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1978 and 1982 Republican candidate and political operative Jeff Bell was the Republican nominee.[289]. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) drafted a proposal that would have addressed both the budget shutdown, through the repeal of the medical device tax, and a plan to increase the debt ceiling through January 2014. [211] Also, Greg Orman qualified for the ballot as an independent. Blue indicates towns carried by Ed Markey, red indicates towns carried by Brian Herr. We're doing more than just protecting U.S. personnel on the ground. Senators resigned their posts early. Three other states with Democratic U.S. [307], One-term incumbent Democrat Jeff Merkley was narrowly elected with 49% of the vote in 2008. [163] Pryor was running for a third term.[34]. Elections to the U.S. Senate were held on November 4, 2014. Thirty-three Class 2 seats were contested for regular six-year terms to be served from January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2021, and three Class 3 seats were contested in special elections due to Senate vacancies. The rollout date was met with high demand for the website, both by those seeking insurance and those curious to see how the site worked. The DSCC outraised their GOP counterpart, the NRSC, by one million dollars in October 2013. [236] Democratic Congressman Ed Markey beat Republican Gabriel E. Gomez in the June 25, 2013 special election by a 55% to 45% margin. [237] Markey had served the remainder of Kerry's term before running for re-election in 2014. Democratic Senator Max Baucus, who had announced he would retire and not seek a seventh term in office, resigned from the Senate in February 2014 in order to accept an appointment as United States Ambassador to China.Democrat John Walsh, the Lieutenant Governor of Montana, who was already running for Baucus' seat when Baucus was named to the ambassadorship, was appointed to replace … The elections marked 100 years of direct elections of U.S. Republicans defeated five Democratic incumbents: Mark Begich of Alaska lost to Dan Sullivan, Mark Pryor of Arkansas lost to Tom Cotton, Mark Udall of Colorado lost to Cory Gardner, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana lost to Bill Cassidy and Kay Hagan of North Carolina lost to Thom Tillis. Trial lawyer David Domina was the Democratic nominee. [42], On April 10, 2014, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned from her post as a result of the troubled rollout of Obamacare. With a total net gain of nine seats, the Republicans made the largest Senate gain by any party since 1980. In 2012, the Democratic Party retained control over the chamber, winning 25 of the 33 seats. [27], Silver's March 2014 ratings predicted that Republicans would pick-up the six seats needed to control the Senate.[27]. Er hatte es ab 2014 ebenfalls mit einem republikanischen Senat zu tun – unter einem Mehrheitsführer Mitch McConnell. The 2014 United States Senate election in Minnesota was held on November 4, 2014, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Minnesota, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Minnesota, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Chambliss did not seek a third term. Seven senators announced they would not for re-election in 2014. The deadline to complete the application was moved from December 15 to December 23, 2013. On average, Democrats won closer races than Republicans. By September 30, the House had voted and sent three resolutions to the Senate that all were struck down. Governor Nikki Haley appointed Congressman Tim Scott as DeMint's replacement. With races in Georgia and Louisiana tightening up, it was possible that one or both of those races could have been the deciding seats for the majority. The 2014 United States Senate election in Illinois took place on November 4, 2014, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Illinois, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Illinois, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. [324] Rounds won the Republican nomination over state senator Larry Rhoden, state representative Stace Nelson, and physician Annette Bosworth. The program was supposed to be rolled out in October 2013 but was delayed until November 2014. [188] Schatz was challenged in the Democratic primary by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii's 1st congressional district, who Inouye had hoped would be his successor. As of 2020 this is the last time the Republicans won a Senate Election in Colorado. [189] Schatz defeated Hanabusa in the primary with 48.5% to 47.8%. [202][203], State Senator Joni Ernst was the Republican nominee. [295][296][297], State House Speaker Thom Tillis was the Republican nominee. [12] In the final months of the race, polls showed them with viable chances of winning, leading some analysts to speculate on the possibility of an "Independent caucus" that could also include Maine Senator Angus King and