United States Senate elections in Michigan, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Michigan

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Gary Peters Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Carl Levin Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Toss Up[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

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

Michigan 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 open Senate seat currently held by Carl Levin (D). Levin was first elected in 1978. On March 7, 2013, Levin announced that he will retire rather than seek re-election in 2014.[6]


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Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


According to a poll conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, Gary Peters leads the Michigan Senate race. He is up 5 points on Terri Lynn Land, and he also has a lead over prospective candidates Justin Amash and Mike Rogers.[7]

Election history


On November 6, 2012, Debbie Stabenow won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Pete Hoekstra, Scotty Boman, Harley Mikkelson, Richard Matkin, and John Litle in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Michigan General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Stabenow Incumbent 58.8% 2,735,826
     Republican Pete Hoekstra 38% 1,767,386
     Libertarian Scotty Boman 1.8% 84,480
     Green Harley Mikkelson 0.6% 27,890
     UST Richard Matkin 0.6% 26,038
     NLP John Litle 0.2% 11,229
Total Votes 4,652,849
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 4, 2008, Carl Levin won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. (R), Scotty Boman (L), Harley G. Mikkelson (G), Michael N. Nikitin (U.S. Taxpayers Party), and Doug Dern (Natural Law) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate General Election, Michigan, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Levin Incumbent 62.7% 3,038,386
     Republican Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 33.8% 1,641,070
     Libertarian Scotty Boman 1.6% 76,347
     Green Harley G. Mikkelson 0.9% 43,440
     U.S. Taxpayers Party Michael N. Nikitin 0.6% 30,827
     Natural Law Doug Dern 0.4% 18,550
Total Votes 4,848,620

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