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

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May 21, 2014

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

The primary elections of the 2014 election season continued yesterday in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Here is a breakdown of what happened in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

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.[1]

No primary battles took place in this race. Both Pryor and challenger Tom Cotton (R) advanced through their respective primaries unopposed.[2]

Georgia

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

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by retiring-Sen. 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.[3]

The primary for the open seat was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014.[4] The crowded Republican field included Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, businessman David Perdue, former secretary of state Karen Handel, Derrick Grayson and Art Gardner.[5] As the top two candidates, Jack Kingston and David Perdue will face off in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[6][7] Georgia law dictates that if no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the top two candidates advance to a runoff primary.[4][8]

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, beat out former state Senator Steen Miles, Branko Radulovacki and Todd Robinson for the Democratic nomination.[5][7] Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford will face Nunn and the winner of the Republican runoff primary in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Georgia Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Nunn 75% 242,025
Steen Miles 12% 38,767
Branko Radulovacki 9.6% 30,812
Todd Robinson 3.4% 10,934
Total Votes 322,538
Source: 99% reporting; Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. Senate, Georgia Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Perdue 30.6% 185,029
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston 25.8% 155,833
Karen Handel 22% 132,556
Phil Gingrey 10% 60,557
Paul Broun 9.6% 58,177
Derrick Grayson 1% 6,029
Art Gardner 0.9% 5,699
Total Votes 603,880
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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.[9] His re-election bid received an endorsement from FreedomWorks.[10] He won over primary challenger Jeremy Anderson for the Republican nomination.[11] On the Democratic ticket, William Bryk was defeated by Nels Mitchell.[11][12]

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.[9]

U.S. Senate, Idaho Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNels Mitchell 69.5% 16,798
William Bryk 30.5% 7,363
Total Votes 24,161
Source: 99% reporting Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. Senate, Idaho Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Risch Incumbent 79.9% 118,256
Jeremy Anderson 20.1% 29,771
Total Votes 148,027
Source: 99% reporting; Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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 ran for re-election to a sixth term.[13] He beat out primary challengers Matt Bevin, Brad Copas, Chris Payne and Shawna Sterling to win the nomination.[14]

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes took on a primary challenge from Burrel Charles Farnsley, Greg Leichty and Tom Recktenwald on the Democratic ticket.[14]

Kentucky is a solidly Republican state.[15]

Low approval ratings and a primary challenge from tea-party backed Matt Bevin make McConell a vulnerable incumbent in 2014.[16][17] 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.[18]

In 2008, Mitch McConnell won re-election to a fifth term and became Kentucky's longest serving senator.[19] McConnell spent approximately $20 million on his last election, beating Democrat Bruce Lunsford, a Kentucky businessman, by 6 percentage points.[19]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.[20] 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 ran as an Independent candidate and David Patterson ran as a Libertarian candidate in the general election.[14]

U.S. Senate, Kentucky Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlison Lundergan Grimes 76.5% 309,207
Gregory Leichty 8.1% 32,617
Burrel Farnsley 8% 32,311
Tom Recktenwald 7.4% 29,815
Total Votes 403,950
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. Senate, Kentucky Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMitch McConnell Incumbent 60.2% 213,881
Matt Bevin 35.4% 125,876
Shawna Sterling 2% 7,236
Chris Payne 1.5% 5,339
Brad Copas 0.9% 3,033
Total Votes 355,365
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Oregon

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

Incumbent Jeff Merkley (D), will face Monica Wehby (R), and Karl King (I), in the general election. Merkley defeated Pavel Goberman and William Bryk in the Democratic primary. Wehby defeated state Representative Jason Conger, Jo Rae Perkins, Mark Allen Callahan and Timothy Crawley in the Republican primary.[21]

Before the Republican primary results were announced, Merkley released a statement calling Wehby and Conger "deeply flawed candidates.” He added that they "support a national Republican agenda that would hurt Oregon."[22]

After winning the nomination, Wehby had this to say, "I do have a message for those national Democrats who were willing to shred my family for their own political gain: People are tired of your dirty tricks. Tonight, we're sending the message that this Senate race will not be decided by the kind of ugly politics that people in Oregon and across the country are so sick of."[23]

