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Elections to the United States Senate on November 4, 2014, were a part of the elections held in the United States (and in some areas for a period of time ending November 4, 2014). Thirty-three Class 2 seats in the 100-member United States Senate were up for election, in addition to three Class 3 seats due to expire on January 3, 2017. The candidates winning the regular elections would serve six-year terms from January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2021. The elections marked 100 years of direct elections of U.S. Senators. Twenty-one of the open seats were held by the Democratic Party, while fifteen were held by the Republican Party.

2014 United States Senate elections

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Class 2 (33 of the 100) seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Sen Mitch McConnell official.jpg Harry Reid official portrait 2009.jpg
Leader Mitch McConnell Harry Reid
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 3, 2007 January 3, 2005
Leader's seat Kentucky Nevada
Seats before 45 53
Seats after 54 44
Seat change Increase 9 Decrease 9
Popular vote 24,631,488 20,875,493
Percentage 51.7% 43.8%
Swing Increase 9.6% Decrease 9.9%
Seats up 15 21
Races won 24 12

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Seats before 2[Note 1]
Seats after 2[Note 1]
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 705,146
Percentage 1.5%
Swing Increase 0.5%
Seats up 0
Races won 0

2014 Senate election results map.svg
Results of the general and special elections
     Democratic gain      Republican gain
     Democratic hold      Republican hold
     No election
Line through state means both seats are up for election.

Majority Leader before election

Harry Reid
Democratic

Elected Majority Leader

Mitch McConnell
Republican

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. They had needed a net gain of at least six seats to obtain a majority. They held all of their seats, and gained nine Democratic-held seats. 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.

The Republicans also picked up another 4 open seats in Iowa, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. Polls and other factors had led forecasters to predict that the Republicans would win several seats, with most predicting that the party was likely but not certain to win at least the six seats necessary to take control of the Senate.

This was the second consecutive election held in a president's sixth year where control of the Senate changed hands. This was also the first time that the Democrats lost control of the Senate in a sixth-year midterm since 1918. With a total net gain of 9 seats, the Republicans made the largest Senate gain by any party since 1994. This is also the first election since 1980 in which more than two incumbent Democratic Senators were defeated by their Republican challengers.

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OverviewEdit

For a majority, Republicans needed at least 51 seats. Democrats could have retained a majority with 48 seats (assuming the two Independents continued to caucus with them) because the Democratic Vice President Joe Biden would become the tie-breaker. From 1915 to 2013, control of the U.S. Senate flipped in 10 of 50 cycles, or 20% of the time.[1]

Republicans had lost ground in the 2012 elections, leading to an internal fight among the Republican leadership over the best strategies and tactics for the 2014 Senate races.[2] By December 2013, eight of the twelve incumbent Republicans running for re-election saw Tea Party challenges.[3] However, Republican incumbents won every primary challenge.[4] 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.[5] 7 of the 21 states with Democratic seats up for election in 2014 had voted for Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Democrats also faced the lower voter turnout that accompanies mid-term elections.[6] 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.[7][8]

Poll aggregation website FiveThirtyEight gave the Republican Party a 60% chance of taking control of the Senate as of September 28.[9] Another poll aggregation website, RealClearPolitics, gave the Republican Party a net gain of 7 seats.[10] Due to the closeness of several races, it was initially believed that Senate control might not be decided on election night.[11] Both Louisiana and Georgia were seen as competitive, and both states require a run-off election if no candidate takes a majority of the vote.

Two independent candidates (in Kansas and South Dakota[12]) refused to commit to caucusing with either party.[11] 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.[13][14] However, no Independent won a Senate race in 2014, and King and Sanders continue to caucus with the Democratic Party following the 2014 election.

By midnight ET, most major networks projected that the Republicans would take control of the Senate. The party held all three competitive Republican-held seats (Kentucky, Kansas, and Georgia), and defeated incumbent Democrats in North Carolina, Colorado, and Arkansas. Combined with the pick-ups of open seats in Iowa, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia, the Republicans made a net gain of 7 seats before the end of the night. Republicans defeated three incumbent Democrats, a task the party had not accomplished since the 1980 election.[15] 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). Of the three races that were not called by the end of election night, Alaska and Virginia were still too close to call, while Louisiana held a December 6 run-off election. Virginia declared Democrat Mark Warner the winner of his race by a narrow margin over Republican Ed Gillespie on November 7, and Alaska declared Dan Sullivan the winner against Democratic incumbent Mark Begich a week later, on November 12. Republican Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu in the Louisiana runoff on December 6.

Results summaryEdit

Going into the elections, there were 53 Democratic, 45 Republican and 2 independent senators (both of whom caucus with the Democrats). 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). Of all these seats, 21 were held by Democrats and 15 were held by Republicans.

44 2 54
Democratic Independent Republican

Colored shading indicates party with largest share of that row.

Parties Total
Democratic Republican Independent Libertarian Green Other
Before these elections 53 45 2 100
Not up 32 30 2 64
Class 1 (20122018) 23 8 2 33
Class 3 (20102016) 9 22 31
Up 21 15 36
General: Class 2 20 13 33
Special: Class 3 1 2 3
Incumbent retired/resigned 4 3 7
Held by same party 1 3 4
Replaced by other party   3 Democrats replaced by   3 Republicans 3
Result 1 6 7
Incumbent ran 17 12 29
Won re-election 11 12 23
Lost re-election   5 Democrats replaced by   5 Republicans 5
Lost renomination
but held by same party
0
Withdrew from renomination
and party lost
  1 Democrat replaced by   1 Republican 1
Result 11 18 29
Total elected 12 24 0 36
Net gain/loss   9 Democrats replaced by   9 Republicans  
Nationwide vote 22,598,628 19,302,133 672,196 870,781 152,703 378,146 43,974,587
Share 51.39% 43.89% 1.52% 1.98% 0.35% 0.87% 100%
Result 44 54 2 100

Change in compositionEdit

Before the electionsEdit

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28 D29 D30
D40
Ran
D39
Ran
D38
Ran
D37
Ran
D36
Ran
D35
Ran
D34
Ran
D33
Ran
D32 D31
D41
Ran
D42
Ran
D43
Ran
D44
Ran
D45
Ran
D46
Ran
D47
Ran
D48
Ran
D49
Ran
D50
Retired
Majority → D51
Retired
R41
Ran
R42
Ran
R43
Retired
R44
Retired
R45
Retired
I1 I2 D53
Retired
D52
Retired
R40
Ran
R39
Ran
R38
Ran
R37
Ran
R36
Ran
R35
Ran
R34
Ran
R33
Ran
R32
Ran
R31
Ran
R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28 R29 R30
R20 R19 R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

After the general electionsEdit

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28 D29 D30
D40
Re-elected
D39
Re-elected
D38
Re-elected
D37
Re-elected
D36
Re-elected
D35
Re-elected
D34
Re-elected
D33
Re-elected
D32 D31
D41
Re-elected
D42
Re-elected
D43
Re-elected
D44
Hold
I1 I2 R54
Gain
R53
Gain
R52
Gain
R51
Gain
Majority →
R41
Re-elected
R42
Re-elected
R43
Hold
R44
Hold
R45
Hold
R46
Gain
R47
Gain
R48
Gain
R49
Gain
R50
Gain
R40
Re-elected
R39
Re-elected
R38
Re-elected
R37
Re-elected
R36
Re-elected
R35
Re-elected
R34
Re-elected
R33
Re-elected
R32
Re-elected
R31
Re-elected
R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28 R29 R30
R20 R19 R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

After the special electionsEdit

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28 D29 D30
D40 D39 D38 D37 D36 D35 D34 D33 D32
Hold
D31
D41 D42 D43 D44 I1 I2 R54 R53 R52 R51
Majority →
R41 R42 R43 R44 R45 R46 R47 R48 R49 R50
R40 R39 R38 R37 R36 R35 R34 R33 R32 R31
R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28 R29
Hold
R30
Hold
R20 R19 R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Key:
D# Democratic
R# Republican
I# Independent, caucusing with the Democrats[16][17]

Race summariesEdit

Special elections during the preceding CongressEdit

In these special elections, the winners were elected during 2014 and seated before January 3, 2015 — except that one was seated on January 3, 2015, the effective date of the predecessor's resignation.

State
(linked to
summaries below)
Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral
history
Hawaii
(Class 3)
Brian Schatz Democratic 2012 (Appointed) Incumbent appointee elected. Brian Schatz (Democratic) 69.8%[18]
Campbell Cavasso (Republican) 27.7%[19]
Michael A. Kokoski (Libertarian) 2.5%[20]
Oklahoma
(Class 3)
Tom Coburn Republican 2004
2010
Incumbent resigned, effective January 3, 2015.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
James Lankford (Republican) 67.9%[21]
Connie Johnson (Democratic) 29.0%[22]
Mark T. Beard (Independent) 3.2%[22]
South Carolina
(Class 3)
Tim Scott Republican 2013 (Appointed) Incumbent appointee elected. Tim Scott (Republican) 61.1%[23]
Joyce Dickerson (Democratic) 37.1%[24]
Jill Bossi (American) 1.7%[clarification needed]

Elections leading to the next CongressEdit

In these general elections, the winners were elected for the term beginning January 3, 2015; ordered by state.

