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*[https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/candidate-filing/cf-report.aspx Texas Secretary of State, 2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County]
*[http://www.texastribune.org/2014/elections/brackets/#tab-us-house ''Texas Tribune,'' U.S. House elections brackets]

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Texas' 24th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Kenny Marchant Republican Party
Kenny Marchant.jpg

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 24th 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 Kenny Marchant (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Texas' 24th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes portions of Tarrant, Denton and Dallas counties.[3]


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 Kenny Marchant
Democratic Party Patrick McGehearty
Libertarian Party Mike Kolls

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[4] 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.[5] Kenny Marchant voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

Voted "No" 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.[7] 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. Kenny Marchant voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Kenny Marchant

Kenny Marchant (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$505,400.27$80,373.44$(37,583.74)$548,189.97
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$548,189.97$128,352.04$(22,497.63)$654,044.38
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$654,044.38$137,001.34$(42,908.38)$748,137.34
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$748,137$36,759$(59,593)$721,992
Pre-Primary[13]February 12, 2014$721,992$19,350$(8,414)$732,928
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$732,928$82,615$(17,987)$797,555
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$797,555$85,253$(26,624)$856,184
Running totals

District history


The 24th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Kenny Marchant (R) won re-election. He defeated Tim Rusk (D) and John Stathas (L) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Texas District 24 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Marchant Incumbent 61% 148,586
     Democratic Tim Rusk 36% 87,645
     Libertarian John Stathas 3% 7,258
Total Votes 243,489
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Kenny Marchant won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating David Sparks (L).[17]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 12, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Marchant Incumbent 81.6% 100,078
     Libertarian David Sparks 18.4% 22,609
Total Votes 122,687

See also

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