2014 elections preview: Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania to hold congressional primaries

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May 19, 2014

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

The primary elections of the 2014 election season will continue in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania on May 20, 2014. Here is a preview of what to expect in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

Polls are open in Arkansas from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Georgia from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, in Idaho from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Kentucky from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central and Eastern Time and in Pennsylvania from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[1][2][3][4][5]

Oregon is an elections by mail state. A voter can still vote on Election Day at their local municipal clerks office, however, between 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.[6] Oregon is split between the Mountain and Pacific time zones.

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections, 2014 and Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014

Arkansas

Arkansas
See also: United States Senate elections in Arkansas, 2014

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mark Pryor (D). Pryor was first elected in 2002.

Pryor is a vulnerable incumbent heading into the 2014 elections. He holds the only remaining seat held by a Democrat in the state's congressional delegation.[7]

There are no primary battles taking place in this race. Both Pryor and challenger Tom Cotton (R) are running unopposed in their respective primaries.[8]

Georgia

Georgia
See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Saxby Chambliss (R). Chambliss was first elected in 2002.

On January 25, 2013, Chambliss announced that he was retiring at the end of his current term and would not seek re-election in 2014. He cited gridlock in Congress and a lack of leadership from the White House as being the main reasons for his retirement. He denied rumors that his retirement was based on any potential primary challenges.[9]

The primary for the open seat was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014. The crowded Republican field includes Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, businessman David Perdue, former secretary of state Karen Handel, Derrick Grayson and Art Gardner.[10]

Former state Senator Steen Miles is taking on Branko Radulovacki, Todd Robinson and Michelle Nunn, daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, for the Democratic nomination.[10] Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford will face the Republican and Democratic nominees in the general election.[10]

Georgia law dictates that if no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the top two candidates advance to a runoff primary.[11][12]

Idaho

Idaho
See also: United States Senate elections in Idaho, 2014

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jim Risch (R). Risch was first elected in 2008.

Risch first won election in 2008 by 24 points, and according to most sources there is little reason to believe he would win by less than that in 2014.[13] His re-election bid received an endorsement from FreedomWorks.[14] He faces a primary challenge from Jeremy Anderson in the Republican primary. On the Democratic ticket, William Bryk and Nels Mitchell are running for the nomination.[15]

No Democrat has been elected to the Senate from Idaho since 1974, and a Democrat has been elected only once to the House since 1992.[13]

Kentucky

Kentucky
See also: United States Senate elections in Kentucky, 2014

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mitch McConnell (R). McConnell was first elected in 1984. He is running for re-election to a sixth term.[16] He faces a primary challenge from Matt Bevin, Brad Copas, Chris Payne and Shawna Sterling.[17]

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is running on the Democratic ticket. She faces a primary challenge from Burrel Charles Farnsley, Greg Leichty and Tom Recktenwald.[17]

Kentucky is a solidly Republican state.[18]

Low approval ratings and a primary challenge from tea-party backed Matt Bevin make McConell a vulnerable incumbent in 2014.[19][20] Despite initial speculation about the threat from Bevin, heading into the primary election Mitch McConnell maintained a substantial lead in the polls and turned his focus to the general election.[21]

In 2008, Mitch McConnell won re-election to a fifth term and became Kentucky's longest serving senator.[22] McConnell spent approximately $20 million on his last election, beating Democrat Bruce Lunsford, a Kentucky businessman, by 6 percentage points.[22]He served as the Republican Party Whip from 2005 to 2007, before becoming the Senate Minority Leader. He has served in that position since 2007.[23] If Republicans are able to pick up the necessary six seats for a majority in 2014, McConnell presumably would take over as the new Senate Majority Leader.

Ed Marksberry is running as an Independent candidate and David Patterson is running as a Libertarian candidate.[17]

Oregon

Oregon
See also: United States Senate elections in Oregon, 2014

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jeff Merkley (D), who was first elected in 2008. Merkley will face Pavel Goberman and William Bryk in the Democratic primary. Monica Wehby, state Representative Jason Conger, Jo Rae Perkins, Mark Allen Callahan and Timothy Crawley will face off in a crowded Republican primary. Karl King is also running as an Independent candidate.

