United States Senate elections in Arkansas, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Arkansas

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Tom Cotton Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Pryor Democratic Party
Mark Pryor.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Toss Up[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

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

Arkansas 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 election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mark Pryor (D). Pryor was first elected in 2002 and is running for re-election in 2014.


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Race ratings

Most vulnerable seats

The FiscalTimes 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.[10]

Democrat Mark Pryor likely faces some competition from Lt. Gov. Mark Darr (R) who appears likely to jump into the race after ruling out a gubernatorial bid.[10] However, some speculation still exists among Republicans that Rep. Tom Cotton will be the Republican challenger instead.[10]

Election history


On November 2, 2010, John Boozman won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Blanche L. Lincoln, Trevor Drown, and John Laney Gray, III in the general election.[11]

U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boozman 57.9% 451,618
     Democratic Blanche L. Lincoln Incumbent 37% 288,156
     Independent Trevor Drown 3.2% 25,234
     Green John Laney Gray, III 1.9% 14,430
Total Votes 779,438


On November 4, 2008, Mark Pryor won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Rebekah Kennedy in the general election.[12]

U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Pryor Incumbent 79.5% 804,678
     Green Rebekah Kennedy 20.5% 207,076
Total Votes 1,011,754

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