All of the elections involved the Class 2 seats.

State
(linked to
summaries below)
Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Alabama Jeff Sessions Republican 1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Jeff Sessions (Republican) 97.25%[25]
Write-in 2.75%[25]
Alaska Mark Begich Democratic 2008 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.[26]
Dan Sullivan (Republican) 48.0%[27]
Mark Begich (Democratic) 45.8%[28]
Mark Fish (Libertarian) 3.7%[29]
Ted Gianoutsos (Independent) 2.0%[30]
Arkansas Mark Pryor Democratic 2002
2008
Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Tom Cotton (Republican) 56.5%[31]
Mark Pryor (Democratic) 39.4%[32]
Nathan LaFrance (Libertarian) 2.0%[33][34]
Mark Swaney (Green) 2.0%[35]
Colorado Mark Udall Democratic 2008 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Cory Gardner (Republican) 48.2%[36][37][38]
Mark Udall (Democratic) 46.3%[39]
Gaylon Kent (Libertarian) 2.6%[40]
Stephen H. Shogan (Independent) 1.4%[41]
Raúl Acosta (Independent) 1.2%
Bill Hammons (Unity) 0.3%[42]
Delaware Chris Coons Democratic 2010 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Chris Coons (Democratic) 55.8%[43]
Kevin Wade (Republican) 42.2%[44]
Andrew Groff (Green) 1.9%
Georgia Saxby Chambliss Republican 2002
2008
Incumbent retired.[45]
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
David Perdue (Republican) 52.9%[46]
Michelle Nunn (Democratic) 45.2%[47]
Amanda Swafford (Libertarian) 1.9%[48]
Idaho Jim Risch Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Risch (Republican) 65.3%[49]
Nels Mitchell (Democratic) 34.7%[50]
Illinois Dick Durbin Democratic 1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Dick Durbin (Democratic) 53.5%[51]
Jim Oberweis (Republican) 42.7%[52]
Sharon Hansen (Libertarian) 3.8%[53]
Iowa Tom Harkin Democratic 1984
1990
1996
2002
2008
Incumbent retired.[54]
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Joni Ernst (Republican) 52.1%[55]
Bruce Braley (Democratic) 43.8%[56]
Rick Stewart (Independent) 2.4%
Doug Butzier (Libertarian) 0.7%[57]
Bob Quast (Independent) 0.5%[58]
Ruth Smith (Independent) 0.4%
Kansas Pat Roberts Republican 1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Pat Roberts (Republican) 53.1%[59]
Greg Orman (Independent) 42.5%
Randall Batson (Libertarian) 4.3%[60]
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Republican 1984
1990
1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Mitch McConnell (Republican) 56.1%[61]
Alison Lundergan Grimes (Democratic) 40.7%[62]
David Patterson (Libertarian) 3.1%[63]
Louisiana Mary Landrieu Democratic 1996
2002
2008
Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Bill Cassidy (Republican) 55.9%[64]
Mary Landrieu (Democratic) 44.1%[65]
Maine Susan Collins Republican 1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Susan Collins (Republican) 68.5%[66]
Shenna Bellows (Democratic) 31.5%[67]
Massachusetts Ed Markey Democratic 2013 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Ed Markey (Democratic) 62.0%[68]
Brian Herr (Republican) 38.0%[69]
Michigan Carl Levin Democratic 1978
1984
1990
1996
2002
2008
Incumbent retired.[70]
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
Gary Peters (Democratic) 54.6%[71]
Terri Lynn Land (Republican) 41.3%[72]
Jim Fulner (Libertarian) 2.0%[73]
Richard Matkin (U.S. Taxpayers) 1.2%
Chris Wahmhoff (Green) 0.9%[74]
Minnesota Al Franken Democratic–Farmer–Labor 2008 Incumbent re-elected. Al Franken (Democratic Farmer-Labor) 53.2%[75]
Mike McFadden (Republican) 42.9%[76]
Steve Carlson (Independence) 2.4%[77]
Heather Johnson (Libertarian) 1.5%[77]
Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican 1978
1984
1990
1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Thad Cochran (Republican) 59.9%[78]
Travis Childers (Democratic) 37.9%[79]
Shawn O'Hara (Reform) 2.2%[80]
Montana John Walsh Democratic 2014 (Appointed) Incumbent appointee withdrew from nomination.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Steve Daines (Republican) 57.8%[81]
Amanda Curtis (Democratic) 40.1%
Roger Roots (Libertarian) 2.1%[82]
Nebraska Mike Johanns Republican 2008 Incumbent retired.[83]
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
Ben Sasse (Republican) 64.4%[84]
David Domina (Democratic) 31.5%[85]
Jim Jenkins (Independent) 2.9%[86]
Todd Watson (Independent) 1.2%[87]
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected. Jeanne Shaheen (Democratic) 51.5%[88]
Scott Brown (Republican) 48.2%[89]
New Jersey Cory Booker Democratic 2013 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Cory Booker (Democratic) 55.8%[90]
Jeff Bell (Republican) 42.3%[90]
Joe Baratelli (Libertarian) 0.9%[91]
Hank Schroeder (Economic Growth) 0.3%[92]
Jeff Boss (Independent)[92] 0.2%
Eugene M. LaVergne (D-R) 0.2%[93]
Antonio Sabas (Independent) 0.2%[94]
New Mexico Tom Udall Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Udall (Democratic) 55.6%[95]
Allen Weh (Republican) 44.4%[96]
North Carolina Kay Hagan Democratic 2008 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Thom Tillis (Republican) 48.8%[97]
Kay Hagan (Democratic) 47.3%[98]
Sean Haugh (Libertarian) 3.7%[99]
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Republican 1994
1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Jim Inhofe (Republican) 68.0%[75]
Matt Silverstein (Democratic) 28.6%[100]
Joan Farr (Independent) 1.3%[101]
Ray Woods (Independent) 1.2%[22]
Aaron DeLozier (Independent) 0.9%[22]
Oregon Jeff Merkley Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected. Jeff Merkley (Democratic) 55.7%[102]
Monica Wehby (Republican) 36.9%[103]
Mike Montchalin (Libertarian) 3.1%[104]
Christina Jean Lugo (Pacific Green) 2.2%[105]
James E. Leuenberger (Constitution) 1.7%[106]
Rhode Island Jack Reed Democratic 1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Jack Reed (Democratic) 70.6%[107]
Mark Zaccaria (Republican) 29.2%[108]
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Republican 2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Lindsey Graham (Republican) 54.3%[109][109]
Brad Hutto (Democratic) 38.8%[110]
Thomas Ravenel (Independent) 3.8%[110]
Victor Kocher (Libertarian) 2.7%[110]
South Dakota Tim Johnson Democratic 1996
2002
2008
Incumbent retired.[111]
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Mike Rounds (Republican) 50.4%[112]
Rick Weiland (Democratic) 29.5%[113]
Larry Pressler (Independent) 17.1%[114]
Gordon Howie (Independent) 3.0%[115]
Tennessee Lamar Alexander Republican 2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Lamar Alexander (Republican) 61.9%[116]
Gordon Ball (Democratic) 31.8%[117]
Joe B. Wilmoth (Constitution) 2.6%[118]
Martin Pleasant (Green) 0.9%[118]
Tom Emerson Jr. (Independent) 0.8%[118]
Danny Page (Independent) 0.6%[118]
Rick Tyler (Independent) 0.4%[118]
Joshua James (Independent) 0.4%[118]
Bartholomew J. Phillips (Independent) 0.2%[118]
Edmund L. Gauthier (Independent) 0.2%[118]
Eric Schechter (Independent) 0.1%[118]
Choudhury Salekin (Independent) 0.1%[118]
Texas John Cornyn Republican 2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. John Cornyn (Republican) 61.6%[109][109]
David Alameel (Democratic) 34.4%[119]
Rebecca Paddock (Libertarian) 2.9%[120]
Emily Marie Sanchez (Green) 1.2%[121]
Virginia Mark Warner Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.[122] Mark Warner (Democratic) 49.1%[123]
Ed Gillespie (Republican) 48.3%[124]
Robert Sarvis (Libertarian) 2.4%[125][126]
West Virginia Jay Rockefeller Democratic 1984
1990
1996
2002
2008
Incumbent retired.[127]
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Shelley Moore Capito (Republican) 62.1%[128]
Natalie Tennant (Democratic) 34.5%[129]
John S. Buckley (Libertarian) 1.6%
Bob Henry Baber (Mountain) 1.2%[130]
Phil Hudok (Constitution) 0.6%
Wyoming Mike Enzi Republican 1996
2002
2008
Incumbent re-elected. Mike Enzi (Republican) 71.2%[131]
Charlie Hardy (Democratic) 17.4%[132]
Curt Gottshall (Independent) 7.9%[133]
Joe Porambo (Libertarian) 2.2%

Special elections during the 114th CongressEdit

There were no special elections in 2015 after January 3.

