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Revision as of 10:42, 26 August 2013


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Alaska

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 19, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Begich Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Alaska will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

Alaska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election. The Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party allow any registered voters. The Alaska Republican Party allows only registered Republicans, nonpartisan or undeclared voters.[1]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mark Begich (D). Begich was first elected in 2008.

Candidates

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.

Rumored but not running

Race ratings

Most vulnerable seats

The Fiscal Times compiled a list of the seven most vulnerable Senate seats up for election in 2014. The seven included in the list are: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Going into the 2014 election, all seven seats are held by Democrats.[2]

Democratic incumbent Mark Begich defeated Ted Stevens in 2008 to win the seat. However, the potential loss of jobs at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks could cause Begich to take a hit in his bid for re-election.[2]

Polling indicates that Gov. Sean Parnell (R) could be Begich’s strongest opponent, but Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell (R) is the likeliest opponent. The seat is considered a toss-up.[2]

Media

Mark Begich released a radio ad on August 19, 2013, highlighting his opposition to the No Child Left Behind Act. The ad states that the No Child Left Behind Act does not work with the diversity of Alaska's schools.[3]

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lisa Murkowski won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Joe Miller, Scott T. McAdams, Frederick Haase, Tim Carter, and Ted Gianoutsos in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Alaska General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Write-in Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Murkowski Incumbent 39.7% 101,091
     Republican Joe Miller 35.6% 90,839
     Democratic Scott T. McAdams 23.6% 60,045
     Libertarian Frederick Haase 0.6% 1,459
     Nonaffiliated Tim Carter 0.4% 927
     Nonaffiliated Ted Gianoutsos 0.2% 458
Total Votes 254,819

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mark Begich won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Ted Stevens in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Alaska General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Begich Incumbent 50.7% 151,767
     Republican Ted Stevens 49.3% 147,814
Total Votes 299,581

See also

External links

References