United States Senate election in Texas, 2014

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United States Senate election in Texas, 2014
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  John Cornyn official portrait, 2009 crop.jpg David Alameel.jpg
Nominee John Cornyn David Alameel
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Senator

John Cornyn
Republican

The 2014 United States Senate election in Texas will be held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate. Incumbent Republican Senator and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn is running for re-election to a third term. Primary elections were held on March 4, 2014. The Democratic primary required a runoff election on May 27, 2014 to choose an opponent to Cornyn. David Alameel, who came in first in the primary, won the runoff and became his party's nominee.

Republican primary[edit]

In February 2014, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was featured in a controversial television advertisement by Dwayne Stovall. Stovall belittled McConnell, Cornyn's superior in the Senate leadership, as an ineffective "Beltway turtle" who is out-of-touch with the party rank-and-file.[1] Until the controversial advertisement, the media had largely ignored Stovall's candidacy. Greta Van Susteren of Fox News called Stovall a "jerk" for running the "turtle" ad against McConnell: "You can be clever and funny in ads... or you can be gratuitously insulting."[2]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Erick Wyatt, U.S. Army veteran[10][11]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Curt
Cleaver
Ken
Cope
John
Cornyn
Chris
Mapp
Reid
Reasor
Steve
Stockman
Dwayne
Stovall
Linda
Vega
Other Undecided
UoT/Texas Tribune February 7–17, 2014 461 ± 4.56% 1% 4% 62% 3% 3% 16% 4% 7%
Gravis Marketing February 10–12, 2014 729 ± 3.6% 43% 28% 29%
Wilson Perkins Allen December 13, 2013 762 ± 3.6% 50% 6% 5% 39%
Public Policy Polling November 1–4, 2013 388 ± 4.4% 41% 18% 44%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Cornyn
Someone
more conservative
Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–4, 2013 388 ± 4.4% 33% 49% 18%
Gravis Marketing October 26, 2013 563 ± 3% 33% 46% 21%

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Cornyn 781,259 59.43%
Republican Steve Stockman 251,577 19.13%
Republican Dwayne Stovall 140,794 10.71%
Republican Linda Vega 50,057 3.8%
Republican Ken Cope 34,409 2.61%
Republican Chris Mapp 23,535 1.79%
Republican Reid Reasor 20,600 1.56%
Republican Curt Cleaver 12,325 0.93%
Totals 1,314,556 100%

Because Cornyn surpassed a majority in the primary, he faced no runoff election.[36] Cornyn's winning percent and margin of victory were the lowest by any Texas Republican U.S. Senator in a primary election in state history.[37]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
David
Alameel
Michael
Fjetland
Harry
Kim
Kesha
Rogers
Maxey
Scherr
Other Undecided
UoT/Texas Tribune February 7–17, 2014 263 ± 6.04% 27% 9% 14% 35% 15%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Alameel 239,914 47.04%
Democratic Kesha Rogers 110,146 21.59%
Democratic Maxey Scherr 90,359 17.71%
Democratic HyeTae "Harry" Kim 45,207 8.86%
Democratic Michael Fjetland 24,383 4.78%
Totals 510,009 100%

Because no candidate received over 50% of the vote in the primary, the two with the most votes – David Alameel and Kesha Rogers – advanced to a runoff on May 27.[51]

Democratic primary runoff results[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Alameel 145,039 72.16%
Democratic Kesha Rogers 55,953 27.84%
Totals 200,992 100%

Libertarian convention[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Rebecca Paddock won the nomination.

Green nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Emily Marie Sanchez[54]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Cornyn (R)
David
Alameel (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/New York Times August 18–September 2, 2014 4,189 ± 2% 55% 39% 3% 8%
Rasmussen Reports August 4–5, 2014 4,353 ± 3.0% 47% 29% 6% 19%
CBS News/New York Times July 5–24, 2014 4,353 ± 3.7% 52% 35% 3% 10%
UoT/Texas Tribune May 30–June 8, 2014 1,200 ± 2.83% 36% 25% 13%[55] 26%
Public Policy Polling April 10–13, 2014 559 ± 4.1% 49% 32% 20%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  55. ^ Rebecca Paddock (L) 5%, Emily Marie Sanchez (G) 3%, Other 5%

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