U.S. House

See also: United States House of Representatives elections, 2014 and Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014

Arkansas

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2014

There are four seats up for grabs in Arkansas's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Republican Party holds all four of Arkansas's congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from Arkansas -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 4 4
Total 4 4

District 1

See also: Arkansas's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Rick Crawford (D), who was first elected in 2010. He is running unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Jackie McPherson (D) in the general election.[8]

District 2

See also: Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tim Griffin (R), who was first elected in 2010. Griffin is not seeking re-election in 2014, citing a desire to spend time with his family.[24]

Three Republican candidates are competing to fill the empty seat: French Hill, Ann Clemmer and Conrad Reynolds. Hill appears to be the frontrunner in the race according to the most recent polling and campaign finance information.[25] The winner of the GOP primary will face Patrick Hays (D) in the general election.[8]

District 3

See also: Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Steve Womack (R), who was first elected in 2010. Womack is running unopposed in the primary and will not face a Democratic challenger in November.[8]

District 4

See also: Arkansas's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tom Cotton (R), who was first elected in 2012. Cotton is seeking election to the U.S. Senate in 2014.

Bruce Westerman and Tommy Moll will compete in the Republican primary. The winner will face James Lee Witt (D) in the general election.[8]

Georgia

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2014

There are fourteen seats up for grabs in Georgia's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Republican Party holds nine of Georgia's fourteen congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from Georgia -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 4
     Republican Party 9 10
Total 14 14

District 1

See also: Georgia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jack Kingston (R), who was first elected in 1992. On May 2, 2013, Kingston announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who will be retiring at the end of this term.[26][27]

On the Republican ticket, state Senator Earl "Buddy" Carter will face former state Senator Jeff Chapman, Former aide for Newt Gingrich John McCallum, Bob Johnson, Darwin Carter and Earl Martin for the nomination.[28] Buddy Carter had a lead in the Polls and campaign finance heading into the primary.

Three candidates are running for the Democratic nomination--Brian Reese, Marc Smith and Amy Tavio.[28]

District 2

See also: Georgia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1992. He is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.[28]

On the Republican ticket, Vivian Childs will face Greg Duke for the nomination. The winner will take on Bishop in the general election.[28]

District 3

See also: Georgia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Lynn A. Westmoreland (R) was first elected in 2004. He faces a primary challenge from Chip Flanagan. The winner of the Republican nomination will run unopposed in the general election.[28]

District 4

See also: Georgia's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Hank Johnson (D), who was first elected in 1992. He faces a primary challenge from DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown. The winner of the Democratic nomination will run unopposed in the general election.[28]

District 5

See also: Georgia's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is John Lewis (D), who was first elected in 1986. Lewis is running unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face no challenge from a Republican nominee in the general election.[28]

District 6

See also: Georgia's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tom Price (R), who was first elected in 2004. He is running unopposed in the Republican primary. He will face Democratic candidate Robert Montigel in the general election.[28]

District 7

See also: Georgia's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Rob Woodall (R), who was first elected in 1992. He is running unopposed on the Republican ticket. He will face Democratic candidate Thomas Wight in the general election.[28]

District 8

See also: Georgia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Austin Scott (R), who was first elected in 2010. He is running unopposed in the primary and will face no Democratic nominee in the general election. Scott also ran unopposed for re-election in 2012.[28]

District 9

See also: Georgia's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Doug Collins (R), who was first elected in 2012. He will face challenger Bernard Fontaine in the primary election. Democratic candidate David Vogel is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket. He will face the Republican nominee in the general election.[28]

District 10

See also: Georgia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Paul C. Broun (R). In February 2013, Broun announced that he would not seek re-election, and would instead make a bid for the U.S. Senate seat.[29]

Seven candidates are seeking the nomination in the Republican primary: Jody Hice, Mike Collins, former state Representative Donna Sheldon, Gary Gerrard, Brian Slowinski, Stephen Simpson and Mitchell Swan.[28] Heading into the primary, Mike Collins had a substantial lead in campaign contributions.

