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*{{reddot}} [[Dwayne Stovall]] <ref>[http://texansforstovall.com/ ''Campaign website,'' "Home," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
*{{reddot}} [[Dwayne Stovall]] <ref>[http://texansforstovall.com/ ''Campaign website,'' "Home," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
===Potential candidates===
===Not running===
*{{reddot}} [[David Barton]] <ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/texas-tea-party-david-barton-ted-cruz-99278.html ''Politico,'' "Texas tea party seeks Ted Cruz 2.0: David Barton," November 3, 2013]</ref>
*{{reddot}} [[David Barton]] <ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/texas-tea-party-david-barton-ted-cruz-99278.html ''Politico,'' "Texas tea party seeks Ted Cruz 2.0: David Barton," November 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/06/historian-david-barton-makes-major-announcement-about-potential-senate-run/ ''The Blaze,'' "Historian David Barton Makes Major Announcement About Potential Senate Run,"November 6, 2013]</ref>
==Race background==
==Race background==

Revision as of 12:44, 7 November 2013


2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Texas

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Incumbent prior to election:
John Cornyn Republican Party
John Cornyn.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

Flag of Texas.png
Voters in Texas will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[3][4]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by John Cornyn (R). Cornyn was first elected in 2002.


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.

Not running

Race background

Cornyn is taking the threat of a strong primary challenge seriously. Fellow Texas senator Ted Cruz refused to endorse his colleague, John Cornyn, or any other incumbent. He stated, "I think every elected official, including me, owes it to the people, owes it the grass roots, to go and make the case to the grass roots why he or she is representing their interests."[8]

Campaign contributions

John Cornyn

John Cornyn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$2,671,655.28$1,854,913.27$(347,519.79)$4,179,048.76
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$4,179,048.76$2,329,648.14$(521,702.95)$5,986,993.95
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$5,986,993.95$1,796,856.20$(870,075.51)$6,913,774.64
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$6,913,774$1,477,419$(1,891,045)$6,500,149
Pre-Primary[13]February 20, 2014$6,500,149$927,645$(2,628,556)$4,799,238
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$4,799,238$1,393,992$(2,845,848)$3,347,382
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$3,347,382$1,294,883$(843,805)$3,798,460
Running totals


John Cornyn

Election history


On November 6, 2012, Ted Cruz won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Paul Sadler (D), John Jay Myers (L) and David Collins (G) in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Cruz 56.5% 4,440,137
     Democratic Paul Sadler 40.6% 3,194,927
     Libertarian John Jay Myers 2.1% 162,354
     Green David B. Collins 0.9% 67,404
Total Votes 7,864,822
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 4, 2008, John Cornyn won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Richard J. "Rick" Noriega (D) and Yvonne Adams Schick (L).[16]

U.S. Senate General Election, Texas, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cornyn Incumbent 54.8% 4,337,469
     Democratic Richard J. "Rick" Noriega 42.8% 3,389,365
     Libertarian Yvonne Adams Schick 2.3% 185,241
Total Votes 7,912,075

See also

External links