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Kentucky's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Kentucky's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Hal Rogers Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Hal Rogers Republican Party
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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 5th 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 Hal Rogers (R), who was first elected in 1980.

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District is located in the heart of Appalachia in southeastern Kentucky. Located within the district are the cities of Pikeville, Middlesborough and Somerset. Boyd, Carter, Rowan, Elliot, Lawrence, Martin, Johnson, Morgan, Magofflin, Floyd, Pike, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, Clay, Jackson, Laurel, Knox, Bell, Whitley, McCreary, Rockcastle, Lincoln, Pulaski and Wayne counties are included in this district.[7]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, Hal Rogers (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kenneth Stepp in the general election.

U.S. House, Kentucky District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHal Rogers Incumbent 77.9% 195,406
     Democratic Kenneth Stepp 22.1% 55,447
Total Votes 250,853
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Hal Rogers won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated James E. "Jim" Holbert (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHal Rogers Incumbent 77.4% 151,019
     Democratic Jim Holbert 22.6% 44,034
Total Votes 195,053

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