United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Michigan

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Michigan took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected 14 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 14 congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 22, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Michigan has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Michigan elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds 9 of the 14 congressional seats from Michigan.

Members of the U.S. House from Michigan -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 5
     Republican Party 9 9
Total 14 14

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 14 congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Dan Benishek Ends.png Republican 1
Bill Huizenga Ends.png Republican 2
Justin Amash Ends.png Republican 3
Dave Camp Ends.png Republican 4
Dan Kildee Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Fred Upton Ends.png Republican 6
Tim Walberg Ends.png Republican 7
Mike Rogers Ends.png Republican 8
Sander Levin Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Candice Miller Ends.png Republican 10
Kerry Bentivolio Ends.png Republican 11
John D. Dingell Electiondot.png Democratic 12
John Conyers, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 13
Gary Peters Electiondot.png Democratic 14

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 14 seats up for election in 2014 in Michigan. 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 Dan Benishek 6.9% 250,131 Jerry Cannon
District 2 Republican Party Bill Huizenga 30.4% 213,072 Dean Vanderstelt
District 3 Republican Party Justin Amash 18.9% 217,165 Bob Goodrich
District 4 Republican Party John Moolenaar 17.4% 219,423 Jeff Holmes
District 5 Democratic Party Dan Kildee 35.5% 222,138 Allen Hardwick
District 6 Republican Party Fred Upton 15.5% 208,976 Paul Clements
District 7 Republican Party Tim Walberg 12.3% 223,685 Pam Byrnes
District 8 Republican Party Mike Bishop 12.5% 243,125 Eric Schertzing
District 9 Democratic Party Sander Levin 24.3% 225,757 George Brikho
District 10 Republican Party Candice Miller 39.3% 228,692 Chuck Stadler
District 11 Republican Party Dave Trott 15.5% 249,827 Bobby McKenzie
District 12 Democratic Party Debbie Dingell 33.7% 206,660 Terry Bowman
District 13 Democratic Party John Conyers, Jr. 63.2% 166,947 Jeff Gorman
District 14 Democratic Party Brenda Lawrence 58.1% 212,438 Christina Barr

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

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

The 1st Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. The 1st District was considered one of Ballotpedia's battleground districts in 2014. Incumbent Rep. Dan Benishek (R) won by only 1,881 votes in 2012. The district saw recent changes in its electorate, with Obama narrowly winning the district in 2008, but Romney claiming victory in 2012. Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took notice of this district, adding both Benishek and Democratic challenger Jerry Cannon, a former sheriff, to their respective election programs. Benishek won the Republican nomination against Alan Arcand in the primary on August 5, 2014. Benishek then defeated Jerry Cannon (D), Ellis Boal (Green Party) and Loel Gnadt (L) on November 4, 2014, in the general election.

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

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2nd Congressional District

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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3rd Congressional District

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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4th Congressional District

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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5th Congressional District

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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6th Congressional District

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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7th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

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8th Congressional District

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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9th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

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10th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

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11th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

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Bentivolio write-in

On September 15, 2014, Bentivolio announced that he and his family would be writing-in their votes for Bentivolio. When asked if he would launch an official campaign, he was less certain, "I have to weigh really, what am I doing here? If I [run as a] write-in, if it's successful in any way, meaning we get four or five percent of the vote, then then Democrat wins. And I don't know if I really want to do that," he said.[4]

In October, Bentivolio officially filed to be a write in candidate for the general election. He stated that his intents were to help draw out more support for Republicans in the district and not to derail Trott.[5]

12th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

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Republican Party Republican Primary

13th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

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14th Congressional District

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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See also

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