The Green Papers: North Dakota 2014 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2014. Find 2015 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 10 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Monday 7 April 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 10 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 9:00p CDT (0200 UTC) / 9:00p MDT (0300 UTC). Voting places open between 7:00a to 12:00n and remain open until 7:00p to 9:00p depending on the size of the town. The western half of the state is in Mountain Time but that is, of course, the more sparsely populated part of the state, so it is not as problematic to the networks as might be otherwise suggested by simple geography. In 2012, polls closed at 8pm CDT in Cass County and at 7pm CDT or 7pm MDT in most other polling places.
Tuesday 2 September 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) / 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 9:00p CST (0300 UTC) / 9:00p MST (0400 UTC). Voting places open between 7:00a to 12:00n and remain open until 7:00p to 9:00p depending on the size of the town. The western half of the state is in Mountain Time but that is, of course, the more sparsely populated part of the state, so it is not as problematic to the networks as might be otherwise suggested by simple geography. In 2012, polls closed at 8pm CST in Cass County and at 7pm CST or 7pm MST in most other polling places.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:675,905 (0.22% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Voter Registration:North Dakota has no voter registration.
Capital:Bismarck
 

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North Dakota State and Local Government

North Dakota 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The primary is for the Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties.


Excel spreadsheet of Statewide Polling Places and Hours.

2014 certified election returns from the North Dakota Secretary of State as of 17 November 2014.

 
           

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

Class 1 Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League     Senator Heidi Heitkamp
FEC S2ND00099

Class 3 Republican Senator John Hoeven
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator John Hoeven
FEC S0ND00093

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple
Succeeded: 7 December 2010 upon the resignation of Governor John Hoeven (Republican) having been elected to the U.S. Senate. First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Drew H. Wrigley
Appointed 7 December 2010 re: Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple ascension to the Governor's chair. First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

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

Incumbent - 113th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 138,100 55.54% Congressman Kevin Cramer
FEC H0ND01026; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,482,445; Dsb $1,481,137
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 95,678 38.48% state Senator George B. Sinner
FEC H4ND00046; 24 Nov 14; Tot $944,676; Dsb $925,911
  Candidate Libertarian 14,531 5.84% Robert J. "Jack" Seaman
FEC H4ND01028; 15 Oct 14; Tot $8,403; Dsb $6,249
  Candidate Scattering 361 0.15% write-in
Total 248,670 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996; 2000, 2004 (to a 2 year term), 2006 (to a 4 year term), 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 152,085 62.39% Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 78,474 32.19% April Fairfield
  Candidate Libertarian 12,920 5.30% Roland Riemers
  Candidate Scattering 278 0.11% write-in
Total 243,757 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2000, re-elected: 2004 (to a 2 year term), 2006 (to a 4 year term), 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 181,678 74.06% Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 63,255 25.78% Kiara Kraus-Parr
  Candidate Scattering 395 0.16% write-in
Total 245,328 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Treasurer Kelly L. Schmidt
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Auditor Robert R. "Bob" Peterson
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed: 6 April 2009 by Governor John Hoeven upon the resignation of Roger Johnson; first elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 139,597 56.96% Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 105,094 42.88% former state Senator Ryan Taylor
  Candidate Scattering 377 0.15% write-in
Total 245,068 100.00%  

Tax Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed 8 November 2013 to fill the unexpired term of Cory Fong [who had been first elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 135,329 56.76% Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 87,516 36.71% Jason Astrup
  Candidate Libertarian 15,238 6.39% Anthony Mangnall
  Candidate Scattering 344 0.14% write-in
Total 238,427 100.00%  

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm
Appointed 9 October 2007 by Governor John Hoeven; first elected: 2008, re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Nonpartisan; (Republican) Public Instruction Superintendent Kirsten Baesler
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Public Service Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2016

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak
Appointed in December 2012 by Governor Jack Dalrymple (Republican) to fill the un-expired term of Kevin Cramer (Republican) until a special November 2014 election. First elected in a Special Election: 4 November 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 2003: Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer (Republican) is appointed by Governor John Hoeven (Republican) to fill the un-expired term of Leo M. Reinbold.
Commissioner Cramer was first elected to a full term as Public Service Commissioner in 2004 and re-elected in 2010. He was elected to the U.S. House At-Large in 2012.
December 2012: Governor Jack Dalrymple (Republican) appointed Julie Fedorchak to fill the un-expired term of Kevin Cramer (Republican). She will fill the seat until a special election is held in November 2014.
4 November 2014: First elected in a Special Election.

Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Special Election - Public Service Commissioner 1. For the 2 year unexpired term through 2016.
  Elected Republican 156,596 65.99% Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 80,319 33.84% state Senator Tyler Axness
  Candidate Scattering 401 0.17% write-in
Total 237,316 100.00%  

Public Service Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2018

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Public Service Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Public Service Commissioner Brian P. Kalk
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 154,409 64.79% Public Service Commissioner Brian P. Kalk
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 83,557 35.06% Todd Reisenauer
  Candidate Scattering 370 0.16% write-in
Total 238,336 100.00%  
 

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): 1 incumbent
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League (affiliate of Democratic): 8 candidates
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 7 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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  North Dakota Secretary of State
  North Dakota Secretary of State - Elections and Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  North Dakota Legislative Branch
Democratic
  North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party
Republican
  North Dakota Republican Party
Third Party
  Libertarian Party of North Dakota
  North Dakota Libertarian Party
  North Dakota Right to Life
Media & others
  Bismarck Tribune
  Devils Lake Journal
  DMOZ - North Dakota
  Grand Forks Herald
  In-Forum - Fargo - Grand Forks
  KFYR TV - NBC - Bismarck
  KXMA TV - CBS - Dickinson
  KXMC TV - CBS - Minot
  NorthDecoder - political blog
  Politics1.com - North Dakota
  Praire Public Television - North Dakota Public Radio
  The Minot Daily News
  The Williston Daily Herald
  Wahpeton Daily News
  WDAY TV - Fargo
  WDAZ TV - ABC - Grand Forks

 


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  114th U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  114th U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Some key races to watch coming out of the USA Elections of Tuesday 4 November 2014  
 
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2012  
2012 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
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