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{{tnr}}{{pt1}}[[Iowa elections, 2015|2015]]{{pt2}}[[Iowa elections, 2013|2013]]{{pt3}}'''Iowa election information for 2014''' is listed below.
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The '''state of [[Iowa]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''March 14, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''May 26, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''June 3, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''October 25, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
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==2014 elections==
 
==2014 elections==
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===Races to watch in Iowa===
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'''''U.S. Congress'''''
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'''''Iowa State Legislature'''''
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::''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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===Elections by type===
 
===Elections by type===
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014]]''
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014]]''
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==U.S. Senate elections in Iowa==
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections, 2014]]''
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Voters in [[Iowa]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].
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The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Tom Harkin]] (D). Harkin was first elected in 1984. On January 26, 2013, Harkin announced that he would not seek re-election once his current term expires. Upon his retirement, he will have served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. House for ten years. He told ''USA Today,'' "I have mixed feelings. You know what, it's somebody else's turn. To walk away from this position and this power is not an easy thing. But I think it's the right thing."<ref>[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/01/26/iowa-senator-tom-harkin-retires/1866407/ ''USA Today'' "Iowa Sen. Harkin will not seek re-election," January 26, 2013]</ref>
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If no [[Republican]] candidate gets 35 percent of the vote in the primary, a convention picks the nominee.<ref name="process">[http://www.rollcall.com/news/rare_convention_presents_hurdle_in_iowa_senate_race-226126-1.html?zkPrintable=true ''Roll Call'' "Rare Convention Presents Hurdle in Iowa Senate Race" Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref> The nomination would be decided by 2,000 delegates during the convention.<ref name="process"/> The convention process begins in January 2014 with precinct caucuses, which then go to a March county convention, a district-wide convention in April and ultimately a statewide convention on June 14, 2014.<ref name="process"/>
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===Candidates===
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====Announced candidates====
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*{{bluedot}} [[Bruce Braley]] - [[U.S. House|Representative]] from [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District|District 1]]<ref name=sen14>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539304578265733318896560.html ''The Wall Street Journal,'' "Harkin's Exit Heralds Scramble for Senate Seat," January 26, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/iowa-s-u-s-house-st-district-gop-field-doubles/article_cfbc573c-9f90-5932-8fd9-0719a2cca045.html ''Sioux City Journal,'' "Iowa's U.S. House 1st District GOP field doubles; Pate, Rogers join race," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Matt Whitaker]] - Former U.S. attorney <ref name="northey"/><ref name=ernst/><ref> [http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130507/NEWS09/305070061/Former-U-S-Attorney-Matt-Whitaker-pursues-open-Senate-seat ''Des Moines Register,'' "Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker pursues open Senate seat," May 6, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/matt-whitaker-announces-senate-campaign-team-iasen-shop-talk/ ''Roll Call'' "Matt Whitaker Announces Senate Campaign Team #IASEN | Shop Talk" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Sam Clovis]] - Host of the conservative radio show “Impact With Sam Clovis” on KSCJ-AM<ref>[http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/06/07/sioux-city-radio-host-to-reveal-u-s-senate-intentions-monday/article?gcheck=1 ''Des Moines Register'' "Sioux City radio host to reveal U.S. Senate intentions Monday" Accessed June 7, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://thegazette.com/2013/05/23/sioux-city-radio-host-considering-u-s-senate-run/ ''The Gazette,'' "Sioux City radio host considering U.S. Senate run," May 23, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/06/10/sioux-city-radio-host-sam-clovis-joins-u-s-senate-race/article ''Des Moines Register'' "Sioux City radio host Sam Clovis joins U.S. Senate race" Accessed June 12, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Paul Lundby]]: Attorney <ref>[http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/06/18/senate-candidate-david-young-bruce-braley-is-vulnerable/article?utm_source=feedly&gcheck=1 ''Des Moines Register'' "Senate candidate David Young: Bruce Braley is ‘vulnerable’" Accessed June 18, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Scott Schaben]]: Businessman<ref>[http://www.carrollspaper.