Utah's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
No primary, due to conventions
Cook Political Report: Likely Republican
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R
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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim Matheson (D), who was first elected in 2002.
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General election candidates
April 26, 2014, Convention results
Withdrew from race
Incumbent Jim Matheson (D), is one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections. 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).
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.
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.
|U.S. House, Utah District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jim Matheson Incumbent||48.8%||119,803|
|Republican||Mia B. Love||48.5%||119,035|
|Libertarian||Jim L. Vein||2.6%||6,439|
|Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Utah, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
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- Campaign website, "About," accessed January 6, 2014
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- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- Washington Post, "Republican Mia Love concedes to Democrat Jim Matheson in Utah," November 7, 2012