United States Senate elections, 2014

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United States Senate elections, 2014
United States
2012 ←
November 4, 2014
→ 2016

33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate and 3 mid-term vacancies
51 seats needed for a majority
 Harry Reid 113th Congress 2013.jpgMitch McConnell 113th Congress 2013.jpg
LeaderHarry ReidMitch McConnell
Leader sinceJanuary 3, 2005January 3, 2007
Leader's seatNevadaKentucky
Current seats53*45
Seats neededSteadyIncrease 6
Seats up2115

2014 Senate election map.svg

     Democratic incumbent seeking re-election      Democratic incumbent retiring

     Republican incumbent seeking re-election      Republican incumbent retiring
     No election
* Both Independents currently caucus with the Democrats.

Incumbent Majority Leader

Harry Reid

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United States Senate elections, 2014
United States
2012 ←
November 4, 2014
→ 2016

33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate and 3 mid-term vacancies
51 seats needed for a majority
 Harry Reid 113th Congress 2013.jpgMitch McConnell 113th Congress 2013.jpg
LeaderHarry ReidMitch McConnell
Leader sinceJanuary 3, 2005January 3, 2007
Leader's seatNevadaKentucky
Current seats53*45
Seats neededSteadyIncrease 6
Seats up2115

2014 Senate election map.svg

     Democratic incumbent seeking re-election      Democratic incumbent retiring

     Republican incumbent seeking re-election      Republican incumbent retiring
     No election
* Both Independents currently caucus with the Democrats.

Incumbent Majority Leader

Harry Reid

Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 4, 2014, with 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate being contested in regular elections whose winners will serve six-year terms from January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2021. Additionally, special elections may be held to fill vacancies that occur during the 113th United States Congress.

The elections to the U.S. House of Representatives, elections for governors in states and territories, and many state and local elections will also be held on this date. These elections mark 100 years of direct elections of U.S. Senators.


After losing ground in the 2012 elections, an internal fight broke out among the Republican leadership in early 2013 over the best strategy and tactics for the 2014 Senate races.[1] By December 2013, eight of the twelve incumbent Republicans running for re-election saw Tea Party challenges.[2] The combination of Democratic retirements and numerous seats up for election in swing states gave Republicans hopes of taking control of the Senate, although Democrats saw opportunities for pickups as well.[3]


There are 53 Democratic, 45 Republican and 2 independent senators (both of whom caucus with the Democrats). 33 senators are up for election this year as class 2 Senators, and three are up for special elections (all from class 3). Among the seats up for election in 2014, currently, there are 21 held by Democrats and 15 held by Republicans.

There may be some changes if senators die or resign. If senators in other classes die or resign between 2012 and 2014, there may be additional special elections. The dates between which the death or resignation of a senator would lead to a special election during this time period vary from state to state.

Colored shading indicates party with largest share of that row.

Last election (2012)53452100
Before this election53452100
Not up3230264
Class 1 (20122018)238233
Class 3 (20102016)92231
General: Class 2201333
Special: Class 3123
Incumbent retiring437
Incumbent running171229

Change in composition[edit]

Senate composition before the elections[edit]

Majority →

Senate composition at the beginning of the 114th Congress[edit]

Majority →
I#=Independent, caucusing with Democrats

Race summary[edit]

The following is the list of state-by-state summaries. Unless otherwise indicated, all races are for the class 2 seats whose terms begin January 3, 2015.

