United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Iowa

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

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Iowa District Pages
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Iowa took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected four candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's four congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 14, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Iowa is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is closed, but voters are allowed to change their political party affiliation on election day.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary voters were required to register by either May 26, 2014, to pre-register, or on election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 25, 2014 (10 days before election day).[2]

See also: Iowa elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, Democrats and Republicans each control two of the four congressional seats from Iowa.

Members of the U.S. House from Iowa -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 1
     Republican Party 2 3
Total 4 4

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the four congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Bruce Braley Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Dave Loebsack Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Tom Latham Ends.png Republican 3
Steve King Ends.png Republican 4

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 4 seats up for election in 2014 in Iowa. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the two candidates who received the most votes. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
District 1 Republican Party Rod Blum 2.3% 289,306 Pat Murphy
District 2 Democratic Party Dave Loebsack 5.1% 273329 Mariannette Miller-Meeks
District 3 Republican Party David Young 10.5% 282066 Staci Appel
District 4 Republican Party Steve King 23.3% 275,633 Jim Mowrer

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Rumored candidates

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The Republican nomination was decided by a convention after none of the six candidates reached the 35 percent threshold in the primary required to make the general election ballot.[37][38]

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Considered but withdrew

Declined to run

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

See also

External links

References

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  2. Iowa Secretary of State Website, "Voter Pre-Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
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