The Green Papers: Iowa 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 3 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Friday 14 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 3 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 9:00p CDT (0200 UTC).
Friday 15 August 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 9:00p CST (0300 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:3,053,787 (0.99% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Des Moines
 

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Iowa State and Local Government

Iowa 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Under State law, a candidate in a Primary must receive at least 35% of the vote in that Primary to win a Party's nomination. If no candidate receives 35% in the Primary, the nominee is chosen by the State Convention of the Party.

Voters must be registered voters of either the Democratic or Republican Party to participate in the primary election. Voters can change their party affiliation anytime before election day or at their polling place on election day.


Iowa 3 June 2014 primary: If no candidate receives 35% in the Primary, the nominee is chosen by the State Convention of the Party on 21 June.

  • U.S. House CD 3 Republican: No candidate received 35% in the 3 June 2014 Primary. On 21 June, the Republican State Convention selected David Young, 276 to 221, as their nominee on the 5th ballot..

2014 certified election returns from the Iowa Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996; 2002, 2008
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 26 January 2013: Announced he will not seek re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 588,575 51.53% state Senator Joni K. Ernst
FEC S4IA00129; 24 Nov 14; Tot $11,836,612; Dsb $11,564,546
  Candidate Democratic 494,370 43.28% Congressman Bruce L. Braley
FEC S4IA00087; 24 Nov 14; Tot $11,228,159; Dsb $10,679,063
  Candidate Independent 26,815 2.35% Rick Stewart
FEC S4IA00194
  Candidate Scattering 12,084 1.06% Under Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 8,232 0.72% Douglas John "Doug" Butzier
13 October 2014: Mr. Butzier, 59, died in a plane crash near Dubuque Regional Airport.

FEC S4IA00186
  Candidate Independent 5,873 0.51% Robert Shannon "Bob" Quast
Bob Quast for Term Limits

FEC S4IA00178
  Candidate Independent 4,724 0.41% Ruth Smith
FEC S4IA00210
  Candidate Scattering 1,111 0.10% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 500 0.04% Over Votes
Total 1,142,284 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Bob Krause
2 January 2014: Announced his candidacy
  Candidate Republican     Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
FEC S0IA00028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Terry E. Branstad
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 666,023 58.99% Governor Terry E. Branstad
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kimberly "Kim" Reynolds
8 July 2013: "... my campaign committee will ... begin laying the groundwork for a potential reelection run in 2014..."
  Candidate Democratic 420,778 37.27% state Senator Jack Hatch
for Lieutenant Governor: Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica W. Vernon
  Candidate Libertarian 20,319 1.80% Lee Deakins Hieb
for Lieutenant Governor: Tim Watson
  Candidate New Independent Party Iowa 10,582 0.94% Jim Hennager
for Lieutenant Governor: Mary Margaret Krieg
  Candidate Iowa 10,239 0.91% Jonathan R. Narcisse
for Lieutenant Governor: Michael L. Richards
  Candidate Scattering 1,093 0.10% Write-in
Total 1,129,034 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Kimberly "Kim" Reynolds
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Renominated);
2 Republican (1 Open, 1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman Bruce L. Braley
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 7 February 2013: Announced that he is a candidate for the Class 2 U.S. Senate seat in 2014.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 147,762 49.91% Rodney Leland "Rod" Blum
FEC H2IA01055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,069,337; Dsb $1,024,729
  Candidate Democratic 141,145 47.68% state Representative Patrick Joseph "Pat" Murphy
FEC H4IA01069; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,418,154; Dsb $1,413,555
  Candidate Scattering 6,641 2.24% Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 399 0.13% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 103 0.03% Over Votes
Total 296,050 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 143,431 51.51% Congressman David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack
FEC H6IA02146; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,728,726; Dsb $1,703,103
  Candidate Republican 129,455 46.49% former Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks
FEC H8IA02043; 24 Nov 14; Tot $935,138; Dsb $924,538
  Candidate Scattering 5,079 1.82% Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 443 0.16% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 60 0.02% Over Votes
Total 278,468 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Thomas P. "Tom" Latham
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 17 December 2013: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 148,814 51.87% David Young
FEC H4IA03115; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,969,440; Dsb $1,959,378
  Candidate Democratic 119,109 41.52% former state Senator Staci Appel
FEC H4IA03065; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,239,360; Dsb $2,152,913
  Candidate Libertarian 9,054 3.16% Edward Benedict "Ed" Wright
FEC H4IA03131; 24 Nov 14; Tot $64,080; Dsb $62,580
  Candidate Scattering 4,664 1.63% Under Votes
  Candidate Independent 4,360 1.52% Bryan Jack Holder
FEC H4IA03149
  Candidate Scattering 729 0.25% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 141 0.05% Over Votes
Total 286,871 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 169,834 60.47% Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King
FEC H2IA05072; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,996,609; Dsb $1,948,429
  Candidate Democratic 105,504 37.57% Jim Mowrer
FEC H4IA04113; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,170,176; Dsb $2,149,444
  Candidate Scattering 5,166 1.84% Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 295 0.11% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 41 0.01% Over Votes
Total 280,840 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Ran for but lost his party's nomination for the U.S. House CD 3 seat.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 529,275 46.34% former Secretary of State Paul D. Pate
  Candidate Democratic 509,202 44.58% Brad Anderson
  Candidate Scattering 49,817 4.36% Under Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 32,889 2.88% Jake Porter
  Candidate New Independent Party Iowa 19,945 1.75% Spencer Highland
  Candidate Scattering 769 0.07% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 251 0.02% Over Votes
Total 1,142,148 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1982, 1986; elected again: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 616,711 53.99% Attorney General Tom Miller
  Candidate Republican 481,046 42.11% Adam Gregg
  Candidate Scattering 43,016 3.77% Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 1,249 0.11% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 204 0.02% Over Votes
Total 1,142,226 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1982; re-elected: 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 576,942 50.52% Treasurer Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald
  Candidate Republican 476,633 41.73% Sam Clovis
  Candidate Scattering 50,654 4.44% Under Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 36,945 3.23% Keith A. Laube
  Candidate Scattering 670 0.06% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 203 0.02% Over Votes
Total 1,142,047 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor Mary Mosiman
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed: 13 May 2013 re: resignation of Auditor David A. "Dave" Vaudt.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 604,103 52.90% Auditor Mary Mosiman
  Candidate Democratic 456,525 39.97% Jonathan "Jon" Neiderbach
  Candidate Scattering 79,771 6.98% Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 1,477 0.13% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 164 0.01% Over Votes
Total 1,142,040 100.00%  
 
4 April 2013: Auditor David A. "Dave" Vaudt, who was first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010, resigned to become Chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) will fill the office by an appointment.
13 May 2013: Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) appoints Deputy Secretary of State Mary Mosiman (Republican) to the vacant seat.

Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 675,781 59.17% Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey
  Candidate Democratic 370,209 32.41% Sherrie Taha
  Candidate Scattering 55,724 4.88% Under Votes
  Candidate New Independent Party Iowa 39,349 3.45% Levi Benning
  Candidate Scattering 891 0.08% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 226 0.02% Over Votes
Total 1,142,180 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    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.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 5 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 12 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Iowa: 1 candidate
  New Independent Party Iowa: 3 candidates
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 31 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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