The winner in the Republican primary will take on Ken Dious (D) in the general election.[28]

District 11

See also: Georgia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Phil Gingrey (R). On March 27, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia, Gingrey announced that he ran for the open U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss will retire rather than seek re-election to the Senate in 2014.[30][31]

Six candidates are vying for the nomination in the Republican primary: Georgia House Republican Majority Whip Edward Lindsey, former Rep. Bob Barr, state Senator Barry Loudermilk, Tricia Pridemore, Larry Mrozinski and Allan Levene.[28] Barr and Loudermilk have been leading in polls of the race.

No Democratic candidate filed to run. The winner of the Republican nomination will run opposed in the general election.

District 12

See also: Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is John Barrow (D), who was first elected in 2004. He is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.[28]

Five Republican candidates are running for the nomination--Eugene Yu, Diane Vann, John Stone, Rick Allen and state Representative Delvis Dutton.[28]

The winner of the Republican nomination will take on incumbent John Barrow in the general election.[28]

District 13

See also: Georgia's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is David Scott (D), who was first elected in 2002. Scott faces a primary challenge from Michael Owens.[28] The Democratic nominee will run unopposed in the general election.[28]

District 14

See also: Georgia's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tom Graves (R), who was first elected in 2002. Graves faces a primary challenge from Ken Herron.[28] The Republican nominee will run unopposed in the general election.[28]

Idaho

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014

There are two seats up for grabs in Idaho's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Republican Party holds both of Idaho's two congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from Idaho -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 2 2
Total 2 2

District 1

See also: Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Raul Labrador (R), who was first elected in 2010. He fill face challengers Sean Blackwell, Michael Greenway, Lisa Marie and Reed McCandless in the Republican primary. On the Democratic ticket, state Representative Shirley Ringo will face Ryan Andrew Barone.[32]

District 2

See also: Idaho's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014 and Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Simpson (R), who was first elected in 1998. He will face challenger Bryan Smith in the Republican primary. The winner will then face Democratic candidate Richard Stallings in the general election.[32]

Politico published a list in August 2013 of the five primaries to watch in 2014. Idaho's 2nd Congressional District was included on the list.[33]

In December 2013, the Republican primary race ranked ninth in a list from the Washington Post of the top ten races to watch in 2014.[34]

Mike Simpson (R), a close ally of House Speaker John Boehner, is facing what some are calling his most serious race since he was first elected to the House in 1998.[33]

Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District is turning into a proxy war for the middle-right of the Republican Party and the right-right of the Republican Party. It’s already happening,” said Phil Hardy, an Idaho Republican operative and a political analyst in the state.[35]

Since 1918, just one Idaho representative has failed to win his party’s nomination before managing to win in the general election.[33]

The race has become a battle between Washington establishment organizations, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and more conservative groups such as the Club for Growth.[36]

In May 2014, The Club for Growth failed to spend any money in the contested Republican primary, after initially throwing significant support behind challenger Bryan Smith.[36] Just weeks prior to the primary, the group instead began reallocating funds to other races, including the U.S. Senate race in Nebraska.[36]

Kentucky

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2014

There are six seats up for grabs in Kentucky's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Republican Party holds five of Kentucky's six congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from Kentucky -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 5 5
Total 6 6

District 1

See also: Kentucky's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Ed Whitfield (R), who was first elected in 1994. He is running unopposed in the Republican primary. On the Democratic ticket, Wesley Bolin and Charles Kendall Hatchett are vying for the nomination.[37]

District 2

See also: Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Brett Guthrie (R) was first elected in 2008. He is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Ron Leach is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket.[37]

District 3

See also: Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is John Yarmuth (D), who was first elected in 2006. He faces a primary challenge from E. Ray Pierce.[37] On the Republican ticket, Michael Macfarlane is running unopposed.[37]

District 4

See also: Kentucky's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Thomas Massie (R) was first elected in 2012. He is running unopposed in the Republican primary. In the general election, he will face Peter Newsberry, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

