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==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 15:46, 16 January 2014

2012

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Texas' 23rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Pete Gallego Democratic Party
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Texas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 23rd Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Texas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Pete Gallego (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Texas' 23rd Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Reeves, Presidio, Brewster, Lvoing , Winkler, Ward, Crane, Upton, Reagan, Terrell, Pecos, Crockett, Schleicher, Sutton, Edwards, Val Verde, Kinney, Maverick, Uvalde, Zavala, Dimmit, La Salle, Frio, Medina and Bexar counties.[1]

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 Pete Gallego
Republican Party Will Hurd
Libertarian Party Ruben Corvalan


May 27, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Race background

Incumbent Pete Gallego (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[3] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[4] Pete Gallego voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[5]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[6] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Pete Gallego voted for HR 2775.[7]

Media

The conservative PAC Hispanic Leadership Fund spent $200,000 on a local Spanish language TV ad. The ad attacks Gallego on the costs of Obamacare.[8]


Obamacare and Pete Gallego

Campaign contributions

Pete Gallego

Pete Gallego (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$34,891.80$233,683.84$(87,233.93)$181,341.71
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$181,341.71$243,410.84$(104,218.83)$320,533.72
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$320,533.72$193,210.53$(130,457.04)$383,287.21
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$383,287$226,937$(77,876)$532,348
Pre-Primary[13]February 20, 2014$532,348$70,739$(70,649)$532,437
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$532,437$273,424$(74,918)$730,943
Running totals
$1,241,405.21$(545,352.8)

Will Hurd

Will Hurd (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$0.00$116,049.00$(15,065.00)$100,984.00
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$100,984.00$154,789.00$(43,810.64)$211,962.36
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$211,962$53,985$(62,321)$203,625
Pre-Primary[18]February 20, 2014$203,625$42,587$(129,951)$116,261
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$116,261$79,851$(155,851)$40,260
Running totals
$447,261$(406,998.64)

**As of the 2014 April Quarterly Report, Hurd's committee owed $70,000 in outstanding loans to Will Hurd.

Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2013$0.00$3,250.00$(1,624.77)$1,625.23
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2013$1,625.23$9,475.56$(7,891.37)$3,209.42
October Quarterly[22]October 15, 2013$3,209.42$11,705.70$(10,673.33)$4,241.79
Year-End[23]January 14, 2014$4,241$3,829$(8,286)$-215
Running totals
$28,260.26$(28,475.47)

District history

2012

The 23rd Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Pete Gallego (D) won election. He defeated incumbent Francisco Canseco (R), Jeffrey Blunt (L) and Ed Scharf (G) in the general election. This switched partisan control of the district.[24]

U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPete Gallego 50.3% 96,676
     Republican Francisco Canseco Incumbent 45.6% 87,547
     Libertarian Jeffrey C. Blunt 3% 5,841
     Green Ed Scharf 1.1% 2,105
Total Votes 192,169
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Francisco Canseco won election to the United States House. He defeated Ciro Rodriguez (D), Craig Stephens (I), Martin Nitschke (L) and Ed Scharf (G) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrancisco Canseco 49.4% 74,853
     Democratic Ciro Rodriguez incumbent 44.4% 67,348
     Independent Craig Stephens 3.6% 5,432
     Libertarian Martin Nitschke 1.6% 2,482
     Green Ed Scharf 0.9% 1,419
Total Votes 151,534

See also

External links

References

  1. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  3. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  4. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  5. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  6. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  7. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. YouTube, "$6,777 - Obamacare and Pete Gallego [Spanish," October 24, 2013]
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Gallego April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Gallego July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Gallego October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Gallego Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Gallego Pre-Primary," accessed April 20, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Pete Gallego April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd Pre-Primary," accessed May 2, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd April Quarterly," accessed May 2, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Robert Lowry April Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Robert Lowry July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Robert Lowry October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Robert Lowry Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  24. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013