Colorado's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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2012

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Colorado's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Scott Tipton Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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The 3rd congressional district of Colorado will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Colorado is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered closed, but unaffiliated voters may choose to affiliate with a party on election day in order to vote.[3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Scott Tipton (R), who was first elected in 2010.

The 3rd District is located in western and southern Colorado and includes Pueblo, Custer, Costilla, Rio Grande, Conejos, Archulets, Mineral, Saguache, Alamosa, Huerfrano, La Plata, Montezuma, Delores, San Miguel, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, Hinsdale, Gunalson, Delta, Mesa, Pitkin, Lake, Eagle, Garfield, Rio Blanco, Routt, Jackson and Moffard counties.[4]

Candidates

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Republican Party Scott Tipton
Democratic Party Abel Tapia

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrew

Democratic Party Liane (Buffie) McFadyen

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Scott Tipton (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sal Pace, Gregory Gilman, Tisha Casida, Morgan West, and Jaime McMillan in the general election.

U.S. House, Colorado District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sal Pace 41.1% 142,619
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Tipton Incumbent 53.4% 185,291
     Libertarian Gregory Gilman 2.4% 8,212
     Independent Tisha Casida 3.2% 11,125
Total Votes 347,247
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Scott Tipton won election to the United States House. He defeated John T. Salazar, Gregory Gilman, and Jake Segrest in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Colorado District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Tipton 50.1% 129,257
     Democratic John T. Salazar Incumbent 45.8% 118,048
     Libertarian Gregory Gilman 2.2% 5,678
     Unaffiliated Jake Segrest 1.9% 4,982
Total Votes 257,965

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