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Revision as of 14:00, 19 December 2013

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Welcome to Ballotpedia’s one-stop source for information about the 2014 Congressional elections. On this page you can find comprehensive, unbiased coverage of candidates and elections, including links to every state’s general election page on Ballotpedia and unique election reporting. Additionally, this page will outline coverage plans for any special elections to the 113th Congress.

If you have any questions about congressional elections please contact Sarah Rosier.

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Click here for an index of all Congress related Ballotpedia reports.
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Our coverage

We will be covering elections in the 435 U.S. House seats as well as the 33 U.S. Senate races. Additionally, Ballotpedia will build pages on any special elections that occur in 2013 or 2014.

Our candidate pages

There are two types of candidates: current officials who are running for office and new candidates who do not currently hold an office we cover on Ballotpedia. For all candidates we strive to provide you, our reader, with the following information:

  • Clear biographical information, including education
  • Who the candidates is running against and when the elections will be held
  • Photo of the candidate
  • Campaign themes
  • Campaign donor information
  • Campaign logos
  • Links to their campaign website, Facebook candidate pages, and Twitter accounts (where available)
  • Election results

Signature filing deadlines

Each state sets the deadline for when candidates must declare for election. Once the filing deadline passes, the state will verify signatures and issue an official list of candidates document. The timing of a document like this varies for each state. Some states will immediately release a document that is an unofficial list of candidates -- meaning it could contain some candidates who ultimately may either withdraw or be disqualified prior to the primary. In these situations, Ballotpedia staff will be adding links to these lists and adding names of candidates to election pages within 1-2 weeks of the list being released. Profiles will then be built for the final list of candidates.

However, in other situations, states do not release any compiled list of candidates until weeks or even months have elapsed past the deadline. In these situations, Ballotpedia staff will work to build as many candidates profiles based on news reports and direct contact with candidates.

Primary elections

Ballotpedia staff will be paying particularly close attention to primaries that are contested -- meaning at least two candidates are seeking a party nomination. Profiles will be built and expanded in advance of the state primary.

As each primary takes place, Ballotpedia staff will be indicating the winners and losers within 24 hours of the primary. Candidates who defeat an opponent in a primary will then have an election box added to the profile.

Example: Jo Bonner

Following the primary, the elections page will be updated to indicate which candidates will appear in the general election. The timing of the results will vary by state.

Example: United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2012

General election

On election night, Ballotpedia staff will update election pages with check marks (Approveda) to indicate the winner of the race. Election boxes will then be added to the candidate and elections pages once official results become available.

Incumbent buildup

In 2013, Ballotpedia staff will work to increase the amount of information available on incumbents profiles, congressional district pages, and congressional background pages. Examples of this type of buildup include full electoral and donor histories for incumbents and updated descriptions, maps, and census information for each of the 435 congressional districts.

In addition, staff will work to incorporate analysis from outside sources into incumbent profiles. Examples include:

Original analysis

Throughout this midterm election season, Ballotpedia staff will create original analysis pages regarding the congressional races. At Ballotpedia, we believe in the power of information to connect people to politics. With Congressional elections, we believe it is important to identify the races that are truly competitive and make that readily apparent to readers. We will create an index that identifies districts that are most likely to actually be unpredictable on election day. The impetus for this research comes from 2012 election results, during which only 63 races were decided by 10 percentage points or less. The majority of congressional races are already decided before voters head to the polls -- as they are predominantly one-party districts. When it comes to the general election, we will work to determine which districts are battlegrounds.

Some existing research pages created include:

  • List of candidates running. This page will display every single candidate who appears on a primary election ballot.
  • List of congressional challengers. This page will display all non-incumbents running for election to Congress.
  • Incumbents not running for re-election. This page will display all congressional incumbents who are not seeking re-election.
  • 2012 contested primary analysis. As primaries are held, a 2014 page will be built to showcase overall primary competitiveness as well as competitiveness for only incumbents.
  • A page will also be built to highlight those districts deemed battlegrounds (districts that have a chance to flip party control) in both the House and Senate.