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=15991 ''Daily Times Herald'' "Kuemper alum Schaben plans U.S. Senate bid" Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/07/09/candidate-for-u-s-senate-suggests-african-american-wife-is-evidence-hes-not-racist/article ''Des Moines Register'' "Candidate for U.S. Senate suggests African American wife is evidence he’s not racist" Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Joni Ernst]] - [[Iowa State Senate|State senator]]<ref name=ernst>[http://kmaland.com/02225_Ernst_still_undecided_on_Senate_bid_101647.asp ''KMALand,'' "Ernst still undecided on Senate bid," May 23, 2013]</ref><ref name=politico">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/iowa-republican-senate-primary-2014-91874.html ''Politico'' "Iowa Republican Senate primary 2014 a free-for-all" Accessed May 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130710/NEWS09/130710020/1056/NEWS05 ''Des Moines Register'' "Joni Ernst announces bid for Senate seat" Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Mark Jacobs]] - A former oil executive, Jacobs currently heads an education nonprofit.<ref>[http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/12/16/republican-to-air-tv-ads-in-u-s-senate-race/article ''Des Moines Register,'' "Republican to air first TV ads in U.S. Senate race," accessed December 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130508/NEWS10/130508027/Mark-Jacobs-possible-Senate-candidate-hosts-education-reform-forum ''Des Moines Register,'' "Mark Jacobs, possible Senate candidate, hosts education reform forum," May 8, 2013] </ref>
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===Race background===
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===Issues===
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====Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition meeting====
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Four of the [[Republican]] U.S. Senate hopefuls spent the evening at a coalition meeting sponsored by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition on August 22, 2013, where they promised to defend life, traditional marriage, gun rights and Americans’ pocketbooks.<ref name="sing"/> Each of the four candidates who accepted the invitation to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition house party spent little time parsing the issues. Instead, they spoke of their shared values, their life experiences and [[Iowa]] common-sense.<ref name="sing"/>
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“We all agree on almost all of the issues,” [[Sam Clovis]] said.
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“Anyone of us will be much, much better than a Bruce Braley in that seat,” added [[Iowa State Senate|state senator]] [[Joni Ernst]], referring to [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District|1st District]] incumbent [[Bruce Braley]].<ref name="sing"/>
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“There’s more common-sense on every street corner” in his hometown of Van Meter than in the nation’s capitol, [[David Young]] said, “and I will take it with me to Washington.”<ref name="sing"/>
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“We need a true conservative who will hold the line and say ‘no,’” said [[Matt Whitaker]], who asked his audience for their support and for them to “go out and spread the word about the wonderful candidates you meet tonight.”<ref name="sing"/>
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That was, in fact, the point of the evening, according to Steve Scheffler, president of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, a non-profit advocacy and voter education group.<ref name="sing"/> He encouraged those in attendance to help spread the candidates’ messages, to volunteer for their campaigns and contribute money.
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“Our members want to know about issues ranging from the defense of unborn life to what can be done to fix the economy, but we also want to know and measure the character of our candidates,” Scheffler said. “These meetings will help flesh those questions out.”<ref name="sing"/>
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The 2014 race takes on special significance, Scheffler said, because it’s the first time since 1974 there has been an open-seat Senate race in Iowa. He emphasized the importance of unity among conservatives if [[Iowa]]ns are going to replace retiring [[Tom Harkin]] with someone who shares their values.<ref name="sing"/>
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“I’m not asking you to compromise, but bottom line, all of these candidates will agree with us on much more than what divides us,” Scheffler said. While there are some “non-negotiables like such as life and marriage,” he advised at getting into “spitting matches over little details."<ref name="sing">[http://thegazette.com/2013/08/23/gop-senate-hopefuls-tell-faith-voters-any-one-of-them-better-than-the-alternative-3/#sthash.Pu8EOTjw.dpuf ''The Gazette,'' "GOP Senate hopefuls tell faith voters any one of them better than the alternative," accessed August 26, 2013]</ref>
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='''U.S. House'''=
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==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Iowa==
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014]] and [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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The [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House of Representatives]] elections in [[Iowa]] will take place on [[United States Congress elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Voters '''will elect four candidates to serve in the [[U.S. House]]''', one from each of the state's four congressional districts.
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===Partisan breakdown===
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Heading into the November 4 election, Democrats and Republicans each control two of the four congressional seats from [[Iowa]].
 
