Washington's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[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 Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Tom Horne (R), Joseph Pakootas (D) and Dave Wilson (I) will challenge incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) in the blanket primary on August 5, 2014. McMorris Rodgers and Pakootas are the most likely candidates to move on to the general election.[3] Horne's views are more conservative than McMorris Rodgers', and, with the exception of Eric Cantor's primary loss to David Brat, incumbent, "establishment," moderate Republicans have been able to defeat conservative, tea party Republican challengers during the 2014 primary election season. Wilson's shot at unseating McMorris Rodgers isn't much better. According to the Spokesman, "no independent or third-party candidate has survived a congressional primary if the two major parties had a candidate in the race since the state adopted its current top-two system."[3] The race is rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[5][6][7]

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote in the primary by either July 7, 2014, by mail or online, or July 28, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[8]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Washington's 5th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Pend Orelle, Stevens, Ferry, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Asotin, Garfield, Whitman, Columbia and Walla Walla counties.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican candidates

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Media

Americans for Safe Access


Americans for Safe Access's, "Vote Medical Marijuana Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers Ad."
  • Americans for Safe Access released an ad criticizing McMorris Rodger for voting "against an appropriations amendment to block the Drug Enforcement Administration from cracking down on state-legal medical marijuana programs."[14]

Tom Horne


"Tom Horne for Congress 1"
  • In a YouTube video, Horne called Cathy McMorris Rodgers' response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address a "Ms. Congeniality speech." He then delivered the speech he thought McMorris Rodgers should have given.

Campaign contributions

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McMorris Rodgers' reports.[15]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 26, 2013$394,516.00$151,874.00$(116,354.00)$430,036.00
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$4,300,036.00$323,710.00$(154,851.00)$598,895.00
October Quarterly[18]October 9, 2013$608,981.00$326,817.00$(195,404.00)$740,394.00
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$740,394$154,207$(276,439)$618,162
April Quarterly[20]April 14, 2014$618,162.00$382,517.00$(239,054.00)$761,625.00
Running totals
$1,339,125$(982,102)

Joe Pakootas

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pakootas' reports.[21]

Joe Pakootas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[22]January 31, 2014$0$9,100$(97)$9,002
April Quarterly[23]March 31, 2014$9,002.66$29,003.56$(14,876.53)$23,129.69
Running totals
$38,103.56$(14,973.53)

Dave Wilson

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wilson's reports.[24]

Dave Wilson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 11, 2014$3,263.15$13,105.00$(9,841.85)$6,526.30
Running totals
$13,105$(9,841.85)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 5th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers won re-election in the district.[26]

U.S. House, Washington District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCathy McMorris Rodgers Incumbent 61.9% 191,066
     Democratic Rich Cowan 38.1% 117,512
Total Votes 308,578
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Cathy McMorris Rodgers won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Daryl Romeyn (D) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Washington District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCathy McMorris Rodgers incumbent 67.6% 156,726
     Democratic Daryl Romeyn 32.4% 74,973
Total Votes 231,699

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 1, 2014," accessed August 4, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 4, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Spokesman.com, "McMorris Rodgers faces three challengers in August primary," July 13, 2014
  4. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. Washington Secretary of State Office, "Elections & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Washington Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Associated Press, "Washington - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  11. Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 3, 2014
  14. Huffington Post, "New Ad Targets GOP Congresswoman Over Opposition To Medical Marijuana," accessed July 16, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "McMorris Rodgers 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Pakootas 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 7, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Wilson 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 7, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014
  26. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013