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
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  John Boehner 113th Congress 2013.jpg Nancy Pelosi 113th Congress 2013.jpg Nicholas J. Sarwark.jpg
Leader John Boehner Nancy Pelosi Nicholas Sarwark[1]
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Last election 4 0 0
Seats won 4 0 0
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 509,631 254,774 66,055
Percentage 61.35% 30.67% 7.95%
Swing Decrease 0.07% Increase 1.31% Increase 4.29%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas was 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 coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including the Governor of Arkansas and a United States Senator.

Overview[edit]

The table below shows the total number and percentage of votes, as well as the number of seats gained and lost by each political party in the election for the United States House of Representatives in Arkansas.

United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2014[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 509,631 61.4% 4 -
Democratic 254,774 30.7% 0 -
Libertarian 66,055 8.0% 0 -
Write-ins 192 <0.1% 0 -
Totals 830,652 100% 4

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 hoped to find a strong challenger for the incumbent.[3]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Brian Scott Willhite[12]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rick
Crawford (R)
Jackie
McPherson (D)
Brian Scott
Willhite (L)
Undecided
Talk Business/Hendrix October 15–16, 2014 437 ± 4.7% 52% 30% 4% 14%
Talk Business/Hendrix July 22–25, 2014 450 ± 4.6% 47.5% 33% 3% 16.5%

Results[edit]

Arkansas' 1st Congressional district election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Crawford (Incumbent) 124,139 63.25
Democratic Jackie McPherson 63,555 32.38
Libertarian Brian Scott Willhite 8,562 4.36
Majority 60,584 30.87%
Total votes 196,256 100
Republican hold
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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.[13] In January 2014, he announced he was running for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.[14]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

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[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican French Hill 29,916 55.08
Republican Ann Clemmer 12,400 22.83
Republican Conrad Reynolds 11,994 22.08
Total votes 54,310 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Debbie Standiford[12]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
French
Hill (R)
Pat
Hays (D)
Debbie
Standiford (L)
Undecided
Talk Business/Hendrix October 15–16, 2014 605 ± 4% 41.5% 46% 4.5% 8%
Global Strategy Group* September 7–9, 2014 410 ± 4.8% 41% 44% 15%
Talk Business/Hendrix July 22–25, 2014 483 ± 4.5% 44% 43% 3% 10%
    • Internal poll for the Pat Hays campaign

Results[edit]

Arkansas' 2nd Congressional district election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican French Hill 123,073 51.86
Democratic Pat Hays 103,477 43.6
Libertarian Debbie Standiford 10,590 4.46
Write-ins Others 190 0.08
Majority 19,596 8.26%
Total votes 237,330 100
Republican hold
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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 math teacher and minister, announced he was challenging Womack for the Republican nomination,[29] and Troy Gittings, a high school English teacher and stand-up comedian, announced he was running for the Democratic nomination.[29] However, neither Brewer nor Gittings ended up filing, leaving Libertarian Grant Brand as Womack's only challenger.[12]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Steve
Womack (R)
Grant
Brand (L)
Undecided
Talk Business/Hendrix October 15–16, 2014 426 ± 4.7% 64% 19% 17%
Talk Business/Hendrix July 22–25, 2014 408 ± 4.9% 57% 20% 23%

Results[edit]

Arkansas' 3rd Congressional district election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack (Incumbent) 151,630 79.41
Libertarian Grant Brand 39,305 20.59
Majority 112,325 58.83%
Total votes 190,935 100
Republican hold
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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
Withdrew
Declined

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[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Westerman 18,719 54.45
Republican Tommy Moll 15,659 45.55
Total votes 34,378 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Janice Percefull, college instructor and author (running as write-in)[38][39][40]
Declined

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bruce
Westerman (R)
James Lee
Witt (D)
Ken
Hamilton (L)
Undecided
Diamond State Consulting* October 21, 2014 792 ± 3.5% 46.4% 39% 2.3% 12.4%
Talk Business/Hendrix October 15–16, 2014 607 ± 4% 44% 42% 4% 10%
OnMessage^ July 29–31, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 47% 29% 7% 18%
Talk Business/Hendrix July 22–25, 2014 439 ± 4.7% 48% 34% 3% 15%

Results[edit]