2014 Congressional primary information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates in 2014 Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Candidates must qualify with political parties to gain ballot access to the primary election.[1] 116
Alaska Red padlock.png6/2/2014 Red padlock.png 8/19/2014 Candidates must pay a $100 Filing Fee.[2] 78
Arizona Red padlock.png 5/28/2014 Red padlock.png 8/26/2014 Write-in candidates must file by 7/17/2014.[3] Signature requirements vary by district.[4] 90
Arkansas Red padlock.png 3/3/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Independent candidates must also submit petitions with the Secretary of State Office. Those are due by 5/1/2014.[5][6] 68
California Red padlock.png 3/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Candidates may pay a filing fee instead of submitting petitions. If they choose to do this, their deadline is 3/7/2014. The candidate filing fee is equal to 1% of the first year's salary, $1,740.[7] Write-in candidates must file by 5/20/2014.[8] 113
Colorado Red padlock.png 3/31/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 Candidates may also file by assembly nomination through a major party and by the write-in process. Major party candidates must file by 4/12/2014, and write-in candidates must file by 4/18/2014.[9][10][11] Major party candidates for Senate are required to have 1,500 signatures per congressional district. Minor party candidates for Senate are required to have 1,000 signatures or signatures equal to 2% of votes, whichever is less. Major party candidates for the House are required to have 1,000 signatures, or 30% of the votes, whichever is less. Minor party candidates for House are required to have 800 signatures or 2% of votes, whichever is less.[12] 85
Connecticut Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 Red padlock.png8/12/2014 Candidates running by petition must collect registered voter signatures equal to one percent of the votes cast in the previous election for the same office or 7,500 signatures of registered voters, whichever is fewer.[13] 63
Delaware Red padlock.png 7/8/2014 Red padlock.png 9/9/2014 The filing fee amount is set by the candidate's political party and is payable to the candidate's political party. There is no filing fee for independent candidates.[14] 63
Florida Red padlock.png 3/31/2014 Red padlock.png8/26/2014 The filing deadline for candidates paying a filing fee instead of submitting petitions is 5/2/2014.[15][16] Major political party candidates must pay a filing fee of $10,440 and candidates without a party must pay a filing fee of $6,960. Senate Candidates must submit 112,174 signatures, and House candidates must submit 2,298 signatures.[17] 148
Georgia Red padlock.png 3/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Candidates must pay a filing fee of $5,220, 3% of the annual salary of $174,000.[18] 53
Hawaii Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Red padlock.png8/9/2014 Filing Fees vary with Office sought. Signature requirements range from 15-25 signatures depending on office.[19] 67
Idaho Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Candidates are required to pay a $300 fee and file 500 signatures from with the congressional district.[20] 67
Illinois Red padlock.png 12/2/2013 Red padlock.png 3/18/2014 Established party candidates must collect signatures equal to at least one-half of one percent of the total number of registered voters qualified to vote in their party's primary in the last presidential election. Independent candidates and new party candidates must collect signatures equal to no less than five percent of the total number of voters who voted in the same congressional district in the most recent general election, but independent candidates cannot collect more than eight percent of that total.[21] 106
Indiana Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 Candidates for Senate must submit at least 4,500 signatures, with 500 signatures from each of the 9 congressional districts.Independent candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 2% of the votes cast in the previous election for Secretary of State, or 34,194. Candidate for House that are independent or minor party candidates must obtain signatures from registered voters equal to 2% of the total votes cast for

secretary of state in the 2010 general election in the election district the candidate seeks to represent.[22]

