United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014
Florida
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
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All 27 Florida seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 17 10

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 27 U.S. Representatives from the state of Florida, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of Florida.

District 1[edit]

Republican Jeff Miller has represented the district since 2001. Retired Army officer and 2010 Democratic nominee Jim Bryan is challenging him again as a Democrat.

District 2[edit]

Republican Steve Southerland has represented the district since being elected in 2010.

Gwen Graham, a Leon County school administrator and the daughter of Bob Graham, a former United States Senator and Governor of Florida, has announced that she will run against incumbent Republican Congressman Steve Southerland in 2014.[1] The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has announced that they will target the race and provide support to her.[2]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Steve
Southerland (R)
Gwen
Graham (D)
Other Undecided
Anzalone Liszt Grove* March 2–6, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 42% 40% 18%
Public Policy Polling October 21–22, 2013 965 ± 3.2% 41% 44% 15%
Clarity Campaign Labs August 27–28, 2013 1,152 ± 2.85% 44% 42% 14%
  • * Internal poll for Gwen Graham campaign

District 3[edit]

Republican Ted Yoho has represented the district since 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Cliff Stearns in the primary.

Jake Rush, an attorney and former Alachua County Sheriff's deputy is challenging Yoho in the Republican primary. Following the launch of his campaign, he received national media attention related to his involvement with live action role-playing (particularly the supernaturally themed Mind's Eye Theatre) and costuming.[3][4][5]

Middle school art teacher Marihelen Wheeler is challenging Yoho as a democrat.[6]

District 4[edit]

Republican Ander Crenshaw has represented the district since 2000. US Navy veteran Ryman Shoaf is challenging Ander Crenshaw in the Republican primary.

District 5[edit]

Democrat Corinne Brown has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 3rd district from 1993-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 6[edit]

Republican Ron DeSantis has represented the district since being elected in 2012.

District 7[edit]

Republican John Mica has represented the 7th District, which includes most of Seminole County, the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orange County, and parts of Deltona in Volusia County, since 1992. In 2012, when Mica ran for re-election in the redrawn district, he won with 59% of the vote, his smallest margin of victory in twenty years. Congressman Mica is running for re-election in 2014, and he is being challenged by Wes Neuman, a Democrat who served as a White House intern and worked as an analyst for LMI. Polling taken during the United States federal government shutdown of 2013 showed that Mica was vulnerable to an opponent, with only 33% of the district's voters indicating that they approved of his performance, while 50% disapproved.[7]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Mica (R)
Democratic
opponent (D)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 15–16, 2013 597 ± ?% 43% 46% 11%
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District 8[edit]

Republican Bill Posey has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 15th district from 2009-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 9[edit]

Democrat Alan Grayson has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 8th district from 2009-2011, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 10[edit]

Republican Daniel Webster has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 8th district from 2011 to 2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. Val Demings, who was the Democratic nominee in 2012, considered a second run against Webster,[8] but chose to run for Mayor of Orange County, Florida, instead.[9] Democrat Bill Ferree, a former Eustis City Commissioner, is running.[10]

District 11[edit]

Republican Rich Nugent has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 5th district from 2011-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 12[edit]

Republican Gus Bilirakis has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 9th district from 2007-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 13[edit]

On October 9, 2013, Republican Bill Young, who had held this Tampa Bay-area district since 1971, announced that he would not run for re-election to a twenty-second term in 2014. He died 9 days later and a special election was held, which Republican David Jolly won. Jolly is running for a full term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

No Democratic candidate filed to run for Congress before the end of the qualifying period. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has announced that it will support Independent candidate Ed Jany.[11] Jany dropped out of the race on May 13, 2014.[12]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Libertarian candidates[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Independent candidates[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
David
Jolly (R)
Lucas
Overby (L)
Other Undecided
St. Pete Polls June 4, 2014 1,121 ± 2.9% 47.4% 30.8% 21.8%

District 14[edit]

Democrat Kathy Castor has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 11th district from 2007-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 15[edit]

Republican Dennis A. Ross has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 12th district from 2011-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. Alan Cohn, a former investigative reporter, is the Democratic nominee.

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dennis
Ross (R)
Alan
Cohn (D)
Other Undecided
Anzalone Liszt Grove Research June 5-8, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 42% 35% 23%

District 16[edit]

Republican Vern Buchanan has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 16th district from 2009-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. 101-year-old Joe Newman is running as a write-in candidate.[27]

District 17[edit]

Republican Tom Rooney has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 13th district from 2007-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 18[edit]

Democrat Patrick Murphy has represented the district since being elected in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Allen West. West has said he will not run again.[28] Republican Adam Hasner, the former Majority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives and nominee for the 22nd congressional district in 2012 had considered running but ultimately declined to do so.[29] Republican Juno Beach Councilwoman Ellen Andel, who had declared her candidacy in May 2013, withdrew from the race in February 2014. Despite West's endorsement, she posted poor fundraising numbers and began 2014 with only $5,537 cash-on-hand, to Murphy's $1.8 million.[30][31] Still in the race for the Republican nomination are Jupiter nurse Beverly Hires, former State Representative Carl J. Domino, former Tequesta Councilman Calvin Turnquest, Stuart computer software developer Brian Lara, and former Mayor of Derby, Connecticut, former Connecticut State Representative and nominee for the U.S. Senate from Connecticut in 2006 Alan Schlesinger.[30][32]

District 19[edit]

Republican Trey Radel was elected to represent the 19th district in 2012. He resigned on January 27, 2014, requiring a special election to fill the remainder of his term.[33]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Paige Kreegel, former State Representative and candidate for the 19th congressional district in 2012[34]
Potential[edit]
  • Chauncey Goss, political consultant and candidate for the 19th congressional district in 2012[35]
  • Connie Mack IV, former U.S. Representative and nominee for U.S. Senate in in 2012[35]
Declined[edit]

District 20[edit]

Democrat Alcee Hastings has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 13th district from 1993-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 21[edit]

Democrat Ted Deutch has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 19th district from 2010-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 22[edit]

Democrat Lois Frankel has represented the district since being elected in 2012.

