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June 3: Busy congressional primary day in eight states

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June 2, 2014

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

From a crowded Mississippi Republican Senate primary, to the important blanket primary election system in California, tomorrow's busy primary day will make the narrative for this year's general election much clearer. Primary elections will be held in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. Here is a preview of what to look for in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

Polls are open in Alabama from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, in California from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time, in Iowa from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time, in Mississippi from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, in Montana from various opening times depending on the polling location to 8:00 p.m Mountain Time, in New Jersey from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, in New Mexico from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time and in South Dakota from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Central or Mountain time depending on the polling location.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

U.S. Senate

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

Alabama

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

No primaries will take place in Alabama. Incumbent Jeff Sessions (R) seeks re-election unopposed in the Republican primary, and the Democratic Party failed to produce a candidate to challenge him. This election marks the first time in Alabama history that the Democratic Party has fielded no candidates for the state's U.S. Senate race.[9]

Iowa

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

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Tom Harkin (D). Harkin was first elected in 1984. On January 26, 2013, Harkin announced that he would not seek re-election once his current term expires. Upon his retirement, he will have served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. House for ten years. He said of his retirement, "I have mixed feelings. You know what, it's somebody else's turn. To walk away from this position and this power is not an easy thing. But I think it's the right thing."[10]

If no Republican candidate gets 35 percent of the vote in the primary, a convention picks the nominee.[11][12] The nomination would be decided by 2,000 delegates during the convention.[11] The convention process begins in January 2014 with precinct caucuses, which then go to a March county convention, a district-wide convention in April and ultimately a statewide convention on June 14, 2014.[11]

A crowded field of candidates are running on the Republican ticket for the open seat. Former U.S. attorney Matt Whitaker, conservative radio show host Sam Clovis, businessman Scott Schaben, state Seantor Joni Ernst and former oil executive Mark Jacobs are all vying for the nomination.

The establishment and tea party wings of the Republican party have both rallied behind state Sen. Joni Ernst (R).[13] Ernst has maintained a lead in polling and campaign contributions.

Rep. Bruce Braley is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.[14][15]

Mississippi

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

Incumbent Thad Cochran faces a tough challenge in the Republican primary by Chris McDaniel. Cochran has maintained his lead in the polls and campaign finances, but McDaniel is not far behind. Also running in the Republican primary is Thomas Carey. Bill Marcy, Travis Childers, William Bond Compton, Jr. and Jonathan Rawl will compete for the Democratic nomination in the primary.[16] Marcy ran as a Republican in 2012 and says he is running as a "Plan B" for voters if Cochran wins the Republican primary.[17] Childers appears to be the front-runner in the Democratic primary, having raised $51,600 in the April Quarterly FEC report and leading in the polls.[18][19]

Montana

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

Incumbent John Walsh will compete for the Democratic nomination in the primary against John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams. Walsh has raised significantly more in campaign contributions than either of the other candidates. In the Republican primary, Steve Daines, Champ Edmunds and Susan Cundiff will compete for the nomination.[20] Daines is the GOP favorite to win the nomination, and he has fundraised and advertised far more than any other Republican candidate.[21]

New Jersey

New Jersey
See also: United States Senate elections in New Jersey, 2014

Democratic incumbent Cory Booker is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary. Candidates Brian Goldberg, Jeff Bell, Rich Pezzullo and Murray Sabrin will battle for the nomination in the Republican primary.[22] None of these four candidates have held an elected office in the past, making this race a toss-up. However, since Democrats have won every U.S. Senate election in New Jersey for the past 42 years, Booker is likely to win re-election regardless of the outcome of the primary.[23]

New Mexico

New Mexico
See also: United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2014

Tom Udall, the current incumbent, is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. Republican candidates David Clements and Allen Weh will face off in the primary to earn the chance to compete against Udall in the general election in November.[24] In the Republican pre-primary convention, Weh received more votes from delegates than Clements, but Clements was not far behind with 47% of the vote.[25] Nonetheless, neither candidate will have very high odds of defeating Udall in the general election.[26]

South Dakota

South Dakota
See also: United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014

Former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds, South Dakota state Senator Larry Rhoden, South Dakota state legislator Stace Nelson, Dr. Annette Bosworth and Jason Ravnsborg will face off in the Republican primary. Rick Weiland will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. The winners will face former Rep. and Senator Larry Pressler (I) and former South Dakota State Senator Gordon Howie (I) in the general election for Tim Johnson’s (D) Senate seat. Johnson announced that he would not seek another term in 2014.

