Washington's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
August 5, 2014
Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D
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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Suzan DelBene (D), who was first elected in 2012.
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August 5, 2014, primary results
Incumbent Suzan DelBene (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.
Young Guns Program
Challenger Pedro Celis (R) was a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Young Guns Program. The program was designed to help candidates challenging incumbent Democrats in targeted races.
|U.S. House, Washington District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 2, 2010, Jay Inslee won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating James Watkins (R).
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 1, 2010|
|Democratic||Jay Inslee Incumbent||57.7%||172,642|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2014
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