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Texas' 20th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Joaquin Castro Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Joaquin Castro Democratic Party
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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 20th 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 Joaquin Castro (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Texas' 20th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes part of Bezar county.[5]

Candidates

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

Democratic Party Joaquin Castro Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jeffrey Blunt


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

District history

2012

The 20th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Joaquin Castro (D) won election. He defeated David Rosa (R), A.E. Potts (L) and Antonio Diaz (G) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 20 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoaquin Castro 63.9% 119,032
     Republican David Rosa 33.5% 62,376
     Libertarian A.E. Potts 1.7% 3,143
     Green Antonio Diaz 0.9% 1,626
Total Votes 186,177
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Charles Gonzalez won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Clayton Trotter (R) and Michael "Commander" Idrogo (L).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 20, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles A. Gonzalez Incumbent 63.6% 58,645
     Republican Clayton Trotter 34.4% 31,757
     Libertarian Michael "Commander" Idrogo 1.9% 1,783
Total Votes 92,185

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