possibly Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The two Democratic senators to vote against the bill were Jack Reed (RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), The comprehensive bill failed in the House due largely in part to the votes of eight Democratic House members who joined the Republican majority to vote down the measure. In all, there were 36 elections: 33 senators were up for election this year as class 2 Senators, and 3 faced special elections (all from Class 3). A total of 36 seats in the 100-member U.S. Senate were contested. The penalty, payable to the federal government, for not being enrolled in a health insurance plan by March 31 was either $95 or 1 percent of income, whichever is greater. They reported $11.1 million cash on hand. Senator Sam Nunn, won the Democratic nomination. The Five Thirty Eight and New York Times probabilities for Kansas are for the Republican, Pat Roberts, versus the Independent candidate, Greg Orman. From 1915 to 2013, control of the U.S. Senate flipped in 10 of 50 cycles, or 20% of the time. Senators were up for re-election in 2014 (Alaska, Arkansas and North Carolina) were generally considered to have GOP-leaning electorates. [138] The Senate race with the most outside spending was in North Carolina, at $80 million, a new record.[138]. [11] Due to the closeness of several races, it was initially believed that Senate control might not be decided on election night. Republicans won a majority of the U.S. congressional seats up for election in 2014, taking 54 seats while Democrats secured 44. Another 79,391 users were able to enroll in the 15 state exchanges, bringing the total enrollment to 106,185 in October. McConnell is seeking re-election to a sixth term. [232], Five-term incumbent and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry had been re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2008. Both organizations remained debt-free.[12]. [255][256] [5] Although Democrats saw some opportunities for pickups, the combination of Democratic retirements and numerous Democratic seats up for election in swing states and red states gave Republicans hopes of taking control of the Senate. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell were able to propose a plan on October 16.[35]. On November 4, 2014, Alexander faced Democratic nominee Gordon Ball, Libertarian Party nominee Joshua James,[333] Constitution Party nominee Joe Wilmothm, and independent Danny Page[333] also ran in the general election. Johnson announced on March 26, 2013 that he would not run for re-election. One-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich had been first elected with 48% of the vote in 2008, defeating six-term Senator Ted Stevens by 3,953 votes (a margin of 1.25%). The vote was 66-27, with 25 of the 27 nay votes being from Republicans. The 2014 elections marked the 100th anniversary of the direct popular election of U.S. [291] Weh won the June 3 primary but lost to Udall in the general election. Collins explained, "I’m hearing from many Democrats that if there were a way to deal somehow with the debt limit as well as part of this plan that that would be helpful. [191], One-term incumbent Republican Jim Risch had been elected with 58% of the vote in 2008. The Five Thirty Eight and New York Times predictions reflect the probability that the party will win the seat. And obviously time is of the essence. [230][231] Shenna Bellows, former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, was the Democratic nominee. [212], On September 3, Taylor announced he was dropping out of the election, leading to speculation that Democrats would support Orman's candidacy. When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that the Senate would hold a procedural vote on Wednesday, September 24, many senators began to announce their positions on voting against a cloture, the motion to end debate on a bill. [337], One-term incumbent Democrat Mark Warner had been elected with 65% of the vote in 2008; he sought re-election. [219][220], Ed Marksberry pursued an independent bid after dropping out of the Democratic field in September 2013. By midnight ET, most major networks projected that the Republicans would take control of the Senate. Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, briefly entered the race for the Republican nomination, but dropped her bid in January 2014. Those elected to the U.S. Senate in the 33 regular elections on November 4, 2014, began their six-year terms on January 3, 2015. Although no incumbent senators lost in a 2014 primary, there were many marquee races. [325], Former Republican U.S. One-term incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan had been elected with 53% of the vote against incumbent Republican Elizabeth Dole in 2008. Inhofe sought re-election. With Republican candidates winning only eight seats, this was the worst performance by a major party since the 1950s.[5]. [49], Upon arrival at the House, the bill was altered by focusing solely on the farm programs and did not include the food stamp program.