Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Rick Larsen Democratic Party
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Washington U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rick Larsen will face B.J. Guillot (R) and Mike Lapointe (I) in the blanket primary on August 5, 2014. The race is rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[1]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[2][3][4]

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote in the primary by either July 7, 2014, by mail or online, or July 28, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[5]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Rick Larsen (D), who was first elected in 2000.

Washington's 2nd Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes San Juan, Island, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.[6]



Rick Larsen

Larsen has been endorsed by the following people and organizations:

Campaign contributions

Rick Larsen

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Larsen's reports.[10]

Rick Larsen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 12, 2013$344,022.13$56,230.02$(52,789.40)$347,462.75
July Quarterly[12]July 12, 2013$347,462.75$111,010.03$(102,678.50)$355,794.28
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$355,794.28$133,973.18$(54,670.98)$435,096.48
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$435,096$152,381$(200,636)$386,841
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$386,841.70$86,554.83$(76,973.48)$396,423.05
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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The 2nd Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Rick Larsen won re-election in the district.[16]

U.S. House, Washington District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Larsen Incumbent 61.1% 184,826
     Republican Dan Matthews 38.9% 117,465
Total Votes 302,291
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Rick Larsen won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Koster (R) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Washington District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Larsen incumbent 51.1% 155,241
     Republican John Koster 48.9% 148,722
Total Votes 303,963

See also

External links


  1. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  2. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  5. Washington Secretary of State Office, "Elections & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Washington Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
  8. Seattle Times, "Editorial: The Times recommends to return Suzan DelBene, District 1, and Rick Larsen, District 2, to Congress," July 13, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Rick Larsen, "Endorsements," accessed July 16, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Rick Larsen 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  16. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013