United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2014

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All 36 Texas seats to the United States House of Representatives
Turnout 4,727,208 - 25%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
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Leader John Boehner Nancy Pelosi Nicholas Sarwark[1]
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Seats before 24 12 0
Seats won 25 11 0
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 2,684,592 1,474,016 225,178
Percentage 60.3% 33.1% 5.1%
Swing Increase2.5% Decrease5.4% Increase1.9%

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The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 36 U.S. Representatives from the state of Texas, one from each of the state's 36 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a gubernatorial election and an election to the U.S. Senate.

With 25% of voting age people turning out, all seats except for that of district 23 were retained by their respective parties, with the Republican Party receiving 25 seats and the Democratic Party receiving 11 seats.

Contents

Overview[edit]

Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 2,684,592 60.28% 24 25 +1
Democratic 1,474,016 33.10% 12 11 -1
Libertarian 225,178 5.06% 0 0 -
Green 61,699 1.39% 0 0 -
Independent 8,014 0.18% 0 0 -
Totals 4,453,499 100.00% 36 36 0

Districts[edit]

District 1[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Louie Gohmert, represented the district since 2005. Democrat Shirley McKellar, who lost to Gohmert in 2012, ran for the district's seat again. Gohmert was re-elected with 77.5% of the vote.[2]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louie Gohmert 16,096 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shirley McKellar 7,240 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 1st Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louie Gohmert (Incumbent) 115,084 77.47
Democratic Shirley McKellar 33,476 22.53
Total votes 148,560 100
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Ted Poe, represented the district since 2005. Democrat Niko Letsos and Libertarians Craig Cleveland and James Veasaw ran for the seat. Poe was re-elected with 67.95% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Poe 34,863 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Niko Letsos 5,906 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Poe (Incumbent) 101,936 67.95
Democratic Niko Letsos 44,462 29.64
Libertarian James B Veasaw 2,316 1.54
Green Mark Roberts 1,312 0.87
Total votes 150,026 100
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Sam Johnson, represented the district since 1991. Three Republicans, businesswoman Cami Dean; network engineer Josh Loveless; and pilot Harry Pierce, who was a candidate for the seat in 2012, ran against him in the Republican primary,[6] which Johnson won. Libertarian Cecil Ince and Green Paul Blair ran for the seat; no Democrat filed to run. Johnson was re-elected with 82.01% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Johnson 31,178 80.55
Republican Harry Pierce 3,004 7.76
Republican Cami Dean 2,435 6.29
Republican Josh Loveless 2,086 5.38
Total votes 38,703 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Johnson (Incumbent) 113,404 82.01
Green Paul Blair 24,876 17.99
Total votes 138,280 100
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Ralph Hall, represented the district since 1981. He was challenged in the Republican primary by John Ratcliffe, Lou Gigliotti, John Stacy, Brent Lawson, and Tony Arterburn, which resulted in a runoff between Hall and Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe won the primary runoff with 52.82% of the vote. Ratcliffe won the election uncontested.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

At 91 years of age, Hall was the oldest member of the US House of Representatives. Fellow Republican John Ratcliffe, a former Mayor of Heath, and former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, challenged Hall in the primary election.[7] Also challenging Hall in the Republican primary were John Stacy, former city councillor of Fate City; auto racing part company owner and 2012 candidate Lou Gigliotti; United States Army veteran Tony Arterburn; and engineering manager Brent Lawson.[8]

Results[edit]
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Hall 29,848 45.41
Republican John Ratcliffe 18,917 28.78
Republican Lou Gigliotti 10,601 16.13
Republican John Stacy 2,812 4.27
Republican Brent Lawson 2,290 3.48
Republican Tony Arterburn 1,252 1.90
Total votes 65,720 100
Runoff[edit]
Polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ralph
Hall
John
Ratcliffe
Other Undecided
Gravis Marketing May 12, 2014 656 ± 4% 46% 38% 16%
Wenzel Strategies* March 12–13, 2014 436 ± ? 35.3% 47.2% 17.4%
  • * Internal poll for John Ratcliffe campaign
Results
Republican primary runoff results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ratcliffe 22,271 52.82
Republican Ralph Hall 19,899 47.18
Total votes 42,170 100

