United States Senate election in Colorado, 2014

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United States Senate election in Colorado, 2014
Colorado
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  Cory Gardner, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg MarkUdall-Senate Portrait.jpg
Nominee Cory Gardner Mark Udall
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 983,891 944,203
Percentage 48.2% 46.3%

Colorado Senatorial Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mark Udall
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Cory Gardner
Republican

The 2014 United States Senate election in Colorado was held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Colorado, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Colorado, other elections to the United States Senate, elections to the United States House of Representatives, and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Udall ran for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by Republican U.S. Representative Cory Gardner by fewer than 40,000 votes out of over 2 million cast.

Democratic primary[edit]

Mark Udall was the only Democrat to file to run, and thus at the Democratic state assembly on April 12, 2014, he was renominated unopposed.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Udall (Incumbent) 213,746 100.00%
Total votes 213,746 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

At the Republican state assembly on April 12, 2014, Cory Gardner received 73% of the votes of over 3,900 delegates. Neither Randy Baumgardner nor Tom Janich received the required 30% make the ballot and thus Gardner received the party's nomination.[4]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Rejected[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mark
Aspiri
Randy
Baumgardner
Cory
Gardner
Owen
Hill
Tom
Janich
Floyd
Trujillo
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling March 13–16, 2014 255 ± 6.1% 3% 15% 44% 6% 4% 0% 29%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cory Gardner 338,324 100.00%
Total votes 338,324 100.00%

Libertarian Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Unity Party of America[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Raúl Acosta, IT professional[39]
  • Steve Shogan, neurosurgeon[40]

General election[edit]

Fundraising[edit]

Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Mark Udall (D) $14,088,510 $15,746,249 $536,332
Cory Gardner (R) $9,680,263 $9,100,730 $1,875,029