Mike Rounds is the current frontrunner for the seat. He is the most well-known candidate, and he leads his opponents in fundraising and poll numbers. The Rothenberg Political Report/ Roll Call rated this race as “Republican Favored.”[27]

U.S. House

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

Alabama

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

Seven U.S. House seats are up for election in Alabama. Republicans currently hold six of the seven seats, and that is very unlikely to change as none of the districts are competitive.

Members of the U.S. House from Alabama -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 7 7

District 1

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Bradley Byrne (R), who was first elected in a special election in 2013. He faces no challenger in the primary election. Democratic candidate Burton LeFlore also faces no opposition in the primary election.[28][29]

District 2

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Martha Roby (R), who was first elected in 2010. She faces no challenger in the primary election. Democratic candidate Erick Wright is also running unopposed in the primary.[28][29]

District 3

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Rogers (R), who was first elected in 2002. He faces Thomas Casson in the primary election. Jesse Smith is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.[28][29]

District 4

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Robert Aderholt (R), who was first elected in 1996. He faces Thomas E. Drake, II in the primary election. The winner of the Republican primary will go unopposed in the general election.[28][29]

District 5

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mo Brooks (R), who was first elected in 2010. He faces Jerry Hill in the primary election. The winner of the Republican primary will face no Democratic opponent in the general election.[28][29]

District 6

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

Seven Republican candidates will compete in the primary to fill the seat left by the retirement of incumbent Spencer Bachus: Chad Mathis, Paul DeMarco, Will Brooke, Gary Palmer, Tom Vigneulle, Robert Shattuck and Scott Beason. The race will very likely require a primary runoff election to be held. On the Democratic ticket, Avery Vise runs unopposed.[28][29]

District 7

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Terri Sewell (D), who was first elected in 2010. She faces Tamara Harris Johnson in the primary election. The winner of the Democratic primary will face no Republican opponent in November.[28][29]

California

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

California has 53 seats up for grabs in the U.S. House. The Democratic Party currently holds 38 of those seats and the Republican Party controls the remaining 15. Due to California's blanket primary system, the two candidates who receive the most votes will advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation.

Members of the U.S. House from California -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 38 Pending
     Republican Party 15 Pending
Total 53 53

District 1

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Doug LaMalfa (R), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Gregory Cheadle (R), Heidi Hall (D) and Dan Levine (D) in the primary.[30]

District 2

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jared Huffman (D), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Andy Caffrey (D) and Dale Mensing (R) in the primary.[30]

District 3

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is John Garamendi (D), who was first elected in 2008. He and Dan Logue (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 4

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tom McClintock (R), who was first elected in 2008. He will face Art Moore (R) and Jeffrey Gerlach (I) in the primary.[30]

District 5

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Thompson (D), who was first elected in 1998. He will face James Hinton (I) and Doug Van Raam (I) in the primary.[30]

District 6

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Doris Matsui (D), who was first elected in 2004. She and Joseph McCray, Sr. (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 7

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Ami Bera (D), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Igor Birman (R), Elizabeth Emken (R), Doug Ose (R), Douglas Arthur Tuma (L) and Phill Tufi (I) in the primary.[30]

California's 7th Congressional District is a battleground in 2014.[31] Cook's PVI shows the district as even, while Fairvote shows the district slightly favoring the Democratic Party.[32][33] The incumbent won election in 2012 by only 3.4 percent, and the district was won by President Barack Obama by 5 percent or less in both 2008 and 2012. Additionally, incumbent Ami Bera is a freshman representative.