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===Incumbents===
::''See also: [[Iowa state executive official elections, 2014]]''
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Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the four congressional districts are:
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |'''Name'''
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===List of candidates by district===
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===[[Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|1st Congressional District]]===
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===[[Iowa's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Iowa's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014|3rd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Iowa's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014|4th Congressional District]]===
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==State executive official elections in Iowa==
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::''See also: [[Iowa state executive official elections, 2014]] and [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
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'''Seven state executive positions''' are up for election in [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014]] in the state of [[Iowa]].
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The following offices will be elected in 2014 in [[Iowa elections, 2014|Iowa]]:
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* [[Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014|Governor of Iowa]]
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* [[Iowa lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|Lieutenant Governor of Iowa]]
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* [[Iowa attorney general election, 2014|Iowa Attorney General]]
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* [[Iowa secretary of state election, 2014|Iowa Secretary of State]]
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* [[Iowa down ballot state executive elections, 2014|Iowa Treasurer]]
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* [[Iowa down ballot state executive elections, 2014|Iowa Auditor]]
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* [[Iowa down ballot state executive elections, 2014|Iowa Agriculture Commissioner]]
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==List of candidates by office==
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==State Senate election in Iowa==
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the [[Iowa State Senate]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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[[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 1|District 1]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 3|District 3]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 5|District 5]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 7|District 7]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 9|District 9]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 11|District 11]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 13|District 13]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 15|District 15]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 17|District 17]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 19|District 19]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 21|District 21]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 23|District 23]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 25|District 25]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 27|District 27]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 29|District 29]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 31|District 31]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 33|District 33]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 35|District 35]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 37|District 37]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 39|District 39]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 41|District 41]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 43|District 43]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 45|District 45]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 47|District 47]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 45|District 45]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 47|District 47]] • [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2014#District 49|District 49]]
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='''State House'''=
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==State House elections in Iowa==
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::''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the [[Iowa House of Representatives]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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[[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 1|District 1]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 2|District 2]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 3|District 3]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 4|District 4]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 5|District 5]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 6|District 6]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 7|District 7]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 8|District 8]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 9|District 9]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 10|District 10]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 11|District 11]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 12|District 12]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 13|District 13]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 14|District 14]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 15|District 15]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 16|District 16]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 17|District 17]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 18|District 18]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 19|District 19]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 20|District 20]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 21|District 21]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 22|District 22]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 23|District 23]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 24|District 24]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 25|District 25]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 26|District 26]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 27|District 27]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 28|District 28]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 29|District 29]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 30|District 30]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 31|District 31]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 32|District 32]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 33|District 33]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 34|District 34]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 35|District 35]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 36|District 36]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 37|District 37]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 38|District 38]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 39|District 39]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 40|District 40]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 41|District 41]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 42|District 42]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 43|District 43]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 44|District 44]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 45|District 45]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 46|District 46]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 47|District 47]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 48|District 48]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 49|District 49]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 50|District 50]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 51|District 51]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 52|District 52]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 53|District 53]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 54|District 54]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 55|District 55]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 56|District 56]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 57|District 57]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 58|District 58]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 59|District 59]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 60|District 60]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 61|District 61]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 62|District 62]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 63|District 63]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 64|District 64]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 65|District 65]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 66|District 66]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 67|District 67]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 68|District 68]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 69|District 69]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 70|District 70]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 71|District 71]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 72|District 72]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 73|District 73]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 74|District 74]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 75|District 75]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 76|District 76]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 77|District 77]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 78|District 78]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 79|District 79]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 80|District 80]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 81|District 81]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 82|District 82]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 83|District 83]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 84|District 84]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 85|District 85]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 86|District 86]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 87|District 87]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 88|District 88]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 89|District 89]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 90|District 90]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 91|District 91]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 92|District 92]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 93|District 93]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 94|District 94]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 95|District 95]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 96|District 96]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 97|District 97]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 98|District 98]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 99|District 99]] • [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 100|District 100]]
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==Statewide ballot measure elections in Iowa==
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::''See also: [[Iowa 2014 ballot measures]] and [[2014 ballot measures]]''
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'''No statewide ballot measures''' have been certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|2014 ballot]] in the state of [[Iowa]].
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===Potential measures===
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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Iowa
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Iowa
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Iowa

The state of Iowa will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

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2014 elections

Races to watch in Iowa

U.S. Congress


See also: United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014

The retirement of incumbent Sen. Tom Harkin (D) leaves the possibility for the seat to switch parties due to an increasingly conservative constituency. However, poor fundraising by the Republican candidates has given Democratic frontrunner Bruce Braley an early lead in momentum.


Iowa State Legislature


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014 and Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Iowa
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
1.3 Issues

U.S. Senate elections in Iowa

See also: United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Iowa will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election 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.[1] The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Tom Harkin (D). Harkin was first elected in 1984. On January 26, 2013, Harkin announced that he would not seek re-election once his current term expires. Upon his retirement, he will have served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. House for ten years. He told USA Today, "I have mixed feelings. You know what, it's somebody else's turn. To walk away from this position and this power is not an easy thing. But I think it's the right thing."[2]

If no Republican candidate gets 35 percent of the vote in the primary, a convention picks the nominee.[3] The nomination would be decided by 2,000 delegates during the convention.[3] The convention process begins in January 2014 with precinct caucuses, which then go to a March county convention, a district-wide convention in April and ultimately a statewide convention on June 14, 2014.[3]

Candidates

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.

Announced candidates

Race background

Most vulnerable seats

The FiscalTimes compiled a list of the seven most vulnerable Senate seats up for election in 2014. The seven included in the list are: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. Going into the 2014 election, all seven seats are held by Democrats.[20]

Primary

Democrat Tom Harkin’s decision to retire after five terms in the Senate provides a great opportunity for Republicans.[20] Early polling indicates that conservative Rep. Steve King leads the early primary field, but Rep. Tom Latham does better in general election matchups. While there are other Republican possibilities, it seemed likely that one of these two would be the front-runner for the nomination.[20]

On February 27, Rep. Latham sent an email to his supporters announcing that he would not be running for the Iowa Senate seat.[21]

On the Democratic side, Rep. Bruce Braley's path to the party's nomination is virtually unobstructed after Tom Vilsack, the current U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Braley's top potential primary threat, declined entry on February 15, 2013.[22] Vilsack's wife, Christie Vilsack, ran against GOP hopeful Steve King in the 2012 general election for Iowa's 4th District seat.[20][23]

Branstad endorsement

Gov. Terry Branstad spoke of his preference for Tom Latham to be the Republican nominee for Iowa's Senate seat at the National Governors Association on February 23, 2013.[24] Branstad said he believes Latham would be more electable statewide than fellow Rep. Steve King, who is also considering a run for the seat opened up by Harkin's retirement.[24]

Branstad also made it clear that he expects the two candidates to decide who will be running for the seat without a primary battle. “We’re not going to have a primary, and I’m going to support both of my congressmen. I just think that Latham would be the strongest candidate for the Senate at this time, and I feel confident that he would be a great vote-getter in our state.”[24]

Despite his preference for the strongest Republican nominee, Branstad has praised both candidates. He even suggested that he might support Steve King if Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) retires in 2016 and he makes a run for his seat.[24]

Branstad summed up the situation, stating “I’ve encouraged them to talk to each other, make the decision, but I would hope that and someday I’d love to see them both in the U.S. Senate, but I think Tom Latham would be the most experienced and the strongest candidate at this time.”[24]

Latham declined run

Less than a week following Gov. Terry Branstad's announcement that he would prefer Tom Latham as the Republican nominee, Latham announced he would not run in 2014.[21]

On February 27, 2014, Latham sent an email to his supporters announcing that he would not be running for the Iowa Senate seat.[21]

In the message he stated, "However, only 56 days ago I took an oath to 'faithfully discharge the duties' of an office with which the people of Iowa's Third Congressional District entrusted to me. I cannot in good conscience launch a two-year statewide campaign that will detract from the commitment I made to the people who elected me, at a time when our nation desperately needs less campaigning and more leadership."[21]

His decision not to run, many argue, could hurt Republicans' chances of winning the open seat.[21] His place within the party, association with United States Speaker of the House John Boehner, and early poll indications all pointed to him as a formidable nominee for the Republican party.[21]

February 2013 lead

A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling February 1-3, 2013, showed a slight Democratic lead in a general election between potential candidates within the state.[25] The poll found a race between Latham and Braley a tossup, with Braley leading only 44-41.[25] By contrast, Braley led King by 11, with a 49-38 matchup. That same poll showed King leading Latham 50-27 in a two-man primary.