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Iowa Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 No Filing Fees. Signature Requirements will be based on 2010 voting results, and will vary when new 2011 Redistrict Law goes into effect.[23] 81
Kansas Red padlock.png6/2/2014 Red padlock.png8/5/2014 Major Party Candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 1% of Party and a filing fee of 1% of Salary ($1,740) + $20. Candidates for House are required to submit signatures equal to 2% of Party and a filing fee equal to 1% of Salary ($1,740) + $20. Independent Candidates for both the House and Senate are required to submit 5,000 signatures and a filing fee of 1% of Salary ($1,740) +$20.[24] 64
Kentucky Red padlock.png 1/28/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Independent, political group and political organization candidates must file by April 1, 2014.[25] Candidates for both Senate and House are required to submit a $500 Filing Fee.[26] 102
Louisiana Red padlock.png8/22/2014 Red padlock.png11/4/2014 Candidates for Senate and House must pay a $600 Qualifying Fee and Democratic and Republican Candidates must also pay a $300 State Central Committee Fee. Candidates for Senate may submit nominating petitions in lieu of fees with 5,000 signatures, with no less than 500 signatures from each congressional district. Candidates for House may submit nominating petitions in lieu of fees with 1,000 signatures.[27] 74
Maine Red padlock.png 3/17/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 The deadline for independent candidates is 6/2/2014.[28] Major Party Candidates for House are required to submit 1,000-1,500 signatures. Major party candidates for Senate are required to submit 2,000-3,000 signatures. Non-Party Candidates for Senate are required to submit 4,000-6,000 signatures. Non-party candidates for House are required to submit 2,000-3,000 signatures.[29] 85
Maryland Red padlock.png 2/25/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 Filing fee varies with office sought.[30] Candidates for House must pay a $100 filing fee. Candidates for Senate must pay a $290 filing fee.[31] 129
Massachusetts Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 Red padlock.png9/9/2014 The 5/6/2014 deadline is for candidates to file nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters in order to be certified. Candidates must also file paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth by 6/3/2014. The deadline for non-party candidates running for federal and statewide offices to file nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters for certification is 7/29/2014, and the deadline for these non-party candidates to file paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth is 8/26/2014.[32] Candidates for House must submit at least 2,000 signatures.[33][34] Candidates for Senate must submit at least 10,000 signatures.[33] 126
Michigan Red padlock.png 4/22/2014 Red padlock.png8/5/2014 Partisan Candidates must submit at least 1,000 valid signatures by 4/22/2014. Independent Candidates must submit at least 3,000 valid signatures by 7/17/2014.[35] 105
Minnesota Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Red padlock.png8/12/2014 Major party candidates must submit a $400 Filing Fee for Senate and a $300 Filing Fee for House. In place of the filing fee, candidates may submit 2,000 signatures for Senate and 1,000 signatures for House. A candidate not running as a member of a major political party must file a nominating petition to have his or her name placed on the general election ballot, with 2,000 signatures required for Senate and 1,000 signatures required for House. Independent candidates have the option of paying the filing fee instead of submitting signatures.[36] 70
Mississippi Red padlock.png 3/1/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Major party candidates for Senate must submit a $300 filing fee, and candidates for House must submit a $200 filing fee. Independent candidates must submit 1,000 signatures for Senate and 200 signatures for House.[37] 94
Missouri Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 Red padlock.png8/5/2014 Candidates for Senate must submit a $200 filing fee. Candidates for House must submit a $100 filing fee.[38] 133
Montana Red padlock.png 3/10/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a $1,740 filing fee.[39] 85
Nebraska Red padlock.png 2/18/2014 for incumbents; Red padlock.png 3/3/2014 for all others Red padlock.png 5/13/2014 Incumbents running for re-election must file by 2/18/2014.[25] Candidates for Senate and House must pay a filing fee of $1,740.[40] 71
Nevada Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png6/10/2014 Candidates for Senate must submit a $500 filing fee. Candidates for House must submit a $300 filing fee.[41] 88
New Hampshire Red padlock.png6/13/2014 Red padlock.png9/9/2014 Major party candidates for Senate must submit $100 filing fee or 200 signatures. Major party candidates for House must submit a $50 filing fee or 100 signatures. Independent candidates for Senate must submit $100 AND 1,500 signatures for EACH district (3,000 signatures total). Independent candidates for House must submit a $50 filing fee AND 1,500 signatures.[42] 88
New Jersey Red padlock.png 3/31/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Major party candidates for Senate must submit 1,000 signatures and major party candidates for House must submit 200 signatures.[43] 64