PredictionsEdit

 
Consensus predictions for the races:
     Safe Democratic seat      Competitive Democratic-held seat
     Safe Republican seat      Competitive Republican-held seat

Predicted probability of Republican takeoverEdit

Several websites used poll aggregation and psephology to estimate the probability that the Republican Party would gain enough seats to take control of the Senate.

Source Probability of Republican control Updated
FiveThirtyEight 76.2%[134] 11/4
Princeton Election Consortium (Sam Wang) 65%[135] 11/3
Huffington Post 79%[136] 11/3
The Upshot (New York Times) 70%[137] 11/3
Washington Post 97%[138] 11/3
Daily Kos 90%[139] 11/4

Predictions of competitive seatsEdit

Out of these 11 competitive seats, Republicans needed to win at least six in order to gain a majority of 51 seats and Democrats needed to win at least five in order to hold a majority of 50 seats (including the two independents who currently caucus with the Democrats and the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Joe Biden.

State Cook PVI Cook
(November 21, 2014)[140]
Daily Kos Elections
(November 4, 2014)[141]
Five Thirty Eight
(November 4, 2014)[142]
[note 1][note 2]
New York Times
(November 4, 2014)[143]
[note 1][note 2]
Real Clear Politics
(November 20, 2014)[144]
Rothenberg
(November 6, 2014)[145]
Sabato
(December 4, 2014)[146]
Median prediction
[note 3]
Winner
Alaska R+12 Tossup 77% R 74% R 66% R Tossup Tossup/Tilt R Lean R Lean R Sullivan
Arkansas R+14 Tossup 97% R 96% R 89% R Lean R Lean R Likely R Lean R Cotton
Colorado D+1 Tossup 78% R 72% R 80% R Tossup Tossup/Tilt R Lean R Lean R Gardner
Georgia R+6 Tossup 93% R 75% R 67% R Tossup Tossup Lean R Lean R Perdue
Iowa D+1 Tossup 75% R 70% R 69% R Tossup Tossup Lean R Lean R Ernst
Kansas R+12 Tossup 92% R 53% I 51% R Tossup Tossup Lean R Tossup Roberts
Kentucky R+13 Lean R 97% R 98% R 98% R Lean R Likely R Likely R Likely R McConnell
Louisiana R+12 Lean R 85% R 81% R 85% R Likely R Lean R Safe R Likely R Cassidy
(in runoff)
New Hampshire D+1 Tossup 59% D 79% D 66% D Tossup Tossup/Tilt D Lean D Tossup/Tilt D Shaheen
North Carolina R+3 Tossup 56% D 69% D 71% D Tossup Tossup Lean D Tossup Tillis
  1. ^ a b The Five Thirty Eight and New York Times predictions reflect the probability that the party will win the seat. They are not predictions of vote share.
  2. ^ a b The Five Thirty Eight and New York Times probabilities for Kansas are for the Republican, Pat Roberts, versus the Independent candidate, Greg Orman. 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.
  3. ^ The Daily Kos Elections, Five Thirty Eight and New York Times predictions are on a cardinal scale; the others are on an incomparable ordinal scale. The median only reflects the ordinal predictions (Cook, Real Clear Politics, Rothenberg and Sabato).

Other seatsEdit

  • Parentheses around an incumbent indicates a retiring incumbent.
  • Italics indicates an incumbent who most recently took office via appointment or special election
State Cook PVI Cook
(October 29, 2014)[140]
Daily Kos Elections
(November 3, 2014)[141]
Five Thirty Eight
(October 29, 2014)[142]
New York Times
(October 29, 2014)[143]
Real Clear Politics
(October 29, 2014)[144]
Rothenberg
(October 29, 2014)[145]
Sabato
(October 29, 2014)[146]
Jay DeSart
(October 28, 2014)[149]
Winner
Alabama R+14 Safe R Safe R 100% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R 100% R Sessions
Delaware D+8 Safe D Safe D >99% D >99% D Safe D Safe D Safe D 99% D Coons
Hawaii
(special: Class 3)
D+20 Safe D Safe D >99% D >99% D Safe D Safe D Safe D >99% D Schatz
Idaho R+18 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Risch
Illinois D+8 Safe D Safe D >99% D >99% D Likely D Safe D Safe D 97% D Durbin
Maine D+6 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Collins
Massachusetts D+10 Safe D Safe D >99% D >99% D Safe D Safe D Safe D >99% D Markey
Michigan D+4 Lean D Safe D 99% D 98% D Safe D Likely D Likely D 94% D Peters
Minnesota D+2 Likely D Safe D 96% D >99% D Likely D Likely D Likely D 93% D Franken
Mississippi R+9 Likely R Safe R >99% R >99% R Likely R Safe R Safe R 99% R Cochran
Montana R+7 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R 93% R Daines
Nebraska R+12 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Sasse
New Jersey D+6 Safe D Safe D >99% D >99% D Likely D Safe D Safe D 98% D Booker
New Mexico D+4 Safe D Safe D >99% D 99% D Likely D Safe D Safe D 92% D Udall
Oklahoma R+19 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Inhofe
Oklahoma
(special: Class 3)
R+19 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Lankford
Oregon D+5 Likely D Safe D >99% D >99% D Likely D Likely D Likely D 98% D Merkley
Rhode Island D+11 Safe D Safe D >99% D >99% D Safe D Safe D Safe D >99% D Reed
South Carolina R+8 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Graham
South Carolina
(special: Class 3)
R+8 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Scott
South Dakota R+10 Lean R Likely R >99% R 99% R Likely R Likely R Likely R 97% R Rounds
Tennessee R+12 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Alexander
Texas R+10 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Cornyn
Virginia Even Likely D 99% D >99% D 97% D Lean D Likely D Likely D 85.7% D Warner
West Virginia R+13 Likely R Safe R 99% R >99% R Likely R Safe R Safe R 97% R Capito
Wyoming R+22 Safe R Safe R >99% R >99% R Safe R Safe R Safe R >99% R Enzi

AlabamaEdit

Alabama election
 
   
Nominee Jeff Sessions
Party Republican
Popular vote 795,606
Percentage 97.3%

 
County results:
Sessions:      80–90%      90–100%

U.S. Senator before election

Jeff Sessions
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jeff Sessions
Republican

Three-term incumbent Republican Jeff Sessions had been re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2008. Sessions sought re-election. Democrat Victor Sanchez Williams ran against Sessions as a write-in candidate.[150] Sessions won with 97.3 percent of the vote[151] against assorted write-in candidates.[152]

United States Senate election in Alabama, 2014[153]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Sessions (Incumbent) 795,606 97.25%
Write-in Write-in 22,484 2.75%
Total votes 818,090 100.00%
Republican hold

AlaskaEdit

Alaska election
 
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Nominee Dan Sullivan Mark Begich
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 135,445 129,431
Percentage 48.0% 45.8%

U.S. Senator before election

Mark Begich
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Dan Sullivan
Republican

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%).[154] Begich was 52 years old in 2014 and was seeking re-election to a second term.[28] Stevens, who would have been almost 91 years old at the time of the election, had already filed for a rematch back in 2009,[28] but was killed in a plane crash the following year.

Republican Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell,[155] 2010 nominee Joe Miller,[156] State Natural Resources Commissioner Daniel S. Sullivan,[157] and Air Force veteran John Jaramillo ran for the GOP nomination. In the August 19 primary, Sullivan won the Republican nomination with 40% and defeated Begich in the general election.[158]

ArkansasEdit

Arkansas election
 
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Nominee Tom Cotton Mark Pryor
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 478,819 334,174
Percentage 56.5% 39.4%

 
U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes counties won by Cotton.
Blue denotes those won by Pryor.

U.S. Senator before election

Mark Pryor
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Tom Cotton
Republican

Two-term incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor had been re-elected with 80% of the vote without Republican opposition in 2008.[159] Pryor was running for a third term.[32]

Freshman Representative Tom Cotton of Arkansas's 4th congressional district was the Republican nominee.[160] In the general election, Cotton defeated Pryor.

Arkansas general election[161]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Cotton 478,819 56.50%
Democratic Mark Pryor (Incumbent) 334,174 39.43%
Libertarian Nathan LaFrance 17,210 2.03%
Green Mark Swaney 16,797 1.98%
Write-ins Others 505 0.06%
Majority 144,645 17.07%
Total votes 847,505 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

ColoradoEdit

Colorado election
 
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Nominee Cory Gardner Mark Udall
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 983,891 944,203
Percentage 48.2% 46.3%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mark Udall
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Cory Gardner
Republican

One-term incumbent Democrat Mark Udall had been elected with 53% of the vote in 2008. Udall was running for re-election.[162]

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.[163] Gaylon Kent was the Libertarian Party nominee. Unity Party of America founder and National Chairman Bill Hammons was the Unity Party nominee.

