Washington's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election
Suzan DelBene Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st congressional district of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Suzan DelBene (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Washington's 1st Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties and part of King county.[4]

Candidates

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Frontline Program

Incumbent Suzan DelBene (D) 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.[8]

Young Guns Program

Challenger Pedro Celis (R) is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Young Guns Program. The program is designed to help candidates challenging incumbent Democrats in targeted races.[9]

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Suzan DelBene (D) won election to the United States House. She defeated John Koster in the general election.

U.S. House, Washington District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzan DelBene 53.9% 177,025
     Republican John Koster 46.1% 151,187
Total Votes 328,212
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jay Inslee won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating James Watkins (R).[10]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 1, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Inslee Incumbent 57.7% 172,642
     Republican James Watkins 42.3% 126,737
Total Votes 299,379

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