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{{Deelecbanner14}}{{DeUSsen2014toc}}{{tnr}}Voters in [[Delaware]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|November 4, 2014 elections]].
{{Deelecbanner14}}{{DeUSsen2014toc}}{{tnr}}Voters in [[Delaware]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Delaware

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Chris Coons Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Chris Coons Democratic Party
Chris Coons.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Delaware will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

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 election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Chris Coons (D). Coons was first elected in a special election in 2010 to replace Vice-President Joe Biden.


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.

Possible candidates

Race background

Incumbent Chris Coons ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Kevin Wade triumphed over Chris Smink. Coons triumphed over Smink and Green Party candidate Andrew Groff in the general election on November 4, 2014.[8]

Election history


On November 6, 2012, Tom Carper won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Kevin Wade, Alexander Pires and Andrew Richard Groff in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Carper Incumbent 66.7% 252,892
     Republican Kevin Wade 28.7% 108,957
     Green Andrew Richard Groff 0.8% 3,036
     Independent Alexander Pires 3.8% 14,462
Total Votes 379,347
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Chris Coons won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Christine O'Donnell (R), Glenn A. Miller (I), James W. Rash, Jr. (L), Maurice F. Bourgeois (I) and Samtra Devard (I) in the general election.[10]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris A. Coons Incumbent 56.6% 174,012
     Republican Christine O'Donnell 40% 123,053
     Independent Party of Delaware Glenn A. Miller 2.7% 8,201
     Libertarian James W. Rash, Jr. 0.7% 2,101
     Independent Maurice F. Bourgeois 0% 25
     Independent Samtra Devard 0% 10
Total Votes 307,402

See also

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