United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2014
Kansas
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
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All 4 Kansas seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 0

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the state of Kansas, 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 2014 Kansas gubernatorial election.

District 1[edit]

Republican Tim Huelskamp has represented the district since being elected in 2010. Huelskamp was reelected in 2012 with 100% of the vote, as no candidate filed to run against him. Jim Sherow, city co-commissioner and former mayor of Manhattan, is running for the Democratic nomination, as is Bryan Whitney, a member of the 2013 class of Wichita State University. Whitney lives in Wichita, which is not located in District 1, but candidates in Kansas are not required to live in the district they are running to represent. Alan LaPolice, a former school administrator, will run in the Republican primaries.

Unlike the other three congressional districts in Kansas, none of the candidates received endorsements from the local Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Livestock Association. The president of the Farm Bereau described this inability to endorse candidates as "reflect[ing] views at the grassroots level."[1]

District 2[edit]

Republican Lynn Jenkins has represented the district since being elected in 2008. Family law attorney Margie Wakefield is running for the Democratic nomination.[2][3] 6th grade life science teacher Chris Clemmons (L) is also challenging Lynn Jenkins for her 2nd district seat.

District 3[edit]

Republican Kevin Yoder has represented the district since being elected in 2010. Former State Senator Kelly Kultala is running as a Democrat.[4]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kevin
Yoder (R)
Kelly
Kultala (D)
Other Undecided
Lake Research* May 12–15, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 42% 34% 16%
  • * Internal poll for Kelly Kultala campaign

District 4[edit]

Republican Mike Pompeo has represented the district since being elected in 2010. Former Congressman Todd Tiahrt, who represented the district from 1995 until he gave up the seat in 2010 to unsuccessfully run for the U.S. Senate, is challenging Pompeo in the primary.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarkin, Mary. "Farm groups don't back anyone in 1st District race". July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hudson, Kion (8 October 2013). "A Kansas Democrat Is Throwing Her Hat Into The Congressional Ring". WIBW. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Rothschild, Scott (15 July 2013). "Lawrence attorney Wakefield may challenge Jenkins in U.S. House race". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Helling, Dave (20 January 2014). "Second Democrat to enter race for U.S. House in Kansas’ 3rd District". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Kraske, Steve (May 29, 2014). "Todd Tiahrt will run for his old seat in Congress". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 

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