Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
June 3, 2014
Cook Political Report: Likely D
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D
Iowa is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is closed, but voters are allowed to change their political party affiliation on election day.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Bruce Braley (D), who was first elected in 2006. Braley is not seeking re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin.
Iowa's 1st Congressional District covers the northeastern part of the state. The district includes Worth, Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Bremer, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, Linn, Benton, Iowa, Poweshiek, Marshall and Tama counties.
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
June 3, 2014, primary results
- Jeff Danielson - State Sen. District 10
- Steve Sodders - State Sen. District 36
- William Dotzler - State Sen. District 31
- Pam Jochum - President of the Iowa State Senate
- Tyler Olson - State Rep. District 65
- Paul Pate - Former Iowa Secretary of State and two-term mayor of Cedar Rapids
Withdrew from race
Declined to run
- Liz Mathis - State Sen. District 24
- Kraig Paulsen - Speaker of the state house
- Ben Lange - 2012 candidate for the 1st District
- Jason Welch - John Deere Employee and 2010 candidate
Kajtazovic received endorsements from same-sex marriage advocate Zach Wahls and former Hawkey and pro football player Tim Dwight. She also received the endorsement of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). UFCW Locals 431 and 1149 represents over 2,500 workers in the 1st District.
“We are endorsing Representative Kajtazovic because she understands better than anyone the concerns of Iowa’s working families,” UFCW Locals 431 and 1149 said. “She shares the experience of arriving to Iowa as an immigrant with many of our members. She has seen our struggles firsthand and will fight every day to give all Iowans the opportunity to achieve the American Dream...We know she will fight for us because she is one of us,” the union said in its endorsement."
|U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Bruce Braley Incumbent||56.9%||222,422|
|Independent||George Todd Krail II||0.2%||931|
|Source: Iowa Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 2, 2010, Bruce Braley won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Benjamin M. Lange (R), Rob J. Petsche (L), and Jason A. Faulkner (I) in the general election.
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- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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