New Mexico Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a $50 filing fee. Signature requirements vary with a 2% and 4% threshold and depending on political party and office.[44] 119
New York Red padlock.png 4/10/2014[45] Red padlock.png6/24/2014[46] Major party candidates for either Senate or House must submit signatures equal to 5% of the enrolled voters of the political unit, or 1,250 signatures, whichever is less. Independent candidates for Senate or House must submit 5% of enrolled voters of the political unit, or 3,500 signatures, whichever is less.[47] 71
North Carolina Red padlock.png 2/28/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 Candidates must pay a $1,740 filing fee.[48] 67
North Dakota Red padlock.png 4/7/2014 Red padlock.png6/10/2014 Signature requirement are equal to 3% of the total votes cast for the candidates of the same party for the same office in the last general election. (No more than 300 signatures required)[49] 64
Ohio Red padlock.png 2/5/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 Candidates for Senate must pay a $150 filing fee. Major party candidates must submit at least 1,000 signatures, minor party candidates 500 signatures, and independent party candidates at least 5,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a $85 filing fee. Major party candidates must submit at least 50 signatures and minor party candidates at least 25 signatures. Independent candidates have signature requirements based on the number of votes cast in the congressional district in the last general election for governor. If there were fewer than 5,000 votes in the last election, the signature requirement would be 25 signatures, or 5% of the vote, whichever is less. If there were more than 5,000 votes in the last election, the signature requirement would be 1% of the vote.[50] 90
Oklahoma Red padlock.png 4/11/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 74
Oregon Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Senate candidates must pay $150 filing and to be included in the Voters Pamphlet submit 500 verified signatures or $3,000. House candidates must pay $100 filing fee and to be in included in the Voters Pamphlet submit 300 verified signatures or $2,500.[51] 70
Pennsylvania Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Candidates for Senate must pay a $200 filing fee and submit at least 2,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a $150 filing fee and submit at least 1,000 signatures.[52] 70
Rhode Island Red padlock.png6/25/2014 Red padlock.png 9/9/2014 Candidates must submit 500 signatures.[53] 76
South Carolina Red padlock.png 3/30/2014 Red padlock.png6/10/2014 Major party candidates for Senate must pay $10,440 filing fee, to be paid by party. Major party candidates for House must pay $3,480 filing fee, to be paid by party.[54] 72
South Dakota Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Republican candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 1,951 signatures, equal to 1% of the votes for the 2010 republican gubernatorial candidate, 195,406. Democratic candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 1,221 signatures, equal to 1% of the 2010 democratic gubernatorial candidates, 122,037. Independent candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 3,171 signatures, equal to 1% of the total votes for governor in 2010, 317,083. Newly Recognized Political Party candidates for Senate and House must submit 250 signatures. Candidates for Senate and House forming a new political party must submit $7,928 signatures, equal to 2.5% of the total vote for governor in 2010, 317,083.[55] 65
Tennessee Red padlock.png 4/3/2014 Red padlock.png8/7/2014 A nominating petition with at least 25 signatures from voters from the candidate's district.[56] 116
Texas Red padlock.png 12/9/2013 Red padlock.png 3/4/2014 Candidates for Senate must pay a filing fee of $5,000 or submit 5,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a filing fee of $3,125 or 500 signatures. Independent candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 1% of votes for gubernatorial candidates cast in applicable territory in 2010 general election. Independent candidates for House must submit signatures equal to 5% of votes for gubernatorial candidates cast in the applicable territory in the 2010 general election.[57] 85
Utah Red padlock.png 3/20/2014 Red padlock.png6/24/2014 Candidates for Senate must pay filing fee of $1,305. Candidates for House must pay filing fee of $435.[58] 96
Vermont Red padlock.png6/12/2014 Red padlock.png8/26/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House, both major and minor parties, must submit 500 signatures.[59] 75
Virginia Red padlock.png 3/27/2014 Red padlock.png6/10/2014 Candidates for House must pay a $3,480 filing fee and submit at least 1,000 signatures.[60] 75
Washington Red padlock.png 5/16/2014 Red padlock.png8/5/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a filing fee of $1,740.[61] 81
West Virginia Red padlock.png 1/25/2014 Red padlock.png 5/13/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a filing fee of $1,740.[62] 108
Wisconsin Red padlock.png6/2/2014 Red padlock.png8/12/2014 Candidates for Senate must submit 2,000-4,000 signatures. Candidates for House must submit 1,000-2,000 signatures.[63] 85
Wyoming Red padlock.png 5/30/2014 Red padlock.png 8/19/2014 New party candidates and Independent candidates for both Senate and House are required to submit 3,740 signatures.[64] 74

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