United States Senate election in Virginia, 2014

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United States Senate election in Virginia, 2014
Virginia
2008 ←
November 4, 2014
Class 2 Senator
→ 2020

  Mark Warner, official 111th Congress photo portrait.jpg Robert Sarvis
Nominee Mark Warner TBD Robert Sarvis
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian

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County results

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Mark Warner
Democratic

The 2014 United States Senate election in Virginia will be held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia. Incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Warner is running for re-election to a second term.

Background[edit]

Businessman Mark Warner first ran for the U.S. Senate in 1996, losing to incumbent Republican John Warner (no relation), but by a closer than expected margin, 53% to 47%. He then ran for Governor of Virginia in 2001, winning with 52% of the vote. After John Warner declined to run for a sixth term in 2008, Mark Warner ran to succeed him. Unopposed in the Democratic primary, he defeated fellow former Governor Jim Gilmore in a landslide, 65% to 34%.

Warner was widely expected to run for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election, but declined to do so, and also declined to be considered as a vice-presidential candidate. He considered running for Governor again in 2013 but declined,[1] and is running for re-election to a second term. Opinion polls consistently rank Warner as the most popular elected official in Virginia,[2] with an approval rating consistently in the mid-60s.[3][4] This, combined with his large campaign war chest, has meant that he has been dubbed "unbeatable".[5]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Republican convention[edit]

The Republican Party of Virginia 2014 Convention is scheduled to be held in Roanoke on June 7.[8]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Susan
Allen
Barbara
Comstock
Ken
Cuccinelli
Ed
Gillespie
Bill
Kristol
Howie
Lind
Mark
Obenshain
Undecided
Washington Free Beacon November 19–20, 2013 178 ± ?% 4% 1% 58% 1% 3% 0% 21% 12%

Libertarian convention[edit]

The Libertarian Party of Virginia held its convention on February 8, 2014. The delegates at the convention nominated Robert Sarvis as the Party's candidate for the U.S. Senate.[43]

