Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Dan Newhouse Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Doc Hastings Republican Party
Doc Hastings.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Washington U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th 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. All candidates may run and all voters may vote for any candidate. The two candidates receiving the most votes, regardless of party affiliation, move on to the general election.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Doc Hastings (R), who was first elected in 1994.

Washington's 4th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Okanogan, Douglas, Grant, Adams, Franklin, Benton and Yakima counties.[6]


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.General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican candidates

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Failed to file

Declined to run

District history


The 4th congressional district of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Doc Hastings won re-election in the district.[24]

U.S. House, Washington District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoc Hastings Incumbent 66.2% 154,749
     Democratic Mary Baechler 33.8% 78,940
Total Votes 233,689
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Doc Hastings won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Jay Clough (D).[25]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 4, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoc Hastings Incumbent 67.6% 156,726
     Democrat Jay Clough 32.4% 74,973
Total Votes 231,699

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 1, 2014," accessed August 4, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 4, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Washington Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 Associated Press, "Washington - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  8. Politico, "Ex-NFL player Clint Didier seeks Doc Hastings seat," accessed February 18, 2014
  9. Seattle Times, "State Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry to run for Hastings’ seat," accessed February 21, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Yakima Herald, "Candidates emerge for Hastings’ seat in U.S. House," accessed February 17, 2014
  11. KAPP TV, "Dan Newhouse Running for Congress," accessed February 22, 2014
  12. Yakima Herald, "Former state ag director Newhouse officially joins 4th District race," accessed February 22, 2014
  13. News Talk Kit, "Congressional Candidate Gavin Seim Talks About Challenging Doc Hastings (AUDIO)," accessed February 24, 2014
  14. Columbia Basin Herald, "Candidates emerge to replace Hastings," accessed February 24, 2014
  15. Tri City Herald, "Kennewick attorney Cicotte declares for Congressional seat," accessed March 10, 2014
  16. Tri City Heraldm "Kennewick attorney Cicotte considering run for Congress," accessed February 19, 2014
  17. The News Tribune, "Kennewick attorney Cicotte considering run for Congress," accessed February 19, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
  19. Josh for Congress 2014, "Home," accessed February 14, 2014 (dead link)
  20. Yakima Herald, "Franklin County commissioner joins Congress hopefuls," accessed February 19, 2014
  21. Tri City Herald, "Sen. Brown won't run for Hastings seat," accessed March 19, 2014
  22. Yakima Herald, " Benton official says he’s not running for Congress," accessed February 26, 2014
  23. Yakima Herald, "Charles Ross will not pursue congressional seat," accessed February 25, 2014
  24. Politico "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"