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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All 27 Florida seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 17 10
Seats won 17 10
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 2,713,441 2,130,626
Percentage 56.02% 43.98%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida were 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 coincided 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.

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Miller 44,784 75.34
Republican John E Krause 14,660 24.66
Total votes 59,444 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 1st Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Miller 165,086 70.15
Democratic Jim Bryan 54,976 23.36
No Party Affiliation Mark Wichern 15,281 6.49
Total votes 235,343 100.00
Republican hold

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.[3] The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has announced that they will target the race and provide support to her.[4]

General election[edit]

Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Steve
Southerland (R)
Gwen
Graham (D)
Other Undecided
National Research Group^ October 1–2, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 45% 39% 16%
Anzalone Liszt Grove* September 21–24, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 45% 48% 7%
Pathfinder Opinion Research August 11–12, 2014 400 ± 4.4% 43% 45% 11%
Pathfinder Opinion Research April 22–24, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 49% 39% 11%
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 Steve Southerland campaign
  • * Internal poll for Gwen Graham campaign
Results
Florida's 2nd Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gwen Graham 126,096 50.48
Republican Steve Southerland 123,262 49.35
Write-in Luther Lee 422 .17
Total votes 249,780 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

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.[5][6][7]

Middle school art teacher Marihelen Wheeler is challenging Yoho as a democrat.[8]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Yoho 37,486 79.38
Republican Jake Rush 9,739 20.62
Total votes 47,225 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 3rd Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Yoho 148,691 64.98
Democratic Marihelen Wheeler 73,910 32.30
No Party Affiliation Howard Term Limits Lawson 6,208 2.71
Total votes 228,809 100.00
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Republican Ander Crenshaw has represented the district since 2000. US Navy veteran Ryman Shoaf challenged Crenshaw in the Republican primary. The Democratic Party did not run a candidate in this race.

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw 38,613 70.94
Republican Ryman Shoaf 15,817 29.06
Total votes 54,430 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw 177,877 78.28
No Party Affiliation Paula Moser-Bartlett 35,663 15.69
No Party Affiliation Gary L. Koniz 13,690 6.02
Write-in Deborah Katz Pueschel 13 0.01
Total votes 227,243 100.00
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Democrat Corrine Brown has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 3rd district from 1993-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. Businesswoman Glo Smith, a former staff aide to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, is challenging Smith as a Republican.[9]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glo Smith 10,968 62.97
Republican Thuy (Twee) Lowe 6,451 37.03
Total votes 17,419 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 5th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Corrine Brown 112,340 65.47
Republican Glo Smith 59,237 34.53
Total votes 171,577 100.00
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

Republican Ron DeSantis has represented the district since being elected in 2012. David Cox, Director of Resources at Bethune-Cookman University, is challenging DeSantis as a Democrat.[10]

Results
Florida's 6th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron DeSantis 166,254 62.54
Democratic David Cox 99,563 37.46
Total votes 265,817 100.00
Republican hold

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 2013 government shutdown 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.[11] The early predictions proved to be unfounded, and Mica's popularity rebounded considerably over the summer of 2014. Mica was a heavy favorite to win the GOP primary, and on August 26, trounced his GOP challengers with over 72% of the vote.[12]

On September 25, 2014, after over a month of keeping a low profile, Democratic challenger Wes Neuman announced he "made a mistake" in challenging Mica and would no longer be actively campaigning.[13] Al Krulick will appear on the ballot with no party affiliation.

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Mica 32,084 72.15
Republican David Smith 8,316 18.7
Republican Don Oehlrich 2,285 5.14
Republican Kelly Shirley 1,786 4.02
Total votes 44,471 100

General election[edit]

Polling
Results
Florida's 7th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Mica 144,474 63.60
Democratic Wes Neuman 73,011 32.14
No Party Affiliation Al Krulick 9,679 4.26
Total votes 227,164 100.00
Republican hold
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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.

Results
Florida's 8th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Posey 180,728 65.84
Democratic Gabriel Rothblatt 93,724 34.14
Write-in Christopher L. Duncan 61 .02
Total votes 274,513 100.00
Republican hold

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. Grayson was challenged in the primary by Democrat Nick Ruiz, a professor from the University of Florida. In 2012, Ruiz ran for the Democratic nomination in FL-07, but lost to Jason Kendall. Ruiz made a somewhat surprising move to FL-09 for 2014,[14] but was defeated handily by Grayson in the primary 74%-26%.

