United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2014
Arkansas
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All 4 Arkansas seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 0

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the state of Arkansas, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including the Governor of Arkansas and a United States Senator.

District 1[edit]

Republican incumbent Rick Crawford has represented the 1st district since 2011. Crawford was elected to a second term in 2012, defeating Democratic prosecutor Scott Ellington, with 56% of the vote.

Democrats are hoping to find a strong challenger for the incumbent.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]
External links

District 2[edit]

Republican Tim Griffin has represented the 2nd District since 2011. Griffin was elected to a second term in 2012, defeating Democratic former State Representative Herb Rule, with 55% of the vote. Griffin announced in October 2013 that he would not run for re-election in 2014.[10] In January 2014, he announced he was running for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.[11]

Republican primary[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ann
Clemmer
French
Hill
Colonel Conrad
Reynolds
Undecided
Talk Business/Hendrix College April 29, 2014 360 ± 5.1% 7% 59% 14% 20%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican French Hill 29,916 55.08%
Republican Ann Clemmer 12,400 22.83%
Republican Colonel Conrad Reynolds 11,994 22.08%
Totals 54,310 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]
External links

Libertarian Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Debbie Standiford Former Chair of the Pulaski Co. Libertarian Party. Facebook.com/standifordforcongress

District 3[edit]

Republican incumbent Steve Womack has represented the 3rd district since 2011. Womack was elected to a second term in 2012 with 76% of the vote. Unlike the other Arkansas congressional districts, the 3rd has long had a Republican Congressman.

Thomas Brewer, a maths teacher and minister, announced he was challenging Womack for the Republican nomination,[26] but he did not make the ballot. Troy Gittings, a high school English teacher and stand-up comedian, is running for the Democratic nomination.[26]

External links

District 4[edit]

Republican Tom Cotton was elected to represent the 4th district in 2012, winning an open seat contest against Democratic State Senator Gene Jeffress with 59%. Cotton has announced he will not run for election to a second term so that he can challenge Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor for his U.S. Senate seat.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Tommy
Moll
Bruce
Westerman
Undecided
Talk Business/Hendrix College April 29, 2014 392 ± 4.9% 10% 47% 43%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Westerman 18,719 54.45%
Republican Tommy Moll 15,659 45.55%
Totals 34,378 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Janice Percefull, college instructor and author (running as independent)[35]
Declined[edit]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Janice Percefull, college instructor and author[37]
External links

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonzales, Nathan L. (20 September 2013). "House Strategists Continue Search for 2014 Candidates". Roll Call. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Campbell, Matt (July 5, 2013). "Timex Social Club". Blue Hog Report. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Tolbert, Jason (January 22, 2014). "Tolbert: Linda Collins-Smith Announces For State Senate". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jackie McPherson Running for 1st District Congress". KARK-TV. February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Cook, Michael (April 29, 2013). "First And Fourth Congressional District Candidates Update". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Tolbert, Jason (February 12, 2014). "Tolbert: Democrats Scraping The Barrel For District 1 Candidate". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Brantley, Max (October 22, 2013). "Tim Griffin's butterfly effect on the Arkansas House". Arkansas Times. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ Cook, Michael (May 9, 2013). "Mark Sanford Makes A Comeback; Can Dustin McDaniel In 2014?". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ Cook, Michael (December 18, 2013). "Cook: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Turns Around A Tumultuous Year". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Bock, Roby (October 21, 2013). "Cong. Tim Griffin Won’t Seek Third Term (UPDATED)". Talk Business. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Rep. Tim Griffin to run for Ark. lieutenant governor". The Washington Post. February 13, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ Washington Times. March 4, 2014 Changes Name to Colonel http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/4/gop-house-candidate-changes-name-colonel-primary/=Candidate Changes Name to Colonel |url= missing title (help). 
  13. ^ "Conrad Reynolds Enters Second District Congressional Race". Arkansas Times. October 29, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ DeMillo, Andrew (October 30, 2013). "Ann Clemmer Running for 2nd District US House Seat". Arkansas Business. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ DeMillo, Andrew (October 29, 2013). "French Hill Says He'll Run for 2nd District Congressional Seat". Arkansas Business. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ Joseph, Cameron (October 21, 2013). "Rep. Griffin to retire, citing young family". The Hill. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g Brantley, Max (October 21, 2013). "U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin not running for re-election". Arkansas Times. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  18. ^ Tolbert, Jason (November 13, 2013). "Geography a factor in 2nd District". Arkansas News. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b Tolbert, Jason (October 22, 2013). "Tolbert: Arkansas Republicans Finally Have A Bench". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Pat Hays Announces Run for 2nd District Seat | Arkansas Business News". ArkansasBusiness.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "2014 Arkansas Preferential Primary Elections and Nonpartisan Election May 20, 2014". Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i Millar, Lindsey (March 7, 2013). "Rounding up potential Arkansas congressional candidates". Arkansas Times. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c d Nir, David (October 22, 2013). "Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Arkansas Republican Tim Griffin bails after just two terms". Daily Kos. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  24. ^ Bock, Roby (July 30, 2013). "Curry Dropping Lt. Governor Bid, Could Run For Congress". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  25. ^ a b Lyon, John (October 21, 2013). "Griffin's withdrawal puts 2nd District in play for Dems, attracts possible contenders". Arkansas News. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  26. ^ a b Bowden, Bill (October 15, 2013). "Teachers join race to unseat Womack". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  27. ^ Brantley, Max (August 19, 2013). "A 3rd Republican, Tommy Moll, announces for 4th District Congress". Arkansas Times. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  28. ^ DeMillo, Andrew (August 13, 2013). "Bruce Westerman Announces Run for Arkansas' 4th District Seat". Associated Press. Arkansas Business. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  29. ^ Brock, Roby (August 29, 2013). "Darr Canceling Congressional Bid, Goes On Record About Exit (UPDATED)". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  30. ^ Brawner, Steve (November 7, 2013). "Timing not right for Rankin". The Courier. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  31. ^ Erickson, Erick (November 12, 2013). "I Support Tommy Moll for Congress". RedState. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  32. ^ Joseph, Cameron (January 28, 2014). "FreedomWorks backs trio of House candidates". The Hill. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  33. ^ a b c d "Westerman Earns Home County Endorsements". Bruce Westerman for Congress. November 14, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  34. ^ Cook, Michael (November 5, 2013). "Cook: James Lee Witt Enters Fourth District Race For Democratic Nomination". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  35. ^ Brantley, Max (July 22, 2013). "Hot Springs college teacher files papers to run for 4th District Congress". Arkansas Times. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  36. ^ a b Brock, Roby (July 31, 2013). "Pending Cotton News Sets Up Fourth District, Lt. Governor Dominoes". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Percefull Says She’ll Run As Indie For Congress". Talk Business Arkansas. February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 

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