Nominee[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mark
Warner (D)
Ed
Gillespie (R)
Robert
Sarvis (L)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling April 1–2, 2014 689 ± ? 49% 35% 16%
Quinnipiac March 19–24, 2014 1,288 ± 2.7% 46% 31% 6% 17%
Roanoke College February 22–28, 2014 707 ± 3.9% 56% 29% 1% 13%
Harper Polling February 4–5, 2014 936 ± 3.2% 44% 38% 18%
Christopher Newport University January 15–22, 2014 1,023 ± 3.1% 50% 30% 2% 18%
Rasmussen Reports January 20–21, 2014 1,000 ± 3% 51% 37% 2% 9%
Roanoke College January 13–17, 2014 553 ± 4.2% 50% 21% 3% 26%
Washington Free Beacon November 19–20, 2013 600 ± 4% 51% 33% 16%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Mark Warner says won't run for Virginia governor". Reuters. November 20, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "In Virginia, Republican Ed Gillespie plans run for Democrat Mark Warner’s Senate seat". The Washington Post. January 10, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Election 2014: Virginia Senate". Rasmussen Reports. January 13, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ex-GOP chairman Ed Gillespie declares Va. Senate bid". USA Today. January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Why Didn't Liz Cheney Run for the Senate in Virginia?". National Journal. July 30, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sen. Mark Warner passes on 2013 governor bid". 
  7. ^ Politico, "John Warner endorses Mark Warner", January 27, 2014
  8. ^ "Four candidates seek GOP Senate nomination", WAVY-TV. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Va. GOP: 4 Candidates Seek Nomination for US Senate Race". Charlottesville Newxplex. February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ Martin, Jonathan (January 9, 2014). "Gillespie, Former G.O.P. Chairman, Readies for Senate Run in Virginia". The New York Times. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ McCaffrey, Scott (July 17, 2013). "GOP Contenders Hit the Campaign Trail in Effort to Unseat Sen. Warner". Arlington Sun Gazette. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ Joseph, Cameron (January 27, 2014). "Gillespie's GOP opponent drops bid". The Hill. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ Fredericks, John (December 5, 2013). "Bill Bolling on JFRS...". Twitter. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ Reed, Ray (January 27, 2014). "Cline decides against Senate bid". The News & Advance. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ LaMonica, Gabe (January 7, 2014). "Leading Republican jumps into hot House race". CNN. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  16. ^ Hohmann, James. "Cuccinelli makes surprise speech, rules out another run". Politico. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  17. ^ Pappas, Alex (December 30, 2013). "He's a favorite of the GOP establishment in Virginia, so what derailed the Artur Davis political comeback?". AL.com. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  18. ^ Ozmore, Wayne (June 1, 2013). "Breaking...Potential Candidates Emerge for GOP's 2014 Convention for U.S. Senate??". Virginia Politics On Demand. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  19. ^ Hoeft, JR (April 8, 2013). "Forbes for US Senate?". Bearing Drift. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  20. ^ Killough, Ashley (September 24, 2013). "Gingrich shoots down U.S. Senate bid". CNN. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  21. ^ Ben Pershing (January 31, 2014). "E.W. Jackson rules out run against Mark Warner, urges GOP to avoid internal ‘division’". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  22. ^ Hohmann, James (November 22, 2013). "Bob McDonnell hints at future in higher ed". Politico. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  23. ^ Sabato, Larry (June 27, 2013). "Senate 2014: One Direction, But How Far?". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  24. ^ "JUST IN". PilotOnPolitics. January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  25. ^ Leahy, Norman (December 20, 2013). "Snyder Won't Run Against Warner". Bearing Drift. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  26. ^ Ben Pershing (November 30, 2013). "If not Cuccinelli, then who? GOP field against Mark Warner in 2014 still a work in progress". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Endorsement: Al Aitken, Culpeper County". Ed Gillespie for Senate. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  28. ^ "George Allen won't run again". CNN. November 13, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  29. ^ Gillespie, Ed (January 29, 2014). "Honored to have @DelRBell's endorsement...". Twitter. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  30. ^ Blackwell, Morton (January 23, 2014). "I've known @EdWGillespie for 25+ years...". Twitter. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  31. ^ a b c "Endorsements: Pam Brown, Mike Ginsberg & Terry Wear". Ed Gillespie for Senate. January 24, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  32. ^ Fisher, Jim (February 18, 2014). "I am delighted to endorse Ed @EdWGillespie at @EdForSenate as a candidate 4 United States Senate!". Twitter. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Endorsement: Senator Steve Martin". Ed Gillespie for Senate. February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  34. ^ Miller, Jackson (February 5, 2014). "Very excited for @EdWGillespie #VASEN race. Sign up to be a delegate and support him in Roanoke with me!". Twitter. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  35. ^ O'Quinn, Israel (February 4, 2014). "@EdWGillespie spent the day in SWVA. Glad to endorse him for GOP nomination. Convention will be here soon!". Twitter. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  36. ^ Kenney, Shaun (January 27, 2014). "Obenshain Endorses Gillespie". Bearing Drift. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  37. ^ Scott, John (February 7, 2014). "Ed Gillespire has earned my vote...". Twitter. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  38. ^ Kenney, Shaun (January 31, 2014). "Pete Snyder Endorses Ed Gillespie". Bearing Drift. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  39. ^ Gillespie, Ed (January 23, 2014). "I'd like to thank Kathy Hayden Terry...". Twitter. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  40. ^ Whitbeck, John (January 29, 2014). "Today I join conservative leaders...". Twitter. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  41. ^ "Endorsement from a General!". Carmagop.com. December 19, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  42. ^ Albertson, Steve (February 21, 2014). "Shak Hill Picks Up Steam With GOA Endorsement". The Bull Elephant. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  43. ^ a b "Libertarian Party Of Virginia Nominates Robert Sarvis For U.S. Senate". AlexandriaNews.org. February 10, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  44. ^ Schmidt, Markus (January 29, 2014). "Libertarian Sarvis plans U.S. Senate bid against Warner". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites