Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Brett Guthrie Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Brett Guthrie Republican Party
Brett Guthrie.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Kentucky U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd congressional district of Kentucky will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Kentucky is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Brett Guthrie (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District is located in west central Kentucky and includes Daviess, Hancock, Breckinridge, Grayson, Butler, Warren, Edmonson, Barren, Hart, Green, Larue, Nelson, Washington, Mercer, Boyle, Garrard, Jessamine, Bulitt, Nelson, Spencer and Meade counties.[7]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, Brett Guthrie (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Lynn Williams, Craig Astor, and Andrew R. Beacham in the general election.

U.S. House, Kentucky District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Guthrie Incumbent 64.3% 181,508
     Democratic David Lynn Williams 31.7% 89,541
     Libertarian Craig Astor 1.7% 4,914
     Independent Andrew R. Beacham 2.2% 6,304
Total Votes 282,267
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Brett Guthrie won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Ed Marksberry (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Guthrie Incumbent 67.9% 155,906
     Democratic Ed Marksberry 32.1% 73,749
Total Votes 229,655

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