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On November 2, 2010, Henry Cuellar (R) won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Bryan Underwood (R) and Stephen Kaat (L).<ref>[ ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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Revision as of 15:46, 16 January 2014



Texas' 28th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Henry Cuellar Democratic Party
Henry Cuellar.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Texas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 28th 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 Henry Cuellar (D), who was first elected in 2004.

Texas' 28th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Bexar, Wilson, Atascosa, McMullen, Webb, Zapata, Starr and Hildago 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

Democratic Party Henry Cuellar
Libertarian Party Will Aikens
Green Party Michael Cary

March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention


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.[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] Henry Cuellar voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

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.[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. Henry Cuellar voted for HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$745,369.64$99,255.67$(181,085.00)$663,540.31
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$663,540.31$279,860.00$(75,930.46)$867,469.85
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$867,469.85$193,818.44$(100,923.63)$960,364.66
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$960,364$171,080$(132,409)$999,035
Pre-Primary[13]February 20, 2014$999,035$30,486$(39,382)$990,139
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$990,139$182,513$(44,327)$1,128,325
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$1,128,325$217,580$(81,698)$1,264,207
Running totals

District history


The 28th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Henry Cuellar (D) won re-election. He defeated William Hayward (R), Patrick Hisel (L) and Michael Cary (G) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Texas District 28 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Cuellar Incumbent 67.9% 112,456
     Republican William R. Hayward 29.8% 49,309
     Libertarian Patrick Hisel 1.5% 2,473
     Green Michael D. Cary 0.8% 1,407
Total Votes 165,645
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Henry Cuellar won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bryan Underwood (R) and Stephen Kaat (L) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Texas District 28 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Cuellar incumbent 56.3% 62,773
     Republican Bryan Underwood 42% 46,740
     Libertarian Stephen Kaat 1.7% 1,889
Total Votes 111,402

See also

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