[50]. [7] Days after the election, the United States Election Project estimated that 36.6% of eligible voters voted, 4% lower than the 2010 elections, and possibly the lowest turnout rate since the 1942 election.[8][9]. As of July 2014, the DSCC had raised $70.3 million in the 2014 cycle, while the NRSC had raised $68.6 million in 2014. A total of 33 of the 100 seats were up for regular election. Democrat Victor Sanchez Williams ran against Sessions as a write-in candidate. Attempts to use the website resulted in errors, including: In an October 30, 2013, hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated, "Hold me accountable for the debacle. The deaths of Sens. [257] Neither McDaniel nor Cochran was able to get 50% of the vote in the first round of the primary, so a runoff election was held June 24. Durbin ran for a fourth term.[197]. All three special elections also took place on November 4, 2014, for a total of 36 Senate elections. Bartholomew J. Phillips (Independent) 0.2%, This page was last edited on 25 November 2020, at 06:12. Members such as Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Rand Paul (D-KY) disagreed and continued to push for a vote. Landrieu ran for a fourth term. [1] Eight seats held by Democrats heading into the election that were consistently ranked by outside ratings as either being toss-ups or Republican leaning included: West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Alaska and Michigan. After Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a marathon speech, the motion for cloture was accepted and Reid was able to strip the Obamacare defunding language contained in the Republican House members' continuing resolution (CR). The section updated the seat count for each party throughout the night and the vote totals in the hotly contested races. [301], Two-term incumbent Republican Tom Coburn had been re-elected with 71% of the vote in 2010, and was not scheduled to be up for election again until 2016. [187] Inouye had been re-elected in 2010 with 72% of the vote. ", "Voter turnout could be lowest since World War II", "Senate control may be undecided for weeks after election", "There's something very interesting happening in South Dakota", "The Independents Who Could Tip the Senate in November", "The Hidden Barrier to a Republican Senate Majority", "Bernie Sanders to caucus with GOP? The report stated 26,794 users completed enrollment through the federal exchange. As no candidate won a majority of the vote, a runoff was held on December 6, 2014. Graham won the Republican nomination over a field that included state senator Lee Bright. Altogether, at least $3.67 billion was spent by candidates, parties, committees and outside groups in the 2014 election. At that time, the DSCC had raised $14 million more than the NRSC, a total of $43.5 million raised. [288] Booker ran for re-election in 2014. [4] Three other states with Democratic U.S. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Carl Levin (D-MI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) each stated on September 8, 2014, that gaining congressional approval was not necessary for the actions taken by President Barack Obama, with Levin claiming, "I think the president has an abundant amount of authority to conduct operations. [268] The Montana Democratic Party held a special nominating convention on August 16 to choose a replacement for Walsh. The elections marked 100 years of direct … They are not predictions of vote share. [8], The incumbents highlighted in the article were:[8]. The DSCC raised $4.8 million compared to the NRSC's $3.8 million. Going into the 2014 election, all seven seats were held by Democrats. Alexander sought re-election to a third term. [208] Roberts defeated Wolf in the Republican primary by 48% to 41%. [205], Three-term incumbent Republican Pat Roberts had been re-elected with 60% of the vote in 2008. 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Kay Hagan says she will run for re-election in 2014", "Results from Tuesday's primary elections", "Thom Tillis beats back Tea Party challenger in North Carolina", "Oklahoma Secretary of State 2014 General Election", "Special Election Dates Set to Replace Coburn", "Crowded primary likely in race for Coburn seat", "In Oklahoma, Open Seats Could Come Sooner", "Johnson announces Democratic bid for U.S. Senate", "The Republican Challengers To Merkley And Kitzhaber", "Is the party over? Both organizations had the highest September hauls in the organizations' histories. [81], Six-term incumbent Democrat Max Baucus, the longest-serving senator in Montana's history, had been re-elected with 73% of the vote in 2008. Of all these seats, 21 were held by Democrats and 15 were held by Republicans. States heavy in agriculture, including ones that will be competitive in 2014, may turn more favorably to Democratic candidates due to Republican opposition of the bill. Levin announced on March 7, 2013 that he would not seek re-election. [164] In the general election, Cotton defeated Pryor. Three-term incumbent Republican Susan Collins was seeking a fourth term. State representative Jason Conger, attorney Tim Crawley, IT consultant Mark Callahan, neurosurgeon Dr. Monica Wehby, and former Linn County Republican Chair Jo Rae Perkins all ran for the Republican nomination,[309] with Wehby ultimately winning the nomination in the May 20 primary.