Hall became the first incumbent Congressman of the 2014 cycle to be defeated in the primary, the oldest Congressman to lose a primary and the only sitting Republican U.S. Representative from Texas to unsuccessfully seek renomination to his or her seat out of 257 attempts since statehood.[10]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]
Texas's 4th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ratcliffe 115,085 100
Total votes 115,085 100
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Jeb Hensarling, represented the district since 2003. Libertarian Ken Ashby ran; no Democrat filed to run. Hensarling was re-elected with 85.36% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeb Hensarling 41,634 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 5th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeb Hensarling (Incumbent) 88,998 85.36
Libertarian Ken Ashby 15,264 14.64
Total votes 104,262 100
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Joe Barton, represented the district since 1985. Barton faced a primary election challenge from Frank Kuchar, with Barton winning 72.66% of the vote. Democrat David Edwin Cozad and Libertarian Hugh Chauvin also ran in the election. Barton was re-elected with 61.15% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Barton 32,618 72.66
Republican Frank Kuchar 12,272 27.33
Total votes 44,890 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Edwin Cozad 11,727 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 6th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Barton (Incumbent) 92,334 61.15
Democratic David Cozad 55,027 36.44
Libertarian Hugh Chauvin 3,635 2.41
Total votes 150,996 100
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

The incumbent, Republican John Culberson, represented the district since 2001. Energy attorney and nominee for the seat in 2012 James Cargas and activist Lissa Squires ran in the Democratic primary, which Cargas won with 62.19% of the vote. Libertarian Gerald Fowler ran in the election. Culberson was reelected with 63.26% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Culberson 31,065 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Cargas 4,098 62.19
Democratic Lissa Squiers 2,491 37.80
Total votes 6,589 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 7th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Culberson (Incumbent) 90,606 63.26
Democratic James Cargas 49,478 34.55
Libertarian Grant Fowler 3,135 2.19
Total votes 143,219 100
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Kevin Brady, represented the district since 1997. Brady was challenged in the primary by Craig McMichael; Brady won with 68.27% of the vote. Libertarian Russ Jones and Ken Petty ran in a petition primary, which Ken Petty won; no Democrat filed to run. Brady was re-elected with 89.32% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Brady 42,368 68.27
Republican Craig McMichael 19,687 31.72
Total votes 62,055 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 8th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Brady (Incumbent) 125,066 89.32
Libertarian Ken Petty 14,947 10.68
Total votes 140,013 100
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Al Green, represented the district since 2005. Green George Reiter and Libertarian Johnny Johnson ran in the election; no Republican filed to run. Green was re-elected with 90.82% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Green 13,442 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 9th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Green (Incumbent) 78,109 90.82
Libertarian Johnny Johnson 7,894 9.18
Total votes 86,003 100
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Michael McCaul, represented the district since 2005. Democrat Tawana Walter-Cadien and Libertarian Bill Kelsey ran in the election. McCaul was reelected with 62.18% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul 38,406 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 13,915 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 10th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 109,726 62.18
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 60,243 34.14
Libertarian Bill Kelsey 6,491 3.68
Total votes 176,460 100
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Mike Conaway, represented the district since 2005. Wade Brown ran against Conaway in the primary; Conaway won with 73.7% of the vote. Libertarian Ryan T. Lange ran in the election; no Democrat filed to run. Conaway won with 90.27% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Conaway 53,272 73.70
Republican Wade Brown 19,010 26.29
Total votes 72,282 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 11th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Conaway (Incumbent) 107,939 90.27
Libertarian Ryan T. Lange 11,635 9.73
Total votes 119,574 100
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Kay Granger, represented the district since 1997. Democrat Mark Greene[11] and Libertarian Ed Colliver ran in the election. Granger was reelected with 71.31% of the vote.[12]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Granger 39,907 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Greene 9,700 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 12th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Granger (Incumbent) 113,186 71.31
Democratic Mark Greene 41,757 26.31
Libertarian Ed Colliver 3,787 2.39
Total votes 158,730 100
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Mac Thornberry, represented the district since 1995. He was challenged for the Republican nomination by Elaine Hays, a businesswoman from Amarilla; and Pam Barlow, a veterinarian from Bowie, Texas.[13] Thornberry won the primary with 68.2% of the vote. Democrat Mike Minter, Green Don Cook and Libertarian Emily Pivoda ran in the election.[12] Thornberry was reelected with 84.32% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry 45,168 68.20
Republican Elaine Hays 12,330 18.61
Republican Pam Barlow 8,723 13.17
Total votes 66,221 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Minter 4,842 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 13th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 110,842 84.32
Democratic Mike Minter 16,822 12.80
Libertarian Emily Pivoda 2,863 2.18
Green Don Cook 924 0.70
Total votes 131,451 100
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Randy Weber, represented the district since 2013. Don Brown, Gagan Panjhazari and Buck Willis ran in the Democratic primary; Brown won with 68.23% of the vote. Libertarian John Wieder ran in the election. Weber was reelected with 61.85% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Weber 34,131 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Brown 9,780 68.23
Democratic Buck Willis 3,699 25.80
Democratic Gagan Panjhazari 853 5.95
Total votes 14,332 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 14th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Weber (Incumbent) 90,116 61.85
Democratic Donald Brown 52,545 36.06
Libertarian John Wieder 3,037 2.08
Total votes 145,698 100
Republican hold

