Texas' 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Michael McCaul Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th congressional district of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[1][2]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Michael McCaul (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Texas' 10th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Harris, Waller, Washington, Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lee, Bastrop and Travis counties.[3]


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

Republican Party Michael McCaul
Democratic Party Tawana Walter-Cadien
Libertarian Party Bill Kelsey

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention


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.[4] 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.[5] Michael McCaul voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

Voted "No" 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.[7] 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. Michael McCaul voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Michael McCaul

Michael McCaul (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$28,425.10$175,011.89$(99,884.86)$103,552.13
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$103,552.13$303,439.10$(156,457.43)$250,533.80
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$250,533.80$179,777.30$(196,399.43)$233,911.67
Year-End[12]January 30, 2014$233,911$202,883$(342,194)$94,600
Pre-Primary[13]February 19, 2014$94,600$43,357$(70,059)$67,897
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$67,897$151,370$(127,393)$91,874
Running totals

District history


The 10th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Michael McCaul (R) won re-election. He defeated Tawana Cadien (D) and Richard Priest (L) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Texas District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael McCaul Incumbent 60.5% 159,783
     Democratic Tawana W. Cadien 36.3% 95,710
     Libertarian Richard Priest 3.2% 8,526
Total Votes 264,019
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Michael McCaul won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Ted Ankrum (D) and Jeremiah "J.P" Perkins (L).[16]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 10, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael McCaul Incumbent 64.7% 144,980
     Democratic Ted Ankrum 33% 74,086
     Libertarian Jeremiah "J.P." Perkins 2.3% 5,105
Total Votes 224,171

See also

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