Debates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mark
Udall (D)
Cory
Gardner (R)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–2, 2014 739 ± 3.6% 45% 48% 5%[41] 3%
47% 50% 3%
Quinnipiac University October 28–November 2, 2014 815 ± 3.4% 43% 45% 7%[42] 4%
45% 46% 2% 6%
YouGov October 25–31, 2014 1,417 ± 3.3% 42% 43% 5% 11%
Public Policy Polling October 28–29, 2014 573 ± ? 48% 48% 4%
SurveyUSA October 27–29, 2014 618 ± 4% 44% 46% 5%[43] 5%
Vox Populi Polling October 26–27, 2014 642 ± 3.9% 43% 46% 10%
Quinnipiac University October 22–27, 2014 844 ± 3.4% 39% 46% 8%[44] 7%
41% 49% 2% 9%
Strategies 360 October 20–25, 2014 604 ± 4% 45% 44% 4% 8%
Rasmussen Reports October 21–23, 2014 966 ± 3% 45% 51% 2% 2%
Harstad Strategic Research October 19–23, 2014 1,004 ± ? 44% 43% 6% 6%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 1,611 ± 4% 47% 46% 1% 6%
NBC News/Marist October 18–22, 2014 755 LV ± 3.6% 45% 46% 3% 5%
953 RV ± 3.2% 45% 44% 3% 8%
Suffolk University October 18–21, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 38.6% 46% 6%[45] 9.4%
Quinnipiac University October 15–21, 2014 974 ± 3.1% 41% 46% 6%[46] 6%
44% 48% 2% 7%
Monmouth University October 17–20, 2014 431 ± 4.7% 46% 47% 4% 3%
IPSOS October 13–20, 2014 1,099 ± 3.4% 45% 47% 8%
Public Policy Polling October 16–19, 2014 778 ± 3.5% 43% 46% 5%[47] 7%
44% 47% 9%
Gravis Marketing October 16, 2014 695 ± 4% 43% 48% 4%[48] 5%
Benenson Strategy Group October 15–16, 2014 600 ± ? 47% 44% 1% 8%
Mellman Group October 13–15, 2014 800 ± 3.5% 44% 41% 15%
CNN/ORC October 9–13, 2014 665 ± 4% 46% 50% 4%
Quinnipiac University October 8–13, 2014 988 ± 3.1% 41% 47% 8%[46] 4%
44% 49% 1% 7%
SurveyUSA October 9–12, 2014 591 ± 4.1% 43% 45% 6%[49] 7%
High Point University October 4–8, 2014 800 ± 3.5% 42% 46% 7% 5%
Fox News October 4–7, 2014 739 ± 3.5% 37% 43% 7% 12%
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner September 25–October 1, 2014 1,000 ± 2.09% 45% 45% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 1,634 ± 3% 48% 45% 1% 6%
Rasmussen Reports September 29–30, 2014 950 ± 3% 47% 48% 2% 3%
Public Policy Polling September 19–21, 2014 652 ± 3.8% 45% 47% 8%
ccAdvertising September 19–21, 2014 2,094 ± ? 32% 38% 30%
Gravis Marketing September 16–17, 2014 657 ± 4% 39% 46% 6% 9%
Suffolk University September 9–16, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 41.6% 42.6% 5.8%[50] 10%
Quinnipiac September 10–15, 2014 1,211 ± 2.8% 40% 48% 8%[46] 3%
42% 52% 1% 5%
Myers September 7–14, 2014 1,350 ± 2.7% 48% 46% 2% 3%
SurveyUSA September 8–10, 2014 664 ± 3.9% 46% 42% 5%[43] 7%
Rasmussen Reports September 3–4, 2014 800 ± 4% 44% 42% 4% 10%
NBC News/Marist September 2–4, 2014 795 LV ± 3.5% 48% 42% 1% 9%
976 RV ± 3.1% 48% 40% 1% 11%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 1,727 ± 4% 46% 43% 2% 9%
CBS News/New York Times July 5–24, 2014 2,020 ± 3% 50% 46% 2% 2%
Public Policy Polling July 17–20, 2014 653 ± 3.8% 44% 43% 13%
Quinnipiac July 10–14, 2014 1,147 ± 2.9% 42% 44% 1% 13%
Gravis Marketing July 7–10, 2014 1,106 ± 3% 43% 47% 6%[48] 4%
NBC News/Marist July 7–10, 2014 914 ± 3.2% 48% 41% 2% 10%
Rasmussen Reports June 25–26, 2014 750 ± 4% 43% 42% 6% 9%
Magellan Strategies June 6–8, 2014 747 ± 3.54% 45% 47% 8%
Public Policy Polling May 7–8, 2014 526 ± ? 47% 43% 10%
Quinnipiac April 15–21, 2014 1,298 ± 2.7% 45% 44% 1% 9%
Public Policy Polling April 17–20, 2014 618 ± ? 47% 45% 8%
Fabrizio, Lee & Associates April 16–17, 2014 600 ± 4% 42% 44% 7%[48] 7%
Magellan Strategies April 14–15, 2014 717 ± 3.7% 45% 42% 5% 8%
Harper Polling April 7–9, 2014 507 ± 4.35% 45% 43% 12%
Public Policy Polling March 13–16, 2014 568 ± 4.1% 42% 40% 17%
Harper Polling March 8–9, 2014 689 ± ? 45% 44% 17%
Rasmussen Reports March 5–6, 2014 500 ± 4.5% 42% 41% 5% 13%
Public Policy Polling April 11–14, 2013 500 ± 4.4% 49% 39% 12%

Results[edit]

U.S. Senate election in Colorado, 2014[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cory Gardner 983,891 48.21%
Democratic Mark Udall (inc.) 944,203 46.26%
Libertarian Gaylon Kent 52,876 2.59%
Independent Steve Shogan 29,472 1.44%
Independent Raúl Acosta 24,151 1.18%
Unity Bill Hammons 6,427 0.32%
Total votes 2,041,020 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b CO - Election Results
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  41. ^ Raúl Acosta (I) 1%, Bill Hammons (UP) 0%, Gaylon Kent (L) 2%, Steve Shogan (I) 0%
  42. ^ Steve Shogan (I) 6%, Other 1%
  43. ^ a b Gaylon Kent (L) 2%, Steve Shogan (I) 3%
  44. ^ Steve Shogan (I) 7%, Other 1%
  45. ^ Raúl Acosta (I) 1.2%, Bill Hammons (UP) 0.6%, Gaylon Kent (L) 2.6%, Steve Shogan (I) 1.6%
  46. ^ a b c Steve Shogan (I)
  47. ^ Raúl Acosta (I) 1%, Bill Hammons (UP) 1%, Gaylon Kent (L) 2%, Steve Shogan (I) 1%
  48. ^ a b c Gaylon Kent (L)
  49. ^ Gaylon Kent (L) 3%, Steve Shogan (I) 2%
  50. ^ Raúl Acosta (I) 0.8%, Bill Hammons (UP) 1.2%, Gaylon Kent (L) 2.4%, Steve Shogan (I) 1.4%
  51. ^ "Official Results November 4, 2014 General Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 

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