Colorado Democratic primary election[164]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Udall (incumbent) 213,746 100.00%
Total votes 213,746 100.00%
Colorado Republican primary election[164]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cory Gardner 338,324 100.00%
Total votes 338,324 100.00%
Colorado general election[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cory Gardner 983,891 48.21%
Democratic Mark Udall (incumbent) 944,203 46.26%
Libertarian Gaylon Kent 52,876 2.59%
Independent Steve Shogan 29,472 1.44%
Independent Raúl Acosta 24,151 1.18%
Unity Bill Hammons 6,427 0.32%
Total votes 2,041,020 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

DelawareEdit

Delaware election
 
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Nominee Chris Coons Kevin Wade
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 130,655 98,823
Percentage 55.8% 42.2%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Chris Coons
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Chris Coons
Democratic

Democrat Chris Coons won in the 2010 special election caused by Joe Biden's election as Vice President, winning by a 57% to 41% margin. Coons sought re-election. His Republican opponent was engineer Kevin Wade,[166] whom Coons went on to defeat in the general election.

Delaware Republican primary election[167]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Wade 18,181 75.66%
Republican Carl Smink 5,848 24.34%
Total votes 24,029 100.00%
Delaware general election[168]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Coons (Incumbent) 130,655 55.83%
Republican Kevin Wade 98,823 42.23%
Green Andrew Groff 4,560 1.95%
Total votes 234,038 100.00%
Democratic hold

GeorgiaEdit

Georgia election
 
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Nominee David Perdue Michelle Nunn
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,358,088 1,160,811
Percentage 52.9% 45.2%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Saxby Chambliss
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

David Perdue
Republican

Two-term incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss had been re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2008 in a runoff election with former state Representative Jim Martin; Georgia requires run-off elections when no Senate candidate wins over 50% of the vote. Chambliss did not seek a third term.[45]

Political activist Derrick Grayson,[169] Representatives Jack Kingston of Georgia's 1st congressional district,[170] Paul Broun of Georgia's 10th congressional district,[171] and Phil Gingrey of Georgia's 11th congressional district[172] all declared their candidacy for the Republican nomination, as did former Secretary of State Karen Handel[173] and wealthy businessman David Perdue, cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue.[174] In the May 20 primary, no candidate received a majority of votes, so the top two candidates faced each other in a runoff; Perdue won against Kingston in the runoff primary election on July 22 with 50.9% of the vote.[175]

Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light and the daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, won the Democratic nomination.[176][177] Other declared Democratic candidates included former State Senator Steen Miles, psychiatrist Branko Radulovacki, and former US Army Ranger Todd Robinson. Amanda Swafford, a former Flowery Branch, Georgia city councilwoman, received the Libertarian Party of Georgia nomination.[citation needed]

Georgia Republican primary election[178]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Perdue 185,466 30.64%
Republican Jack Kingston 156,157 25.80%
Republican Karen Handel 132,944 21.96%
Republican Phil Gingrey 60,735 10.03%
Republican Paul Broun 58,297 9.63%
Republican Derrick Grayson 6,045 1.00%
Republican Art Gardner 5,711 0.94%
Total votes 605,355 100.00%
Republican primary runoff results[179]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Perdue 245,951 50.88%
Republican Jack Kingston 237,448 49.12%
Total votes 483,399 100.00%
Georgia Democratic primary election[178]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Nunn 246,369 74.95%
Democratic Steen Miles 39,418 11.99%
Democratic Todd Robinson 31,822 9.68%
Democratic Branko Radulovacki 11,101 3.38%
Total votes 328,710 100.00%
Georgia general election[180]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Perdue 1,358,088 52.9%
Democratic Michelle Nunn 1,160,811 45.2%
Libertarian Amanda Swafford 48,862 1.9%
Total votes 2,567,761 100.0%
Republican hold

Hawaii (special)Edit

Hawaii special election
 
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Nominee Brian Schatz Campbell Cavasso
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 246,827 98,006
Percentage 69.8% 27.8%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Brian Schatz
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Brian Schatz
Democratic

Daniel Inouye, the second longest serving United States Senator in U.S. history, died on December 17, 2012, after respiratory complications.[181] Hawaii law allows the Governor of Hawaii, to appoint an interim Senator "who serves until the next regularly-scheduled general election, chosen from a list of three prospective appointees that the prior incumbent's political party submits". Governor Neil Abercrombie did so,[182] selecting Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz to fill the Senate seat.[183] Inouye had been re-elected in 2010 with 72% of the vote.[184] 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.[185] Schatz defeated Hanabusa in the primary with 48.5% to 47.8%.[186]

Campbell Cavasso, former State Representative and nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2004 and 2010, was the Republican nominee.[187]

Hawaii Democratic primary election[188]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Schatz (incumbent) 115,445 48.5%
Democratic Colleen Hanabusa 113,663 47.7%
Democratic Brian Evans 4,842 2.0%
Democratic Blank vote 3,842 1.6%
Democratic Over vote 150 0.2%
Total votes 237,942 100.0%
Hawaii Republican primary election[188]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Campbell Cavasso 25,874 59.00%
Republican John P. Roco 4,425 10.00%
Republican Harry J. Friel, Jr. 3,477 8.00%
Republican Eddie Pirkowski 2,033 5.00%
Republican Blank vote 8,306 18.00%
Republican Over vote 34 0.08%
Total votes 44,149 100.00%
Hawaii Libertarian primary results[188]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Michael Kokoski 568 79.89%
Libertarian Blank vote 143 20.11%
Total votes 711 100.00%
Hawaii Independent primary results[188]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Joy Allison 388 34.8%
Independent Arturo Pacheco Reyes 184 16.5%
Independent Blank vote 540 48.4%
Independent Over vote 3 0.3%
Total votes 1,115 100.0%
Hawaii special election[189]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Schatz 246,827 69.8%
Republican Campbell Cavasso 98,006 27.7%
Libertarian Michael Kokoski 8,941 2.5%
Total votes 353,774 100.0%

IdahoEdit

Idaho election
 
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Nominee Jim Risch Nels Mitchell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 285,596 151,574
Percentage 65.3% 34.7%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jim Risch
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jim Risch
Republican

One-term incumbent Republican Jim Risch had been elected with 58% of the vote in 2008. Risch sought a second term.[49]

Boise attorney Nels Mitchell was the Democratic nominee.[190]

Idaho Republican primary election[191]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Risch 118,927 79.91%
Republican Jeremy Anderson 29,897 20.09%
Total votes 148,824 100.00%
Idaho Democratic primary election[191]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nels Mitchell 16,905 69.6%
Democratic William Bryk 7,383 30.4%
Total votes 24,288 100.0%
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Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Risch (Incumbent) 285,596 65.33%
Democratic Nels Mitchell 151,574 34.67%
Majority 134,022 30.66%
Total votes 437,170 100.00%
Republican hold

IllinoisEdit

Illinois election
 
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Nominee Dick Durbin Jim Oberweis
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,929,637 1,538,522
Percentage 53.5% 42.7%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Dick Durbin
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Dick Durbin
Democratic

Three-term incumbent and Senate Majority Whip Democrat Dick Durbin had been re-elected with 68% of the vote in 2008. Durbin ran for a fourth term.[192]

State Senator Jim Oberweis was the Republican nominee.[193] He defeated primary challenger Doug Truax with 56% of the vote.

Illinois Democratic primary election[194]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dick Durbin (Incumbent) 429,031 100.00%
Total votes 429,031 100.00%
Illinois Republican primary election[194]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Oberweis 423,097 56.08%
Republican Doug Truax 331,237 43.91%
Republican Write-in 54 <0.01%
Total votes 754,388 100.00%
Illinois general election[195]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dick Durbin (Incumbent) 1,929,637 53.55%
Republican Jim Oberweis 1,538,522 42.69%
Libertarian Sharon Hansen 135,316 3.76%
Write-in Various candidates 44 0.00%
Majority 391,115 10.85%
Total votes 3,603,519 100.00%
Democratic hold

IowaEdit

Iowa election
 
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Nominee Joni Ernst Bruce Braley
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 588,575 494,370
Percentage 52.1% 43.8%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Tom Harkin
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Joni Ernst
Republican

Five-term incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin had been re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2008. Harkin announced on January 26, 2013 that he would not seek a sixth term.[196] Congressman Bruce Braley is the Democratic nominee.[197][198]

State Senator Joni Ernst was the Republican nominee.[199]

Doug Butzier, who was the Libertarian Party's nominee, died in a plane crash on October 13, 2014, but still appeared on the ballot.[200]

Iowa Democratic primary election[201]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Braley 62,623 99.2%
Democratic Write-ins 504 0.8%
Total votes 63,127 100.0%
Iowa Republican primary election[201]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joni Ernst 88,692 56.12%
Republican Sam Clovis 28,434 17.99%
Republican Mark Jacobs 26,582 16.82%
Republican Matthew Whitaker 11,909 7.54%
Republican Scott Schaben 2,270 1.44%
Republican Write-ins 144 0.09%
Total votes 158,031 100.00%
2014 Iowa U.S. Senator general election[202]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joni Ernst 588,575 52.1% +14.8%
Democratic Bruce Braley 494,370 43.8% -18.9%
Independent Rick Stewart 26,815 2.4% +2.4%
Libertarian Douglas Butzier 8,232 0.7% +0.7%
Independent Bob Quast 5,873 0.5% +0.5%
Independent Ruth Smith 4,724 0.4% +0.4%
Other Write-Ins 1,111 0.1% +0.02%
Majority 94,205 8.3%
Turnout 1,129,700
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