Issues

Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition meeting

Four of the Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls spent the evening at a coalition meeting sponsored by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition on August 22, 2013, where they promised to defend life, traditional marriage, gun rights and Americans’ pocketbooks.[26] Each of the four candidates who accepted the invitation to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition house party spent little time parsing the issues. Instead, they spoke of their shared values, their life experiences and Iowa common-sense.[26]

“We all agree on almost all of the issues,” Sam Clovis said.

“Anyone of us will be much, much better than a Bruce Braley in that seat,” added state senator Joni Ernst, referring to 1st District incumbent Bruce Braley.[26]

“There’s more common-sense on every street corner” in his hometown of Van Meter than in the nation’s capitol, David Young said, “and I will take it with me to Washington.”[26]

“We need a true conservative who will hold the line and say ‘no,’” said Matt Whitaker, who asked his audience for their support and for them to “go out and spread the word about the wonderful candidates you meet tonight.”[26]

That was, in fact, the point of the evening, according to Steve Scheffler, president of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, a non-profit advocacy and voter education group.[26] He encouraged those in attendance to help spread the candidates’ messages, to volunteer for their campaigns and contribute money.

“Our members want to know about issues ranging from the defense of unborn life to what can be done to fix the economy, but we also want to know and measure the character of our candidates,” Scheffler said. “These meetings will help flesh those questions out.”[26]

The 2014 race takes on special significance, Scheffler said, because it’s the first time since 1974 there has been an open-seat Senate race in Iowa. He emphasized the importance of unity among conservatives if Iowans are going to replace retiring Tom Harkin with someone who shares their values.[26]

“I’m not asking you to compromise, but bottom line, all of these candidates will agree with us on much more than what divides us,” Scheffler said. While there are some “non-negotiables like such as life and marriage,” he advised at getting into “spitting matches over little details."[26]

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Iowa
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district

U.S. House of Representatives elections in Iowa

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Iowa will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect four candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. 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.[1]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, Democrats and Republicans each control two of the four congressional seats from Iowa.

Members of the U.S. House from Iowa -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 Pending
     Republican Party 2 Pending
Total 4 4

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the four congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Bruce Braley Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Dave Loebsack Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Tom Latham Ends.png Republican 3
Steve King Ends.png Republican 4

List of candidates by district

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.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Rumored candidates

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The Republican nomination was decided by a convention after none of the six candidates reached the 35 percent threshold in the primary required to make the general election ballot.[61][62]

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Considered but withdrew

Declined to run

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

State executive official elections in Iowa

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See also: Iowa state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Iowa
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Seven state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Iowa.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Iowa:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. 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.

Governor


General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


Secretary of State


Down ballot offices

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer of State Michael Fitzgerald
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1982 Yes[83]
Auditor of State Mary Mosiman
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2013 Yes[84]
Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey
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2007 Yes[85]

State Senate election in Iowa

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See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State Senate election in Iowa
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Iowa State Senate:

Iowa State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 26 Pending
     Republican Party 24 Pending
Total 50 50

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 3District 5District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 17District 19District 21District 23District 25District 27District 29District 31District 33District 35District 37District 39District 41District 43District 45District 47District 45District 47District 49

State House elections in Iowa

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See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Iowa
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Iowa House of Representatives:

Iowa House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 47 Pending
     Republican Party 53 Pending
Total 100 100

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Iowa

See also: Iowa 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

No statewide ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Iowa.

Potential measures

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Judicial Nominating Process Amendment Judicial reform Would revise the judicial nominating process
LRCA "Right to Bear Arms" Amendment Firearms Would provide the "right to bear arms" in the state constitution
LRCA Same-Sex Marriage Ban Amendment Marriage Would ban same-sex marriage in the state

Not on the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Judicial Nominating Process Amendment Judicial reform Revises the judicial nominating process Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Voting in Iowa

See also: Voting in Iowa
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Important voting information

  • Iowa has a mixed primary system. The caucuses are closed, but voters may change registration at polls.

As of July 2014, Iowa is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Iowa, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Iowa is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots are made available and ends on the day prior to election day, unless the polls open at noon, then early voting would occur from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on election day as well.[86]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Iowa ranked 19th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Iowa received an overall score of 67%.[87]

See also

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