(linked to
summaries below)
IncumbentMost recent election results2014 intentCandidates
AlabamaJeff SessionsRepublican1996
Jeff Sessions (Republican) 63%
Vivian Davis Figures (Democratic) 37%
Running[4]Jeff Sessions (R)[4]
AlaskaMark BegichDemocratic2008Mark Begich (Democratic) 48%
Ted Stevens (Republican) 47%
Running[5]Mark Begich (D)
William Bryk (D)[6]
Joe Miller (R)[7]
Mead Treadwell (R)[8]
Daniel S. Sullivan (R)[9]
John Jaramillo (R)[6]
Zachary A. Kile (Alaskan Independence)[10]
Vic Kohring (Alaskan Independence)[11]
Ted Gianoutsos (I)[12]
Sidney Hill (I)[12]
Mark S. Fish (L)[13]
Scott A. Kohlhaas (L)[14]
Thom Walker (L)[15]
ArkansasMark PryorDemocratic2002
Mark Pryor (Democratic) 80%
Rebekah Kennedy (Green) 20%
Running[16]Mark Pryor (D)
Tom Cotton (R)[17]
Nathan LaFrance (L)[18][19]
Mark Swaney (Green)[20]
ColoradoMark UdallDemocratic2008Mark Udall (Democratic) 53%
Bob Schaffer (Republican) 43%
Running[21]Mark Udall (D)
Cory Gardner (R)[22][23][24]
Stephen H. Shogan (I)[25]
Gaylon Kent (L)[26]
Bill Hammons (Unity Party)[27]
DelawareChris CoonsDemocratic2010 (Special)(2010):
Chris Coons (Democratic) 57%
Christine O'Donnell (Republican) 41%
Running[28]Chris Coons (D)[28]
GeorgiaSaxby ChamblissRepublican2002
Saxby Chambliss (Republican) 57%
Jim Martin (Democratic) 43%
Retiring[29]Jack Kingston (R)[30]
David Perdue (R)[31]
Michelle Nunn (D)[32]
Amanda Swafford (L)[33]
(special: Class 3)
Brian SchatzDemocraticAppointed
in 2012
Daniel Inouye (Democratic) 75%
Campbell Cavasso (Republican) 22%
Running to finish the term ending January 3, 2017[34]Brian Schatz (D)
Colleen Hanabusa (D)[35]
Brian Evans (D)[36]
Campbell Cavasso (R)[36]
Harry Friel Jr. (R)[36]
John Roco (R)[36]
Eddie Pirkowski (R)[37]
Joy Allison (N)[36]
Arturo Reyes (N)[36]
Michael A. Kokoski (L)[38]
IdahoJim RischRepublican2008Jim Risch (Republican) 58%
Larry LaRocco (Democratic) 34%
Rex Rammell (Independent) 5%
Running[39]Jim Risch (R)
Nels Mitchell (D)[40]
IllinoisRichard DurbinDemocratic1996
Dick Durbin (Democratic) 68%
Steve Sauerberg (Republican) 29%
Running[41]Dick Durbin (D)
Jim Oberweis (R)[42]
Sharon Hansen (L)[43]
Chad Koppie (Constitution)[44]
Omar Lopez (Green)[45]
IowaTom HarkinDemocratic1984
Tom Harkin (Democratic) 63%
Christopher Reed (Republican) 37%
Retiring[46]Bruce Braley (D)[47]
Joni Ernst (R)[48]
Doug Butzier (L)[49]
Jay Williams (I)[50]
Jerry Dean Carter (I)[51]
Bob Quast (I)[52]
KansasPat RobertsRepublican1996
Pat Roberts (Republican) 60%
Jim Slattery (Democratic) 36%
Running[53]Pat Roberts (R)
Milton R. Wolf (R)[54]
Alvin Zahnter (R)[55]
D.J. Smith (R)[56]
Chad Taylor (D)[57]
Patrick Wiesner (D)[58]
Aaron Estabrook (Moderate Party)[59]
Scott Barnhart (I)[60]
Randall Batson (L)[61]
KentuckyMitch McConnellRepublican1984
Mitch McConnell (Republican) 53%
Bruce Lunsford (Democratic) 47%
Running[62]Mitch McConnell (R)
Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)[63]
David Patterson (L)[64]
Ed Marksberry (I)[65]
Robert Edward Ransdell (Write-In)[66]
LouisianaMary LandrieuDemocratic1996
Mary Landrieu (Democratic) 52%
John Kennedy (Republican) 46%
Running[67]Mary Landrieu (D)
Don Reaux (D)[68]
Brannon McMorris (L)[69][70]
Bill Cassidy (R)[71]
Rob Maness (R)[72]
Paul Hollis (R)[73]
Thomas Clements (R)[74]
MaineSusan CollinsRepublican1996
Susan Collins (Republican) 61%
Tom Allen (Democratic) 39%
Running[75]Susan Collins (R)
Shenna Bellows (D)[76]
Erick Bennett (I)[77]
MassachusettsEd MarkeyDemocratic2013 (Special)Ed Markey (Democratic) 55%
Gabriel E. Gomez (Republican) 45%
Running[78]Ed Markey (D)
Frank Addivinola (R)[79]
Brian Herr (R)[79]
J. Mark Inman (R)[80]
Bruce Skarin (I)[79]
MichiganCarl LevinDemocratic1978
Carl Levin (Democratic) 63%
Jack Hoogendyk (Republican) 34%
Retiring[81]Gary Peters (D)[82]
Terri Lynn Land (R)[83]
Chris Wahmhoff (I)[84]
Robert James Fulner (L)[85]
Paul Marineau (I)[86]
Jeff Jones (I)[87]
MinnesotaAl FrankenDemocratic-Farmer-Labor2008Al Franken (Democratic) 42%
Norm Coleman (Republican) 42%
Dean Barkley (IPM) 15%
Running[88]Al Franken (DFL)
Sandra Henningsgard (DFL)[89]
Jim Abeler (R)[90]
David Carlson (R)[91]
Mike McFadden (R)[92]
Patrick Munro (R)[93]
O. Savior (R)[94]
Heather Johnson (L)[95]
Tom Books (I)[96]
Steve Carlson (I)[97]
Jack Shepard (I)[98]
Kevin Terrell (I)[99]
Stephen Williams (I)[100]
MississippiThad CochranRepublican1978
Thad Cochran (Republican) 61%
Erik R. Fleming (Democratic) 39%
Running[101]Thad Cochran (R)
Chris McDaniel (R)[102]
Travis Childers (D)[103]
Shawn O'Hara (Reform)[104]
MontanaJohn WalshDemocraticAppointed
in 2014
