United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2014

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All 5 Oregon seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 4 1
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 778,139 582,909
Percentage 53.64% 40.18%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the five U.S. Representatives from the state of Oregon, one from each of the state's five congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including the Governor of Oregon and a United States Senator. Primary elections were held on May 20, 2014.[1]

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2014[2][3]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 778,139 53.64% 4 -
Republican 582,909 40.18% 1 -
Libertarian 37,959 2.62% -
Pacific Green 30,132 2.08% -
Constitution 6,208 0.43% -
write-ins 15,355 1.06% -
Totals 1,450,702 100.00% 5 -

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located in the northwest corner of Oregon. The incumbent is Democrat Suzanne Bonamici, who has represented the district since winning a special election in 2012. She was re-elected with 60% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+7.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 1st congressional district Democratic primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzanne Bonamici 50,903 98.83
write-ins 601 1.17
Total votes 51,504 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Delinda Delgado Morgan, heavy-equipment operator, winemaker and martial arts instructor[4]
  • Bob Niemeyer, mechanical engineer[4]
  • Jason Yates, pest control service manager[4]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 1st congressional district Republican primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Yates 16,466 42.29
Republican Delinda Delgado Morgan 15,521 39.86
Republican Bob Niemeyer 6,637 17.05
write-ins 312 0.80
Total votes 38,936 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 1st congressional district general election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzanne Bonamici (incumbent) 160,038 57.31
Republican Jason Yates 96,245 34.47
Libertarian James Foster 11,213 4.02
Pacific Green Steven C. Reynolds 11,163 4.00
write-ins 594 0.20
Total votes 279,253 100
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is located east of the Willamette Valley and covers roughly two-thirds of the state. It is the largest of Oregon's five districts and is the seventh-largest district in the nation. The incumbent is Republican Greg Walden, the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, who has represented the district since 1999. He was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+10.

Republican primary[edit]

The Club for Growth targeted Walden for a primary challenge.[7] [8]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 2nd congressional district Republican primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 64,603 75.53
Republican Dennis Linthicum 20,745 24.25
write-ins 185 0.22
Total votes 85,533 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 2nd congressional district democratic primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Aelea Christofferson 24,407 61.77
Democratic Barney Spera 7,996 20.24
Democratic C. F. Vulliet 6,103 15.45
write-ins 1,007 2.54
Total votes 39,513 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 2nd congressional district general election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden (Incumbent) 202,374 70.41
Democratic Aelea Christofferson 73,785 25.67
Libertarian Sharon L. Durbin 10,491 3.65
write-ins 775 0.27
Total votes 287,425 100
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district most of Multnomah County, including Portland east of the Willamette River, Gresham and Troutdale. The incumbent is Democrat Earl Blumenauer, who has represented the district since 1996. He was re-elected with 75% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+22.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 3rd congressional district Democratic primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 69,753 98.63
write-ins 969 1.37
Total votes 70,722 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • James Buchal, attorney (unopposed)[4]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 3rd congressional district Republican primary[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Buchal 15,083 97.81
write-ins 338 2.19
Total votes 15,421 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 3rd congressional district general election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (Incumbent) 211,748 72.33
Republican James Buchal 57,424 19.61
Pacific Green Michael Meo 12,106 4.14
Libertarian Jeffrey J. Langan 6,381 2.18
Non-affiliated David Walker 4,009 1.37
write-ins 1,089 0.37
Total votes 292,757 100
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th district the southern half of Oregon's coastal counties, including Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane and Linn counties and most of Benton and Josephine counties. The incumbent is Democrat Peter DeFazio, who has represented the district since 1987. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+2.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 4th congressional district Democratic primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 57,970 98.28
write-ins 1,016 1.72
Total votes 58,986 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 4th congressional district Republican primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur B. Robinson 45,391 97.31
write-ins 1,255 2.69
Total votes 46,646 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 4th congressional district general election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio (Incumbent) 181,624 58.56
Republican Art Robinson 116,534 37.57
Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 6,863 2.21
Libertarian David L. Chester 4,676 1.51
write-ins 482 0.15
Total votes 310,152 100
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district includes Oregon's central coast through Salem, north to the southern Portland suburbs and east to the summit of Mount Hood. The incumbent is Democrat Kurt Schrader, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 54% of the vote in 2012 and the district has an even PVI.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Anita Brown, former U.S. Army medical specialist and retired union worker[4][10]
  • Kurt Schrader, incumbent U.S. Representative[4]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 5th congressional district Democratic primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 42,041 83.10
Democratic Anita Brown 8,106 16.02
write-ins 445 0.88
Total votes 50,592 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 5th congressional district Republican primary, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tootie Smith 31,883 62.83
Republican Ben Pollock 18,595 36.64
write-ins 268 0.53
Total votes 50,746 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 5th congressional district general election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader (Incumbent) 150,944 53.70
Republican Tootie Smith 110,332 39.25
Independent Marvin Sannes 7,674 2.73
Constitution Raymond Baldwin 6,208 2.21
Libertarian Daniel K. Souza 5,198 1.85
write-ins 732 0.26
Total votes 281,088 100
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections Division". Oregon Secretary of State. 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Karen L. Haas (March 9, 2015). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2014". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "November 4, 2014, General Election, Official Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Christian Gaston (March 11, 2014). "Election 2014: Who filed for Oregon statewide and congressional office". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "May 20, 2014 Primary Election Abstract of Votes: Representative in Congress" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Oregon 2014 General Election" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Cahn, Emily (23 September 2013). "Republican Eyes Primary Challenge to NRCC Chairman #OR02". Roll Call. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Mapes, Jeff (October 23, 2013). "Dennis Linthicum announces he's running against Rep. Greg Walden in GOP primary". The Oregonian. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Mapes, Jeff (November 5, 2013). "Art Robinson files to run for third time against Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kristian Foden-Vencil (April 22, 2014). "Oregon's 5th: A Diverse And Dynamic District, And Race". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ Mapes, Jeff (October 30, 2013). "Republican Ben Pollock announces candidacy for Kurt Schrader's congressional seat". The Oregonian. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ Mapes, Jeff (January 13, 2014). "Clackamas Commissioner Tootie Smith announces candidacy against Rep. Kurt Schrader". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 

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