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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in North Carolina

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Thom Tillis Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Kay Hagan Democratic Party
Kay Hagan.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

Flag of North Carolina.png
Voters in North Carolina will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

North Carolina is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their respective primaries. Voters may choose a primary ballot without impacting their unaffiliated status.[3]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Kay Hagan (D). Hagan was first elected in 2008.


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Potential candidates

  • Republican Party Jim Cain: Ambassador to Denmark under George W. Bush[4]

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.[5]

Democrat Kay Hagan was "swept into office with the aid of presidential turnout in 2008".[5] This time around, there’s no presidential race above her on the ballot and turnout is expected to be down this time around.[5] Among the possible Republican candidates are North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis and Reps. Renee Ellmers, Patrick McHenry, Virginia Foxx, and George Holding.[5] Although recent polls show Hagan leading these potential challengers, her middling approval rating and the midterm dynamics make this race a toss-up.[5]

Election history


On November 2, 2010, Richard Burr was re-elected to the United States Senate for a second term. He defeated Elaine Marshall (D), Michael Beitler (Libertarian), and the write-in candidates.[6]

United States Senate, North Carolina General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Burr Incumbent 54.8% 1,458,046
     Democratic Elaine Marshall 43% 1,145,074
     Libertarian Michael Beitler 2.1% 55,687
     Write-ins 0% 1,272
Total Votes 2,660,079


On November 4, 2008, Kay Hagan was elected to the United States Senate. She defeated Elizabeth Dole (R), Christopher Cole (Libertarian), and the write-in candidates.[7]

United States Senate, North Carolina General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKay Hagan Incumbent 52.7% 2,249,311
     Republican Elizabeth Dole 44.2% 1,887,510
     Libertarian Christopher Cole 3.1% 133,430
     Write-in 0% 1,719
Total Votes 4,271,970

See also

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