Max Baucus (Democratic) 73%
Bob Kelleher (Republican) 27%
RunningJohn Walsh (D)[105]
Steve Daines (R)[106]
Roger Roots (L)[107]
Sam Rankin (I)[108]
NebraskaMike JohannsRepublican2008Mike Johanns (Republican) 58%
Scott Kleeb (Democratic) 40%
Retiring[109]Ben Sasse (R)[110]
David Domina (D)[111]
David Holcomb (I)[112]
James Jenkins (I)[113]
Todd Watson (I)[114]
New HampshireJeanne ShaheenDemocratic2008Jeanne Shaheen (Democratic) 52%
John E. Sununu (Republican) 45%
Running[115]Jeanne Shaheen (D)
Andy Martin (R)[116]
Jim Rubens (R)[116]
Karen Testerman (R)[116]
Robert C. Smith (R)[117]
Joe Larose (R)[118]
Scott Brown (R)[119]
Gardner Goldsmith (L)[120]
New JerseyCory BookerDemocratic2013 (special)Cory Booker (Democratic) 55%
Steve Lonegan (Republican) 44%
Running[121]Cory Booker (D)
Jeff Bell (R)[121]
Joe Baratelli (L)[122]
Eugene M. LaVergne (Democratic-Republican)[123]
Antonio Sabas (I)[124]
Jeff Boss (I)[125]
Hank Schroeder (Economic Growth Party)[126]
New MexicoTom UdallDemocratic2008Tom Udall (Democratic) 61%
Steve Pearce (Republican) 39%
Running[127]Tom Udall (D)
Allen Weh (R) [128]
North CarolinaKay HaganDemocratic2008Kay Hagan (Democratic) 53%
Elizabeth Dole (Republican) 44%
Running[129]Kay Hagan (D)
Thom Tillis (R)[130]
Sean Haugh (L)[131]
David Waddell (Write-In)[132]
OklahomaJim InhofeRepublican1994
Jim Inhofe (Republican) 57%
Andrew Rice (Democratic) 39%
Running[88]Jim Inhofe (R)
D. Jean McBride-Samuels (R)[133]
Erick Paul Wyatt (R)[133]
Evelyn L. Rogers (R)[133]
Rob Moye (R)[133]
Matt Silverstein (D)[134]
Joan Farr (I)[135]
Ray Woods (I)[133]
Aaron DeLozier (I)[133]
(special: Class 3)
Tom CoburnRepublican2004
Tom Coburn (Republican) 71%
Jim Rogers (Democratic) 27%
Retiring and resigning at the end of the 113th CongressJames Lankford (R)[136]
T.W. Shannon (R)[136]
Kevin Crow (R)[137]
Randy Brogdon (R)[138]
Eric McCray (R)[139]
Jason Weger (R)[139]
Andy Craig (R)[133]
Connie Johnson (D)[133]
Patrick Michael Hayes (D)[133]
Jim Rogers (D)[133]
Mark T. Beard (I)[133]
OregonJeff MerkleyDemocratic2008Jeff Merkley (Democratic) 49%
Gordon Smith (Republican) 46%
Dave Brownlow (Constitution) 5%
Running[140]Jeff Merkley (D)
Monica Wehby (R)[141]
Karl King (I)[142]
Mike Montchalin (L)[143]
Rhode IslandJack ReedDemocratic1996
Jack Reed (Democratic) 73%
Robert Tingle (Republican) 27%
Running[144]Jack Reed (D)
South CarolinaLindsey GrahamRepublican2002
Lindsey Graham (Republican) 58%
Bob Conley (Democratic) 42%
Running[4]Lindsey Graham (R)[4]
Brad Hutto (D)[145]
Victor Kocher (L)[145]
South Carolina
(special: Class 3)
Tim ScottRepublicanAppointed
in 2013
Jim DeMint (Republican) 62%
Alvin Greene (Democratic) 28%
Tom Clements (Green) 9%
Running to finish the term ending January 3, 2017[146]Tim Scott (R)
Joyce Dickerson (D)[147]
South DakotaTim JohnsonDemocratic1996
Tim Johnson (Democratic) 63%
Joel Dykstra (Republican) 37%
Retiring[148]Rick Weiland (D)[149]
Mike Rounds (R)[150]
Larry Pressler (I) [151]
Gordon Howie (I)[152]
TennesseeLamar AlexanderRepublican2002
Lamar Alexander (Republican) 65%
Bob Tuke (Democratic) 32%
Running[153]Lamar Alexander (R)
Christian Agnew (R)[154]
Fred R. Anderson (R)[154]
Joe Carr (R)[155]
Floyd Conover (R)[154]
George Shea Flinn (R)[154]
John D. King (R)[154]
Brenda Lenard (R)[155]
Erin Kent Magee (R)[154]
Terry Adams(D)[155]
Larry Crim (D)[155]
Gordon Ball (D)[156]
Gary Gene Davis (D)[154]
Tom Emerson Jr. (Tea)[154]
Danny Page (I)[154]
Edmund L. Gauthier (I)[154]
Joshua James (I)[154]
Dea Jones (I)[154]
Harrison Kelly (I)[154]
Bartholomew J. Phillips (I)[154]
C. Salekin (I)[154]
Eric Schechter (I)[154]
Rick Tyler (I)[154]
Joe B. Wilmoth (I)[154]
TexasJohn CornynRepublican2002
John Cornyn (Republican) 55%
Rick Noriega (Democratic) 43%
Running[4]John Cornyn (R)[4]
David Alameel (D)[157]
Emily Marie Sanchez (Green)[158]
Jon Roland (L)[159]
Rebecca Paddock (L)[159]
Tanuja Paruchuri (L)[159]
David Smith (I)[160]
Avery Ayers (I)[161]
VirginiaMark WarnerDemocratic2008Mark Warner (Democratic) 65%
Jim Gilmore (Republican) 34%
Running [162]Mark Warner (D)
Ed Gillespie (R)[163]
Robert Sarvis (L)[164][165]
West VirginiaJay RockefellerDemocratic1984
Jay Rockefeller (Democratic) 64%
Jay Wolfe (Republican) 36%
Retiring[166]Shelley Moore Capito (R)[167]
Natalie Tennant (D)[168]
WyomingMike EnziRepublican1996
Mike Enzi (Republican) 76%
Chris Rothfuss (Democratic) 24%
Running[169]Thomas Bleming (R)[170]
Mike Enzi (R)
Charlie Hardy (D) [171]
Rex Wilde (D) [172]
Curt Gottshall (I)[173]
(linked to
summaries below)
Most recent election results2014 intentCandidates