On the Republican side, a three-way primary race was held between Carol Platt, Jorge Bonilla, and businessman Peter Vivaldi. Platt, who is from the Osceola County Realtors Association, received endorsements from Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, and took 54.4% of the vote. Bonilla, a Navy veteran, finished a distant second, and Vivaldi third.[15]

The general election will pit Grayson against Platt, along with independent Marko Milakovich.

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carol Platt 11,542 54.61
Republican Jorge Bonilla 6,293 29.77
Republican Peter Vivaldi 3,301 15.62
Total votes 21,136 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Grayson 18,641 74.32
Democratic Nick Ruiz 6,441 25.68
Total votes 25,082 100

General election[edit]

Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Alan
Grayson (D)
Carol
Platt (R)
Marko
Milakovich (I)
Undecided
Data Targeting* October 9–12, 2014 305 ± 5.7% 40% 35% 7% 18%
  • * Internal poll for the Carol Platt campaign
Results
Florida's 9th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Grayson 93,850 53.97
Republican Carol Platt 74,963 43.11
No Party Affiliation Marko Milakovich 5,060 2.91
Write-in Leon Leo Ray 5 0.00
Total votes 173,878 100.00
Democratic hold

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,[16] but chose to run for Mayor of Orange County, Florida, instead.[17] Ultimately, she pulled out of that race as well.[18] Webster was unopposed in the Republican primary.

On the Democrat side, three candidates faced off in the August 26 primary. The candidates includes former Eustis City Commissioner William Ferree,[19] civil rights lawyer and Trayvon Martin family attorney Shayan Modarres, and former Navy Chief Petty Officer Mike McKenna. McKenna, a Walt Disney World security officer (49.73%) won the Democratic primary, and will face Webster in the November general election.[20] McKenna spent only $5,000 on his primary campaign, a fraction of his two opponents.[21]

In the general election, Webster was a decided favorite, and ran only a few television ads. With very little money in his campaign funds, McKenna ran no ads, instead counting on a grass-roots, "door-to-door" campaign.[22] Webster easily cruised to reelection by a margin of 62% to 38%.[23]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael McKenna 11,912 49.73
Democratic Shayan Modarres 7,324 30.58
Democratic William Ferree 4,718 19.7
Total votes 23,954 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 10th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Webster 143,128 61.54
Democratic Michael McKenna 89,426 38.45
Write-in David B. Falstad 20 .01
Total votes 232,574 100.00
Republican hold

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.

Results
Florida's 11th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rich Nugent 181,508 66.66
Democratic Dave Koller 90,786 33.34
Total votes 272,294 100.00
Republican hold

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. No candidates filed to challenge Bilirakis for his seat, so he will return to office without standing for election in 2014.[24]

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
Declared

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates

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.[25] Jany dropped out of the race on May 13, 2014.[26]

Withdrew
Declined
Polling

Libertarian candidates[edit]

Independent candidates[edit]

Withdrew

General election[edit]

Candidates
Polling
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%
Results
Florida's 13th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Jolly 168,172 75.22
Libertarian Lucas Overby 55,318 24.74
Write-in Michael Stephen Levinson 86 .04
Total votes 223,576 100.00
Republican hold

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. No candidates filed to challenge Castor for her seat, so she will return to office without standing for election in 2014.[24]

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
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dennis
Ross (R)
Alan
Cohn (D)
Other Undecided
Anzalone Liszt Grove* June 5–8, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 42% 35% 23%
  • * Internal poll for Alan Cohn campaign
Results
Florida's 15th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis A. Ross 128,750 60.28
Democratic Alan Cohn 84,832 39.72
Total votes 213,582 100.00
Republican hold

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.[41]

Results
Florida's 16th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vern Buchanan 169,126 61.54
Democratic Henry Lawrence 105,483 38.38
Write-in Joe Newman 220 .08
Total votes 274,829 100.00
Republican hold

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.