U.S. Senate, Oregon Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Merkley Incumbent 93.1% 156,402
William Bryk 4% 6,680
Pavel Goberman 2.9% 4,943
Total Votes 168,025
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. Senate, Oregon Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Wehby 54.7% 96,471
Jason Conger 32.3% 57,021
Mark Allen Callahan 7.1% 12,555
Jo Rae Perkins 3% 5,303
Timothy Crawley 2.8% 4,933
Total Votes 176,283
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 4 Pending
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 ran unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Jackie McPherson (D) in the general election.[2]

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 faced off in the primary to fill the empty seat: French Hill, Ann Clemmer and Conrad Reynolds. Hill was victorious, avoiding a runoff by securing roughly 55 percent of the primary vote.[25][26] Hill will face Patrick Hays (D) in the general election.[2]

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 ran unopposed in the primary and will not face a Democratic challenger in November.[2]

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 defeated Tommy Moll to secure the Republican nomination.[26] Westerman will face James Lee Witt (D) in the general election.[2]

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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 Pending
     Republican Party 9 Pending
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.[27][28]

On the Republican ticket, state Senator Earl "Buddy" Carter and Bob Johnson emerged as the top two candidates over former state Senator Jeff Chapman, Former aide for Newt Gingrich John McCallum, Darwin Carter and Earl Martin.[29] Because no candidate received the necessary majority, Carter and Johnson will face off in a Republican runoff on July 22, 2014.[30]

Three candidates ran for the Democratic nomination--Brian Reese, Marc Smith and Amy Tavio.[29] As in the Republican primary, no candidate received a necessary majority, triggering a Democratic runoff. Brian Reese and Amy Tavio will face off for the nomination on July 22, 2014.[30]

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 ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[29]

On the Republican ticket, Greg Duke beat out Vivian Childs for the nomination.[30] Duke will take on Bishop in the general election.[29]

District 3

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

Incumbent Lynn A. Westmoreland (R) was first elected in 2004. He defeated primary challenger Chip Flanagan. No Democratic candidates filed to run, so Westmoreland will run unopposed in the general election.[29][30]

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 2006. He held off a primary challenge from DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown.[30] Johnson will run unopposed in the general election.[29]

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 ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face no challenge from a Republican nominee in the general election.[29]

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 ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[30] He will face Democratic candidate Robert Montigel in the general election.[29]

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 ran unopposed on the Republican ticket.[30] He will face Democratic candidate Thomas Wight in the general election.[29]

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 ran unopposed in the primary and will face no Democratic nominee in the general election. Scott also ran unopposed for re-election in 2012.[29]

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 defeated challenger Bernard Fontaine in the primary election.[30] Democratic candidate David Vogel ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket. David Vogel will take on Collins in the general election.[29]

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.[31]

Seven candidates ran for the nomination in the Republican primary: Jody Hice, Mike Collins, former state Representative Donna Sheldon, Gary Gerrard, Brian Slowinski, Stephen Simpson and Mitchell Swan.[29] No candidate received the necessary majority of votes, so Hice and Collins will advance to the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014, to determine the nominee.[30]

The winner in the Republican runoff primary will take on Ken Dious (D) in the general election.[29]

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 is running 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.[32][33]

Six candidates battled 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.[29] Barr and Loudermilk, both of whom had been leading in polls of the race prior to the primary, emerged as the top two candidates and advance to the July 22, 2014, Republican runoff primary.[30]

No Democratic candidate filed to run. The winner of the Republican runoff will run unopposed 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 ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[29]

Five Republican candidates ran for the nomination--Eugene Yu, Diane Vann, John Stone, Rick Allen and state Representative Delvis Dutton.[29] Unlike other crowded congressional races in Georgia, Rick Allen obtained the necessary majority to win the Republican nomination.[30]

Allen will take on incumbent John Barrow in the general election.[29]

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 defeated Michael Owens to win the nomination.[29][30] Scott will run unopposed in the general election.[29]

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 held off a primary challenge from Ken Herron.[29][30] Graves will run unopposed in the general election.[29]

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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 2 Pending
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 beat out challengers Sean Blackwell, Michael Greenway, Lisa Marie and Reed McCandless in the Republican primary.[34] On the Democratic ticket, state Representative Shirley Ringo won out over Ryan Andrew Barone.[34][35] Ringo will take on Labrador in the general election.