Latest predictions[edit]

     Safe Democratic seat      Competitive Democratic-held seat
     Safe Republican seat      Competitive Republican-held seat

Competitive seats[edit]

StateCook PVIIncumbentLast race
[note 1]
(May 23, 2014)[174]
Daily Kos Elections
(May 9, 2014)[175]
Five Thirty Eight
(June 8, 2014)[176]
[note 2]
New York Times
(June 5, 2014)[177]
[note 2]
Real Clear Politics
(May 31, 2014)[178]
(June 6, 2014)[179]
(June 4, 2014)[180]
Median prediction
[note 3]
AlaskaR+12Mark Begich (D)48% DTossupTossup50% D,
50% R
50% D,
50% R
TossupTossup (Tilt D)TossupTossupTBD
ArkansasR+14Mark Pryor (D)80% DTossupTossup55% R50% D,
50% R
TossupTossup (Tilt R)TossupTossupTBD
ColoradoD+1Mark Udall (D)53% DTossupTossup60% D62% DTossupLean DLean DTossupTBD
GeorgiaR+6(Saxby Chambliss) (R)50% RTossupLikely R70% R53% RTossupLikely RLean RLean RTBD
IowaD+1(Tom Harkin) (D)63% DLean DLean D60% D85% DTossupLean DLean DLean DTBD
KentuckyR+13Mitch McConnell (R)53% RTossupLean R80% R88% RTossupLean RLikely RLean RTBD
LouisianaR+12Mary Landrieu (D)52% DTossupTossup55% R59% RTossupTossupTossupTossupTBD
MichiganD+4(Carl Levin) (D)63% DTossupLean D65% D83% DLean DLean DLean DLean DTBD
MinnesotaD+2Al Franken (D)42% DLikely DLikely D90% D99% DLikely DSafe DLikely DLikely DTBD
MontanaR+7John Walsh (D)73% DLean RLean R85% R96% RLean RTossup (Tilt R)Lean RLean RTBD
New HampshireD+1Jeanne Shaheen (D)52% DLean DLikely D80% D98% DLean DLikely DLean DLean DTBD
North CarolinaR+3Kay Hagan (D)53% DTossupTossup50% D,
50% R
56% RTossupTossupTossupTossupTBD
OregonD+5Jeff Merkley (D)49% DLikely DLikely D95% D99% DLean DLikely DLikely DLikely DTBD
South DakotaR+10(Tim Johnson) (D)63% DLikely RLikely R95% R99% RLikely RLikely RLikely RLikely RTBD
VirginiaEvenMark Warner (D)65% DLikely DLikely D95% D>99% DLikely DLikely DLikely DLikely DTBD
West VirginiaR+13(Jay Rockefeller) (D)64% DLean RLikely R90% R96% RLikely RLean RLean RLean RTBD
  1. ^ Winning party and vote share
  2. ^ a b The Five Thirty Eight and New York Times predictions reflect the probability that the party will win the seat. They are not predictions of vote share.
  3. ^ The Five Thirty Eight and New York Times predictions are on a cardinal scale; the others are on an incomparable ordinal scale. The median only reflects the ordinal predictions (Cook, Daily Kos Elections, Real Clear Politics, Rothenberg and Sabato).

