Texas' 27th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 27th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Blake Farenthold Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Blake Farenthold Republican Party
Blake Farenthold.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 27th 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 Blake Farenthold (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Texas' 27th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Lavaca, Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, Victoria, Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces counties.[5]


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Republican Party Blake Farenthold Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Wesley Reed
Libertarian Party Roxanne Simonson

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

District history


The 27th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Blake Farenthold (R) won re-election. He defeated Rose Meza Harrison (D), Corrie Byrd (L) and William Bret Baldwin (I) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlake Farenthold Incumbent 56.8% 120,684
     Democratic Rose Meza Harrison 39.2% 83,395
     Independent Bret Baldwin 2.5% 5,354
     Libertarian Corrie Byrd 1.5% 3,218
Total Votes 212,651
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Blake Farenthold won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Solomon P. Ortiz (D) and Ed Mishou (L).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 27, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngR. Blake Farenthold 47.9% 50,976
     Democratic Solomon P. Ortiz Incumbent 47.1% 50,179
     Libertarian Ed Mishou 5% 5,376
Total Votes 106,531

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