While Bera will almost certainly advance past the blanket primary, his general election opponent could mean the difference between whether he is re-elected or ousted in November. Doug Ose appears to be the Republican frontrunner in the race. He currently leads the other Republican candidates in both polls and fundraising.[34] Bera would likely prefer to face Igor Birman in the general election, who is seen as being more conservative than Ose, who has a reputation of being more moderate. This is due to the fact that the district is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, meaning that the Independent and third-party vote could be a very real factor in determining the winner.

District 8

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Paul Cook (R), who was first elected in 2006. He will face Paul Hannosh (R), Bob Conaway (D) and Odessia Lee (D) in the primary.[30]

District 9

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jerry McNerney (D), who was first elected in 2006. He will face Tony Amador (R), Steve Colangelo (R) and Karen Mathews Davis (R) in the primary.[30]

District 10

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jeff Denham (R), who was first elected in 2010. He will face Mike Barkley (D) and Michael Eggman in the primary.[30]

Our analysis points to California's 10th Congressional District being a battleground with a slight Republican lean. Cook's PVI shows the district as R+1, while Fairvote rates the district as 56.6% Republican.[35][36] Incumbent Jeff Denham won election by just over 5 percent in 2012, but the district was won by President Barack Obama by 3.6% in 2012 and 3% in 2008. Additionally, Denham is a sophomore representative with only one prior term under his belt.

Denham will likely face Michael Eggman (D) in the November general election. Eggman has a commanding fundraising lead over the other Democratic candidate, Mike Barkley, who has raised almost no money as of the April 2014 Quarterly report.[37]

District 11

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

Six candidates are competing in the race to fill the open seat left by the retirement of Democratic incumbent George Miller: Tony Daysog (D), Mark DeSaulnier (D), Ki Ingersol (D), Cheryl Sudduth, (D) Tue Phan-Quang (R) and Jason Ramey (I).[30]

District 12

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Nancy Pelosi (D), who was first elected in 1986. She will face David Peterson (R), Michael Steger (D), John Dennis (R), Barry Hermanson (G), Frank Lara (P&F), Desmond Thorsson (I) and Jim Welles (I) in the primary.[30]

District 13

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Barbara Lee (D), who was first elected in 1998. She will face Justin Jelincic (D), Dakin Sundeen (R) and Lawrence Allen (P&F) in the primary.[30]

District 14

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jackie Speier (D), who was first elected in 2008. She and Robin Chew (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 15

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Eric Swalwell (D), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Ellen Corbett (D) and Hugh Bussell (R) in the primary.[30]

District 16

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim Costa (D), who was first elected in 2004. He will face Job Melton (D), Joanna Botelho (R), Steve Crass (R), Mel Levey (R) and Johnny Tacherra (R) in the primary.[30]

District 17

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Honda (D), who was first elected in 2000. He will face Ro Khanna (D), Vanila Singh (R) and Joel Vanlandingham (R) in the primary.[30]

California's 17th District primary made an August 2013 list of five primaries to watch in 2014 published by Politico. The primary battle between Honda and Khanna is almost certain to extend beyond the primary.[38]

District 18

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Anna Eshoo (D), who was first elected in 1992. She will face Bruce Anderson (R), Oscar Alejandro Braun (R) and Richard Fox (R) in the primary.[30]

District 19

See also: California's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Zoe Lofgren (D), who was first elected in 1994. She and Robert Murray (D) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 20

See also: California's 20th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Sam Farr (D), who was first elected in 1992. He and Ronald Paul Kabat (I) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 21

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See also: California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is David Valadao (R), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Amanda Renteria (D) and John Hernandez (D) in the primary.[30]

Our analysis points to California's 21st Congressional District being a battleground with a current Republican incumbent that leans Democratic. Cook's PVI shows the district as D+2, while Fairvote rates the district as 50.9% Democratic.[39][40] The district was also won by President Barack Obama by 11.1% in 2012 and 6% in 2008. Additionally, incumbent David Valadao is a freshman representative.