District 15[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Rubén Hinojosa, represented the district since 1997. Doug Carlile and Eddie Zamora ran in the Republican primary; Zamora won with 54.93% of the vote.[14] Libertarian Johnny Partain ran in the election. Hinojosa was reelected with 54.01% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eddie Zamora 7,810 54.93
Republican Doug Carlile 6,407 45.06
Total votes 14,217 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa 29,916 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 15th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Hinojosa (Incumbent) 48,708 54.01
Republican Eddie Zamora 39,016 43.26
Libertarian Johnny Partain 2,460 2.73
Total votes 90,184 100
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Beto O'Rourke, represented the district since 2013. Republican Corey Roen and Libertarian Jaime Perez ran in the election. O'Rourke was reelected with 67.49% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Corey Roen 6,239 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Beto O'Rourke 24,728 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 16th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Beto O'Rourke (Incumbent) 49,338 67.49
Republican Corey Roen 21,324 29.17
Libertarian Jamie O. Perez 2,443 3.34
Total votes 73,105 100
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Bill Flores, represented the district since 2011. Democrat Nick Haynes and Libertarians Shawn Hamilton and Bill Oliver ran in the election.[12] Flores was reelected with 64.58% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Flores 32,770 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nick Haynes 10,141 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 17th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Flores (Incumbent) 85,807 64.58
Democratic Nick Haynes 43,049 32.40
Libertarian Shawn Michael Hamilton 4,009 3.02
Total votes 132,865 100
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee, represented the district since 1995. Republican Sean Seibert, Green Remington Alessi and Libertarian Jennifer Whelan ran in the election.[12] Lee was reelected with 71.78% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sean Seibert 6,527 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee 14,373 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 18th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee (Incumbent) 76,097 71.78
Republican Sean Seibert 26,249 24.76
Independent Vince Duncan 2,362 2.23
Green Remington Alessi 1,302 1.23
Total votes 106,010 100
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Randy Neugebauer, represented the district since 2003. He was challenged in the Republican Party primary by physician Donald May and Chris Winn, a former Chairman of the Lubbock County Republican Party and candidate for the seat in 2012; Neugebauer won with 64.36% of the vote. Democrat Neal Marchbanks of Lubbock,[13] Green Mark Lawson and Libertarian Richard Peterson ran in the election.[12] Neugebauer was reelected with 77.18% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Neugebauer 39,611 64.36
Republican Donald May 14,498 23.55
Republican Chris Winn 7,429 12.07
Total votes 61,538 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Neal Marchbanks 6,476 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 19th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Neugebauer (Incumbent) 90,160 77.18
Democratic Neal Marchbanks 21,458 18.37
Libertarian Richard (Chip) Peterson 5,146 4.41
Independent Donald Vance 54 0.05
Total votes 116,818 100
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Joaquín Castro, represented the district since 2013. Libertarian Jeffrey Blunt ran in the election; no Republican filed to run.[12][14] Castro was reelected with 75.66% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquín Castro 16,275 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 20th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Castro (Incumbent) 66,554 75.66
Libertarian Jeffrey C. Blunt 21,410 24.34
Total votes 87,964 100
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Lamar S. Smith, represented the district since 1987. He faced businessman Matt McCall and Michael J. Smith in the Republican primary; Smith won with 60.43% of the vote. Green Antonio Diaz and Libertarian Ryan Shields ran in the election.[12] Smith was reelected with 71.78% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lamar S. Smith 40,441 60.43
Republican Matt McCall 22,681 33.89
Republican Michael J. Smith 3,796 5.67
Total votes 66,918 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 21st Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lamar Smith (Incumbent) 135,660 71.78
Green Antonio Diaz 27,831 14.73
Libertarian Ryan Shields 25,505 13.49
Total votes 188,996 100
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Pete Olson, represented the district since 2009. Democrats Frank Briscoe and Mark Gibson ran for their party's nomination; Briscoe won with 53.18% of the vote. Libertarian Rob Lapham ran in the election. Olson was reelected with 66.55% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Olson 33,167 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Briscoe 3,378 53.18
Democratic Mark Gibson 2,973 46.81
Total votes 6,351 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 22nd Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Olson (Incumbent) 100,861 66.55
Democratic Frank Briscoe 47,844 31.57
Libertarian Rob Lapham 2,861 1.89
Total votes 151,566 100
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Pete Gallego, represented the district since 2013. Will Hurd, Robert Lowry, and Quico Canseco ran in the Republican primary; Hurd and Canseco had a runoff which Hurd won with 59.46% of the vote. Libertarian Ruben Corvalan ran in the election. Hurd was elected with 49.78% of the vote, the only successful election challenge for US Representative seat in Texas in 2014.

