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United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2014

United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2014

November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)

All 6 Kentucky seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 1

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the six U.S. Representatives from the state of Kentucky, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including an election to the U.S. Senate.

District 1

Ed Whitfield (Republican) was unchallenged so there was no Republican Primary.

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Kendall Hatchett 38,055 55.49%
Democratic Wesley Seaton Bolin 30,528 44.51%
Totals 68,583 100%

District 2

There were no primary challenges. Brett Guthrie is the Republican nominee and Incumbent. Ron Leach is the Democratic challenger.

District 3

Michael Macfarlane (Republican) was unchallenged so there was no Republican Primary.

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth 52,026 87.04%
Democratic E. Ray Pierce 7,747 12.96%
Totals 59,773 100%

District 4

There were no primary challenges. Thomas Massie is the Republican nominee and Incumbent. Peter Newberry is the Democratic challenger.

District 5

Hal Rogers (Republican) was unchallenged so there was no Republican Primary.

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth Stepp 38,949 58.84%
Democratic Billy Ray Wilson 27,246 41.16%
Totals 66,195 100%

District 6

Republican Andy Barr has represented Kentucky's 6th congressional district since January 2013, having defeated Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler in the 2012 election.

Elisabeth Jensen, an education advocate, and Geoff Young, a former contractor who previously ran for the Kentucky House of Representatives 45th District on the Kentucky Green Party ticket, filed to run in the Democratic primary. Jensen was seen as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.[2][3][4] Jensen won the Democratic nomination in the primary with 61% of the vote.[5][6]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elisabeth Jensen 46,727 60.87%
Democratic Geoff Young 30,035 39.13%
Totals 76,762 100%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Andy
Barr (R)
Elizabeth
Jensen (D)
Other Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies^ September 17–18, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 55% 36% 9%
Lake Research Partners* September 15–17, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 45% 36% 19%
  • ^ Internal poll for the Andy Barr campaign
  • * Internal poll for the Elizabeth Jensen campaign

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Unofficial Kentucky State Board of Elections Results". 
  2. ^ Youngman, Sam (January 24, 2014). "Democrat Elisabeth Jensen faces tough battle to unseat U.S. Rep. Andy Barr". Kentucky.com. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (January 28, 2014). "Candidates meet filing deadline throughout region". Maysville Online. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ Democrats, Knowledge (January 19, 2014). "KY-06: Campaign Kickoff Rally for Elisabeth Jensen -Dem Challenger to Rep. Barr- Jan 25 in Lexington". Daily Kos. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ Cheves, John (May 20, 2014). "Democrat Elisabeth Jensen to square off against U.S. Rep Andy Barr in the fall". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ Politics, Pure (May 20, 2014). "U.S. House primaries: Jensen to face Barr in 6th District; Rematches elsewhere". cn 2. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 

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Preceded by
2012 elections
United States House elections in Kentucky
2014
Succeeded by
2016 elections


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