Valadao will likely face Amanda Renteria (D) in November as Renteria has a massive fundraising advantage over the other Democratic candidate, John Hernandez, who is in debt as of the April 2014 Quarterly report.[41]

District 22

See also: California's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Devin Nunes (R), who was first elected in 2002. He will face John Catano (R) and Suzanna Aguilera-Marrero (D) in the primary.[30]

District 23

See also: California's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Kevin McCarthy (R), who was first elected in 2006. He will face no opposition in either the primary or general election.[30]

District 24

See also: California's 24th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Lois Capps (D), who was first elected in 1998. She will face Paul Coyne, Jr. (D), Sandra Marshall (D), Bradley Allen (R), Justin Fareed (R), Dale Francisco (R), Chris Mitchum (R), Alexis Stuart (R) and Steve Isakson (I) in the primary.[30]

District 25

See also: California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2014

Eight candidates are competing in the race to fill the open seat left by the retirement of Republican incumbent Buck McKeon: Lee Rogers (D), Evan Thomas (D), Troy Castagna (R), Stephen Knight (R), Navraj Singh (R), Tony Strickland, (R) David Bruce (L) and Michael Mussack (I).[30]

District 26

See also: California's 26th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Julia Brownley (D), who was first elected in 2012. She will face Jeff Gorell (R), Rafael Dagnesses (R) and Douglas Kmiec (I) in the primary.[30]

District 27

See also: California's 27th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Judy Chu (D), who was first elected in 2008. She and Jack Orswell (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 28

See also: California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Adam Schiff (D), who was first elected in 2000. He will face Sal Genovese (D) and Steve Stokes (I) in the primary.[30]

District 29

See also: California's 29th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tony Cardenas (D), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Venice Gamble (D) and William O'Callaghan Leader (R) in the primary.[30]

District 30

See also: California's 30th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Brad Sherman (D), who was first elected in 1996. He will face Marc Litchman (D), Pablo Kleinman (R), Mark Reed (R) and Mike Powelson (G) in the primary.[30]

District 31

See also: California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2014

Seven candidates are competing in the race to fill the open seat left by the retirement of Republican incumbent Gary Miller: Pete Aguilar (D), Joe Baca (D), Danny Tillman (D), Eloise Gomez Reyes (D), Lesli Gooch (R), Paul Chabot and Ryan Downing (R).[30]

Miller was able to win re-election in the Democratic leaning district in 2012, due to four Democratic candidates splitting the primary vote enough so that the two Republican candidates advanced past the primary. The same could potentially happen in 2014 but is less likely, since there are three Republican candidates rather than two.

District 32

See also: California's 32nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Grace Napolitano (D), who was first elected in 1998. She and Art Alas (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 33

See also: California's 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Seventeen candidates are competing in the race to fill the open seat left by the retirement of Democratic incumbent Henry Waxman: Vince Flaherty (D), James Graf (D), Wendy Greuel (D), Kristie Holmes (D), David Kanuth (D), Ted Lieu (D), Matt Miller (D), Barbara Mulvaney (D), Zein Obagi (D), Michael Shapiro (D), Elan Carr (R), Lily Gilani (R), Kevin Mottus (R), Mark Matthew Herd (L), Michael Ian Sachs (G), Tom Fox (I) and Marianne Williamson (I).[30]

District 34

See also: California's 34th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Xavier Becerra (D), who was first elected in 1992. He will face Adrienne Nicole Edwards (D) and Howard Johnson (P&F) in the primary.[30]

District 35

See also: California's 35th Congressional District elections, 2014

Four Democratic candidates are competing in the race to fill the open seat left by the retirement of incumbent Gloria Negrete McLeod: Christina Gagnier, Scott Heydenfeldt, Norma Torres and Anthony Vieyra.[30]

District 36

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See also: California's 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Raul Ruiz (D), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Ray Haynes (R) and Brian Nestande (R) in the primary.[30]

Our analysis points to California's 36th Congressional District being a battleground The district has very close to even numbers of Democratic and Republican voters. Cook's PVI shows the district as R+1, while Fairvote rates the district as 51.2% Democratic.[42][43] The district was won by President Barack Obama by 3.2% in 2012 and 3% in 2008. Additionally, incumbent Raul Ruiz is a freshman representative.

