State senate elections, 2014

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42 state senates held general elections in November, 2014. This was in addition to the 45 state houses that held general elections in the midterm election year.

In the 50 states, there are 1,972 state senators. The eight state senates that did not hold a general election in 2014 were Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina and Virginia.

See also: State legislative elections, 2014 and State house elections, 2014

By the numbers

Number of seats in all 50 senates: 1,972
Number of seats up for election in the 42 senates with November 2014 elections: 1,089
 % of total (all 50 states) senate seats up for election in 2014: 55.2%

Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Alabama State Senate:

Alabama State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 11 8
     Republican Party 23 26
     Independent 1 1
Total 35 35

Alabama State Senate, State legislative elections results, 2014

Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Alaska State Senate:

Alaska State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 7 6
     Republican Party 13 14
Total 20 20

Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Arizona State Senate:

Arizona State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 13
     Republican Party 17 17
Total 30 30

Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Arkansas State Senate:

Arkansas State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 11
     Republican Party 21 24
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 35 35

California State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the California State Senate:

California State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 27 25
     Republican Party 12 14
     Vacancy 1 1
Total 40 40

Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held a slim majority in the Colorado State Senate:

Colorado State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 18 17
     Republican Party 17 18
Total 35 35

Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Connecticut State Senate:

Connecticut State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 22 21
     Republican Party 14 15
Total 36 36

Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Delaware State Senate:

Delaware State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 12
     Republican Party 8 9
Total 21 21

Florida State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Florida State Senate:

Florida State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 14 14
     Republican Party 26 26
Total 40 40

Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Georgia State Senate:

Georgia State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 18 18
     Republican Party 38 38
Total 56 56

Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Hawaii State Senate:

Hawaii State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 25 25

Heated Republican primary emerges in Alabama Senate District 11

Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Idaho State Senate:

Idaho State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 7 7
     Republican Party 28 28
Total 35 35

Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Illinois State Senate:

Illinois State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 40 39
     Republican Party 19 20
Total 59 59

Indiana State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Indiana State Senate:

Indiana State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 10
     Republican Party 37 40
Total 50 50

Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Iowa State Senate:

Iowa State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 26 26
     Republican Party 24 24
Total 50 50

Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Kentucky State Senate:

Kentucky State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 14 12
     Republican Party 23 26
     Independent 1 0
Total 38 38

Maine State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Maine State Senate:

Maine State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 19 15
     Republican Party 15 20
     Independent 1 0
Total 35 35

Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Maryland State Senate:

Maryland State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 35 33
     Republican Party 12 14
Total 47 47

Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Massachusetts State Senate:

Massachusetts State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 36 34
     Republican Party 4 6
Total 40 40

Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Michigan State Senate:

Michigan State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 12 10
     Republican Party 26 28
Total 38 38

Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Missouri State Senate:

Missouri State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 9 9
     Republican Party 23 25
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 34 34

Montana State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Montana State Senate:

Montana State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 21 20
     Republican Party 29 29
     Uncalled 0 1
Total 50 50

Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

Nevada State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Nevada State Senate but lost it in a reversal to the Republican Party:

Nevada State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 11 10
     Republican Party 10 11
Total 21 21

New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the New Hampshire State Senate:

New Hampshire State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 11 10
     Republican Party 12 14
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 24 24
2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
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New York State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the New York State Senate:

New York State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 32 31
     Republican Party 29 32
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 63 63

Note: Although Democrats had a numerical majority going into the 2014 election, a coalition gave Republicans control of the chamber.