Safe seats[edit]

StateCook PVIIncumbentLast raceCook
(Apr 25, 2014)[174]
Daily Kos Elections
(May 9, 2014)[175]
Five Thirty Eight
(Mar 23, 2014)[176]
New York Times
(May 11, 2014)[177]
Real Clear Politics
(May 10, 2014)[178]
(May 7, 2014)[179]
(June 4, 2014)[180]
AlabamaR+14Jeff Sessions (R)63% RSafe RSafe R99% R>99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
DelawareD+8Chris Coons (D)57% DSafe DSafe D98% D98% DSafe DSafe DSafe DTBD
(special: Class 3)
D+20Brian Schatz (D)75% DSafe DSafe D95% D>99% DLikely DSafe DSafe DTBD
IdahoR+18Jim Risch (R)58% RSafe RSafe R99% R>99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
IllinoisD+8Dick Durbin (D)68% DSafe DSafe D95% D99% DSafe DSafe DSafe DTBD
KansasR+12Pat Roberts (R)60% RSafe RSafe R99% R>99% RLikely RSafe RSafe RTBD
MaineD+6Susan Collins (R)61% RSafe RSafe R95% R>99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
MassachusettsD+10Ed Markey (D)55% DSafe DSafe D95% D99% DSafe DSafe DSafe DTBD
MississippiR+9Thad Cochran (R)61% RLikely RSafe R95% R97% RLikely RSafe RLikely RTBD
NebraskaR+12(Mike Johanns) (R)58% RSafe RSafe R97% R99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
New JerseyD+6Cory Booker (D)55% DSafe DSafe D95% D99% DSafe DSafe DSafe DTBD
New MexicoD+4Tom Udall (D)61% DSafe DSafe D97% D99% DSafe DSafe DSafe DTBD
OklahomaR+19Jim Inhofe (R)57% RSafe RSafe R99% R>99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
(special: Class 3)
R+19(Tom Coburn) (R)71% RSafe RSafe R98% R>99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
Rhode IslandD+11Jack Reed (D)73% DSafe DSafe D99% D>99% DSafe DSafe DSafe DTBD
South CarolinaR+8Lindsey Graham (R)58% RSafe RSafe R97% R97% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
South Carolina
(special: Class 3)
R+8Tim Scott (R)62% RSafe RSafe R98% R99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
TennesseeR+12Lamar Alexander (R)65% RSafe RSafe R98% R99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
TexasR+10John Cornyn (R)55% RSafe RSafe R98% R>99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD
WyomingR+22Mike Enzi (R)76% RSafe RSafe R99% R>99% RSafe RSafe RSafe RTBD

Complete list of races[edit]


Three-term incumbent Republican Jeff Sessions was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2008.[182] He will be 67 years old in 2014. Sessions is seeking re-election. No Democrat filed to run against him.[183]


One-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich was elected with 48% of the vote in 2008, defeating six-term Senator Ted Stevens by 3,953 votes (a margin of 1.25 percent).[182] Begich will be 52 years old in 2014 and is seeking re-election to a second term.[5] Stevens, who would have been almost 91 years old at the time of the election, had already filed for a rematch back in 2009,[5] but was killed in a plane crash the following year.

Republican Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell,[184] 2010 nominee Joe Miller,[185] State Natural Resources Commissioner Daniel S. Sullivan,[186] and Air Force veteran John Jaramillo are running on the GOP side.


Two-term incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor was re-elected with 80% of the vote without Republican opposition in 2008.[187] He will be 51 years old in 2014. Pryor is running for a third term.[16]

Freshman Representative Tom Cotton of Arkansas's 4th congressional district is the Republican nominee.[188]


One-term incumbent Democrat Mark Udall was elected with 53% of the vote in 2008. He will be 64 years old in 2014. Udall is running for re-election.[189]

Congressman Cory Gardner is the Republican nominee; his late entry into the race caused numerous Republicans to withdraw their candidacies.[190]

Gaylon Kent, 48 of Steamboat Springs, is the Libertarian Party's candidate. Kent was nominated in March, 2014, at the Libertarian Party state convention in Golden.


