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Costello was added to the Republican Party’s 2014 "Young Guns" top 10 list of candidates for the House. According to the National Republican Congressional Committee, candidates are added to the list by demonstrating "their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks.”<ref>[http://www.newsmax.com/politics/gop-young-guns/2014/05/12/id/570850/ ''NewsMax.com'', "Republican Party Rolls Out 2014 'Young Guns' List," accessed May 12, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> [[Jim Gerlach]] voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> [[Jim Gerlach]] voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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==Endorsements==
 
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===Michael Parrish===
 
The Democratic leadership is endorsing Parrish in this race. He has the backing of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]], and House Minority Leader [[Nancy Pelosi]] held a fundraiser for Parrish and [[Kevin Strouse]] of [[Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District]] on February 6, 2014.<ref>[http://www.politicspa.com/pelosi-to-hold-fundraiser-for-parrish-and-strouse/54586/ ''Politics PA,'' "Pelosi To Hold Fundraiser For Parrish and Strouse," January 29, 2014]</ref>
 
 
 
===Manan Trivedi===
 
===Manan Trivedi===
Trivedi received the endorsement of the Chester County Democratic Party. Chester County makes up roughly 42 percent of [[Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District]].<ref>[http://www.politicspa.com/pa-6-chester-county-dems-back-trivedi/55420/ ''Politics PA,'' "PA-6: Chester County Dems Back Trivedi," accessed February 25, 2014]</ref>
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*Trivedi received the endorsement of the Chester County Democratic Party. Chester County makes up roughly 42 percent of [[Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District]].<ref>[http://www.politicspa.com/pa-6-chester-county-dems-back-trivedi/55420/ ''Politics PA'', "PA-6: Chester County Dems Back Trivedi," accessed February 25, 2014]</ref>
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*Former [[Democratic]] candidate [[Michael Parrish]] endorsed Trivedi.<ref>[http://www.politicspa.com/pa-6-parrish-withdraws/56143/ ''Politcs PA'', "PA-6: Parrish Withdraws," accessed March 19, 2014]</ref>
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===Michael Parrish===
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The Democratic leadership endorsed Parrish in this race. He had the backing of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]], and House Minority Leader [[Nancy Pelosi]] held a fundraiser for Parrish and [[Kevin Strouse]] of [[Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District]] on February 6, 2014.<ref>[http://www.politicspa.com/pelosi-to-hold-fundraiser-for-parrish-and-strouse/54586/ ''Politics PA'', "Pelosi To Hold Fundraiser For Parrish and Strouse," January 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===Ryan Costello===
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==District history==
 
==District history==

Revision as of 10:55, 22 May 2014

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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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]


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.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014 (at least 30 days prior to election).[6]

See also: Pennsylvania elections, 2014

Incumbent: Incumbent Jim Gerlach (R), who was first elected in 2002, is not seeking re-election in 2014.

Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District is located in the south eastern portion of Pennsylvania and includes portions of Lebanon, Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary


Race background

Costello was added to the Republican Party’s 2014 "Young Guns" top 10 list of candidates for the House. According to the National Republican Congressional Committee, candidates are added to the list by demonstrating "their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks.”[11]

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.[12] 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.[13] Jim Gerlach voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

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 funded 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.[15] 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.[16]

Endorsements

Manan Trivedi

Michael Parrish

The Democratic leadership endorsed Parrish in this race. He had the backing of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a fundraiser for Parrish and Kevin Strouse of Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District on February 6, 2014.[19]

Campaign contributions

Ryan Costello

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Costello's reports.[20]

Ryan Costello (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$0.00$344,450.00$(39,141.34)$305,308.66
Running totals
$344,450$(39,141.34)

Manan Trivedi

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Trivedi's reports.[22]

Manan Trivedi (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 7, 2014$0.00$132,416.50$(20,584.98)$111,831.52
Running totals
$132,416.5$(20,584.98)

Michael Parrish

Michael Parrish (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[24]January 31, 2014$0$103,206$(0)$103,206
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$103,206.00$40,526.25$(125,360.40)$18,371.85
Running totals
$143,732.25$(125,360.4)


District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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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.[26]

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, Jim Gerlach won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Manan Trivedi (D) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General 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. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 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. Votes PA, "How to Register," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Pennsylvania Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  9. Politcs PA, "PA-6: Parrish Withdraws," accessed March 19, 2014
  10. NewsWorks, "National Democrats like first-time candidate in 6th Congressional race," accessed January 27, 2014
  11. NewsMax.com, "Republican Party Rolls Out 2014 'Young Guns' List," accessed May 12, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Politics PA, "PA-6: Chester County Dems Back Trivedi," accessed February 25, 2014
  18. Politcs PA, "PA-6: Parrish Withdraws," accessed March 19, 2014
  19. Politics PA, "Pelosi To Hold Fundraiser For Parrish and Strouse," January 29, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Costello 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Trivedi 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  26. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Pennsylvania"
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013