United States elections, 2014

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2014 United States elections
Midterm elections
Election day November 4
Senate elections
Seats contested 33 seats of Class II
and various mid-term vacancies
Color coded map of 2014 Senate races
Map of the 2014 Senate races
Light red: Retiring Republican
Dark red: Incumbent Republican
Light blue: Retiring Democrat
Dark blue: Incumbent Democrat
Gray: no election
House elections
Seats contested All 435 seats to the 114th Congress
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 38
Color coded map of 2014 Gubernatorial races
Map of the 2014 gubernatorial races
Light red: Term-limited or Retiring Republican
Dark red: Incumbent Republican
Light blue: Term-limited or Retiring Democrat
Dark blue: Incumbent Democrat
Green: Incumbent Independent
Gray: no election

Elections in the United States are being held throughout 2014, with the general elections scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested; along with 38 state and territorial governorships, 46 state legislatures (except Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia),[1] four territorial legislatures and numerous state and local races.

Issues[edit]

One election-year dilemma that faces the Democrats is whether or not President Obama should approve the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline.[2] Tom Steyer, and other environmentalists, are committed to making "climate change a top-tier issue" in the elections with opposition to Keystone XL as "a significant part of that effort."[2]

Other issues include the income gap,[3] net neutrality, and the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as "Obamacare").[4]

According to the political commentator Stuart Rothenberg, the foreign policy crises plaguing the Middle East, Ukraine, and Russia are likely to dampen the public's mood, hurting the Democratic Party's chances in the federal elections of 2014.[5]

Federal elections[edit]

Congressional elections[edit]

Senate elections[edit]

All seats in Senate Class II will be up for election. Additionally, special elections will be held to fill vacancies in the other two Senate Classes.

House of Representatives elections[edit]

All 435 voting seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election. Additionally, elections will be held to select the delegates for the District of Columbia and four of the five U.S. territories. The only seat in the House not up for election will be the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, who serves a four-year term.

On March 11, there was a special election for Florida's 13th congressional district.

State elections[edit]

Gubernatorial elections[edit]

Elections will be held for the governorships of 36 of the 50 U.S. states and three U.S. territories.

Local elections[edit]

Numerous elections will be held for officeholders in numerous cities, counties, school boards, special districts and others around the country.

Mayoral elections[edit]

Various major American cities will hold mayoral elections in 2014, including the following:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Primary Dates and Seats Up". September 23, 2009. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Daly, Matthew (April 10, 2014), Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Approve Keystone XL, Washington, DC: Huffington Post, retrieved April 22, 2014 
  3. ^ "Income gap takes shape as central issue for both parties ahead of 2014 midterms". Washington Post. January 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Poll: Health law's campaign clout bad news for Democrats". USA Today. April 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Rothenberg, Stuart. "President George W. Obama Meets the Midterms". www.rollcall.com. Roll Call. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mitch Landrieu Is Re-elected Mayor of New Orleans". New York Times. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kevin Faulconer elected next mayor of San Diego, will finish Filner's term". San Diego 6 - the CW. February 12, 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "D.C. mayoral primary election results". The Washington Post. April 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=33

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