Republican primary[edit]

Soon after the 2012 election, Republicans began recruiting new candidates to challenge Gallego in 2014, including Rolando Pablos, a public utility commissioner and former Chairman of the board for the Museo Alameda.[15] Pablos declined to run but Canseco filed to run again.[16] Two other Republicans, Dr. Robert Lowry and former CIA officer Will Hurd, who was a candidate for the seat in 2010 also ran.[14]

Results[edit]
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Hurd 10,496 40.96
Republican Quico Canseco 10,332 40.32
Republican Robert Lowry 4,796 18.71
Total votes 25,624 100
Runoff[edit]
Results
Republican primary runoff results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Hurd 8,699 59.46
Republican Quico Canseco 5,930 40.54
Total votes 14,629 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete P. Gallego 26,484 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]
Texas's 23rd Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Hurd 57,459 49.78
Democratic Pete Gallego (Incumbent) 55,037 47.68
Libertarian Ruben Corvalan 2,933 2.54
Total votes 115,429 100
Republican gain from Democratic

District 24[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Kenny Marchant, represented the district since 2005. Democrat Patrick McGehearty and Libertarian Mike Kolls ran in the election. Marchant was reelected with 65.04% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenny Marchant 34,265 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick McGehearty 8,247 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 24th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenny Marchant (Incumbent) 93,712 65.04
Democratic Patrick McGehearty 46,548 32.31
Libertarian Mike Kolls 3,813 2.65
Total votes 144,073 100
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Roger Williams, who has represented the district since 2013. Stuart Gourd and Marco Montoya ran in the Democratic primary; Montoya won with 75.16% of the vote. Libertarian John Betz ran in the election. Williams was reelected with 60.22% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Williams 43,030 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marco Montoya 11,691 75.16
Democratic Stuart Gourd 3,863 24.83
Total votes 15,554 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 25th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Williams (Incumbent) 107,120 60.22
Democratic Marco Montoya 64,463 36.24
Libertarian John Betz 6,300 3.54
Total votes 177,883 100
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Michael C. Burgess, represented the district since 2003. He was challenged in the Republican primary by Joel A. Krause and Divenchy Watrous;[11] Burgess won with 82.62% of the vote. Libertarian Mark Boler ran in the election; no Democrat filed to run. Burgess was reelected with 82.66% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael C. Burgess 33,909 82.62
Republican Joel A. Krause 6,433 15.67
Republican Divenchy Watrous 698 1.70
Total votes 41,040 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 26th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Burgess (Incumbent) 116,944 82.66
Libertarian Mark Boler 24,526 17.34
Total votes 141,470 100
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Blake Farenthold, represented the district since 2011. Democrat Wesley Reed and Libertarian Roxanne Simonson ran in the election.[12] Farenthold was reelected with 63.60% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blake Farenthold 32,727 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Reed 11,585 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 27th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blake Farenthold (Incumbent) 83,342 63.60
Democratic Wesley Reed 44,152 33.69
Libertarian Roxanne Simonson 3,553 2.71
Total votes 131,047 100
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Henry Cuellar, represented the district since 2005. Green Michael Cary and Libertarian Jaime Perez ran in the election; no Republican filed to run. Cuellar was reelected with 82.1% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Cuellar 36,821 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 28th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Cuellar (Incumbent) 62,508 82.10
Libertarian William Aikens 10,153 13.34
Green Michael Cary 3,475 4.56
Total votes 76,136 100
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