KansasEdit

Kansas election
 
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Nominee Pat Roberts Greg Orman
Party Republican Independent
Popular vote 460,350 368,372
Percentage 53.1% 42.5%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Pat Roberts
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Pat Roberts
Republican

Three-term incumbent Republican Pat Roberts had been re-elected with 60% of the vote in 2008. Roberts sought a fourth term.[59] He faced a primary challenge from radiologist Milton Wolf, a conservative Tea Party supporter.[203] Roberts defeated Wolf in the Republican primary by 48% to 41%.[204] Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor won the Democratic nomination.[205] Randall Batson from Wichita was on the general election ballot as a Libertarian.[206] Also, Greg Orman qualified for the ballot as an independent.[207]

On September 3, Taylor announced he was dropping out of the election, leading to speculation that Democrats would support Orman's candidacy.[208] On September 18, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that Taylor's name had to be removed from the ballot.[209]

Kansas Republican primary election[210]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat Roberts 127,089 48.08%
Republican Milton Wolf 107,799 40.78%
Republican D.J. Smith 15,288 5.78%
Republican Alvin E. Zahnter 13,935 5.26%
Total votes 264,340 100.00%
Democratic primary results[210]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chad Taylor 35,067 53.3%
Democratic Patrick Wiesner 30,752 46.7%
Total votes 65,819 100.0%
Kansas's US Senate election, 2014[211]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat Roberts 460,350 53.15%
Independent Greg Orman 368,372 42.53%
Libertarian Randall Batson 37,469 4.32%
Total votes 866,191 100.00%

KentuckyEdit

Kentucky election
 
← 2008
2020 →
Turnout46.27%
     
Nominee Mitch McConnell Alison Lundergan Grimes
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 806,787 584,698
Percentage 56.2% 40.7%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mitch McConnell
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mitch McConnell
Republican

Five-term Republican incumbent and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had been re-elected with 53% of the vote in 2008. McConnell is seeking re-election to a sixth term.[61] McConnell defeated businessman Matt Bevin in the Republican primary on May 20.[212]

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, with support from much of Kentucky's Democratic leadership, won the Democratic primary.[212][213] Actress Ashley Judd publicly claimed to be considering a run for the Democratic nomination, but ultimately decided against it.[214][215]

Ed Marksberry pursued an independent bid after dropping out of the Democratic field in September 2013.[216][217]

Kentucky Republican primary election[218]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mitch McConnell 213,753 60.19%
Republican Matt Bevin 125,787 35.42%
Republican Shawna Sterling 7,214 2.03%
Republican Chris Payne 5,338 1.51%
Republican Brad Copas 3,024 0.85%
Total votes 355,116 100.00%
Kentucky Democratic primary election[218]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alison Lundergan Grimes 307,821 76.47%
Democratic Greg Leichty 32,602 8.10%
Democratic Burrel Farnsley 32,310 8.03%
Democratic Tom Recktenwald 29,791 7.40%
Total votes 402,524 100.00%

LouisianaEdit

Louisiana election
 
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Nominee Bill Cassidy Mary Landrieu
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 712,379 561,210
Percentage 55.9% 44.1%

 
Runoff results by Parish

U.S. Senator before election

Mary Landrieu
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Bill Cassidy
Republican

Three-term incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu had been re-elected with 52% of the vote in 2008. Landrieu ran for a fourth term.[65][219]

Louisiana uses a unique jungle primary system that eschews primaries in favor of run-off elections between the top two candidates; this run-off can be avoided if the winning candidate receives over 50% of the vote. Democrats Wayne Ables, Vallian Senegal, and William Waymire ran against Landrieu in the election, as did Republicans Bill Cassidy (representative of Louisiana's 6th congressional district), Thomas Clements (small business owner), and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness.[220][221] Electrical Engineer Brannon McMorris ran as a Libertarian.[222]

Because Republican candidate Maness took almost 14% of the votes in the primary, there was a runoff election on December 6, 2014 between Landrieu (42%) and Cassidy (41%). Cassidy won the runoff with 56% of the vote.

Louisiana jungle primary election[223]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Landrieu (Incumbent) 619,402 42.08%
Republican Bill Cassidy 603,048 40.97%
Republican Rob Maness 202,556 13.76%
Republican Thomas Clements 14,173 0.96%
Libertarian Brannon McMorris 13,034 0.89%
Democratic Wayne Ables 11,323 0.77%
Democratic William Waymire 4,673 0.32%
Democratic Vallian Senegal 3,835 0.26%
Total votes 1,473,826 100.00%
United States Senate election runoff in Louisiana, 2014[224]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Cassidy 712,379 55.93%
Democratic Mary Landrieu (Incumbent) 561,210 44.07%
Total votes 1,273,589 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

MaineEdit

Maine election
 
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Nominee Susan Collins Shenna Bellows
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 413,495 190,244
Percentage 68.5% 31.5%

 
County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Susan Collins
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Susan Collins
Republican

Three-term incumbent Republican Susan Collins was seeking a fourth term.[225][226] Shenna Bellows, former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, was the Democratic nominee.[227]

Maine Republican primary election[228]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susan Collins (Incumbent) 59,767 100.00%
Total votes 59,767 100.00%
Maine Democratic primary election[228]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shenna Bellows 65,085 100.00%
Total votes 65,085 100.00%
Maine general election[229]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susan Collins (Incumbent) 413,495 68.46%
Democratic Shenna Bellows 190,244 31.50%
Others 269 0.04%
Total votes 604,008 100.00%
Republican hold

MassachusettsEdit

Massachusetts election
 
     
Nominee Ed Markey Brian Herr
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,285,736 789,378
Percentage 62.0% 38.0%

 
Results by town. Blue indicates towns carried by Ed Markey, red indicates towns carried by Brian Herr.

U.S. Senator before election

Ed Markey
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ed Markey
Democratic

Five-term incumbent and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry had been re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2008. Kerry resigned in early 2013 to become U.S. Secretary of State.[230] Governor Deval Patrick appointed Democrat Mo Cowan to the seat.[231] Democratic Congressman Ed Markey beat Republican Gabriel E. Gomez in the June 25, 2013 special election by a 55% to 45% margin.[232] Markey had served the remainder of Kerry's term before running for re-election in 2014. Hopkinton Town Selectman Brian Herr was the Republican nominee.[citation needed]

General election results[233]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Markey (Incumbent) 1,285,736 61.96%
Republican Brian Herr 789,378 38.04%
Total votes 2,075,114 100.00%
Democratic hold

MichiganEdit

Michigan election
 
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Nominee Gary Peters Terri Lynn Land
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,704,936 1,290,199
Percentage 54.6% 41.3%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Carl Levin
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Gary Peters
Democratic

Six-term incumbent Senator and Chairman of the Armed Services Committee Democrat Carl Levin, the longest-serving senator in Michigan's history, had been re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2008. Levin announced on March 7, 2013 that he would not seek re-election.

Three term Democratic Representative Gary Peters of MI-14 was the Democratic nominee.[234] He defeated Republican former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land who was unopposed for the Republican nomination.[235]

Michigan Democratic primary election[236]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Peters 504,102 100.00%
Total votes 504,102 100.00%
Michigan Republican primary election[236]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Terri Lynn Land 588,084 100.00%
Total votes 588,084 100.00%
Michigan general election results[237]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Peters 1,704,936 54.6% -8.1%
Republican Terri Lynn Land 1,290,199 41.3% +7.5%
Libertarian Jim Fulner 62,897 2.0% +.4%
Green Chris Wahmhoff 26,137 0.9% 0
U.S. Taxpayers Richard Matkin 37,529 1.2% +.6%
Write-Ins 77 0.0% 0.0%
Majority 414,737
Turnout 3,121,775
Democratic hold Swing

MinnesotaEdit

Minnesota election
 
     
Nominee Al Franken Mike McFadden
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 1,053,205 850,227
Percentage 53.2% 42.9%

 
County results:

Franken      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

McFadden      40-50%      50-60%

U.S. Senator before election

Al Franken
DFL

Elected U.S. Senator

Al Franken
DFL

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, Dean Barkley of the Independence Party of Minnesota, won 15% of the vote.[238] Franken is seeking re-election.[239] State Representative Jim Abeler,[240] St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg,[241] co-CEO of Lazard Middle Market Mike McFadden, bison farmer and former hair salon owner Monti Moreno,[242] state Senator Julianne Ortman,[243] and U.S. Navy reservist Phillip Parrish[244] ran for the Republican nomination. McFadden won the Republican primary and is the Republican nominee in the general election.[245]

Hannah Nicollet of the Independence Party of Minnesota also ran.[246]

