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Revision as of 09:25, 9 April 2014



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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Mississippi

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Thad Cochran Republican Party
Thad Cochran.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Mississippi will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 1, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Mississippi is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election.[3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 25, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014.[4]

See also: Mississippi elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Thad Cochran (R). Cochran was first elected in 1978.

Race background

The primary battle between state Senator Chris McDaniel and incumbent Thad Cochran was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014. Shortly after McDaniel announced his candidacy, The Club for Growth, SCF, FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Express and the Madison Project all announced support.[5]

Primary vulnerability

Cochran was named by National Journal as one of the top five incumbent senators at risk of losing his or her primary election. Four of the five most vulnerable senators are Republican.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24 Republican runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 3, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.[7][8]

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Polls

Republican Primary Polls

Thad Cochran vs. Chris McDaniel
Poll Thad Cochran Chris McDanielNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling (April 3-5, 2014)
52%35%12%+/-4.1570
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


General Election Polls

Thad Cochran vs. Travis Childers
Poll Thad Cochran Travis ChildersOther candidateUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports (March 26-29, 2014)
48%31%9%12%+/-4750
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Chris McDaniel vs. Travis Childers
Poll Chris McDaniel Travis ChildersMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports (March 26-29, 2014)
47%35%+/-4750
Public Policy Polling (November 15-17, 2013)
41%38%+/-4.4502
AVERAGES 44% 36.5% +/-4.2 626
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign contributions

Candidate Ballot Access
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Thad Cochran

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cochran's reports.[12]

Thad Cochran (2013) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 9, 2013$480,184.56$178,228.98$(26,442.07)$6,319,771.47
July Quarterly[14]July 10, 2013$6,319,771.47$170,909.33$(28,927.76)$773,953.04
October Quarterly[15]October 10, 2013$773,953.04$53,147.32$(23,193.11)$803,907.25
Year-End Quarterly[16]December 31, 2013$803,907$339,337$(43,326)$1,100,445
April Quarterly[17]April 10, 2014$1,100,445.67$1,703,077.71$(1,291,015.20)$1,512,508.18
Running totals
$2,444,700.34$(1,412,904.14)

Election history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Roger Wicker won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Albert N. Gore, Thomas Cramer, and Shawn O'Hara in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Wicker 57.2% 709,626
     Democratic Albert N. Gore, Jr. 40.6% 503,467
     Constitution Thomas Cramer 1.2% 15,281
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 1.1% 13,194
Total Votes 1,241,568
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cochran won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Erik Fleming (D) in the general election.[18]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran Incumbent 61.4% 766,111
     Democratic Erik Fleming 38.6% 480,915
Total Votes 1,247,026

Media


The Mississippi Conservatives PAC labels McDaniel a hypocrite.[19]

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 Senate Race Ratings for August 22, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 Senate Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Mississippi Election Code, "Section 23-15-575," accessed January 3, 2014
  4. Mississippi Secretary of State, "Mississippi Mail-in and NVRA Agency Voter Registration Application," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Washington Post, "The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014," accessed December 10, 2013
  6. National Journal, "Ranking the Top 5 Senators Vulnerable in 2014 Primaries," accessed December 31, 2013
  7. Associated Press, "Mississippi Senate - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 4, 2014
  8. The Washington Post, "Cochran and McDaniel officially headed to Mississippi runoff," accessed June 4, 2014
  9. Washington Post, "Sen. Cochran will seek reelection in 2014," Aaron Blake, December 6, 2013
  10. Gulf Live.com, "State Sen. Chris McDaniel announces run for U.S. Senate in 2014," October 17, 2013
  11. The Hill, "Miss. conservative to run against Sen. Cochran as 'Plan B' Democrat," January 13, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Cochran 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 30, 2013
  13. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  14. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  15. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  16. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  17. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008" accessed November 3, 2011
  19. YouTube, "Chris McDaniel - "Both Sides" - Earmarks," accessed April 4, 2014