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==District history==
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
The 6th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012. Incumbent [[Jim Gerlach]] won re-election in the district.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/pennsylvania/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Pennsylvania"]</ref>
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The 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012. Incumbent [[Jim Gerlach]] won re-election in the district.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/pennsylvania/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Pennsylvania"]</ref>
 
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Revision as of 20:42, 17 December 2013

2012

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Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Gerlach Republican Party
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Pennsylvania U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Pennsylvania 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.[1][2][3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim Gerlach (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District is located in the south eastern portion of Pennsylvania and includes portions of Lebanon, Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.[4]

Candidates

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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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] Jim Gerlach voted to approve 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. Jim Gerlach voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Jim Gerlach

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gerlach's reports.[13]

Jim Gerlach (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$254,009.30$309,634.17$(86,549.59)$477,093.88
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$477,093.88$307,182.71$(140,534.46)$643,742.13
October Quarterly[16]October 13, 2013$643,742.13$184,528.45$(110,661.63)$717,608.95
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$851,792.65$2,975.53$(377,090.52)$477,677.66
Running totals
$804,320.86$(714,836.2)

District history

2012

The 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Gerlach won re-election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Manan Trivedi 42.9% 143,803
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach Incumbent 57.1% 191,725
Total Votes 335,528
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gerlach won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Manan Trivedi in the general election.[19]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach Incumbent 57.1% 133,770
     Democratic Manan Trivedi 42.9% 100,493
Total Votes 234,263

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Pennsylvania Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  6. Politcs PA, "PA-6: Parrish Withdraws," accessed March 19, 2014
  7. NewsWorks, "National Democrats like first-time candidate in 6th Congressional race," accessed January 27, 2014
  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, "Jim Gerlach 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, " July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  18. Politico "2012 Election Map, Pennsylvania"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"