Democratic primary election results[247]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Al Franken (Incumbent) 182,720 94.5%
DFL Sandra Henningsgard 10,627 5.5%
Total votes 193,347 100.0%
Republican primary election results[247]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike McFadden (endorsed) 129,601 71.74%
Republican Jim Abeler 26,714 14.79%
Republican David Carlson 16,449 9.10%
Republican Patrick Munro 5,058 2.80%
Republican Ole Savior 2,840 1.57%
Total votes 180,662 100.00%
Independence primary election results[247]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independence Steve Carlson 2,148 33.91%
Independence Kevin Terrell (endorsed) 1,376 21.72%
Independence Jack Shepard 1,130 17.83%
Independence Stephen Williams 862 13.60%
Independence Tom Books 820 12.94%
Total votes 6,336 100.00%
Minnesota general election[248]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Al Franken (Incumbent) 1,053,205 53.15% +11.16%
Republican Mike McFadden 850,227 42.91% +0.93%
Independence Steve Carlson 47,530 2.40% -12.75%
Libertarian Heather Johnson 29,685 1.50% +1.02%
Write-ins Others 881 0.04%
Majority 202,978 10.24%
Total votes 1,981,528
DFL hold Swing

MississippiEdit

Mississippi election
 
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Nominee Thad Cochran Travis Childers
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 378,481 239,439
Percentage 59.9% 37.9%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Thad Cochran
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Thad Cochran
Republican

Six-term incumbent Republican Thad Cochran, re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2008, is running for re-election.[249] Cochran was the last incumbent Senator to declare his plans, leading to widespread speculation that he might announce his retirement.[250][251]Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel, a conservative Mississippi state senator, ran against Cochran in the Republican primary.[252] 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.[253] 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 the more preferable Republican.[254] McDaniel filed a lawsuit to challenge the results of the run-off, but the challenge was rejected on appeal by the Supreme Court of Mississippi.[255]

Former Congressman Travis Childers was the Democratic nominee.[79]

Mississippi Republican primary election[256]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris McDaniel 157,733 49.5%
Republican Thad Cochran (incumbent) 156,315 49.0%
Republican Thomas Carey 4,854 1.5%
Total votes 318,902 100.0%
Mississippi Republican primary election runoff[257]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran (incumbent) 194,932 51.00% +2.00%
Republican Chris McDaniel 187,265 49.00% −0.50%
Total votes 382,197 100.00% 0.00%
Mississippi Democratic primary election[258]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Travis Childers 63,548 73.9%
Democratic Bill Marcy 10,361 12.1%
Democratic William Compton 8,465 9.9%
Democratic Jonathan Rawl 3,492 4.1%
Total votes 85,866 100.0%
 
Childers campaigning for Senate
Mississippi general election[259]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran (Incumbent) 378,481 59.90% −1.54%
Democratic Travis Childers 239,439 37.89% −0.67%
Reform Shawn O'Hara 13,938 2.21% +2.21%
Total votes 631,858 100.00%
Republican hold Swing −0.87%

MontanaEdit

Montana election
 
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Nominee Steve Daines Amanda Curtis
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 210,863 145,601
Percentage 57.9% 40.0%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

John Walsh
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Steve Daines
Republican

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. Baucus announced on April 23, 2013 that he would retire in 2014, rather than seek re-election to a seventh term.[260] Baucus was appointed as the United States Ambassador to China, leading him to resign from the Senate in February 2014.[261]

Following Baucus's confirmation as ambassador, Governor Steve Bullock appointed the Lieutenant Governor John Walsh to fill the vacant senate seat.[262] Former Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger was defeated by Walsh in the Democratic primary. Amid controversy over alleged plagiarism in a 2007 research paper, Walsh pulled out of the race.[263] The Montana Democratic Party held a special nominating convention on August 16 to choose a replacement for Walsh. First-term State Representative Amanda Curtis won the nomination, thereby becoming the new Democratic nominee.[264]

Congressman Steve Daines won the Republican nomination[265] over state Representative Champ Edmunds of Missoula and David Leaser of Kalispell.

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 Baucus by Governor Steve Bullock.[266]

Montana Democratic primary election[267]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Walsh 48,665 64.04%
Democratic John Bohlinger 17,187 22.62%
Democratic Dirk Adams 10,139 13.34%
Total votes 75,991 100.00%
Montana Democratic convention results[268]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amanda Curtis 82 64.0%
Democratic Dirk Adams 46 36.0%
Total votes 128 100.0%
Montana Republican primary election[267]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Daines 110,565 83.37%
Republican Susan Cundiff 11,909 8.98%
Republican Champ Edmunds 10,151 7.65%
Total votes 132,625 100.00%
Montana's US Senate election, 2014[269]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Daines 213,709 57.79% +30.71%
Democratic Amanda Curtis 148,184 40.07% -32.85%
Libertarian Roger Roots 7,933 2.14% n/a
Majority 65,525 17.72% +63.56%
Turnout 369,826 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

NebraskaEdit

Nebraska election
 
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Nominee Ben Sasse David Domina
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 347,636 170,127
Percentage 64.5% 31.5%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mike Johanns
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Ben Sasse
Republican

One-term incumbent Republican Mike Johanns had been elected with 58% of the vote in 2008. He is not seeking second term.[270] Term limited Republican Governor Dave Heineman considered running for the Republican nomination, but ultimately decided not to do so.[271] Former state Treasurer Shane Osborn,[272] attorney Bart McLeay, banker Sid Dinsdale, and Midland University President Ben Sasse ran for the Republican nomination.[273][274] In the May 13 primary, Sasse won the Republican nomination.

Trial lawyer David Domina was the Democratic nominee.[275]

Nebraska Republican primary election[276]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ben Sasse 109,847 49.37%
Republican Sid Dinsdale 49,832 22.39%
Republican Shane Osborn 46,856 21.06%
Republican Bart McLeay 12,700 5.71%
Republican Clifton Johnson 3,285 1.48%
Total votes 222,520 100.00%
Nebraska Democratic primary election[276]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Domina 44,813 67.46%
Democratic Larry Marvin 21,615 32.54%
Total votes 66,428 100.00%
Nebraska general election[277]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ben Sasse 347,636 64.39% +6.90%
Democratic Dave Domina 170,127 31.51% -8.60%
By Petition Jim Jenkins 15,868 2.94% n/a
By Petition Todd Watson 6,260 1.16% n/a
Majority 177,509
Turnout 539,891
Republican hold Swing

New HampshireEdit

New Hampshire election
 
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Nominee Jeanne Shaheen Scott Brown
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 251,184 235,347
Percentage 51.5% 48.2%

 
Results by county

U.S. Senator before election

Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic

One-term incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen had been elected with 52% of the vote in 2008. Shaheen ran for re-election.[88] Shaheen defeated Republican nominee Scott Brown, who had represented neighboring Massachusetts in the Senate from 2010 to 2013.[278]

New Hampshire Democratic primary election[279]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeanne Shaheen (Incumbent) 74,504 100.00%
New Hampshire Republican primary election[280]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Brown 58,775 49.86%
Republican Jim Rubens 27,089 22.98%
Republican Bob Smith 26,593 22.56%
Republican Walter W. Kelly 1,376 1.17%
Republican Bob Heghmann 784 0.67%
Republican Andy Martin 734 0.62%
Republican Mark W. Farnham 733 0.62%
Republican Miroslaw "Miro" Dziedzic 508 0.43%
Republican Gerard Beloin 492 0.42%
Republican Robert D'Arcy 397 0.34%
Democratic Jeanne Shaheen (write-in) 220 0.19%
Scatter 183 0.16%
Total votes 117,884 100.00%
New Hampshire general election[281]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeanne Shaheen (Incumbent) 251,184 51.46%
Republican Scott Brown 235,347 48.21%
None Scatter 1,628 0.33%
Total votes 488,159 100.00%
Democratic hold

New JerseyEdit

New Jersey election
 
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Nominee Cory Booker Jeff Bell
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,043,866 791,297
Percentage 55.8% 42.3%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Cory Booker
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Cory Booker
Democratic

Incumbent Democrat Frank Lautenberg had been re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2008. After announcing he would not seek re-election, Lautenberg died in June 2013, aged 89, after a long period of ill health.[282][283]

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, defeated Republican nominee Steve Lonegan by 55%-to-45% in a 2013 special election to replace interim Republican appointee Jeffrey Chiesa.[284] Booker ran for re-election in 2014. 1978 and 1982 Republican candidate and political operative Jeff Bell was the Republican nominee.[285]

New Jersey Democratic primary election[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cory Booker (Incumbent) 197,158 100.00%
Total votes 197,158 100.00%
New Jersey Republican primary election[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Bell 42,728 29.41%
Republican Richard J. Pezzullo 38,130 26.24%
Republican Brian D. Goldberg 36,266 24.96%
Republican Murray Sabrin 28,183 19.40%
Total votes 145,307 100.00%
New Jersey general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cory Booker (Incumbent) 1,043,866 55.84%
Republican Jeff Bell 791,297 42.33%
Libertarian Joseph Baratelli 16,721 0.89%
Economic Growth Hank Schroeder 5,704 0.31%
Independent Jeff Boss 4,513 0.24%
Democratic-Republican Eugene Martin Lavergne 3,890 0.21%
Independent Antonio N. Sabas 3,544 0.19%
Total votes 1,869,535 100.00%
Democratic hold

New MexicoEdit

New Mexico election
 
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Nominee Tom Udall Allen Weh
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 286,409 229,097
Percentage 55.6% 44.4%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Tom Udall
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Tom Udall
Democratic

One-term incumbent Democrat Tom Udall had been elected with 61% of the vote in 2008. Former Doña Ana County Republican Party Chairman David Clements and former New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Allen Weh sought the Republican nomination.[287] Weh won the June 3 primary but lost to Udall in the general election.