Democrat Chris Coons won in the 2010 special election caused by Joe Biden's election as Vice President, winning by a 57% to 41% margin. Coons will be 51 years old in 2014. Coons is seeking re-election.

Tea Party activist and three-time Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, and New Castle County Council President and 2012 candidate for Delaware's at-large congressional district Tom Kovach are possible candidates for the Republican nomination.[191][192]


Two-term incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss was re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2008 in a runoff election with former state Representative Jim Martin after he failed to receive a simple majority in the general election. Chambliss is not seeking a third term.[29]

Political activist Derrick Grayson,[193] Representatives Jack Kingston of Georgia's 1st congressional district,[194] Paul Broun of Georgia's 10th congressional district,[195] and Phil Gingrey of Georgia's 11th congressional district[196] have all declared their candidacy for the Republican nomination, as well as former Secretary of State Karen Handel[197] and wealthy businessman David Perdue, cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue.[198] In the May 20 primary, no candidate received a plurality of votes, so the top two candidates - Perdue and Kingston - will advance to the runoff primary election on July 22.[199]

Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light and the daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, won the Democratic nomination.[200][201] Other declared Democratic candidates included former State Senator Steen Miles, psychiatrist Branko Radulovacki, and former US Army Ranger Todd Robinson.

On March 8, 2014 Amanda Swafford, former Flowery Branch, Georgia Citycouncil woman received the Libertarian Party of Georgia nomination.

Hawaii (special)[edit]

Daniel Inouye, the second longest serving United States Senator in U.S. history, died on December 17, 2012, after respiratory complications.[202] Hawaii law allows Neil Abercrombie, the Governor of Hawaii, to appoint an interim Senator "who serves until the next regularly-scheduled general election, chosen from a list of three prospective appointees that the prior incumbent's political party submits."[203] Abercrombie picked his Lieutenant Governor, Brian Schatz, to fill the Senate seat.[204] Inouye was re-elected in 2010 with 72 percent of the vote.[205] Schatz is being challenged in the Democratic primary by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii's 1st congressional district, who Inouye had hoped would be his successor.[206]

Campbell Cavasso, former State Representative and nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2004 and 2010, is running for the Republican nomination.[207]


One-term incumbent Republican Jim Risch was elected with 58% of the vote in 2008. He will be 71 years old in 2014. Risch is seeking a second term.[39]

Boise attorney Nels Mitchell is running for the Democratic nomination.[208]


Three-term incumbent and Senate Majority Whip Democrat Dick Durbin was re-elected with 68% of the vote in 2008. He will be 70 years old in 2014. Durbin is running for a fourth term.[209]

State Senator Jim Oberweis is the Republican nominee.[210]


Five-term incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2008. Harkin announced on January 26, 2013 that he wouldn't seek a sixth term.[211] Congressman Bruce Braley is the Democratic nominee.[212][213]

State Senator Joni Ernst is the Republican nominee.[214]


Three-term incumbent Republican Pat Roberts was re-elected with 60% of the vote in 2008. He will be 78 years old in 2014. Roberts is seeking a fourth term.[53] He faces a primary challenge from radiologist Milton Wolf, a conservative Tea Party supporter and distant cousin of President Barack Obama.[215] Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor is running for the Democratic nomination.[216]


Five-term incumbent and Senate Minority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell was re-elected with 53% of the vote in 2008. He will be 72 years old in 2014. McConnell is seeking re-election to a sixth term.[62] McConnell defeated businessman Matt Bevin in the Republican primary on May 20.[217]

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, with support from much of Kentucky's Democratic leadership, won the Democratic primary.[217][218] Other Democratic candidates included music promoter Bennie J. Smith, and University of Louisville professor Greg Leichty.[219] [220][221] Actress Ashley Judd considered running for the Democratic nomination, but ultimately decided against it.[222][223]

Ed Marksberry is pursuing an independent bid after dropping out of the Democratic field in September 2013.[224][225]


Three-term incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu was re-elected with 52% of the vote in 2008. She will be 59 years old in 2014. Landrieu is running for a fourth term.[67][226]

Representative Bill Cassidy of Louisiana's 6th congressional district and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness are running for the Republican nomination.[227][228]

Electrical Engineer Brannon McMorris has entered the race as a Libertarian candidate.[69]


Three-term incumbent Republican Susan Collins is seeking a fourth term.[229][230] Shenna Bellows, former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, is running for the Democratic nomination.[231]


Five-term incumbent and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2008. Kerry resigned in early 2013 to become U.S. Secretary of State.[232] Governor Deval Patrick appointed Democrat Mo Cowan to the seat.[233] Democratic Congressman Ed Markey beat Republican Gabriel E. Gomez, a private equity adviser and former Navy SEAL, in the June 25, 2013 special election by a 55% to 45% margin.[234] Markey will serve the remainder of Kerry's term, and is running for re-election in 2014.[78] Markey will be 68 years old in November 2014.

Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr is seeking the Republican nomination.


Six-term incumbent Senator and Chairman of the Armed Services Committee Democrat Carl Levin, the longest serving Senator in Michigan's history, was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2008. Levin announced on March 7, 2013 that he would not seek re-election.[81]

Three term Democratic Representative Gary Peters of MI-14 is running for Levin's seat, and has received the endorsements of Levin and Senator Debbie Stabenow.[235]

Republican former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is running for the Republican nomination.[236]


One-term incumbent Democrat Al Franken unseated one-term Republican Norm Coleman by 312 votes in a contested three-way race with 42% of the vote in 2008.[237] Franken is seeking re-election in 2014.[238] State Representative Jim Abeler,[90] St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg,[239] co-CEO of Lazard Middle Market Mike McFadden,[92] bison farmer and former hair salon owner Monti Moreno,[240] state Senator Julianne Ortman,[241] and U.S. Navy reservist Phillip Parrish[242] are running for the Republican nomination. Hannah Nicollet of the Independence Party of Minnesota is also running.[243]


Six-term incumbent Republican Thad Cochran was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2008. He will be 76 years old in 2014. Cochran is running for re-election.[101] He was the last incumbent Senator to declare his plans, leading to widespread speculation that he would retire.[244][245] Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel, a conservative Mississippi state Senator, has announced he is running.[246] Former Congressman Travis Childers running for the Democratic nomination.[103] Childers won the Democratic nomination, but on the Republican side, neither McDaniel nor Cochran were able to get 50% of the vote, so a runoff election will be held June 24.[247]


Six-term incumbent Democrat Max Baucus, the longest serving Senator in Montana's history, was re-elected with 73% of the vote in 2008. Baucus announced on April 23, 2013 that he will retire in 2014, rather than seek re-election to a seventh term.[248]

Baucus was appointed United States Ambassador to China, causing his resignation from the Senate in February 2014.[249] Following Baucus's confirmation, Governor Steve Bullock appointed Lieutenant Governor John Walsh to fill the vacant senate seat.[250] Former Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger is also running for the Democratic nomination.[251] Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer was considered the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination but decided not to run,[252] as did other candidates like State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, former president of NARAL Nancy Keenan, and State Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen.

Congressman Steve Daines is running for the Republican nomination.[253] He will face state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula and David Leaser of Kalispell in the primary.[254]


One-term incumbent Republican Mike Johanns was elected with 58% of the vote in 2008. He is not seeking second term.[255] Term limited Republican Governor Dave Heineman considered running for the Republican nomination, but ultimately decided not to.[256] On June 3, 2013, former state Treasurer Shane Osborn announced his candidacy.[257] Attorney Bart McLeay, banker Sid Dinsdale, and Midland University President Ben Sasse have also declared their candidacies for the Senate.[258][259]

In the May 13 primary, Sasse ultimately won the Republican nomination. Trial lawyer David Domina is the Democratic nominee.[260]

New Hampshire[edit]

One-term incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen was elected with 52% of the vote in 2008. She will be 67 years old in 2014. Shaheen is running for re-election.[115]

Scott Brown, who represented neighboring Massachusetts in the Senate from 2010 to 2012, is running for the Republican nomination.[261] Other candidates running for the Republican nomination include perennial candidate Andy Martin, former State Senator Jim Rubens, former U.S. Senator Robert C. Smith, and conservative activist Karen Testerman.[262][263]

New Jersey[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Frank Lautenberg was re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2008. After announcing he wouldn't seek re-election, Lautenberg died June 3, 2013.[264][265] Newark Mayor Cory Booker defeated Republican nominee Steve Lonegan by 55%-to-45% in a 2013 special election to replace interim appointee Jeffrey Chiesa.[266] Booker is running for re-election in 2014. Republian candidates include 1978 and 1982 Republican candidate and political operative Jeffrey Bell, Brian D. Goldberg, businessman from West Orange, Richard J. "Rich" Pezzullo, businessman and former Conservative Party senatorial candidate from Freehold Township, and Ramapo College professor Murray Sabrin.[267][268][269][270][271]

New Mexico[edit]

One-term incumbent Democrat Tom Udall was elected with 61% of the vote in 2008. He will be 66 years old in 2014. Former Doña Ana County Republican Party Chairman David Clements and former New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Allen Weh are seeking the Republican nomination.[272]

North Carolina[edit]

One-term incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan was elected with 53% of the vote against incumbent Republican Elizabeth Dole in 2008. She will be 61 years old in 2014 and intends to seek re-election.[273] On May 6, 2014 incumbent Senator Kay Hagan won the Democratic nomination.[274] State House Speaker Thom Tillis won the Republican nomination.[275] Sean Haugh won the Libertarian nomination.[274]


