2014 elections review: Alaska and Wyoming hold congressional primaries

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August 20, 2014

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

Last night's congressional primaries in Alaska and Wyoming did not yield any surprises. Incumbents coasted to victory in each of their respective races and no upsets took place. In Alaska's U.S. Senate race, Republican frontrunner Daniel S. Sullivan defeated Joe Miller, Mead Treadwell and John Jaramillo for the chance to challenge incumbent Mark Begich (D) in the general election. Begich's seat is one of the most vulnerable Senate seats in November.[1]

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections, 2014

Alaska

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

Incumbent Mark Begich defeated candidate William Bryk for the Democratic nomination in the primary. In the Republican primary, Daniel S. Sullivan defeated Joe Miller, Mead Treadwell and John Jaramillo for the chance to take on Begich in the November general election. Sullivan had been the frontrunner throughout the race, but in the weeks leading up to the primary his lead had begun to slip. Thom Walker beat Scott Kohlhaas and Mark Fish to secure the Libertarian nomination in the primary. Vic Kohring won the Alaskan Independence Party nomination over Zachary Kile.[2]

Wyoming

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

Incumbent Mike Enzi defeated James Gregory, Arthur Clifton, Bryan Miller and Thomas Bleming in the Republican primary. Charlie Hardy defeated Al Hamburg, Rex Wilde and William Bryk in the Democratic primary.[3] Enzi and Hardy will face independent Curt Gottshall and Libertarian Joe Porambo in the general election.

U.S. House

See also: United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

Alaska

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

Heading into the general election, the Republican Party holds Alaska's single congressional seat.

Members of the U.S. House from Alaska -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 1 1

Incumbent Don Young defeated John Cox, David Dohner and David Seaward to secure the Republican Party's nomination. On the other side of the aisle, Forrest Dunbar triumphed over Frank Vondersaar in the Democratic primary. Jim McDermott won the Libertarian Party primary with no opposition.[4]

Wyoming

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

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from Wyoming.

Members of the U.S. House from Wyoming -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 1 1

At-Large District

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

Incumbent Cynthia Lummis defeated former U.S. Marine Jason Senteney in the Republican primary. Lummis will face self-proclaimed hip hop candidate Richard Grayson, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, and Libertarian Richard Brubaker in the general election.[5][6]

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