The 21 year establishment incumbent, Democrat Gene Green, has won the district since 1993. Libertarian Constitutionalist James Stanczak ran in the election in 2012 and 2014, and placed second both times. Despite Stanczak having the largest ever turnout by conservatives and liberals for a third party, Green was reelected with 89.55% of the vote. The power grid in district 29/ South East Texas went down during voting hours in 2012 and 2014 elections making them historical when Stanczak ran.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gene Green 6,244 80

General election[edit]

Texas's 29th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gene Green (Incumbent) 41,321 79.55
Libertarian James Stanczak 4,822 10.45
Total votes 46,143 100
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson, represented the district since 1993. State Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway, who was a candidate for the seat in 2012, challenged Johnson in the Democratic primary for a second time; Johnson won with 69.92% of the vote. Libertarian Max Koch III and independent Eric LeMonte Williams ran in the election; no Republican filed to run. Johnson was reelected with 87.95% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eddie Bernice Johnson 23,756 69.92
Democratic Barbara Mallory Caraway 10,216 30.07
Total votes 33,972 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 30th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eddie Bernice Johnson (Incumbent) 93,041 87.95
Libertarian Max W. Koch III 7,154 6.76
Independent Eric LeMonte Williams 5,598 5.29
Total votes 105,793 100
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

The incumbent, Republican John Carter, who has represented the district since 2003. Democrat Louie Minor and Libertarian Scott Ballard ran in the election. Carter was reelected with 64.05% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carter 30,011 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Louie Minor 8,036 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 31st Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carter (Incumbent) 91,607 64.05
Democratic Louie Minor 45,715 31.96
Libertarian Scott J. Ballard 5,706 3.99
Total votes 143,028 100
Republican hold

District 32[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Pete Sessions, represented the district since 2003, and previously represented the 5th district from 1997 to 2003. Katrina Pierson, a Tea Party activist, challenged Sessions for the Republican nomination;[17] Sessions won with 63.61% of the vote. Democratic attorney Frank Perez and Libertarian Edward Rankin ran in the election.[12] Sessions was reelected with 61.82% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Sessions 28,981 63.61
Republican Katrina Pierson 16,574 36.38
Total votes 45,555 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Perez 10,681 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 32nd Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Sessions (Incumbent) 96,495 61.82
Democratic Frank Perez 55,325 35.44
Libertarian Ed Rankin 4,276 2.74
Total votes 156,096 100
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Marc Veasey, represented the district since 2013. Libertarian Jason Reeves ran in the election.[18] No Republican filed to run.[12] Veasey was reelected with 86.51% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Veasey 13,292 73.47
Democratic Tom Sanchez 4,798 26.52
Total votes 18,090 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 33rd Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Veasey (Incumbent) 43,769 86.51
Libertarian Jason Reeves 6,823 13.49
Total votes 50,592 100
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Filemon Vela, Jr., represented the district since 2013. Republican Larry Smith and Libertarian Ryan Rowley ran in the election.[14] Vela was reelected with 59.47% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Smith 7,427 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Filemon B Vela 26,237 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 34th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Filemon Vela (Incumbent) 47,503 59.47
Republican Larry Smith 30,811 38.57
Libertarian Ryan Rowley 1,563 1.96
Total votes 79,877 100
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

The incumbent, Democrat Lloyd Doggett, represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 25th district from 2005 to 2013 and the 10th district from 1995 to 2005. Republican Susan Narvaiz, Green Kat Swift and Libertarian Cory Bruner ran in the election.[14] Doggett was reelected with 62.48% of the vote.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susan Narvaiz 9,717 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Doggett 15,399 100

General election[edit]

Texas's 35th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Doggett (Incumbent) 60,124 62.48
Republican Susan Narvaiz 32,040 33.30
Libertarian Cory Bruner 2,767 2.88
Green Kat Swift 1,294 1.34
Total votes 96,225 100
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