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 beat out challenger Bryan Smith in the Republican primary. Simpson will face Democratic candidate Richard Stallings in the general election.[35]

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.[36]

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.[37]

Mike Simpson (R), a close ally of House Speaker John Boehner, faced what some called his most serious race since he was first elected to the House in 1998.[36]

Since 1918, just one Idaho representative had failed to win his party’s nomination before managing to win in the general election.[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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 5 Pending
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 ran unopposed in the Republican primary. On the Democratic ticket, Charles Kendall Hatchett defeated Wesley Bolin for the nomination.[38][39]

District 2

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

Incumbent Brett Guthrie (R) was first elected in 2008. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Ron Leach ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket.[38][39] The two will face off in the general election.

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 defeated E. Ray Pierce for the Democratic nomination.[38] On the Republican ticket, Michael Macfarlane ran unopposed.[38][39] Macfarlane will take on the incumbent in the general election.

District 4

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

Incumbent Thomas Massie (R) was first elected in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. In the general election, he will face Peter Newsberry, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[39]

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 ran unopposed on the Republican ticket. In the Democratic primary, Kenneth Stepp defeated Billy Ray Wilson for the nomination.[38] Stepp will face Rogers in the general election.[39]

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 ran unopposed on the Republican ticket, while Elisabeth Jensen beat out Geoff Young for the Democratic nomination.[38][39]

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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 4 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 5 5

District 1

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

The Republican primary is too close to call. Jason Yates currently leads Delinda Morgan by 465 votes. Bob Niemeyer finished far behind with 5,070 votes. Incumbent Suzanne Bonamici, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, will face the winner in the general election.[40]

District 2

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

Incumbent Greg Walden will face Aelea Christofferson in the general election. Walden defeated Dennis Linthicum in the Republican primary. Christofferson defeated Charles Vulliet and Barney Spera in the Democratic primary.[40]

U.S. House, Oregon District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAelea Christofferson 62.9% 18,311
Barney Spera 21% 6,124
Charles Vulliet 16% 4,666
Total Votes 29,101
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Oregon District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Walden 76.4% 46,639
Dennis Linthicum 23.6% 14,416
Total Votes 61,055
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 3

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

Incumbent Earl Blumenauer, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, will face James Buchal, who also ran unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election.[40]

District 4

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

Incumbent Peter DeFazio, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, will face Art Robinson, who also ran unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election.[40]

District 5

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

Incumbent Kurt Schrader will face Tootie Smith in the general election. Schrader defeated Anita Brown in the Democratic primary. Smith defeated Ben Pollock in the Republican primary.[40]

U.S. House, Oregon District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schrader 83.6% 32,746
Anita Brown 16.4% 6,426
Total Votes 39,172
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Oregon District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTootie Smith 61.9% 21,814
Ben Pollock 38.1% 13,413
Total Votes 35,227
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 Pending
     Republican Party 13 Pending
Total 18 18

District 1

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

Incumbent Robert Brady, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, will face Megan Rath, who also ran unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election.

District 2

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

Incumbent, Chaka Fattah, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, will face Armond James, who also ran unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election.

District 3

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

Incumbent Mike Kelly, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Dan LaVallee, who also ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election.

District 4

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

Incumbent, Scott Perry, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Linda Deliah Thompson, who also ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election.

District 5

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

Incumbent Glenn Thompson, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Kerith Strano Taylor in the general election. Taylor defeated Thomas Edward Tarantella in the Democratic primary.[41]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKerith Strano Taylor 55.4% 12,585
Thomas Edward Tarantella 44.6% 10,126
Total Votes 22,711
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 6

See also: Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014
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Ryan Costello, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Manan Trivedi, who also ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election for incumbent Jim Gerlach's (R) seat.[41] Gerlach, who was first elected in 2002, is not seeking re-election in 2014.

