Texas' 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jeb Hensarling Republican Party
Jeb Hensarling.png

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 5th 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 Jeb Hensarling (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Texas' 5th Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Wood, Van Zandt, Kaufman, Dallas, Henderson, Anderson and Cherokee 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 Jeb Hensarling
Libertarian Party Ken Ashby

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican 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] Jeb Hensarling 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. Jeb Hensarling voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$1,883,788.43$616,693.37$(179,176.14)$2,321,305.66
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$2,321,305.66$720,884.00$(221,194.26)$2,820,995.40
October Quarterly[11]October 14, 2013$2,820,995.40$411,130.97$(181,380.40)$3,050,745.97
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$3,050,745$326,347$(245,757)$3,131,335
Pre-Primary[13]February 20, 2014$3,131,335$49,057$(1,078,554)$2,101,838
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$2,101,838$196,531$(61,977)$2,236,392
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$2,236,392$352,111$(1,116,174)$1,472,329
Running totals

District history


The 5th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Jeb Hensarling (R) won re-election. He defeated Linda Mrosko (D) and Ken Ashby (L) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Texas District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeb Hensarling Incumbent 64.4% 134,091
     Democratic Linda S. Mrosko 33.2% 69,178
     Libertarian Ken Ashby 2.4% 4,961
Total Votes 208,230
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Jeb Hensarling won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Tom Berry (D) and Ken Ashby (L).[17]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 5, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeb Hensarling Incumbent 70.5% 106,742
     Democratic Tom Berry 27.5% 41,649
     Libertarian Ken Ashby 2% 2,958
Total Votes 151,349

See also

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