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Texas' 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John Culberson Republican Party
John Culberson.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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

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The 7th 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 John Culberson (R), who was first elected in 2000.

Texas' 7th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes part of Harris county.[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 John Culberson
Democratic Party James Cargas
Libertarian Party Gerald Fowler

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] John Culberson 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. John Culberson voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

John Culberson

John Culberson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 10, 2013$32,396.11$120,460.00$(76,457.55)$76,398.56
July Quarterly[10]July 9, 2013$76,398.56$93,006.00$(57,663.84)$111,740.72
October Quarterly[11]October 12, 2013$111,740.72$61,604.00$(61,277.29)$112,067.43
Year-End[12]January 16, 2014$112,067$45,400$(61,522)$95,944
Pre-Primary[13]February 17, 2014$95,944$48,475$(48,364)$96,055
April Quarterly[14]April 11, 2014$96,055$53,784$(27,778)$122,061
July Quarterly[15]July 11, 2014$122,061$98,450$(119,886)$100,624
Running totals

District history


The 7th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent John Culberson (R) won re-election. He defeated James Cargas (D), Drew Parks (L) and Lance Findley (G) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Texas District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Culberson Incumbent 60.8% 142,793
     Democratic James Cargas 36.4% 85,553
     Libertarian Drew Parks 2% 4,669
     Green Lance Findley 0.8% 1,822
Total Votes 234,837
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, John Culberson won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Bob Townsend (L) and Lissa Squiers (Write-in).[17]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 7, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Abney Culberson Incumbent 81.4% 143,655
     Libertarian Bob Townsend 18% 31,704
     Write-in Lissa Squiers 0.6% 1,019
Total Votes 176,378

See also

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