August 14, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing Search Results," accessed September 3, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "James Laurence Buchal 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 23, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Earl Blumenauer 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 31, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
  26. Oregon Live, "2012 General Election Results," November 7, 2012
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"