Three-term incumbent Republican Jim Inhofe was re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2008. He will be 79 years old in 2014. Inhofe is seeking re-election. Matt Silverstein, an insurance agency owner, is running for the Democratic nomination.[276]

Oklahoma (special)[edit]

Two-term incumbent Republican Tom Coburn was re-elected with 71% of the vote in 2010, and was not scheduled to be up for election again until 2016. However, Coburn announced that he is resigning at the end of the 113th Congress. A special election to fill his seat will take place in November 2014, concurrent with the other Senate elections.[277] Congressman James Lankford and state House Speaker T.W. Shannon are running for the seat.[278][279] State Senator Constance N. Johnson is running for the Democratic nomination.[280]


One-term incumbent Democrat Jeff Merkley was narrowly elected with 49% of the vote in 2008. He will be 58 years old in 2014. Merkley is running for a second term. State representative Jason Conger, attorney Tim Crawley, IT consultant Mark Callahan, neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, and former Linn County Republican Chair Jo Rae Perkins all ran for the Republican nomination,[281] with Wehby ultimately winning the nomination in the May 20 primary.[282]

Rhode Island[edit]

Three-term incumbent Democrat Jack Reed was re-elected with 73% of the vote in 2008. He will be 64 years old in 2014. Reed is running for re-election.[283] Conservative activist Raymond McKay is running for the Republican nomination.[284]

South Carolina[edit]

Two-term incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham was re-elected with 58% of the vote in 2008. He will be 59 years old in 2014. Graham is seeking re-election. State Senator Lee Bright has announced that he is seriously thinking of running against Graham in the Republican primary.[285] State Senator Brad Hutto won the Democratic nomination.[286]

South Carolina (special)[edit]

Jim DeMint announced resigned from the Senate in January 2013, to become president of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank.[287] Governor Nikki Haley appointed Congressman Tim Scott as DeMint's replacement.[288] Scott is running for the Republican nomination to serve the remainder of the term. Richland County Council member Joyce Dickerson won the Democratic nomination.[289]

South Dakota[edit]

Three-term incumbent Democrat Tim Johnson was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2008. Johnson announced on March 26, 2013 that he would not run for reelection.[290] For Republicans, former two-term Governor Mike Rounds announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination on November 29, 2012.[291] Rounds is being challenged in the Republican primary by state senator Larry Rhoden, state representative Stace Nelson, and physician Annette Bosworth.[292]

Former Congressional aide Rick Weiland is running for the Democratic nomination.[293] Former Republican Senator Larry Pressler and Republican State Senator Gordon Howie are running as an independents.[294][295]


Two-term incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2008. He will be 74 years old in 2014. Alexander is seeking re-election to a third term.[153] Alexander has been challenged by the Tea Party as insufficiently conservative.[296] State Representative Joe Carr is running against Alexander in the Republican primary and is campaigning as a conservative alternative.

Attorneys Terry Adams and Gordon Ball are seeking the Democratic nomination. Joshua James, from Murfreesboro, is the Libertarian Party of Tennessee's candidate for Senate.[297]


Two-term incumbent Republican John Cornyn, the Senate Minority Whip, was re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2008. Cornyn is seeking re-election, and won the 2014 Republican primary with 59% of the vote.

The Democratic nominee will be decided in a May 27 runoff. Wealthy dentist David Alameel and Kesha Rogers, a volunteer for The Lyndon LaRouche Policy Institute, are the two candidates who made the runoff.[298]


One-term incumbent Democrat Mark Warner was elected with 65% of the vote in 2008. He will be 59 years old in 2014. Ed Gillespie, former RNC Chairman and presidential adviser, is running for the Republican nomination. Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate for Governor in 2013, is also running.[299]

West Virginia[edit]

Five-term incumbent Democrat Jay Rockefeller was re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2008. He announced on January 11, 2013 that he would not seek reelection to a sixth term.[166]

On November 26, 2012, Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito announced her plans to run for the seat, in hopes of becoming the first Republican Senator elected from West Virginia since 1956.[300] Larry Butcher and Matthew Doddrill are also running for the Republican nomination.

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, David Wamsley, and Dennis Melton are running for the Democratic nomination.[301]

In the May 13 primary, Capito won the Republican nomination while Tennant won the Democratic nomination. Thus, with both of the major parties' candidates being women, the November general election will see the first female Senator elected from West Virginia in the state's history.


Three-term incumbent Republican Mike Enzi was re-elected with 76% of the vote in 2008. He will be 70 years old in 2014. Enzi is seeking re-election. Mercenary and 2012 Republican candidate Thomas Bleming has also declared his primary candidacy.[302] Liz Cheney entered the race for the Republican nomination, but ultimately dropped her bid in January 2014.[303]

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