United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2014

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All 4 Kansas seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 0
Seats won 4 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 540,756 311,530
Percentage 62.73% 36.14%
Swing Decrease 7.32% Increase 17.66%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas was 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.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2014[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 540,756 62.73% 4 -
Democratic 311,530 36.14% 0 -
Libertarian 9,791 1.14% 0 -
Totals 862,077 100.00% 4

District 1[edit]

Republican Tim Huelskamp has represented the district since being elected in 2010. Huelskamp was re-elected in 2012 with 100% of the vote, as no candidate filed to run against him.

Alan LaPolice, a former school administrator, lost against incumbent Huelskamp in the Republican primary. Jim Sherow, city co-commissioner and former Mayor of Manhattan, successfully received the Democratic nomination, defeating Bryan Whitney, a member of the 2013 class of Wichita State University who hardly campaigned.

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 Bureau described this inability to endorse candidates as "reflect[ing] views at the grassroots level."[2]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Tim Huelskamp, incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Alan LaPolice, former school administrator[3]
Withdrew
  • Kent Roth, attorney and former State Representative[4][5]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Tim
Huelskamp
Alan
LaPolice
Undecided
Remington Research Group July 29, 2014 1,539 ± 3.7% 50% 29% 21%
The Polling Company^ June 2014 400 ± 4.2% 62% 12% 26%
  • ^ Poll for the Tim Huelskamp campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Huelskamp 42,847 54.9
Republican Alan LaPolice 35,108 45
Total votes 77,955 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Sherow 8,209 65.6
Democratic Bryan R. Whitney 4,293 34.3
Total votes 12,502 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kansas's 1st Congressional District, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Huelskamp (Incumbent) 138,764 67.97
Democratic James Sherow 65,397 32.03
Total votes 204,161 100
Republican hold

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.[10][11] 6th grade life science teacher Chris Clemmons is running as a Libertarian.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Lynn Jenkins, incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Joshua Joel Tucker, computer systems analyst and conservative activist[12]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Jenkins 41,850 69.1
Republican Joshua Joel Tucker 18,680 30.8
Total votes 60,530 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Margie Wakefield, former congressional aide, Douglas County Democratic Chair, and attorney[10]

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Chris Clemmons

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Lynn
Jenkins (R)
Margie
Wakefield (D)
Chris
Clemmons (L)
Undecided
Tarrance Group^ October 18–20, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 49% 37% 6% 8%
Anzalone Liszt Grove* October 3–6, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 48% 43% 9%
Anzalone Liszt Grove* July 20–22, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 49% 42% 9%
Anzalone Liszt Grove* October 7–9, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 49% 39% 12%
  • ^ Poll for the Lynn Jenkins campaign
  • * Poll for the Margie Wakefield campaign

Results[edit]

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Jenkins (Incumbent) 128,742 57.04
Democratic Margie Wakefield 87,153 38.62
Libertarian Christopher Clemmons 9,791 4.34
Total votes 225,686 100
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

Republican Kevin Yoder has represented the district since being elected in 2010.

Former State Senator Kelly Kultala is running for the Democrats.[13]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Kelly Kultala, former State Senator and nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2010[13]
  • Reggie Marselus[13]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kelly Kultala 14,189 68.5
Democratic Reginald "Reggie" Marselus 6,524 31.4
Total votes 20,713 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

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 the Kelly Kultala campaign

Results[edit]

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Yoder (Incumbent) 134,493 60.02
Democratic Kelly Kultala 89,584 39.98
Total votes 224,077 100
Republican hold

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, challenged Pompeo in the Republican primary.[14]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Pompeo
Todd
Tiahrt
Undecided
CMA Strategies^ July 21–23, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 45% 26% 29%
SurveyUSA July 17–21, 2014 671 ± 3.9% 46% 39% 16%
SurveyUSA June 16–18, 2014 534 ± 4.3% 51% 34% 16%
  • ^ Internal poll for the Mike Pompeo campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 43,564 62.6
Republican Todd Tiahrt 25,977 37.3
Total votes 69,541 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Perry Schuckman

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo (Incumbent) 138,757 66.66
Democratic Perry Schuckman 69,396 33.34
Total votes 208,153 100
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://history.house.gov/Institution/Election-Statistics/Election-Statistics/
  2. ^ Clarkin, Mary. "July 11, 2014". Retrieved July 15, 2014.  |article= ignored (help)
  3. ^ "Clyde resident says he'll challenge Huelskamp in 1st District". The Topeka Capital-Journal. January 30, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Brooks, Kelton (January 8, 2014). "Roth to run against Huelskamp". Garden City Telegram. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Green, John (May 23, 2014). "Roth withdraws from 1st District race". The Hutchinson News. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "2014 Primary Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Kansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Dulle, Brian (February 14, 2014). "Former Manhattan mayor declares candidacy for congress". Kansas First News. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Hancock, Peter (March 15, 2014). "Second Democrat announces in 1st District". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Kansas Secretary of State 2014 General Election" (PDF). Kansas Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Hudson, Kion (8 October 2013). "A Kansas Democrat Is Throwing Her Hat Into The Congressional Ring". WIBW. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Rothschild, Scott (15 July 2013). "Lawrence attorney Wakefield may challenge Jenkins in U.S. House race". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Rothschild, Scott (June 2, 2014). "Jenkins draws GOP opponent as candidate fields take shape". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c 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. 
  14. ^ a b 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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