The incumbent, Republican Steve Stockman, represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 9th district from 1995 to 1997. Stockman did not run for reelection. John Amdur, Brian Babin, Doug Centilli, Jim Engstrand, Phil Fitzgerald, Pat Kasprzak, John Manlove, Chuck MeyerKim Morrell, Dave Norman, Robin Riley, and Ben Streusand ran in the Republican primary; a runoff between Ben Streusand and Brian Babin was held which Babin won with 57.84% of the vote. Democrat Michael K. Cole, who ran as a Libertarian in 2012, Libertarian Rodney Veach, and Green Hal J. Ridley, Jr. ran in the election. Babin won the election with 75.96% of the vote.

Republican primary[edit]

At the deadline to file for the 2014 elections, Stockman chose to challenge John Cornyn for the United States Senate, rather than run for re-election.[19]

Candidates[edit]
Results[edit]
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Babin 17,194 33.36
Republican Ben Streusand 12,024 23.33
Republican John Manlove 3,556 6.90
Republican Doug Centilli 3,506 6.80
Republican Phil Fitzgerald 3,388 6.57
Republican Robin Riley 2,648 5.13
Republican Dave Norman 2,325 4.51
Republican Chuck Meyer 1,574 3.05
Republican John Amdur 1,470 2.85
Republican Kim Morrell 1,444 2.80
Republican Jim Engstrand 1,288 2.49
Republican Pat Kasprzak 1,116 2.16
Total votes 51,533 100
Runoff[edit]
Results
Republican primary runoff results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Babin 19,301 57.84
Republican Ben Streusand 14,069 42.16
Total votes 33,370 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael K. Cole 6,507 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]
Texas's 36th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Babin (Incumbent) 101,663 75.96
Democratic Michael Cole 29,543 22.07
Libertarian Rodney Veach 1,951 1.46
Green Hal J. Ridley, Jr. 685 0.51
Total votes 133,842 100
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas Sarwark currently serves as the Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee.
  2. ^ ballotopedia.org - Texas's 1st Congressional District 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe 2014 Republican Party Primary Election
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe 2014 Democratic Party Primary Election
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj "Texas Statewide Results General Election - November 4, 2014 Official Results". Texas Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Two GOP challengers for Rep. Sam Johnson | Dallas Morning News". Trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ex-US Attorney John Ratcliffe files against Ralph Hall | Dallas Morning News". Trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com. April 16, 2008. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rep. Ralph Hall draws five primary challengers | Dallas Morning News". Trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Texas - Summary Vote Results". Associated Press. May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ostermeier, Eric (May 28, 2014). "Hall Makes History: 1st Texas GOP US Rep to Lose Renomination Bid". Smart Politics. 
  11. ^ a b Tinsley, Anna M. (August 28, 2010). "Filing ends, ballot set for 2014 election | Elections & Politics | News from Fort Worth". Star-telegram.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Texas Congressional Candidates". Burnt Orange Report. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Rangel, Enrique. "Thornberry gets challengers in race for Panhandle, West Texas Congressional seat | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal". Lubbock Online. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Stockman to challenge Cornyn; Canseco, 2 others file for District 23 - San Antonio Express-News". Mysanantonio.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Local politicians in permanent campaign - San Antonio Express-News". Mysanantonio.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Quico Canseco will try to reclaim seat from Rep. Pete Gallego | Dallas Morning News". Trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Democrat files to challenge Rep. Pete Sessions | Dallas Morning News". Trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com. October 15, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  18. ^ Young, Stephen (July 10, 2014). "Meet Jason Reeves, the Guy Guaranteed to Finish at Least Second to Marc Veasey". Unfair Park. Dallas Observer. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Stockman challenges Cornyn in Texas US Senate race". Northjersey.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  20. ^ "2014 Primary: John Amdur, CD-36". The Houston Chronicle. February 19, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g "The Most Important Race for NASA & Houston's Economy". The Houston Chronicle. February 14, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ "2014 Primary: Colonel Jim Engstrand, CD-36". The Houston Chronicle. February 1, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Crosby's Kasprzak running for Congress". The Lake Houston Observer. December 31, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Manlove for the 36th Congressional District". The Houston Chronicle. January 28, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  25. ^ "2014 Primary: Robin Riley, CD-36". The Houston Chronicle. February 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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