Texas' 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

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2012

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Texas' 21st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lamar S. Smith Republican Party
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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 21st 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 Lamar Smith (R), who was first elected in 1986.

Texas' 21st Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Travis, Real, Kerr, Bandera, Gillespie, Blanco, Kendall and Comal counties.[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

Republican Party Lamar Smith
Libertarian Party Ryan Shields
Green Party Antonio Diaz


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

District history

2012

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.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith Incumbent 60.5% 187,015
     Democratic Candace E. Duval 35.4% 109,326
     Libertarian John-Henry Liberty 4.1% 12,524
Total Votes 308,865
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

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).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 21, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith Incumbent 68.9% 162,924
     Democratic Lainey Melnick 27.9% 65,927
     Libertarian James Arthur Strohm 3.3% 7,694
Total Votes 236,545

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