Arkansas's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arkansas's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bruce Westerman Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tom Cotton Republican Party
Tom Cotton.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]

Arkansas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th congressional district of Arkansas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Arkansas is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tom Cotton (R), who was first elected in 2012.

The 4th Congressional District is located in southwestern Arkansas. Madison, Newton, Johnson, Franklin, Crawford, Sebastian, Logan, Yell, Scott, Polk, Montgomery, Garland, Sevier, Howard, Little River, Grant, Jefferson, Cleveland, Drew, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Union, Columbia, Miller, Lafayette, Hempstead, Nevada, Clark, Hot Spring, Pike, Ouachita and Dallas counties are included in the new boundaries of the district.[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.General election candidates

Republican Party Bruce Westerman Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party James Lee Witt
Libertarian Party Ken Hamilton
Independent Janis Percefull (Write-in)

May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Did not run

Republican Party Mark Darr - Lieutenant Governor

District history


On November 6, 2012, Tom Cotton (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gene Jeffress, Joshua Drake, and Bobby Tullis in the general election.

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gene Jeffress 36.7% 95,013
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cotton 59.5% 154,149
     Green Joshua Drake 1.9% 4,807
     Libertarian Bobby Tullis 1.9% 4,984
Total Votes 258,953
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Ross won re-election to the Mike Ross. He defeated Beth Anne Rankin and Josh Drake in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ross Incumbent 57.5% 102,479
     Republican Beth Anne Rankin 40.2% 71,526
     Green Josh Drake 2.3% 4,129
Total Votes 178,134

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