Arkansas' 4th Congressional district election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Westerman 110,789 53.75
Democratic James Lee Witt 87,742 42.57
Libertarian Ken Hamilton 7,598 3.69
Write-ins Others 2 <0.01
Majority 23,047 11.18%
Total votes 206,131 100
Republican hold
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas Sarwark currently serves as the Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee.
  2. ^ a b c d e "November 4, 2014 General election and nonpartisan runoff election Official results". Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gonzales, Nathan L. (20 September 2013). "House Strategists Continue Search for 2014 Candidates". Roll Call. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Campbell, Matt (July 5, 2013). "Timex Social Club". Blue Hog Report. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ Tolbert, Jason (January 22, 2014). "Tolbert: Linda Collins-Smith Announces For State Senate". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jackie McPherson Running for 1st District Congress". KARK-TV. February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Cook, Michael (April 29, 2013). "First And Fourth Congressional District Candidates Update". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Tolbert, Jason (February 12, 2014). "Tolbert: Democrats Scraping The Barrel For District 1 Candidate". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c Brantley, Max (October 22, 2013). "Tim Griffin's butterfly effect on the Arkansas House". Arkansas Times. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ Cook, Michael (May 9, 2013). "Mark Sanford Makes A Comeback; Can Dustin McDaniel In 2014?". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ Cook, Michael (December 18, 2013). "Cook: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Turns Around A Tumultuous Year". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d Moritz, Rob (March 3, 2014). "Election 2014: Filing In Arkansas Ends With 412 Candidates". Southwest Times Record. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Bock, Roby (October 21, 2013). "Cong. Tim Griffin Won’t Seek Third Term (UPDATED)". Talk Business. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rep. Tim Griffin to run for Ark. lieutenant governor". The Washington Post. February 13, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ "GOP House candidate changes name to ‘Colonel’ before primary". Washington Times. March 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Conrad Reynolds Enters Second District Congressional Race". Arkansas Times. October 29, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  17. ^ DeMillo, Andrew (October 30, 2013). "Ann Clemmer Running for 2nd District US House Seat". Arkansas Business. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  18. ^ DeMillo, Andrew (October 29, 2013). "French Hill Says He'll Run for 2nd District Congressional Seat". Arkansas Business. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  19. ^ Joseph, Cameron (October 21, 2013). "Rep. Griffin to retire, citing young family". The Hill. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ Tolbert, Jason (November 13, 2013). "Geography a factor in 2nd District". Arkansas News. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  22. ^ a b Tolbert, Jason (October 22, 2013). "Tolbert: Arkansas Republicans Finally Have A Bench". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Pat Hays Announces Run for 2nd District Seat | Arkansas Business News". ArkansasBusiness.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "2014 Arkansas Preferential Primary Elections and Nonpartisan Election May 20, 2014". Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  25. ^ 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. 
  26. ^ 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. 
  27. ^ Bock, Roby (July 30, 2013). "Curry Dropping Lt. Governor Bid, Could Run For Congress". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  28. ^ 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. 
  29. ^ a b Bowden, Bill (October 15, 2013). "Teachers join race to unseat Womack". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  30. ^ Brantley, Max (August 19, 2013). "A 3rd Republican, Tommy Moll, announces for 4th District Congress". Arkansas Times. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  31. ^ DeMillo, Andrew (August 13, 2013). "Bruce Westerman Announces Run for Arkansas' 4th District Seat". Associated Press. Arkansas Business. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  32. ^ Brock, Roby (August 29, 2013). "Darr Canceling Congressional Bid, Goes On Record About Exit (UPDATED)". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  33. ^ Brawner, Steve (November 7, 2013). "Timing not right for Rankin". The Courier. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  34. ^ Erickson, Erick (November 12, 2013). "I Support Tommy Moll for Congress". RedState. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  35. ^ Joseph, Cameron (January 28, 2014). "FreedomWorks backs trio of House candidates". The Hill. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  36. ^ a b c d "Westerman Earns Home County Endorsements". Bruce Westerman for Congress. November 14, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  37. ^ Cook, Michael (November 5, 2013). "Cook: James Lee Witt Enters Fourth District Race For Democratic Nomination". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  38. ^ Brantley, Max (July 22, 2013). "Hot Springs college teacher files papers to run for 4th District Congress". Arkansas Times. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  39. ^ "Percefull Says She’ll Run As Indie For Congress". Talk Business Arkansas. February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  40. ^ Miller, John (March 5, 2014). "Few contested races for primaries". HopePrescott.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  41. ^ a b Brock, Roby (July 31, 2013). "Pending Cotton News Sets Up Fourth District, Lt. Governor Dominoes". Talk Business Arkansas. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 

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