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Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Doc Hastings Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington is one of 3 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register 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.[4]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Doc Hastings (R), who was first elected in 1994.

Hastings announced on February 13, 2014, that he will not seek re-election in 2014.[5]

In a statement Hastings said, "Last Friday, I celebrated my 73rd birthday, and while I have the ability and seniority to continue serving Central Washington, it is time for the voters to choose a new person with new energy to represent them in the people’s House."[5]

Washington's 4th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Okanogan, Douglas, Grant, Adams, Franklin, Benton and Yakima counties.[6]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Declined to run


Clint Didier

Didier has been endorsed by FreedomWorks.[22]

Campaign contributions

Doc Hastings

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hastings' reports.[23]

Doc Hastings (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2013$287,813.58$77,945.04$(365,758.62)$333,205.23
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2013$333,205.23$183,937.71$(129,033.38)$388,109.56
October Quarterly[26]October 14, 2013$388,109.56$135,150.72$(184,723.82)$338,536.46
Year-end[27]January 31, 2014$338,536$122,562$(53,933)$407,165
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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The 4th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Doc Hastings won re-election in the district.[28]

U.S. House, Washington District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoc Hastings Incumbent 66.2% 154,749
     Democratic Mary Baechler 33.8% 78,940
Total Votes 233,689
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Doc Hastings won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jay Clough (D) in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, Washington District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoc Hastings incumbent 67.6% 156,726
     Democratic Jay Clough 32.4% 74,973
Total Votes 231,699

See also

External links


  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Washington Secretary of State Office, "Elections & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 Washington Post, "Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) to retire," accessed February 13, 2014
  6. Washington Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  7. Politico, "Ex-NFL player Clint Didier seeks Doc Hastings seat," accessed February 18, 2014
  8. Yakima Herald, "Franklin County commissioner joins Congress hopefuls," accessed February 19, 2014
  9. Seattle Times, "State Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry to run for Hastings’ seat," accessed February 21, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Yakima Herald, "Candidates emerge for Hastings’ seat in U.S. House," accessed February 17, 2014
  11. KAPP TV, "Dan Newhouse Running for Congress," accessed February 22, 2014
  12. Yakima Herald, "Former state ag director Newhouse officially joins 4th District race," accessed February 22, 2014
  13. News Talk Kit, "Congressional Candidate Gavin Seim Talks About Challenging Doc Hastings (AUDIO)," accessed February 24, 2014
  14. Columbia Basin Herald, "Candidates emerge to replace Hastings," accessed February 24, 2014
  15. Tri City Herald, "Kennewick attorney Cicotte declares for Congressional seat," accessed March 10, 2014
  16. Tri City Heraldm "Kennewick attorney Cicotte considering run for Congress," accessed February 19, 2014
  17. The News Tribune, "Kennewick attorney Cicotte considering run for Congress," accessed February 19, 2014
  18. Josh for Congress 2014, "Home," accessed February 14, 2014
  19. Tri City Herald, "Sen. Brown won't run for Hastings seat," accessed March 19, 2014
  20. Yakima Herald, " Benton official says he’s not running for Congress," accessed February 26, 2014
  21. Yakima Herald, "Charles Ross will not pursue congressional seat," accessed February 25, 2014
  22. USA Today Politics, "Tea Party group backs ex-football player for Congress," accessed April 14, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Doc Hastings 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed August 1, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed August 1, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly" accessed October 29, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  28. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013