Ruiz will likely face Brian Nestande (R) in November as Nestande has a massive fundraising advantage over the other Republican candidate, Ray Haynes, who has not raised any money as of the April 2014 Quarterly report.[44]

District 37

See also: California's 37th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Karen Bass (D), who was first elected in 2010. She will face Mervin Evans (D) and Adam King (R) in the primary.[30]

District 38

See also: California's 38th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Linda Sanchez (D), who was first elected in 2002. She and Benjamin Campos (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 39

See also: California's 39th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Edward Royce (R), who was first elected in 1992. He and Peter Anderson (D) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 40

See also: California's 40th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Lucille Roybal-Allard (D), who was first elected in 1992. She and David Sanchez (D) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 41

See also: California's 41st Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mark Takano (D), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Veronica Franco (D), Steve Adams (R) and Yvonne Terrell Girard (R) in the primary.[30]

District 42

See also: California's 42nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Ken Calvert (R), who was first elected in 1992. He will face Kerri Condley (D), Chris Marquez (D) and Tim Sheridan (D) in the primary.[30]

District 43

See also: California's 43rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Maxine Waters (D), who was first elected in 1990. She and John Wood (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 44

See also: California's 44th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Janice Hahn (D), who was first elected in 2010. She is running completely unopposed in both the primary and general election.[30]

District 45

See also: California's 45th Congressional District elections, 2014

Four candidates are competing in the race to fill the open seat left by the retirement of Republican incumbent John Campbell: Drew Leavens (D), Greg Raths (R), Mimi Walters (R) and Al Salehi (I).[30]

District 46

See also: California's 46th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Loretta Sanchez (D), who was first elected in 1996. She will face Ehab Atalla (D), John Cullum (R), Adam Nick (R) and Carlos Vazquez (R) in the primary.[30]

District 47

See also: California's 47th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Alan Lowenthal (D), who was first elected in 2012. He and Andy Whallon (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 48

See also: California's 48th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Dana Rohrabacher (R), who was first elected in 1988. He will face Wendy Leece (R), Robert John Banuelos (D), David Burns (D) and Sue Savary (D) in the primary.[30]

District 49

See also: California's 49th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Darrell Issa (R), who was first elected in 2000. He will face Noboru Isagawa (D) and Dave Peiser (D) in the primary.[30]

District 50

See also: California's 50th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Duncan Hunter (R), who was first elected in 2008. He will face James Kimber (D) and Michael Benoit (L) in the primary.[30]

District 51

See also: California's 51st Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Juan Vargas (D), who was first elected in 2012. He and Stephen Meade (R) are running unopposed in the blanket primary. They will face off in November.[30]

District 52

See also: California's 52nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Scott Peters (D), who was first elected in 2012. He will face Carl DeMaio (R), Kirk Jorgensen (R) and Fred Simon (R) in the primary.[30]

District 53

See also: California's 53rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Heading into the election the incumbent is Susan Davis (D), who was first elected in 2000. She will face John Edwards (R), Joel Marchese (R), Jim Stieringer (R), Wayne True (R), Larry Wilske (R), Christina Bobb (I) and John Campbell (I) in the primary.[30]

Iowa

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

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

Members of the U.S. House from Iowa -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 Pending
     Republican Party 2 Pending
Total 4 4

District 1

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Bruce Braley (D), who was first elected in 2006. Braley is not seeking re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin.[45]

On the Democratic ticket, state Reps. Pat Murphy and Anesa Kajtazovic, attorney Dave O'Brien, Cedar Rapids City Council member Monica Vernon, former state Senator and Iowa Utilities Board member Swati Dandekar are all vying for the nomination to succeed Democratic incumbent Bruce Braley.

In the Republican primary, 2012 candidate Rod Blum, 2010 candidate Steve Rathje and Gail Boliver are all running for the nomination.

In polls, Pat Murphy (D) and Rod Blum (R) have been the front-runners.

District 2

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Dave Loebsack (D), who was first elected in 2006. He faces no opposition in the Democratic primary.

State Representative Mark S. Lofgren, former Iowa Department of Public Health director Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Matthew Waldren are all running for the nomination in the Republican primary.[46]

In a single poll conducted in the district, Mariannette Miller-Meeks was the frontrunner.

