United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado, 2014
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All 7 Colorado seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 3

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

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located in Central Colorado and includes most of the city of Denver. The incumbent is Democrat Diana DeGette, who has represented the district since 1997. She was re-elected with 68% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+18.

Kathleen Cunningham and investment consultant Martin Walsh are running for the Republican nomination.[1][2]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette 43,514 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martin Walsh 21,519 100%

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is located in North Central Colorado and includes Larimer, Grand, Boulder, Gilpin, Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek and Jefferson counties. The incumbent is Democrat Jared Polis, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+8.

The Republican nominee is George Leing, an attorney and former Chairman of the Boulder County Republican Party.[4][5]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jared Polis 37,759 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Leing 43,481 100%

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is located in Western and Southern Colorado and includes a large number of sparsely populated counties and the city of Grand Junction. The incumbent is Republican Scott Tipton, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 53% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+5.

Activist David Cox is running against Tipton in the Republican primary.[1]

Democratic Pueblo County Commissioner and former State Representative Buffie McFadyen had been running against Tipton,[6] but withdrew from the race in March 2014.[7] Former Colorado Lottery Director, former State Senator and former State Representative Abel Tapia jumped in after his withdrawal.[8] Democrats Abel Gebre Lake and Stephen Sheldon had been running but also withdrew from the race.[7] Lieutenant Governor Joseph Garcia and State Senator Gail Schwartz were also speculated to run for the Democratic nomination to challenge Tipton, but declined to do so.[9][1]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abel Tapia 29,931 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Tipton 46,177 74.54%
Republican David Cox 15,773 25.46%
Totals 61,950 100%

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is located in Eastern Colorado and includes numerous sparsely populated counties. The incumbent is Republican Cory Gardner, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 58% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+11.

Gardner is not running for re-election. He is instead running for the U.S. Senate.[10]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Buck 32,714 44.19%
Republican Scott Renfroe 17,722 23.94%
Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer 12,155 16.42%
Republican Steve Laffey 11,433 15.44%
Totals 74,024 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]
  • Dan Chapin[1]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vic Meyers 20,883 100%

District 5[edit]

The 5th district is located in Central Colorado and includes Fremont, El Paso, Teller and Chaffee counties and the city of Colorado Springs. The incumbent is Republican Doug Lamborn, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+13.

Former Air Force Major General and candidate for the seat in 2006 and 2008 Bentley Rayburn is challenging Lamborn in the Republican primary.[18]

Irv Halter, also a retired Air Force Major General, is the Democratic nominee.[19][20]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Irv Halter 16,412 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Lamborn 38,741 52.56%
Republican Bentley Rayburn 34,967 47.44%
Totals 73,708 100%

District 6[edit]

The 6th district is located in Central Colorado and surrounds the city of Denver from the east, including the city of Aurora. The incumbent is Republican Mike Coffman, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 48% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+1.[21]

Andrew Romanoff, the former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, is the Democratic nominee to challenge Coffman.[22] Former State Representative Karen Middleton and State Senator Linda Newell had considered running for the Democratic nomination, but declined to do so.[23][24]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrew Romanoff 24,267 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Coffman 43,737 100%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Coffman (R)
Andrew
Romanoff (D)
Other Undecided
DCCC October 2013 475 ± 4.13% 42% 43% 15%

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is located in Central Colorado, to the north and west of Denver and includes the cities of Thornton and Westminster and most of Lakewood. The incumbent is Democrat Ed Perlmutter, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected with 54% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+5.

The Republican nominee is Don Ytterberg, former Vice Chairman of the Colorado Republican Party.[25] Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell, a perennial candidate for office, is the American Constitution Party nominee.[1] Tyler Bagley is the Libertarian Party (United States) candidate for this office. [26]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Perlmutter 30,659 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Ytterberg 34,817 100%
American Constitution primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Constitution Douglas 'Dayhorse' Campbell 127 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "2014 Primary Election Official Candidate List". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "GOP Walsh seeks to oust U.S. Rep. DeGette in 2014". The Colorado Statesman. November 4, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Official Colorado Secretary of State Results
  4. ^ "George Leing, Boulder County Republican chairman, announces run for 2nd Congressional District". Daily Camera. January 2, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Niwot's Leing wins GOP nod in congressional district contest". Longmont Times-Call. April 12, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Lee, Kurtis (10 February 2014). "Former state Rep. Buffie McFadyen to challenge Congressman Scott Tipton". The Denver Post. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Tipton’s Democrat opponent leaves race". The Durango Herald. March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tapia takes on Tipton". The Pueblo Chieftain. March 21, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bland, Scott (March 27, 2013). "Democrats Recruiting Tipton Challengers". National Journal. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Stephens bows out of U.S. Senate race; Udall blasts Gardner’s ‘backroom deal’". KDVR. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ken Buck Drops Senate Bid to Run for Cory Gardner’s Seat". Roll Call. February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Weld Commissioner Kirkmeyer to run for Congress". Times-Call. March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c Hugh Johnson (March 3, 2014). "Race to succeed Cory Gardner in the 4th Congressional District gets more crowded". The Denver Post. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "IN: State Sen. Scott Renfroe to Run for Fourth Congressional District". Colorado Peak Politics. February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "With Rep. Cory Gardner exiting U.S. House, Republicans eye race". The Denver Post. February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "McNulty won’t challenge Buck, others for Gardner’s seat". KDVR. March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Sonnenberg not running for Congress". Journal-Advocate. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  18. ^ Schrader, Megan. "Bentley Rayburn says he'll challenge Doug Lamborn in 5th Congressional District". Gazette.com. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Can Democrat Irv Halter beat Lamborn in 2014? He may have a fighter’s chance.". The Colorado Springs Business Journal. October 15, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Dem hopes to parlay time, experience and 'common sense' into a CD5 upset". Colorado Springs Independent. July 31, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  21. ^ Sherry, Allison (January 23, 2013). "Coffman on running against Udall in 2014: Not Interested". The Denver Post. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ Lee, Kurtis (February 2, 2013). "Andrew Romanoff to challenge Rep. Mike Coffman in Aurora-based 6th District". The Denver Post. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  23. ^ Lee, Kurtis (February 11, 2013). "Karen Middleton withdraws name from consideration for 6th Congressional District". The Denver Post. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  24. ^ Lee, Kurtis (February 8, 2013). "Linda Newell ends speculation of run in 6th Congressional District, endorses Romanoff". The Denver Post. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  25. ^ Lynn Bartels (January 26, 2014). "The battle of the odd last names: Ytterberg vs. Perlmutter in the 7th District". The Denver Post. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  26. ^ Template:Http://www.lp.org/candidates/liberty-candidates-14/tyler-bagley

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