Utah's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Utah's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary, due to conventions

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Matheson Democratic Party
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Utah U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th congressional district of Utah will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Utah is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim Matheson (D), who was first elected in 2002.

Utah's 4th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Salt Lake, Tooele, Juab, Millard, Beaver, Iron and Washington counties.[2]

Candidates

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General election candidates[3]


April 26, 2014, Convention results

Democratic Party Democratic convention[5]

Republican Party Republican convention[6]

Withdrew from race


Race background

Incumbent Jim Matheson (D), is one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections.[9] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Matheson's district ranks as the 2nd most Republican (39% D).[10]

Matheson is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[11]

District history

2012

In the 2012 general election, Democrat Jim Matheson was elected to the newly created 4th congressional district of Utah. Matheson defeated Mia Love (R) and Jim Vein (L) in a tight race that was determined to be to close to call well after the polls closed on November 6, 2012. Love conceded the following day.[12]

U.S. House, Utah District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Matheson Incumbent 48.8% 119,803
     Republican Mia B. Love 48.5% 119,035
     Libertarian Jim L. Vein 2.6% 6,439
Total Votes 245,277
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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