Texas' 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 16th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Beto O'Rourke Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Beto O'Rourke Democratic Party
Beto O'Rourke.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 16th 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 Beto O'Rourke (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Texas' 16th Congressional District is located in the far western portion of the state and includes part of El Paso county.[5]


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Democratic Party Beto O'Rourke Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Corey Roen
Libertarian Party Jaime Perez

March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

District history


The 16th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Beto O'Rourke (D) won. He defeated Barbara Carrasco (R) and Junart Sodoy (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeto O'Rourke 65.4% 101,403
     Republican Barbara Carrasco 32.9% 51,043
     Libertarian Junart Sodoy 1.7% 2,559
Total Votes 155,005
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Silvestre Reyes won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Tim Besco (R), Bill Collins (L), and Tim Collins (Write-in).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas Congressional District 16, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSilvestre Reyes Incumbent 58.1% 49,301
     Republican Tim Besco 36.6% 31,051
     Libertarian Bill Collins 5.1% 4,319
     Write-in Tim Collins 0.3% 221
Total Votes 84,892

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