United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2014

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All 6 Kentucky seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 1
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 887,157 508,151
Percentage 63.58% 36.42%
Swing Increase4.71% Decrease2.81%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the six U.S. Representatives from the state of Kentucky, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including an election to the U.S. Senate.

District 1[edit]

Ed Whitfield (Republican) was unchallenged so there was no Republican Primary.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Kendall Hatchett 38,055 55.49
Democratic Wesley Seaton Bolin 30,528 44.51
Total votes 68,583 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield (Incumbent) 173,022 73.1
Democratic Charles Kendall Hatchett 63,596 26.9
Total votes 236,618 100
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

There were no primary challenges. Brett Guthrie is the Republican nominee and Incumbent. Ron Leach is the Democratic challenger.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie (Incumbent) 156,936 69.2
Democratic Ron Leach 69,898 30.8
Total votes 226,834 100
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

Michael Macfarlane (Republican) was unchallenged so there was no Republican Primary.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth 52,026 87.04
Democratic E. Ray Pierce 7,747 12.96
Total votes 59,773 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 157,056 63.5
Republican Michael MacFarlane 87,981 35.6
Independent Gregory Peter Puccetti 2,318 0.9
Total votes 247,355 100
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

There were no primary challenges. Thomas Massie is the Republican nominee and Incumbent. Peter Newberry is the Democratic challenger.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie (Incumbent) 150,464 67.7
Democratic Peter Newberry 71,694 32.3
Total votes 222,158 100
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Hal Rogers (Republican) was unchallenged so there was no Republican Primary.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth Stepp 38,949 58.84
Democratic Billy Ray Wilson 27,246 41.16
Total votes 66,195 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers (Incumbent) 171,350 78.3
Democratic Kenneth Stepp 47,617 21.7
Total votes 218,967 100
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

Republican Andy Barr has represented Kentucky's 6th congressional district since January 2013, having defeated Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler in the 2012 election.

Elisabeth Jensen, an education advocate, and Geoff Young, a former contractor who previously ran for the Kentucky House of Representatives 45th District on the Kentucky Green Party ticket, filed to run in the Democratic primary. Jensen was seen as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.[3][4][5] Jensen won the Democratic nomination in the primary with 61% of the vote.[6][7]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elisabeth Jensen 46,727 60.87
Democratic Geoff Young 30,035 39.13
Total votes 76,762 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Andy
Barr (R)
Elizabeth
Jensen (D)
Other Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies^ September 17–18, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 55% 36% 9%
Lake Research Partners* September 15–17, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 45% 36% 19%
  • ^ Internal poll for the Andy Barr campaign
  • * Internal poll for the Elizabeth Jensen campaign

Results[edit]

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr (Incumbent) 147,404 60.0
Democratic Elisabeth Jensen 98,290 40.0
Total votes 245,694 100
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Unofficial Kentucky State Board of Elections Results". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "General Elections Results" (PDF). Kentucky Secretary of State. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  3. ^ Youngman, Sam (January 24, 2014). "Democrat Elisabeth Jensen faces tough battle to unseat U.S. Rep. Andy Barr". Kentucky.com. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (January 28, 2014). "Candidates meet filing deadline throughout region". Maysville Online. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ Democrats, Knowledge (January 19, 2014). "KY-06: Campaign Kickoff Rally for Elisabeth Jensen -Dem Challenger to Rep. Barr- Jan 25 in Lexington". Daily Kos. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ Cheves, John (May 20, 2014). "Democrat Elisabeth Jensen to square off against U.S. Rep Andy Barr in the fall". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Politics, Pure (May 20, 2014). "U.S. House primaries: Jensen to face Barr in 6th District; Rematches elsewhere". cn 2. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 

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Preceded by
2012 elections
United States House elections in Kentucky
2014
Succeeded by
2016 elections