New Mexico Democratic primary election[288]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (Incumbent) 113,502 100.00%
Total votes 113,502 100.00%
New Mexico Republican primary election[289][288]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allen Weh 41,566 63.0%
Republican David Clements 24,413 37.0%
Total votes 65,979 100.0%
New Mexico general election[290]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (Incumbent) 286,409 55.56%
Republican Allen Weh 229,097 44.44%
Total votes 515,506 100.00%
Democratic hold

North CarolinaEdit

North Carolina election
 
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Nominee Thom Tillis Kay Hagan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,423,259 1,377,651
Percentage 48.8% 47.3%

 
Results by county

U.S. Senator before election

Kay Hagan
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Thom Tillis
Republican

One-term incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan had been elected with 53% of the vote against incumbent Republican Elizabeth Dole in 2008. Hagan was seeking re-election.[291][292][293]

State House Speaker Thom Tillis was the Republican nominee.[294] Sean Haugh won the Libertarian nomination.[292]

North Carolina Democratic primary election[295]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kay Hagan (Incumbent) 372,209 77.16%
Democratic Will Stewart 66,903 13.87%
Democratic Ernest T. Reeves 43,257 8.97%
Total votes 482,579 100.00%
North Carolina Republican primary election[295]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thom Tillis 223,174 45.68%
Republican Greg Brannon 132,630 27.15%
Republican Mark Harris 85,727 17.55%
Republican Heather Grant 22,971 4.70%
Republican Jim Snyder 9,414 1.93%
Republican Ted Alexander 9,258 1.89%
Republican Alex Lee Bradshaw 3,528 0.72%
Republican Edward Kryn 1,853 0.38%
Total votes 488,555 100.00%
North Carolina Libertarian primary election[295]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Sean Haugh 1,226 60.69%
Libertarian Tim D'Annunzio 794 39.31%
Total votes 2,020 100.00%
North Carolina general election[296]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thom Tillis 1,423,259 48.82% +4.64%
Democratic Kay Hagan 1,377,651 47.26% -5.39%
Libertarian Sean Haugh 109,100 3.74% +0.62%
Other Write-ins 5,271 0.18% +0.14%
Plurality 45,608 1.56%
Turnout 2,915,281 +5.0%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

OklahomaEdit

Oklahoma election
 
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Nominee Jim Inhofe Matt Silverstein
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 558,166 234,307
Percentage 68.01% 28.55%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jim Inhofe
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jim Inhofe
Republican

Three-term incumbent Republican Jim Inhofe had been re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2008. Inhofe sought re-election. Matt Silverstein, an insurance agency owner, ran for the Democratic nomination.[297]

Oklahoma Republican primary election[298]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Inhofe 231,291 87.69%
Republican Evelyn Rodgers 11,960 4.53%
Republican Erick Wyatt 11,713 4.44%
Republican Rob Moye 4,846 1.84%
Republican D. Jean McBride-Samuels 3,965 1.50%
Total votes 263,775 100.00%
Oklahoma US Senate Election, 2014[299]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Inhofe (Incumbent) 558,166 68.01%
Democratic Matt Silverstein 234,307 28.55%
Independent Joan Farr 10,554 1.29%
Independent Ray Woods 9,913 1.21%
Independent Aaron DeLozier 7,793 0.94%
Total votes 820,733 100.00%
Republican hold

Oklahoma (special)Edit

Oklahoma special election
 
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Nominee James Lankford Connie Johnson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 557,002 237,923
Percentage 67.9% 29.0%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Tom Coburn
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

James Lankford
Republican

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. However, Coburn announced his intention to resign at the end of the 113th Congress. A special election to fill his seat took place in November 2014, concurrent with the other Senate elections.[300] Congressman James Lankford was the Republican nominee.[301][302] State Senator Connie Johnson was the Democratic nominee.[303]

Oklahoma Republican primary election[298]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Lankford 152,749 57.24%
Republican T.W. Shannon 91,854 34.42%
Republican Randy Brogdon 12,934 4.85%
Republican Kevin Crow 2,828 1.06%
Republican Andy Craig 2,427 0.91%
Republican Eric McCray 2,272 0.85%
Republican Jason Weger 1,794 0.67%
Total votes 266,858 100.00%
Oklahoma Democratic primary election[298]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Constance N. Johnson 71,462 43.84%
Democratic Jim Rogers 57,598 35.34%
Democratic Patrick Hayes 33,943 20.82%
Total votes 163,003 100.00%
Oklahoma Democratic primary runoff election[304]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Constance N. Johnson 54,762 57.99%
Democratic Jim Rogers 39,664 42.01%
Total votes 94,426 100.00%
Oklahoma special election[299]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Lankford 557,002 67.85%
Democratic Connie Johnson 237,923 28.98%
Independent Mark T. Beard 25,965 3.17%
Total votes 820,890 100.00%
Republican hold

OregonEdit

Oregon election
 
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Nominee Jeff Merkley Monica Wehby
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 814,537 538,847
Percentage 55.7% 36.9%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jeff Merkley
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jeff Merkley
Democratic

One-term incumbent Democrat Jeff Merkley was narrowly elected with 49% of the vote in 2008. Merkley was running for a second 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,[305] with Wehby ultimately winning the nomination in the May 20 primary.[306]

Oregon Democratic primary election[307]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Merkley 277,120 92.04%
Democratic William Bryk 11,330 3.76%
Democratic Pavel Goberman 8,436 2.81%
write-ins 4,194 1.39%
Total votes 301,080 100.00%
Oregon Republican primary election[307]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Monica Wehby 134,627 49.96%
Republican Jason Conger 101,401 37.63%
Republican Mark Callahan 18,220 6.76%
Republican Jo Rae Perkins 7,602 2.82%
Republican Tim Crawley 6,566 2.44%
write-ins 1,027 0.39%
Total votes 266,438 100.00%
Oregon general election[308]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Merkley 814,537 55.72%
Republican Monica Wehby 538,847 36.87%
Libertarian Mike Monchalin 44,916 3.07%
Pacific Green Christina Jean Lugo 32,434 2.22%
Constitution (Oregon) James E. Leuenberger 24,212 1.66%
write-ins 6,672 0.46%
Total votes 1,461,618 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

Rhode IslandEdit

Rhode Island election
 
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Nominee Jack Reed Mark Zaccaria
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 223,675 92,684
Percentage 70.6% 29.2%

 

U.S. Senator before election

Jack Reed
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jack Reed
Democratic

Three-term incumbent Democrat Jack Reed had been re-elected with 73% of the vote in 2008.[309] Reed defeated Republican nominee Mark Zaccaria in the 2014 election.

Rhode Island Democratic primary election[310]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Reed 98,610 100.00%
Rhode Island Republican primary election[310]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Zaccaria 23,780 100.00%
Rhode Island general election[311]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jack Reed (Incumbent) 223,675 70.6% -2.5%
Republican Mark Zaccaria 92,684 29.2% +2.7%
write-ins 539 0.2%
Majority 130,991
Turnout 316,898
Democratic hold Swing -5.3%

South CarolinaEdit

South Carolina election
 
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Nominee Lindsey Graham Brad Hutto
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 672,942 480,933
Percentage 55.3% 38.8%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Lindsey Graham
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Lindsey Graham
Republican

Two-term incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham had been re-elected with 58% of the vote in 2008. Graham won the Republican nomination over a field that included state senator Lee Bright. State Senator Brad Hutto won the Democratic nomination.[312]

South Carolina Republican primary election[313]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lindsey Graham 178,833 56.42%
Republican Lee Bright 48,904 15.53%
Republican Richard Cash 26,325 8.30%
Republican Det Bowers 23,172 7.31%
Republican Nancy Mace 19,634 6.19%
Republican Bill Connor 16,912 5.34%
Republican Benjamin Dunn 3,209 1.01%
Total votes 316,989 100.00%
South Carolina Democratic primary election[313]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Hutto 87,552 76.65%
Democratic Jay Stamper 26,678 23.35%
Total votes 114,230 100.00%
South Carolina general election[314]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Lindsey Graham 672,941 54.27% -3.25%
Democratic Brad Hutto 456,726 36.83% -5.42%
Working Families Brad Hutto 24,207 1.95% +1.95%
Independent Thomas Ravenel 47,588 3.84% +3.84%
Libertarian Victor Kocher 33,839 2.73% +2.73%
Write-ins 4,774 0.38% +0.15%
Majority 192,008 15.49% +0.22%
Turnout 1,240,075 43.04% -30.24%
Republican hold Swing

South Carolina (special)Edit

South Carolina special election
 
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Nominee Tim Scott Joyce Dickerson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 757,215 459,583
Percentage 61.1% 37.1%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Tim Scott
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Tim Scott
Republican

Jim DeMint had been elected to a second term in 2010, but resigned from the Senate in January 2013 to become president of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank. Governor Nikki Haley appointed Congressman Tim Scott as DeMint's replacement.[315] Scott, an African-American, was the Republican nominee to serve out the remainder of DeMint's term. Scott is the first African-American Republican since shortly after Reconstruction to represent a Southern state. Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson won the Democratic nomination.[316]