[310]. Coons sought re-election. The Senate then sent back a clean resolution stripped of any healthcare defunding language. [162], Two-term incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor had been re-elected with 80% of the vote without Republican opposition in 2008. [217][218] Actress Ashley Judd publicly claimed to be considering a run for the Democratic nomination, but ultimately decided against it. [258] Cochran won the runoff election by 51% to 49%, with the help of Democratic voters eligible to vote in the state's open primaries who chose Cochran as their preferred Republican. Risch sought a second term. [267] Former Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger was defeated by Walsh in the Democratic primary. Senators Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow endorse Gary Peters in 2014 U.S. Senate election", "Republican Terri Lynn Land joins U.S. Senate race", "Official Election Results Primary Election August 5, 2014", "Judges' 'three votes' give Al Franken convincing win in Senate recount trial", "Franken creates potent fundraising machine in advance of re-election bid", "State Rep. Abeler running for US Senate", "St. Louis County commissioner announces run for U.S. Senate", "Monti Moreno enters Senate race, without musket", "GOP state senator Ortman to announce plans for US Senate race at weekend event", "GOP Senate candidates face-off in tea party forum", "Businessman Mike McFadden wins Minnesota's GOP Senate primary; takes on Al Franken in November", "Ron Paul backer announces Minn. Senate bid as Independence Party candidate", "Statewide Results for U.S. Average MOV for Democratic winners was 18.7 percent, while Republicans had an average margin of 24.7 percent. Click here to contact us for media inquiries, and please donate here to support our continued expansion. [190], Campbell Cavasso, former State Representative and nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2004 and 2010, was the Republican nominee. [328][329], Two-term incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander had been re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2008. In these general elections, the winners were elected for the term beginning January 3, 2015; ordered by state. Prior to the ratification of the Amendment XVII, United States Constitution in 1913, U.S. [279], One-term incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen had been elected with 52% of the vote in 2008. [47], Political activist Derrick Grayson,[173] Representatives Jack Kingston of Georgia's 1st congressional district,[174] Paul Broun of Georgia's 10th congressional district,[175] and Phil Gingrey of Georgia's 11th congressional district[176] all declared their candidacy for the Republican nomination, as did former Secretary of State Karen Handel[177] and wealthy businessman David Perdue, cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue. Following the successful cloture vote and the Senate subsequently sending a clean continuing resolution back to the House, the two chambers began a high-stakes game of hot potato. The seven included in the list were: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. This is also the first election since 1980 in which more than two incumbent Democratic Senators were defeated by their Republican challengers. Senators. [44], Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle were in disagreement over the need to pass congressional approval of the administration's air strikes in Iraq as well as any future strikes on ISIS. [326][327] Pressler did not commit to caucusing with either party, while Howie said he would caucus with the Senate Republicans. They had needed a net gain of at least six seats to obtain a majority. Democrats did not pick up any Republican-held seats, but did hold an open seat in Michigan. [167] Gaylon Kent was the Libertarian Party nominee. The senators up for re-election in 2014 who signed the letter were: The open enrollment period ended on March 31, 2014. Der Senat der Vereinigten Staaten (englisch United States Senate) ist neben dem Repräsentantenhaus eine der beiden Kammern des Kongresses der Vereinigten Staaten, eines Zweikammer-Parlaments (Bikameralismus) nach britischer Tradition. Die Bezeichnung leitet sich vom Römischen Senat ab, der Sitz befindet sich im Nordflügel des Kapitols in Washington, D.C. With Obamacare being the issue-at-hand, Congress was unable to agree on whether a resolution would fund the landmark healthcare law. Because it is unclear who Orman will caucus with should he be elected, the Kansas race will be sorted in the middle of the list if he is leading. Ed Gillespie, former RNC Chairman and presidential adviser, ran for the Republican nomination. They included the U.S. Senate races in North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia and Arkansas. Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson won the Democratic nomination. [240] He defeated Republican former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land who was unopposed for the Republican nomination. [241], Franken      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%, One-term incumbent Democrat Al Franken unseated one-term Republican Norm Coleman by 312 votes in a contested three-way race with 42% of the vote in 2008; the third candidate in the race, former Senator Dean Barkley of the Independence Party of Minnesota, won 15% of the vote. [344], Part of the elections held in the United States on November 4, 2014. Republicans defeated three incumbent Democrats, a task the party had not accomplished since the 1980 election. "[39], The first official report from the Obama administration was released November 13, 2013, covering October enrollment numbers. [154] Sessions won with 97.3 percent of the vote[155] against assorted write-in candidates.[156]. [10], The DSCC had its strongest second quarter in organization history, raising $21.7 million during the quarter. [40], On November 22, 2013, the Obama administration announced an eight-day extension on completing applications for coverage starting January 1, 2014. On September 20, Republicans passed a spending bill in the House that funded the government until December 2013, but stripped funding from Obamacare. First-term State Representative Amanda Curtis won the nomination, thereby becoming the new Democratic nominee.[269]. [245] State Representative Jim Abeler,[246] St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg,[247] co-CEO of Lazard Middle Market Mike McFadden, bison farmer and former hair salon owner Monti Moreno,[248] state Senator Julianne Ortman,[249] and U.S. Navy reservist Phillip Parrish[250] ran for the Republican nomination. For a majority, Republicans needed at least 51 seats. According to an April 2014 Politico report, vulnerable Democrats were being outraised by Republican challengers. Congressman Cory Gardner of Colorado's 4th congressional district was the Republican nominee; his late entry into the race caused numerous Republicans to withdraw their candidacies. Matt Silverstein, an insurance agency owner, ran for the Democratic nomination. And when I read the newspapers, we're talking about a multi-year commitment. Circle size is proportional to the amount each county's leading candidate is ahead. Republican Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell,[159] 2010 nominee Joe Miller,[160] State Natural Resources Commissioner Daniel S. Sullivan,[161] and Air Force veteran John Jaramillo ran for the GOP nomination. [80] Cochran was the last incumbent Senator to declare his plans, leading to widespread speculation that he might announce his retirement. [16] Five of the seven confirmed pickups were in states that voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, but two of the seats that Republicans won represent states that voted for Barack Obama in 2012 (Colorado and Iowa). Hagan was seeking re-election. Three-term incumbent Republican Jim Inhofe had been re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2008. The 2014 United States Senate election in Alaska took place on November 4, 2014, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Alaska, concurrently with the election of the governor of Alaska, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. The Republicans regained the majority of the Senate in the 114th Congress, which started in January 2015; the Republicans had not controlled the Senate since January 2007. [340] Moore Capito won the Republican nomination and the general election, the first woman to serve as United States Senator from West Virginia. [127], Five-term incumbent Democrat Jay Rockefeller had been re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2008. [158] Begich was 52 years old in 2014 and was seeking re-election to a second term. The 2014 United States Senate election in Arkansas was held on November 4, 2014, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the state of Arkansas, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Arkansas, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. [27], In September 2014, FiveThirtyEight released a new Senate forecasting model. [343] On August 19, Enzi won the Republican primary election with 82% of the vote, and Democrat Charlie Hardy, a former Catholic priest, won his party's primary election with 48% of the vote. [7] The candidates highlighted in the article were: An August 2013 Politico report reported that the 27 incumbents running for re-election in 2014 had together raised about $125 million by the end of June 2013. [63] McConnell defeated businessman Matt Bevin in the Republican primary on May 20.

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