Results
Florida's 17th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney 141,493 63.24
Democratic Will Bronson 82,263 36.76
Total votes 223,756 100.00
Republican hold

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.[42] 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.[43] 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.[44][45] 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.[44][46]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carl J. Domino 15,805 38.36
Republican Alan Schlesinger 9,920 24.08
Republican Beverly Hires 5,760 13.98
Republican Brian Lara 5,361 13.01
Republican Calvin D. Turnquest 2,757 6.69
Republican Nick Wukoson 1,594 3.87
Total votes 41,197 100

General election[edit]

Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Patrick
Murphy (D)
Carl J.
Domino (R)
Other Undecided
FrederickPolls August 27–28, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 54% 33% 13%
FrederickPolls October 6–8, 2013 300 ± ? 52% 25% 23%
  • * Internal poll for the Patrick Murphy campaign
Results
Florida's 18th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Murphy 151,478 59.78
Republican Carl J. Domino 101,896 40.22
Total votes 253,374 100.00
Democratic hold

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.[47]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates
Declared
  • Paige Kreegel, former State Representative and candidate for the 19th congressional district in 2012[48]
Potential
  • Chauncey Goss, political consultant and candidate for the 19th congressional district in 2012[49]
  • Connie Mack IV, former U.S. Representative and nominee for U.S. Senate in in 2012[49]
Declined

General election[edit]

Florida's 19th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Clawson 159,354 64.55
Democratic April Freeman 80,824 32.74
Libertarian Ray Netherwood 6,671 2.70
Write-in Timothy J. Rossano 12 .01
Total votes 246,861 100.00
Republican hold

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.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee L. Hastings 29,236 79.20
Democratic Jean L. Enright 5,256 14.24
Democratic Jameel McCline 2,424 6.57
Total votes 36,916 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 20th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings 128,498 81.60
Republican Jay Bonner 28,968 18.40
Total votes 157,466 100.00
Democratic hold

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.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ted Deutch 31,080 91.61
Democratic Emmanuel G. Morel 2,845 8.39
Total votes 33,925 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 21st Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ted Deutch 153,395 99.63
Write-in W. Michael Trout 575 .37
Total votes 153,970 100.00
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

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

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Spain 7,492 42.61
Republican Andrea Leigh McGee 6,073 34.54
Republican David Wagie 4,017 22.85
Total votes 17,582 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 22nd Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Frankel 125,404 58.03
Republican Paul Spain 90,685 41.97
Write-in Raymond Schamis 7 0.00
Total votes 216,096 100.00
Democratic hold

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.

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph "Joe" Kaufman 6,299 62.6
Republican Juan Garcia 3,764 37.4
Total votes 10,063 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 23rd Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz 103,269 62.67
Republican Joseph "Joe" Kaufman 61,519 37.33
Total votes 164,788 100.00
Democratic hold

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.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederica S. Wilson 35,456 80.43
Democratic Michael A. Etienne 8,628 19.57
Total votes 44,084 100

General election[edit]

Florida's 24th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederica Wilson 129,192 86.18
Republican Dufirstson Julio Neree 15,239 10.16
No Party Affiliation Luis E. Fernandez 5,487 3.66
Write-in Alejandro M. Walters 0 0.00
Total votes 149,918 100.00
Democratic hold

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. No candidates filed to challenge Diaz-Balart for his seat, so he will return to office without standing for election in 2014.[24]

District 26[edit]

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

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates
Declared
Declined
Results
Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Curbelo 13,861 47.01
Republican Ed MacDougall 7,455 25.28
Republican Joe A. Martinez 5,136 17.42
Republican David Rivera 2,209 7.49
Republican Lorenzo Palomares Starbuck 824 2.79
Total votes 29,485 100

General election[edit]

Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Joe
García (D)
Carlos
Curbelo (R)
Other Undecided
Saint Leo University October 2014 400 ± 4.5% 42% 46% 12%
DCCC September 28–October 1, 2014 400 ± 4.8% 45% 40% 15%
McLaughlin* September 9–11, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 40% 44% 16%
  • * Internal poll for the Carlos Curbelo campaign
Results
Florida's 26th Congressional District election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Curbelo 83,031 51.46
Democratic Joe García 78,306 48.54
Total votes 161,337 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

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. No candidates filed to challenge Ros-Lehtinen for her seat, so she will return to office without standing for election in 2014.[24]

See also[edit]

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