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Revision as of 15:04, 6 January 2014

2012

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Oregon's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Kurt Schrader 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 5th Congressional District of Oregon will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Oregon elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Kurt Schrader (D), who was first elected in 2008.

Oregon's 5th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Clackamas, Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties.[1]

Race Background

The 2012 election race in Oregon's fifth district was a close race, with incumbent Kurt Schrader securing victory with a 11.6% margin of victory. He out spent his opponent, spending $1,163,244, which is about thirty times more than the $33,207 his opponent Fred Thompson spent.[2] The district leans democratic, according to the figures released by the Oregon Secretary of State on voter registration and partisanship, which show that there were 6.26% more Democrats registered than Republicans.[3] Comparing these figures to the election results there was an 82.3% voter turnout with 327,970 people voting and a total of 398,500 people registered as of October 30, 2012.[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


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.[8] 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.[9] Kurt Schrader voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[11] 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. Kurt Schrader voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Kurt Schrader

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schrader’s reports.[13]

Kurt Schrader (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$590,364.06$117,621.92$(89,530.04)$618,455.94
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$618,455.94$227,918.99$(96,468.43)$749,906.50
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$749,906.50$220,313.75$(91,516.85)$878,703.40
Year-End Quarterly[17]December 31, 2013$880,693$187,456$(61,155)$1,001,828
April Quarterly[18]April 14, 2014$1,001,828.42$208,672.75$(56,560.44)$1,153,940.73
Running totals
$961,983.41$(395,230.76)

District history

2012

The 5th Congressional District of Oregon held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. Incumbent Kurt Schrader defeated Fred Thompson (R), Christina Jean Lugo (Pacific Green Party), and Raymond Baldwin (CST) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[19]

U.S. House, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schrader Incumbent 54% 177,229
     Republican Fred Thompson 42.4% 139,223
     Green Christina Jean Lugo 2.3% 7,516
     Constitution Raymond Baldwin 1.1% 3,600
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 402
Total Votes 327,970
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Schrader won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Scott Bruun in the general election.[20]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District 4 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schrader Incumbent 52.7% 145,319
     Republican Scott Bruun 47.3% 130,313
Total Votes 275,632

See also

External links

References

  1. Oregon Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 9, 2012
  2. Open Secrets "2012 Race: Oregon District 05" accessed March 2013
  3. Oregon Secretary of State, "Voter Registration Reports, 2012," March, 2013
  4. Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Associated Press, "Oregon - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  6. Oregon Live, "Republican Ben Pollock announces candidacy for Kurt Schrader's congressional seat," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Oregon Live, "Tootie Smith launches exploratory campaign for Kurt Schrader's Oregon House seat," accessed October 23, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Kurt Schrader 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  19. Oregon Live, "2012 General Election Results," November 7, 2012
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"