United States House of Representatives elections in Delaware, 2014

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Delaware's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John C. Carney Jr. Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John C. Carney Jr. Democratic Party
John C. Carney Jr.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Delaware U.S. House Elections
At-Large District

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Delaware will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's at-large congressional district.

Delaware 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.[3][4][5]

The incumbent heading into the election is John C. Carney Jr. (D), who was first elected in 2010.

Delaware has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the one congressional seat from Delaware.

Members of the U.S. House from Delaware -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 1 1


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Democratic Party John C. Carney Jr. Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rose Izzo
Libertarian Party Scott Gesty
Green Party Bernard August

September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, John C. Carney Jr. (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Kovach (R), Scott Gesty (L), and Bernard August (G) in the general election.

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent 64.7% 238,081
     Republican Thomas Kovach 33.2% 122,062
     Green Bernard August 1.1% 4,085
     Libertarian Scott Gesty 1.1% 3,926
Total Votes 368,154
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, John Carney won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Glen Urquhard (R), Earl R. Lofland (I), Brent A. Wangen (L), Jeffrey Brown (I) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr 56.8% 173,543
     Republican Glen Urquhart 41% 125,442
     Independent Party of Delaware Earl R. Lofland 1.2% 3,704
     Libertarian Brent A. Wangen 0.6% 1,986
     Blue Enigma Jeffrey Brown 0.3% 961
Total Votes 305,636

See also


U.S. House elections, 2014