Oregon's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oregon's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Kurt Schrader Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Kurt Schrader Democratic Party
Kurt Schrader.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely 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 5th 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 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.[6]

Race background

2012 election

In 2012, incumbent Kurt Schrader secured victory with an 11.6 percent margin of victory. Schrader spent $1,163,244 during the election, nearly thirty times more than the $33,207 his opponent Fred Thompson spent.[7]

The district leaned Democratic in 2012, according to the figures released by the Oregon Secretary of State on voter registration and partisanship. There were 6.26 percent more Democrats registered than Republicans.[8] There was an 82.3 percent voter turnout in 2012, with 327,970 people voting and a total of 398,500 people registered as of October 30, 2012.[9]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

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Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrew from race

District history


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.[16]

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"


On November 2, 2010, Schrader won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Scott Bruun in the general election.[17]

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


  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. Open Secrets, "2012 Race: Oregon District 05," accessed March 2013
  8. Oregon Secretary of State, "Voter Registration Reports, 2012," March, 2013
  9. Oregon Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Associated Press, "Oregon - Summary Vote Results," accessed May 20, 2014
  11. Oregon Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing Search," accessed August 1, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Oregon Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing Search," accessed September 3, 2014
  13. Oregon Live, "Republican Ben Pollock announces candidacy for Kurt Schrader's congressional seat," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Oregon Live, "Tootie Smith launches exploratory campaign for Kurt Schrader's Oregon House seat," accessed October 23, 2013
  15. Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing Search Results," accessed August 14, 2014
  16. Oregon Live, "2012 General Election Results," November 7, 2012
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"