District 23[edit]

Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 20th district from 2005-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 24[edit]

Democrat Frederica Wilson has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 17th district from 2011-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 25[edit]

Republican Mario Diaz-Balart has represented the district since 2012. He previously represented the 21st district from 2011-2013, as well as a different version of the 25th from 2003-2011, prior to the decennial redistricting.

District 26[edit]

Democrat Joe Garcia has represented the 26th district since being elected in 2012.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

District 27[edit]

Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 18th district from 1989-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Ledyard (May 5, 2013). "Southerland faces tough 2014 re-election bid". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Isenstadt, Alex (May 9, 2013). "DCCC unveils plan to boost top prospects in 2014". Politico. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Vasilogambros, Matt (1 April 2014). "Meet the Gothic-Punk Role-Player Running Against Ted Yoho, a Former Large-Animal Veterinarian". National Journal. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  4. ^ McNeal, Stephanie (2 April 2014). "Fla. GOP House candidate moonlights as a vampire role-playing gamer". Fox News. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Makarechi, Kim (1 April 2014). "Meet Jake Rush, Florida Congressional Candidate and Vampire". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Watkins, Morgan (31 March 2014). "Local teacher throws in hat to run against Yoho". Gainesville sun. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Ashtari, Shadee (October 24, 2013). "Meet The 37 House Republicans Who Could Lose Their Jobs For Shutting Down The Government". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ Jacobson, Louis (15 July 2013). "Buzz's Florida congressional vulnerability rankings for 2014". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Powers, Scott (January 7, 2014). "Val Demings takes on Teresa Jacobs for Orange County Mayor". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ Phil Ammann (January 21, 2014). "U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster draws another Dem challenger". Saint Peters Blog. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Kevin Derby (May 3, 2014). "Democrats Back Outside-the-Party Candidate to Challenge David Jolly". Sunshine State News. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Adam C. Smith (May 13, 2014). "Ed Jany drops out of race against David Jolly". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  13. ^ Curtis Krueger (April 21, 2014). "Democrat Sykes to run for Pinellas congressional seat". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ Curtis Krueger (April 30, 2014). "Pinellas Democratic chairman tells pastor he's 'persona non grata' if he runs for Congress". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ Peter Schorsch (October 11, 2013). "Not that he was really considering it, but Charlie Crist says he won’t run for Bill Young’s seat". SaintPetersBlog. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Democrats pushing Alex Sink to run again". Bay News 9. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ Schorsch, Peter (April 28, 2014). "Democrat Jessica Ehrlich says she won’t challenge David Jolly in CD 13". SaintPetersBlog. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Pinellas Commissioner Charlie Justice won't run for Young's seat, Libertarian Lucas Overby will". Tampa Bay Times. October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  19. ^ Adam C. Smith (October 10, 2013). "Scramble begins for Rep. C.W. Bill Young's congressional seat". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  20. ^ Smith, Adam C. (April 26, 2014). "Palm Harbor House Democrat has target on his back". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  21. ^ Curtis Krueger (May 1, 2014). "Eric Lynn will not run for congress". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ Preston Rudie (October 11, 2013). "Charlie Crist, state senators Jack Latvala and Jeff Brandes, Representative Darryl Rouson won't run for Rep. C.W. Bill Young's seat". WTSP. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  23. ^ Aaron Blake (April 15, 2014). "Alex Sink won’t seek rematch in Florida". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  24. ^ Peter Schorsch (October 11, 2013). "Ken Welch, considered a leading contender for Bill Young’s seat, tells me he’s not running". SaintPetersBlog. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  25. ^ Anna Phillips (October 11, 2013). "Names continue to pop in and out of race to replace US Rep. CW Bill Young". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  26. ^ Candidates' party affiliations were not stated during the first question. After other questions were asked, the question was asked again, this time with the candidates' party affiliation identified.
  27. ^ World’s oldest freshman? 101-year-old Fla. man seeks House seat | OnPolitics
  28. ^ Allen West says he’s not running for House seat again in 2014 | Post on Politics
  29. ^ It’s official: Adam Hasner won’t challenge Patrick Murphy for... | www.palmbeachpost.com
  30. ^ a b Juno Beach Vice Mayor Ellen Andel to enter race for Murphy’s congressional seat | Post on Politics
  31. ^ GOP congressional hopeful Ellen Andel, endorsed by Allen West, drops out of race for Murphy seat | Post on Politics
  32. ^ GOP Congressional Candidate Ilya Katz: as Wacky as Allen West | New Times Broward-Palm Beach
  33. ^ Trey Radel to resign House seat - POLITICO.com
  34. ^ Peter Schorsch (January 5, 2014). "Paige Kreegel files paperwork to run for Trey Radel’s seat". SaintPetersBlog. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  35. ^ a b c Marc Caputo (November 20, 2013). "U.S. Rep. Trey Radel's GOP primary nightmare: FL Sen. Republican leader Lizbeth Benacquisto". Miami Herald. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto to seek re-election, not congressional seat". Naples News. April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  37. ^ Caputo, Marc (July 9, 2013). "It's official: Carlos Curbelo becomes Republican No. 3 to challenge Rep. Joe Garcia". Miami Herald. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  38. ^ a b "Cutler Bay mayor to kick off congressional campaign". Miami Herald. August 5, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  39. ^ "Under federal investigation, ex-Rep. David Rivera announces he'll run for congress again". Miami Herald. May 3, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
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