Texas' 21st Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
Cook Political Report: Solid R
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R
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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Lamar Smith (R), who was first elected in 1986.
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March 4, 2014, primary results
The 21st congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Lamar Smith (R) won re-election. He defeated Candace Duval (D) and John-Henry Liberty (L) in the general election.
|U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Lamar Smith Incumbent||60.5%||187,015|
|Democratic||Candace E. Duval||35.4%||109,326|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 2, 2010, Lamar S. Smith won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Lainey Melnick (D) and James Arthur Strohm (L).
- United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
- Texas Statutes, "Section 172.086," accessed January 3, 2014
- Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"