South Carolina Republican special primary election[313]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Scott 276,147 89.98%
Republican Randall Young 30,741 10.02%
Total votes 306,888 100.00%
South Carolina Democratic special primary election[313]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joyce Dickerson 72,874 65.39%
Democratic Sidney Moore 26,310 23.61%
Democratic Harry Pavilack 11,886 11.06%
Total votes 111,437 100.00%
South Carolina special election[317]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Scott (Incumbent) 757,215 61.12% -0.36%
Democratic Joyce Dickerson 459,583 37.09% +9.44%
Independent Jill Bossi 21,652 1.75%
Other Write-Ins 532 0.04% -1.62%
Majority 297,632 24.03% -9.80%
Turnout 1,238,982 43.00% -7.12%
Republican hold Swing

South DakotaEdit

South Dakota election
 
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Nominee Mike Rounds Rick Weiland
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 140,741 82,456
Percentage 50.4% 29.5%

   
Nominee Larry Pressler
Party Independent
Popular vote 47,741
Percentage 17.1%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Tim Johnson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Rounds
Republican

Three-term incumbent Democrat Tim Johnson had been re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2008. Johnson announced on March 26, 2013 that he would not run for re-election.[318] Former Congressional aide Rick Weiland is the Democratic nominee.[319]

Among Republicans, former two-term Governor Mike Rounds announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination on November 29, 2012.[320] Rounds won the Republican nomination over state senator Larry Rhoden, state representative Stace Nelson, and physician Annette Bosworth.[321]

Former Republican U.S. Senator Larry Pressler and Republican State Senator Gordon Howie ran as independents.[322][323] Pressler did not commit to caucusing with either party, while Howie said he would caucus with the Senate Republicans.[324][325]

South Dakota Republican primary election[326]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rounds 41,377 55.54%
Republican Larry Rhoden 13,593 18.25%
Republican Stace Nelson 13,179 17.69%
Republican Annette Bosworth 4,283 5.75%
Republican Jason Ravnsborg 2,066 2.77%
Total votes 74,490 100.00%
South Dakota general election[327]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Rounds 140,741 50.37% +12.86%
Democratic Rick Weiland 82,456 29.51% -32.98%
Independent Larry Pressler 47,741 17.09% N/A
Independent Gordon Howie 8,474 3.03% N/A
Majority 58,285 20.86% 4.12%
Turnout 279,412 54.2%
Republican gain from Democratic

TennesseeEdit

Tennessee election
 
← 2008
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Nominee Lamar Alexander Gordon Ball
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 849,629 437,251
Percentage 61.9% 31.8%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Lamar Alexander
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Lamar Alexander
Republican

Two-term incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander had been re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2008. Alexander sought re-election to a third term.[116] On August 7, 2014, Alexander won the Republican nomination over six challengers, including State Representative Joe Carr.[328]

On November 4, 2014, Alexander faced Democratic nominee Gordon Ball, Libertarian Party nominee Joshua James,[329] Constitution Party nominee Joe Wilmothm, and independent Danny Page[329] also ran in the general election.

Tennessee Republican primary election[330]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lamar Alexander 331,705 49.65%
Republican Joe Carr 271,324 40.61%
Republican George Shea Flinn 34,668 5.19%
Republican Christian Agnew 11,320 1.69%
Republican Brenda S. Lenard 7,908 1.18%
Republican John D. King 7,748 1.16%
Republican Erin Kent Magee 3,366 0.52%
Total votes 668,039 100.00%
Tennessee Democratic primary election[330]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gordon Ball 87,829 36.45%
Democratic Terry Adams 85,794 35.61%
Democratic Gary Gene Davis 42,549 17.66%
Democratic Larry Crim 24,777 10.28%
Total votes 240,949 100.00%
Tennessee general election[331]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lamar Alexander 849,629 61.89%
Democratic Gordon Ball 437,251 31.85%
Constitution Joe Wilmoth 36,063 2.63%
Green Martin Pleasant 12,536 0.91%
Independent Tom Emerson, Jr. 11,149 0.81%
Independent Danny Page 7,710 0.56%
Independent Rick Tyler 5,753 0.42%
Independent Joshua James 5,672 0.41%
Independent Bartholomew J. Phillips 2,380 0.17%
Independent Edmund L. Gauthier 2,311 0.17%
Independent Eric Schechter 1,668 0.12%
Independent Choudhury Salekin 784 0.06%
Total votes 1,372,906 100.00%

TexasEdit

Texas election
 
← 2008
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Nominee John Cornyn David Alameel
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,855,068 1,594,252
Percentage 61.55% 34.36%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

John Cornyn
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Cornyn
Republican

Two-term incumbent Republican John Cornyn, the Senate Minority Whip, had been re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2008. Cornyn sought re-election, and won the 2014 Republican primary with 59% of the vote. David Alameel, a dentist, and Kesha Rogers, a volunteer for The Lyndon LaRouche Policy Institute, faced each other in a run-off election for the Democratic nomination.[332] Alameel won the run-off and was the Democratic nominee.[333]

VirginiaEdit

Virginia election
 
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Nominee Mark Warner Ed Gillespie
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,073,667 1,055,940
Percentage 49.1% 48.3%

 
County and independent city results

U.S. Senator before election

Mark Warner
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Mark Warner
Democratic

One-term incumbent Democrat Mark Warner had been elected with 65% of the vote in 2008; he sought re-election. Ed Gillespie, former RNC Chairman and presidential adviser, ran for the Republican nomination. Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian nominee for Governor in 2013, also ran.[334]

Virginia general election[335]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark R. Warner (Incumbent) 1,073,667 49.14% -15.89%
Republican Edward W. Gillespie 1,055,940 48.33% +14.61%
Libertarian Robert Sarvis 53,102 2.43% +1.87%
Write-ins 1,764 0.08% -0.01%
Plurality 17,727 0.81% -30.49%
Turnout 2,184,473
Democratic hold Swing

West VirginiaEdit

West Virginia election
 
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2020 →
     
Nominee Shelley Moore Capito Natalie Tennant
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 280,123 155,456
Percentage 62.1% 34.5%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jay Rockefeller
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Shelley Moore Capito
Republican

Five-term incumbent Democrat Jay Rockefeller had been re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2008. He announced on January 11, 2013 that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant won the Democratic nomination.[336]

On November 26, 2012, Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito announced her plans to run for the seat, in hopes of becoming the first Republican Senator elected from West Virginia since 1956.[337] Moore Capito won the Republican nomination and the general election, the first woman to serve as United States Senator from West Virginia.

West Virginia Democratic primary election[338]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Natalie Tennant 104,598 77.95%
Democratic Dennis Melton 15,817 11.79%
Democratic David Wamsley 13,773 10.26%
Total votes 134,188 100.00%
West Virginia Republican primary election[338]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito 74,655 87.50%
Republican Matthew Dodrill 7,072 8.29%
Republican Larry Butcher 3,595 4.21%
Total votes 85,322 100.00%
West Virginia general election[339]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito 281,820 62.12%
Democratic Natalie Tennant 156,360 34.47%
Libertarian John Buckley 7,409 1.63%
Mountain Bob Henry Baber 5,504 1.21%
Constitution Phil Hudok 2,566 0.57%
Total votes 453,658 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

WyomingEdit

Wyoming election
 
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2020 →
     
Nominee Mike Enzi Charlie Hardy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 121,554 29,377
Percentage 72.2% 17.5%

 
Nominee Curt Gottshall
Party Independent
Popular vote 13,311
Percentage 7.9%

 
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mike Enzi
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Enzi
Republican

Three-term incumbent Republican Mike Enzi had been re-elected with 76% of the vote in 2008. Enzi sought re-election. Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, briefly entered the race for the Republican nomination, but dropped her bid in January 2014.[340] 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.[341]

Wyoming Republican primary election[342]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Enzi 77,965 78.51%
Republican Bryan E. Miller 9,330 9.39%
Republican James "Coaltrain" Gregory 3,740 3.77%
Republican Thomas Bleming 2,504 2.52%
Republican Arthur Bruce Clifton 1,403 1.41%
Republican Write-in 346 0.35%
Republican Over Votes 51 0.05%
Republican Under Votes 3,973 4.00%
Total votes 99,312 100.00%
Wyoming Democratic primary election[342]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Hardy 7,200 39.33%
Democratic Rex Wilde 3,012 16.46%
Democratic Al Hamburg 2,988 16.32%
Democratic William Bryk 1,670 9.12%
Democratic Write-in 216 1.18%
Democratic Over Votes 31 0.17%
Democratic Under Votes 3,189 17.42%
Total votes 18,306 100.00%
Wyoming general election[343]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Enzi 121,554 72.19%
Democratic Charlie Hardy 29,377 17.45%
Independent Curt Gottshall 13,311 7.90%
Libertarian Joseph Porambo 3,677 2.18%
Write-in Other 471 0.28%
Total votes 168,390 100.00%

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Both independents caucused with the Democrats.

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