Costello was added to the Republican Party’s 2014 "Young Guns" top 10 list of candidates for the House. According to the National Republican Congressional Committee, candidates are added to the list by demonstrating "their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks.”[42]

District 7

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

Incumbent Patrick Meehan, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Mary Ellen Balchunis, who also ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election.

District 8

See also: Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014
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Incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary will face Kevin Strouse in the general election. Strouse defeated Shaughnessy Naughton in a close Democratic primary.[41]

Democratic Super PAC House Majority PAC listed incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick as 1 of 10 vulnerable, Republican incumbents they are targeting in 2014.[43] In May 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched Jumpstart, a program that “provides early financial, communications, operational and strategic support to help top-tier candidates get a head start in these highly-targeted races,” according to the DCCC memo. Kevin Strouse was one of the eight Democratic candidates on the list. He was chosen based on polling figures, which indicated Fitzpatrick's vulnerability to losing re-election in 2014.[44]

Due to this vulnerability, Fitzpatrick, along with 11 other House Republicans, has qualified for financial assistance under the Patriot Program.[45] The program is run by the National Republican Congressional Committee and helps raise money to protect GOP incumbents deemed in danger of being unseated.[46]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Strouse 51.1% 18,208
Shaughnessy Naughton 48.9% 17,447
Total Votes 35,655
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 9

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

Incumbent, Bill Shuster will face Alanna Hartzok, who run unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election. Schuster defeated Art Halvorson and Travis Schooley in the Republican primary.[41]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Shuster 51.9% 18,518
Art Halvorson 36.5% 13,007
Travis Schooley 11.6% 4,154
Total Votes 35,679
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 10

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

Incumbent Tom Marino, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Scott Brion, who also ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, and Independent Nick Troiano in the general election.[41]

District 11

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

Incumbent Lou Barletta, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Andy Ostrowski, who also ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election.

District 12

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

Incumbent Keith Rothfus, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face Erin McClelland in the general election. McClelland defeated John Hugya in the Democratic primary.[41]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErin McClelland 72.7% 25,521
John Hugya 27.3% 9,574
Total Votes 35,095
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 13

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

Carson Dee Adcock and Brendan Boyle will compete in the general election for incumbent Allyson Schwartz’s seat. Schwartz is vacating her seat to run for Governor of Pennsylvania. Adcock defeated Bev Plosa-Bowser in the Republican primary. Boyle defeated former U.S. Rep. from District 13, Marjorie Margolies, state Senator Daylin Leach and Valerie Arkoosh in the Democratic primary.[41]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle 55.5% 20,876
Marjorie Margolies 23.1% 8,697
Valerie Arkoosh 10.9% 4,092
Daylin Leach 10.5% 3,951
Total Votes 37,616
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarson Dee Adcock 64.8% 6,116
Bev Plosa-Bowser 35.2% 3,317
Total Votes 9,433
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 14

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

Incumbent Michael F. Doyle defeated Janis Brooks in the Democratic primary. Doyle will run unopposed in the general election.[41]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 14 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle 84.2% 54,945
Janis Brooks 15.8% 10,319
Total Votes 65,264
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 15

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

Incumbent Charlie Dent, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will also run unopposed in the general election.

District 16

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

Incumbent, Joseph R. Pitts, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will face former state Representative Tom Houghton in the general election. Houghton defeated Raja Kittappa in the Democratic primary.[41]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Houghton 59.9% 7,280
Raja Kittappa 40.1% 4,867
Total Votes 12,147
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 17

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

Incumbent Matt Cartwright, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, will face David Moylan in the general election. Moylan defeated Matt Connolly and Matt Dietz in the Republican primary.[41]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 17 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Moylan 45.5% 7,321
Matt Connolly 34% 5,477
Matt Dietz 20.5% 3,298
Total Votes 16,096
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 18

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

Incumbent, Tim Murphy, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, will also run unopposed in the general election.

See also

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