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Minnesota's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Minnesota's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Betty McCollum Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Betty McCollum Democratic Party
Betty McCollum.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Minnesota 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.[4][5][6]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Betty McCollum (D), who was first elected in 2000.

Minnesota's 4th Congressional District includes Ramsey and Washington counties in the eastern portion of the state.[7]


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August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Party Primary

District history


Incumbent Betty McCollum won re-election to the 4th congressional district of Minnesota U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[9]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty McCollum Incumbent 62.3% 216,685
     Republican Tony Hernandez 31.5% 109,659
     Independence Steve Carlson 6.1% 21,135
     NA Write-in 0.1% 512
Total Votes 347,991
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)


On November 2, 2010, Betty McCollum won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Teresa Collett (R), Steve Carlson (I), Amber Garlan (I), and Jack Shepard (I) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota's 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty McCollum Incumbent 59.1% 136,746
     Republican Teresa Collett 34.6% 80,141
     Independent Steve Carlson 6.1% 14,207
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 283
     Independent Amber Garlan 0% 39
     Independent Jack Shepard 0% 10
Total Votes 231,426

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