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United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont, 2014

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Vermont's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Peter Welch Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Peter Welch Democratic Party
Peter Welch.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Vermont 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 Vermont 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.

Vermont 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]

The incumbent heading into the election is Peter Welch (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Vermont has a single At-Large Congressional District, which is made up of the entire state.

Partisan breakdown

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

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


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August 26, 2014, Republican primary results

District history


On November 6, 2012, Peter Welch (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Donka (R), James Desrochers (I), Andre LaFramboise (VoteKISS), and Jane Newton (Liberty Union Party) in the general election.

U.S. House, Vermont At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Welch Incumbent 72% 208,600
     Republican Mark Donka 23.3% 67,543
     Independent James Desrochers 2.9% 8,302
     Third Andre LaFramboise 0.4% 1,153
     Third Jane Newton 1.4% 4,065
Total Votes 289,663
Source: Vermont Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Peter Welch won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Paul D. Beaudry (R), Gus Jaccaci (I), Jane Newton (Socialist), and a write-in.[12]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Vermont, At-Large, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Welch Incumbent 64.6% 154,006
     Republican Paul D. Beaudry 32% 76,403
     Independent Gus Jaccaci 2% 4,704
     Socialist Jane Newton 1.4% 3,222
     Write-in Unnamed 0.1% 186
Total Votes 238,521

See also