Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)

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Special Elections to the 113th Session of Congress, 2013-2014

U.S. Senate
HawaiiMassachusettsNew JerseyOklahomaSouth Carolina

U.S. House
Illinois' 2nd DistrictMissouri's 8th DistrictSouth Carolina's 1st DistrictAlabama's 1st DistrictMassachusetts' 5th DistrictLouisiana's 5th DistrictFlorida's 13th DistrictNorth Carolina's 12th DistrictFlorida's 19th District

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Special elections to United States Congress are required in the event of vacancies. This page will compile the special elections to the 113th Congress in 2013-2014.

Special elections to Congress occur when a legislator resigns or is removed from office. Depending on the specific state laws governing vacancies, a state can either hold an election within the same calendar year, or wait until the next regularly scheduled election. For the purposes of our coverage of Congressional special elections, we are combining all special elections pertaining to the 113th Congress onto one page. Some of these special elections will occur in 2013; others in 2014.

As of July 2014, a total of eight congressional special elections have been scheduled to occur at some point in 2013-2014.

Breakdown of 113th United States Congress special elections

The reasons for special elections are as follows:

  • 2 due to acceptance of private sector jobs
  • 2 due to political appointment
  • 2 due to a Senator's death
  • 1 due to criminal prosecution/health issues
  • 1 due to acceptance of a university position
  • 1 due to win in special election

The partisan breakdown for vacancies is as follows:

Announced special elections

The table below details a running list of the special elections to the 113th United States Congress as they are announced.

District Prior Incumbent Special Election Candidates (General Election Only) Election Date Winner Partisan Switch?
Illinois' 2nd Jesse Jackson Jr. Democratic Party Robin Kelly
Republican Party Paul McKinley
Green Party LeAlan M. Jones
Independent Curtis Llong Bey
Independent Marcus Lewis
Independent Elizabeth Pahlke
April 9, 2013[1] Democratic Party Robin Kelly No
Missouri's 8th Jo Ann Emerson Democratic Party Steve Hodges
Republican Party Jason T. Smith
Libertarian Party Bill Slantz
Constitution Party Doug Enyart
June 4, 2013[2][3] Republican PartyJason T. Smith No
US Senator from South Carolina Jim DeMint Pending November 4, 2014[4] Pending
South Carolina's 1st Tim Scott Democratic Party Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
Republican Party Mark Sanford
Green Party Eugene Platt
May 7, 2013[5][6] Republican PartyMark Sanford No
US Senator from Hawaii Daniel Inouye Pending November 4, 2014[7] Pending
US Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry Democratic Party Ed Markey
Republican Party Gabriel Gomez
June 25, 2013[8] Democratic PartyEd Markey No
Alabama's 1st Jo Bonner Pending November 5, 2013[9] Pending
US Senator from New Jersey Frank Lautenberg Democratic Party Cory Booker
Republican Party Steve Lonegan
October 16, 2013[10] Pending
Massachusetts' 5th Ed Markey Pending December 10, 2013[11][12] Pending
Louisiana's 5th Rodney Alexander Pending October 19, 2013[13] Pending

See also

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