District 3

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

Democratic incumbent Leonard Boswell was unseated by Tom Latham (R) in the 2012 general election, but President Obama still won the district, signaling to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that the 3rd District could be reclaimed in 2014.

Tom Latham announced on December 17, 2013, that he would not run for re-election in 2014, leaving the seat open.[47]

A single Democratic candidate is running in the primary--Staci Appel.[46]

On the Republican ticket, six candidates are seeking the nomination in the primary--Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, Joe Grandanette, former chief of staff to Sen. Chuck Grassley David Young, state Senator Brad Zaun, Robert Cramer and Monte Shaw.[46]

District 4

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

Heading into the election the incumbent is Steve King (R), who was first elected in 2002. He faces no challenger in the primary election. Democratic candidate Jim Mowrer also faces no opposition in the primary election.

Mowrer received backing from national Democratic figures. John Delaney (D-MD) made a visit to Iowa on September 5, 2013, on behalf of Democratic candidate Jim Mowrer.[48]

Vice President Joe Biden attended a fundraiser for Iowa Democratic candidate Jim Mowrer on September 24, 2013.[49] The event was hosted at the Washington, D.C. townhouse of April and John Delaney (D-MD).[49] The event was also one of the only fundraisers that Biden planned to do in 2014 for an individual congressional candidate.[49] U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was also in attendance.[49]

Mississippi

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

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

Members of the U.S. House from Mississippi -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 3 Pending
Total 4 4

District 1

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

Incumbent Alan Nunnelee is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Rex Weathers and Ron Dickey will face off for the Democratic nomination.[16]

District 2

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

Incumbent Bennie Thompson will be challenged by Damien Fairconetue for the Democratic nomination in the primary. No Republican candidates are running in Mississippi's 2nd District, but Troy Ray is running as an independent candidate and Shelley Shoemake is running from the Reform Party.[16]

District 3

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

Incumbent Gregg Harper will be challenged by Hardy Caraway in the Republican primary. Jim Liljeberg, Doug Magee and Dennis Quinn will battle for the Democratic nomination. Also running are independent candidate Roger Gerrard and Reform Party candidate Barbara Dale Washer.[16]

District 4

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

The Republican primary in Mississippi's 4th District is crowded, with four candidates -- Tom Carter, Ron Vincent, Gene Taylor and Tavish Kelly -- competing with incumbent Steven Palazzo for the nomination. Trish Causey and Matt Moore will face off in the Democratic primary, while Joey Robinson is running from the Libertarian Party and Sarge Jackson is running from the Reform Party. Both Cindy Burleson and Ed Reich are running as independent candidates.[16]

Montana

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

There is one seat up for grabs in Montana's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Republican Party holds Montana's only congressional seat.

Members of the U.S. House from Montana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 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 Montana, 2014

With Republican incumbent Steve Daines running for U.S. Senate rather than re-election to the House, five Republican candidates will compete for the nomination in the primary: Elsie Arntzen, Matt Rosendale, Corey Stapleton, Drew Turiano and Ryan Zinke. John Lewis and John Driscoll will face off for the Democratic nomination, while Mike Fellows is running as the only Libertarian candidate.[20]

New Jersey

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

There are 12 seats up for grabs in New Jersey's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Republican Party and Democratic Party each hold six of New Jersey's 12 congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from New Jersey -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 6 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 12 12

District 1

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

With the resignation of Rob Andrews (D), this seat has been vacant since February 2014. Competing in the Democratic primary are Frank Minor, Donald Norcross and Frank Broomell, Jr. Candidates Lee Lucas, Garry Cobb, Gerard McManus and Claire Gustafson will compete for the Republican nomination.[22]

District 2

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See also: New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014 and U.S. House battleground districts, 2014

New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014. The Cook Political Report and FairVote disagree in their predictions for this race. Cook's Partisan Voter Index (PVI) rates the district as D+1, or barely Democratic.[50] FairVote, on the other hand, rates the district as only 40.4% Democratic, leaning more toward the Republicans.[51] In 2012, the 2nd District voted for Republican incumbent Frank LoBiondo with a safe 17.4% margin of victory. On the other hand, the 2012 presidential race went Democratic, with Barack Obama winning the district by an 8.1% margin of victory.

