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==Race background==
 
==Race background==

Revision as of 09:44, 24 September 2013


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Kansas

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Pat Roberts Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. House Elections

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

Kansas 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 Pat Roberts (R). Roberts was first elected in 1996.

Candidates

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Race background

Early predictions for Pat Roberts' (R) run for re-election said that is unlikely he will face a serious challenge in the general election in 2014.[9] He entered the campaign with $886,694 cash on hand, slightly more than he had at the outset of his 2008 campaign for re-election.[9] One possible primary challenge is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who garnered national attention for filing lawsuits over illegal immigration throughout the country.[10]

If Roberts would have changed his mind about re-election, there was no shortage of potential Republican nominees, from both the congressional delegation and statewide offices.

In September 2013, reports circulated that Barack Obama’s second cousin once removed, Milton Wolf, was laying the groundwork for a potential Republican primary challenge against Pat Roberts.[11] Wolf gauged support and reportedly sent an email to GOP activists in August 2013 asking them to get in touch if they want more senators like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul before formally announcing his candidacy.[11][10]

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jerry Moran won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Lisa Johnston (D), Michael Wm. Dann (L), and Joseph K. Bellis (Reformed Party) in the general election.[12]

U.S. Senate General Election, Kansas, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Moran 70.1% 587,175
     Democratic Lisa Johnston 26.4% 220,971
     Libertarian Michael Wm. Dann 2.1% 17,922
     Reformed Joseph "Joe" K. Bellis 1.4% 11,624
Total Votes 837,692

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pat Roberts won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jim Slattery (D), Randall L. Hodgkinson (L), and Joseph L. Martin (Reformed Party) in the general election.[13]

U.S. Senate General Election, Kansas, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Roberts Incumbent 60.1% 727,121
     Democratic Jim Slattery 36.5% 441,399
     Libertarian Randall L. Hodgkinson 2.1% 25,727
     Reformed Joseph L. Martin 1.4% 16,443
Total Votes 1,210,690

See also

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