2014 Competitiveness Overview
Competitiveness2014.jpg
Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
Star bookmark.png   Chart Comparing 2014 Results   Star bookmark.png
Chart Comparing 2014 ResultsComparisons Between Years
Competitiveness IndexAbsolute Index
2014 State Legislative Elections
State legislative incumbent turnover in 2014
Competitiveness Studies from Other Years
200720092010201120122013

North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the North Carolina State Senate:

North Carolina State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 17 16
     Republican Party 33 34
Total 50 50

North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the North Dakota State Senate:

North Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 14 16
     Republican Party 33 31
Total 47 47

Ohio State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Ohio State Senate:

Ohio State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 10 10
     Republican Party 23 23
Total 33 33

Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Oklahoma State Senate:

Oklahoma State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 12 8
     Republican Party 36 40
Total 48 48

Oregon State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Oregon State Senate:

Oregon State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 16 18
     Republican Party 14 12
Total 30 30
2014 Competitiveness Overview
Competitiveness2014.jpg
Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
Star bookmark.png   Chart Comparing 2014 Results   Star bookmark.png
Chart Comparing 2014 ResultsComparisons Between Years
Competitiveness IndexAbsolute Index
2014 State Legislative Elections
State legislative incumbent turnover in 2014
Competitiveness Studies from Other Years
200720092010201120122013

Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate:

Pennsylvania State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 22 20
     Republican Party 27 30
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 50 50

Republican candidate enters 2014 race for Alabama Senate District 22

Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Rhode Island State Senate:

Rhode Island State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 32 32
     Republican Party 5 5
     Independent 1 1
Total 38 38
2014 Competitiveness Overview
Competitiveness2014.jpg
Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
Star bookmark.png   Chart Comparing 2014 Results   Star bookmark.png
Chart Comparing 2014 ResultsComparisons Between Years
Competitiveness IndexAbsolute Index
2014 State Legislative Elections
State legislative incumbent turnover in 2014
Competitiveness Studies from Other Years
200720092010201120122013

South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the South Dakota State Senate:

South Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 7 8
     Republican Party 28 27
Total 35 35
2014 Competitiveness Overview
Competitiveness2014.jpg
Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
Star bookmark.png   Chart Comparing 2014 Results   Star bookmark.png
Chart Comparing 2014 ResultsComparisons Between Years
Competitiveness IndexAbsolute Index
2014 State Legislative Elections
State legislative incumbent turnover in 2014
Competitiveness Studies from Other Years
200720092010201120122013

Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Tennessee State Senate:

Tennessee State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 6 6
     Republican Party 26 27
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 33 33
2014 Competitiveness Overview
Competitiveness2014.jpg
Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
Star bookmark.png   Chart Comparing 2014 Results   Star bookmark.png
Chart Comparing 2014 ResultsComparisons Between Years
Competitiveness IndexAbsolute Index
2014 State Legislative Elections
State legislative incumbent turnover in 2014
Competitiveness Studies from Other Years
200720092010201120122013

Texas State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Texas State Senate:

Texas State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 12 11
     Republican Party 18 20
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 31 31

Utah State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Utah State Senate:

Utah State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 5 4
     Republican Party 23 23
     Vacancy 1 2
Total 29 29
2014 Competitiveness Overview
Competitiveness2014.jpg
Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
Star bookmark.png   Chart Comparing 2014 Results   Star bookmark.png
Chart Comparing 2014 ResultsComparisons Between Years
Competitiveness IndexAbsolute Index
2014 State Legislative Elections
State legislative incumbent turnover in 2014
Competitiveness Studies from Other Years
200720092010201120122013

Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Vermont State Senate:

Vermont State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 21 20
     Republican Party 7 9
     Vermont Progressive Party 2 1
Total 30 30

Washington State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Washington State Senate:

Washington State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 25 24
     Republican Party 24 25
Total 49 49

Note: Although Democrats had a numerical majority going into the 2014 election, a coalition gave Republicans control of the chamber.

West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the West Virginia State Senate:

West Virginia State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 24 16
     Republican Party 10 18
Total 34 34

Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Wisconsin State Senate:

Wisconsin State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 15 14
     Republican Party 17 19
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 33 33
2014 Competitiveness Overview
Competitiveness2014.jpg
Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
Star bookmark.png   Chart Comparing 2014 Results   Star bookmark.png
Chart Comparing 2014 ResultsComparisons Between Years
Competitiveness IndexAbsolute Index
2014 State Legislative Elections
State legislative incumbent turnover in 2014
Competitiveness Studies from Other Years
200720092010201120122013

Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Wyoming State Senate:

Wyoming State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 4 4
     Republican Party 26 26
Total 30 30


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