The Green Papers
Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats
at the time of the 2013 General Election

Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats...
Open (incumbent not running for re-election)
No incumbent running
Uncontested (one candidate running)
Multiple incumbents running

IncumbentPartyOfficeReason for not seeking re-election
Congressman Spencer T. Bachus, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 30 September 2013: "... I won't seek re-election."
Governor Janice K. "Jan" BrewerRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit
Congressman John Timothy "Tim" GriffinRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 21 October 2013: Not running for re-election-- "We have decided that now is the time for me to focus intently on my top priority, my family, as Elizabeth and I raise our two young children..."
Congressman Thomas B. "Tom" CottonRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. 31 July 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate in 2014
Congressman John B. T. Campbell, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 45Open Seat. 26 June 2013: Announced retirement. "I have decided that I will not seek re-election ... I am ready to begin a new chapter in my life."
Governor Jack A. MarkellDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman C.W. "Bill" YoungRepublicanHouse CD 13Vacant Office. 9 October 2013: Announced retirement.
17 October 2013: Reports state Congressman Young is "gravely ill".
18 October 2013: Congressman C.W. Bill Young, 82, passed away at The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the company of his family.
30 October 2013: Florida Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott set 14 January 2014 as the date for the Special Primary and 11 March 2014 as the date for the Special Election.
Senator C. Saxby ChamblissRepublicanSenate Class 2Open Seat. 25 January 2013: Announced he would retire at the end of his term.
Congressman John Heddens "Jack" KingstonRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 30 April 2013: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
Congressman Paul Collins Broun, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 10Open Seat. 30 January 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014
Congressman John Phillip "Phil" GingreyRepublicanHouse CD 11Open Seat. 21 February 2013: Running for the Senate Class 2 Seat in 2014
Congressman Colleen Wakako HanabusaDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 23 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in the 2014 Special Election.
Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" HarkinDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat. 26 January 2013: Announced he will not seek re-election.
Congressman Bruce L. BraleyDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 7 February 2013: Announced that he is a candidate for the Class 2 U.S. Senate seat in 2014.
Congressman Thomas P. "Tom" LathamRepublicanHouse CD 3Open Seat. 17 December 2013: Announced retirement.
Governor Piyush "Bobby" JindalRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Congressman William "Bill" CassidyRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 2 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
Congressman Michael H. MichaudDemocraticHouse CD 2Open Seat. 13 June 2013: Launched an exploratory campaign for Governor in 2014.
15 August 2013: Formal announcement re: candidate for Governor.
Senator Carl LevinDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat. 7 March 2013: "I have decided not to run for reelection in 2014."
Congressman Gary PetersDemocraticHouse CD 14Open Seat. 29 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
Congressman Michele M. BachmannRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 29 May 2013: "After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided, next year, I will not seek a fifth ... term ... This decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former Presidential campaign ... "
Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" NixonDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Senator Max Sieben BaucusDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat. 23 April 2013: Announced that he will retire at the end of his term.
18 December 2013: Reports indicate he will be nominated to be next Ambassador to China.
20 December 2013: President Obama officially nominates Senator Max Sieben Baucus for U.S. Ambassador To China.
Congressman Steven "Steve" DainesRepublicanHouse At-LargeOpen Seat. 5 November 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
Senator Michael O. "Mike" JohannsRepublicanSenate Class 2Open Seat. 18 February 2013: "We would like to share with you a decision we have made ... We have decided not to seek re-election."
Governor Dave HeinemanRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit
New Jersey
Congressman Jon RunyanRepublicanHouse CD 3Open Seat. 6 November 2013: Will not run for re-election.
North Carolina
Congressman John Howard "Howard" CobleRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 7 November 2013: Announced retirement.
Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" WattDemocraticHouse CD 12Open Seat. 1 May 2013: Nominated to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
10 December 2013: Confirmed as the next head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Once he resigns from Congress, a special election will be called to fill the vacant seat.
Senator Tom CoburnRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 16 August 2011: Announced he would not run for re-election in 2016: ".. I'm not running again..."
Congressman Allyson Y. SchwartzDemocraticHouse CD 13Open Seat. 25 February 2013: Announced that she will run for Governor in 2014.
Rhode Island
Governor Lincoln Davenport "Linc" ChafeeDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. 3 September 2013: Announced he will not seek re-election.
South Dakota
Senator Tim JohnsonDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat. 26 March 2013: Announced retirement
Governor James Richard "Rick" PerryRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. 8 July 2013: Announced that he will not run for re-election.
Congressman Steve StockmanRepublicanHouse CD 36Open Seat. 9 December 2013: Running for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2014.
Congressman James David "Jim" MathesonDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. 17 December 2013: Announced retirement.
Governor Robert F. "Bob" McDonnellRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman Frank Rudolph WolfRepublicanHouse CD 10Open Seat. 17 December 2013: Announced retirement.
West Virginia
Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IVDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat. 11 January 2013: Announced retirement at the end of his term.
Governor Earl Ray TomblinDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman Shelley Moore CapitoRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 26 November 2012: Announced candidacy for the U.S. Senate
OfficeReason for Open Chair or Seat
VoluntaryTerm LimitVacantTotal

Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.


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