Texas' 26th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 26th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Michael Burgess Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Michael Burgess Republican Party
Michael Burgess.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 26th 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 Michael C. Burgess (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Texas' 26th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes portions of Denton and Tarrant counties.[5]


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Republican Party Michael C. Burgess Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Mark Boler

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

District history


The 26th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Michael C. Burgess (R) won re-election. He defeated David Sanchez (D) and Mark Boler (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 26 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Burgess Incumbent 68.3% 176,642
     Democratic David Sanchez 28.7% 74,237
     Libertarian Mark Boler 3% 7,844
Total Votes 258,723
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Michael C. Burgess won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Neil L. Durrance (D) and Mark Boler (L).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 26, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael C. Burgess Incumbent 67.1% 120,984
     Democratic Neil L. Durrance 30.7% 55,385
     Libertarian Mark Boler 2.3% 4,062
Total Votes 180,431

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