Texas' 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
Cook Political Report: Lean D
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean D
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 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.
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May 27, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates
March 4, 2014, primary results
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.
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.
|U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Francisco Canseco Incumbent||45.6%||87,547|
|Libertarian||Jeffrey C. Blunt||3%||5,841|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- 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
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"