Texas' 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Mac Thornberry Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mac Thornberry Republican Party
Mac Thornberry.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 13th 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.[3][4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mac Thornberry (R), who was first elected in 1994.

Texas' 13th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Deaf Smith, Sherman, Moore, Potter, Randall, Swisher, Floyd, Briscoe, Armstrong, Carson, Hutchinson, Hansford, Ochltree, Roberts, Gray, Donley, Hall, Motley, Dickens, King, Cottle, Childress, Collingsworth, Wheeler, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Knox, Foard, Hardeman, Wilbarger, Baylor, Wichita, Archer, Clay, Montague, Cooke, Wise and Jack counties.[5]


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 Mac Thornberry Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mike Minter
Libertarian Party Emily Pivoda
Green Party Don Cook

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

Not running

Republican Party Michael Barrett

District history


The 13th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012 in which incumbent Mac Thornberry (R) won re-election. He defeated John Robert Deek (L) and Keith Houston (G) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry Incumbent 91% 187,775
     Libertarian John Robert Deek 6.2% 12,701
     Green Keith F. Houston 2.9% 5,912
Total Votes 206,388
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Keith Dyer (I) and John T. Burwell (L).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 13, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry Incumbent 87% 113,201
     Independent Keith Dyer 8.6% 11,192
     Libertarian John T. Burwell 4.3% 5,650
Total Votes 130,043

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