Michigan's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Dan Kildee Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Dan Kildee Democratic Party
Dan Kildee.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th congressional district of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Dan Kildee (D), who was first elected in 1976.

Michigan's 5th Congressional District is located in the mid region of the lower peninsula of Michigan. It includes Iosco, Arenac, Bay, Saginaw, Tuscola and Genesee counties.[6]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

District history



The 5th congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Dan Kildee won the election in the district.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Kildee 65% 214,531
     Republican Jim Slezak 31.5% 103,931
     Libertarian Gregory Creswell 1.5% 4,990
     Independent David Davenport 2% 6,694
Total Votes 330,146
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Dale E. Kildee won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated John Kupiec (R), Michael J. Moon (L), and J. Matthew de Heus (G) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDale Kildee Incumbent 53% 107,286
     Republican John Kupiec 44.3% 89,680
     Libertarian Michael J. Moon 1.3% 2,648
     Green J. Matthew de Heus 1.3% 2,649
Total Votes 202,263

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