District 5

See also: Kentucky's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Hal Rogers (R), who was first elected in 1980. He is running unopposed on the Republican ticket. In the Democratic primary, Kenneth Stepp and Billy Ray Wilson will face off for the nomination.[37]

District 6

See also: Kentucky's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Andy Barr (R), who was first elected in 2012. He is running unopposed on the Republican ticket, while Elisabeth Jensen and Geoff Young are both vying for the Democratic nomination.[37]

Oregon

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2014

There are five seats up for grabs in Oregon's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Democratic Party holds four of Oregon's five congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from Oregon -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 4 4
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 5 5

District 1

See also: Oregon's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Suzanne Bonamici will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Delinda Morgan, Bob Niemeyer and Jason Yates will face off in the Republican primary.

District 2

See also: Oregon's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Greg Walden will face Dennis Linthicum in the Republican primary. Charles Vulliet, Barney Spera and Aelea Christofferson will face off in the Democratic primary.

District 3

See also: Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Earl Blumenauer will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Buchal will run unopposed in the Republican primary.

District 4

See also: Oregon's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Peter DeFazio will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Art Robinson will run unopposed in the Republican primary.

District 5

See also: Oregon's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Kurt Schrader will run face Anita Brown in the Democratic primary. Ben Pollock and Tootie Smith will face off in the Republican primary.

Pennsylvania

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014
Pennsylvania

There are 18 seats up for grabs in Pennsylvania's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Republican Party holds 13 of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from Pennsylvania -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 5
     Republican Party 13 13
Total 18 18

District 1

See also: Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Robert Brady will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Megan Rath will run unopposed in the Republican primary.

District 2

See also: Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Chaka Fattah will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Armond James will run unopposed in the Republican primary.

District 3

See also: Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Mike Kelly will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Dan LaVallee will run unopposed in the Democratic primary.

District 4

See also: Pennsylvania's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Scott Perry will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Linda Deliah Thompson will run unopposed in the Democratic primary.

District 5

See also: Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Glenn Thompson will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Thomas Edward Tarantella will face off with Kerith Strano Taylor in the Democratic primary.

District 6

See also: Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Ryan Costello will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Manan Trivedi will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Gerlach (R), who was first elected in 2002, is not seeking re-election in 2014.

District 7

See also: Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Patrick Meehan will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Mary Ellen Balchunis will run unopposed in the Democratic primary.

District 8

See also: Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Kevin Strouse and Shaughnessy Naughton will face off in the Democratic primary.

District 9

See also: Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Bill Shuster will run face Art Halvorson and Travis Schooley in the Republican primary. Alanna Hartzok will run unopposed in the Democratic primary.

District 10

See also: Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Tom Marino will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Scott Brion will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Nick Troiano is also running as an Independent candidate.

District 11

See also: Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Lou Barletta will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Andy Ostrowski will run unopposed in the Democratic primary.

District 12

See also: Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Keith Rothfus will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Erin McClelland will face off with John Hugya in the Democratic primary.

District 13

See also: Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Bev Plosa-Bowser will face off with Carson Dee Adcock in the Republican primary. Former U.S. Rep. from District 13, Marjorie Margolies, will run against state Senator Daylin Leach, state Representative Brendan Boyle and Valerie Arkoosh in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Allyson Schwartz (D), who was first elected in 2004, is seeking the office of Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014; therefore, she will have to vacate her seat in the U.S. House.

District 14

See also: Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Michael F. Doyle will face Janis Brooks in the Democratic primary. There are no Republican candidates running in the 14th Congressional District.

District 15

See also: Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Charlie Dent will run unopposed in the Republican primary. There are no Democratic candidates running in the 15th Congressional District.

District 16

See also: Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Joseph R. Pitts will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Former state Representative Tom Houghton will face off with Raja Kittappa in the Democratic primary.

District 17

See also: Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Matt Cartwright will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Matt Connolly will face off with Matt Dietz and David Moylan in the Republican primary.

District 18

See also: Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Tim Murphy will run unopposed in the Republican primary. There are no Democratic candidates running in the 18th Congressional District.


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