Iowa's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Iowa's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Steve King Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Steve King Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Iowa U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

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.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Steve King (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Iowa's 4th Congressional District covers most of the north-central part of the state. The district includes Ames and Fort Dodge. Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Woodbury, Monona, Harrison, Shelby, Crawford, Audubon, Carroll, Greene, Boone, Story, Hardin, Hamilton, Webster, Calboun, Sac, Ida, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Webster, Hamilton, Franklin, Butler, Chicksaw, Floyd, Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Winnebago, Kossuth, Emmett, Palo Alto, Dickinson, Osceola, O'Brien, Clay and Grundy counties.[5]


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Potential candidates

General election candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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District history


On November 6, 2012, Steve King (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Christie Vilsack and Martin James Monroe in the general election.

U.S. House, Iowa District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve King Incumbent 53% 200,063
     Democratic Christie Vilsack 44.9% 169,470
     Independent Martin James Monroe 2.2% 8,124
Total Votes 377,657
Source: Iowa Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 5, 2010, Tom Latham won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Bill Maske (D) and Dan Lensing (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa's 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Latham Incumbent 65.6% 152,588
     Democratic Bill Maske 32% 74,300
     Independent Dan Lensing 2.4% 5,499
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 132
Total Votes 232,519

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