In the primary election, incumbent Frank LoBiondo will be challenged by Mike Assad in the Republican primary. Bill Hughes, Jr. and Dave Cole will face off for the Democratic nomination.[22] With LoBiondo having been in office since 1995 and having a considerable financial advantage, he has a good chance of defeating Mike Assad in the Republican primary. Bill Hughes, Jr. has earned most of the endorsements from the Democratic establishment and has raised significantly more money than his primary challenger, Dave Cole.

District 3

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See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014 and U.S. House battleground districts, 2014

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014. Both The Cook Political Report and FairVote rate the district as very closely matched between Democratic and Republican voters. Cook's Partisan Voter Index (PVI) rates the district as R+1, or barely Republican.[52] FairVote rates the district as 50.4% Democratic.[53] In 2012, although New Jersey's 3rd District voted for Republican incumbent Jon Runyan with an 8.9% margin of victory, the district also voted for Democratic President Barack Obama with a margin of victory of 4.6%.

With incumbent Jon Runyan not seeking re-election, Republican candidates Steve Lonegan and Tom MacArthur will battle for the chance to run in the general election for his seat. Aimee Belgard, Howard Kleinhendler and Bruce Todd will compete in the Democratic primary.[22] In the Democratic primary, so far Aimee Belgard has raised the most money and garnered the most support from Democratic officials. In the Republican primary between Tom MacArthur and Steve Lonegan, MacArthur has gained most of the endorsements from the Republican establishment, while Lonegan is receiving support primarily from tea party groups. MacArthur leads in spending and polls, but the race has become increasingly brutal as Lonegan and MacArthur attack one another. MacArthur even sued the Lonegan campaign for defamation.

District 4

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

Both Republican incumbent Chris Smith and Democratic candidate Ruben Scolavino will run unopposed in their respective primary elections.[22]

District 5

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

Incumbent Scott Garrett will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Diane Sare and Roy Cho will compete for the Democratic nomination.[22]

District 6

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

Incumbent Frank Pallone will run unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Anthony Wilkinson will run unopposed in the Republican primary.[22]

District 7

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

Republican incumbent Leonard Lance will be challenged by David Larsen for the nomination in the primary. Janice Kovach will run unopposed in the Democratic primary.[22]

District 8

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

Both Democratic incumbent Albio Sires and Republican candidate Jude Anthony Tiscornia will run unopposed in their respective primary elections.[22]

District 9

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

Incumbent Bill Pascrell will run unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary, while Dierdre Paul runs unopposed for the Republican nomination.[22]

District 10

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

Incumbent Donald Payne, Jr. will be challenged by three candidates in the Democratic primary: Curtis Vaughn, Aaron Fraser and Robert Louis Toussaint. Yolanda Dentley will run unopposed in the Republican primary.[22]

District 11

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

Incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen will be challenged by Rick Van Glahn in the Republican primary. Lee Anne Brogowski, Mark Dunec and Brian Murphy will compete for the Democratic nomination.[22]

District 12

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

Incumbent Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D) is retiring at the end of his term, so four Democratic candidates are hoping to take over his seat in the November general election. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Upendra Chivukula, Linda Greenstein and Andrew Zwicker will battle for the Democratic nomination in the primary. Alieta Eck is running unopposed for the Republican nomination.[22]

New Mexico

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

There are three seats up for grabs in New Mexico's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Democratic Party holds two of New Mexico's three congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from New Mexico -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 3 3

District 1

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

Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Richard Priem and Mike Frese will face off for the Republican nomination.[24]

District 2

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

Both Republican incumbent Steve Pearce and Democratic candidate Roxanne Lara will run unopposed in their respective primary elections.[24]

District 3

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

Incumbent Ben Ray Lujan will be challenged by Robert Blanch in the Democratic primary. Jefferson Byrd will run unopposed in the Republican primary.[24]

South Dakota

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in South Dakota, 2014
Members of the U.S. House from South Dakota -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 1 1

At-Large Congressional District

Incumbent Kristi Noem (R) will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Corinna Robinson will run unopposed in the Democratic primary.

See also

External links

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