United States House of Representatives elections in Alaska, 2014

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2012

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Alaska's At-large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 19, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Don Young Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Alaska U.S. House Elections
At-Large district

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Alaska will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 2, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alaska has a mixed primary system, in which parties decide who may vote in their primary election. The Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party allow any registered voters. The Alaska Republican Party allows only registered Republicans, nonpartisan or undeclared voters.[3]

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Alaska elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is Don Young (R), who was first elected in 1972.

Alaska has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from Alaska.

Members of the U.S. House from Alaska -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 1 1

Candidates

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Republican Party Don Young
Democratic Party Forrest Dunbar
Libertarian Party Jim McDermott

August 19, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic PartyLibertarian PartyLimeslashed.png ADL Primary[4]

Democratic Party Forrest Dunbar Approveda
Democratic Party Frank Vondersaar
Libertarian Party Jim McDermott Approveda

Issues

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.[5] 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.[6] Don Young voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

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.[8] 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. Don Young voted for HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Don Young

Don Young (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 11, 2013$508,299.46$61,942.22$(64,668.17)$505,573.51
July Quarterly[11]July 12, 2013$505,573.51$63,076.05$(51,683.50)$516,966.06
October Quarterly[12]October 9, 2013$516,966.06$175,657.87$(59,916.62)$632,707.31
Year-End[13]January 23, 2014$632,707$107,679$(60,621)$679,765
April Quarterly[14]April 10, 2014$679,765$77,772$(62,199)$695,338
July Quarterly[15]July 14, 2014$695,338$131,258$(236,784)$589,812
Pre-Primary[16]August 6, 2014$589,812$13,865$(37,339)$566,338
Running totals
$631,250.14$(573,211.29)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Don Young (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sharon Cissna (D), Jim McDermott (L), Ted Gianoutsos (I) and Clinton Desjarlais (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Alaska At-Large General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young 63.9% 185,296
     Democratic Sharon M. Cissna 28.6% 82,927
     Libertarian Jim C. McDermott 5.2% 15,028
     NA Ted Gianoutsos 1.9% 5,589
Total Votes 289,804
Source: Alaska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Don Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Harry T. Crawford, Jr. (D) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Alaska At-Large General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young incumbent 69% 175,384
     Democratic Harry T. Crawford, Jr. 30.5% 77,606
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 1,345
Total Votes 254,335

See also

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External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. State of Alaska Division of Elections Website, "Primary Election Information," accessed January 2, 2014
  4. In Alaska, candidates from the Democratic, Libertarian and Alaskan Independence parties all appear on the same ballot. The candidate who receives the most votes from each party then advances to the general election.
  5. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  6. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  9. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Don Young Pre-Primary," accessed August 12, 2014
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013