The Green Papers
Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats
at the time of the 2014 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
Alabama
Congressman Spencer T. Bachus, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 30 September 2013: "... I won't seek re-election."
Arizona
Governor Janice K. "Jan" BrewerRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.
12 March 2014: Announced she would not seek re-election.
Congressman Edward L. "Ed" PastorDemocraticHouse CD 7Open Seat. 27 February 2014: "After 23 years in Congress serving the people of Arizona, I have decided that I will not seek re-election ..."
Arkansas
Governor Mike BeebeDemocraticGovernorOpen 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..."
13 February 2014: Announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.
Congressman Thomas B. "Tom" CottonRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. 31 July 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate in 2014
California
Congressman George MillerDemocraticHouse CD 11Open Seat. 13 January 2014: "This is a great institution and I cannot thank my family and my constituents enough for having given me the honor and privilege of representing my district in Congress these past 40 years ... I look forward to one last year in Congress ... and then working in new venues on the issues that have inspired me."
Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeonRepublicanHouse CD 25Open Seat. 16 January 2014: Retiring. "... I will be leaving this job in a year, but I will not leave the fight ...."
Congressman Gary G. MillerRepublicanHouse CD 31Open Seat. 12 February 2014: Announced retirement.
Congressman Henry A. WaxmanDemocraticHouse CD 33Open Seat. 30 January 2014: "I will not seek reelection to the Congress and will leave after 40 years in office at the end of this year."
Congressman Gloria Negrete McLeodDemocraticHouse CD 35Open Seat. 18 February 2014: Running for a San Bernardino County Supervisor seat 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."
Colorado
Congressman Cory Scott GardnerRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. 26 February 2014: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
Delaware
Governor Jack A. MarkellDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Georgia
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. Ran for but lost his party's nomination for the Senate Class 2 Seat
Hawaii
Governor Neil AbercrombieDemocraticGovernorLost Primary / No Longer Running. 9 August 2014 Primary
Congressman Colleen Wakako HanabusaDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 23 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in the 2014 Special Election.
15 August 2014: Lost her party's nomination for the Senate seat.
Iowa
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.
Kentucky
Governor Steven L. "Steve" BeshearDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Louisiana
Senator David VitterRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 21 January 2014: Announced he will run for Governor in 2015.
Governor Piyush "Bobby" JindalRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Congressman Vance Michael McAllisterRepublicanHouse CD 5Lost Primary / No Longer Running. Tuesday 4 November 2014
Congressman William "Bill" CassidyRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 2 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
Maine
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.
Maryland
Governor Martin O'MalleyDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Massachusetts
Governor Deval L. PatrickDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. March 2012: Announced he is not running for re-election in 2014.
Congressman John F. TierneyDemocraticHouse CD 6Lost Primary / No Longer Running. defeated in 9 September 2014 Primary
Michigan
Senator Carl LevinDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat. 7 March 2013: "I have decided not to run for reelection in 2014."
Congressman David Lee "Dave" CampRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. 31 March 2014: "... I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives."
Congressman Michael J. "Mike" RogersRepublicanHouse CD 8Open Seat. 28 March 2014: Announced retirement: "It has been an honor to serve the people of Michiganís eighth congressional district over the last 14 years."
Congressman Kerry Lynn BentivolioRepublicanHouse CD 11Lost Primary / No Longer Running. defeated in 5 August 2014 Primary
Congressman John D. DingellDemocraticHouse CD 12Open Seat. 24 February 2014: Announced retirement.
Congressman Gary PetersDemocraticHouse CD 14Open Seat. 29 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
Minnesota
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 ... "
Missouri
Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" NixonDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.
Montana
Senator John E. WalshDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat.
7 August 2014: Withdrew as a candidate following a plagiarism scandal. "The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction ... I am ending my campaign...." Senator Walsh was renominated by Primary on 3 June 2014 and will serve out the remainder of his term which ends in January 2015. The Democratic Party chose state Representative Amanda Curtis as the replacement nominee at a Special Nominating Convention on Saturday 16 August.
Congressman Steven "Steve" DainesRepublicanHouse At-LargeOpen Seat. 5 November 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
Nebraska
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
Governor Christopher J. "Chris" ChristieRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit
Congressman Jon RunyanRepublicanHouse CD 3Open Seat. 6 November 2013: Will not run for re-election.
Congressman Rush D. HoltDemocraticHouse CD 12Open Seat. 18 February 2014: Announced retirement.
New York
Congressman Carolyn McCarthyDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. 8 January 2014: Citing health concerns (lung cancer), announced retirement.
Congressman William L. "Bill" OwensDemocraticHouse CD 21Open Seat. 14 January 2014: Announced retirement.
North Carolina
Congressman John Howard "Howard" CobleRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 7 November 2013: Announced retirement.
Congressman Mike McIntyreDemocraticHouse CD 7Open Seat. 8 January 2014: "I will be retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of this term."
Oklahoma
Senator Tom CoburnRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. Has prostate cancer.
16 August 2011: Announced he would not run for re-election in 2016: ".. I'm not running again..."
16 January 2014: Announced his resignation at the end of 2014. "... I have decided that I will leave my Senate seat at the end of this Congress ...."
Congressman James Paul LankfordRepublicanHouse CD 5Open Seat. 19 January 2014: Running in the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat Special Election in 2014.
Pennsylvania
Congressman Jim GerlachRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 6 January 2014: Not running for re-election. "It is ... time for me to move on to new challenges ...."
Congressman Allyson Y. SchwartzDemocraticHouse CD 13Open Seat. Ran for, but did not receive, her party's nominator for Governor.
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
Texas
Governor James Richard "Rick" PerryRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. 8 July 2013: Announced that he will not run for re-election.
Congressman Ralph Moody HallRepublicanHouse CD 4Lost Primary / No Longer Running. defeated in 27 May 2014 Runoff
23 December 2013: Indicated that the 2014 campaign will be his last.
4 October 2014: Hospitalized in stable condition after an automobile accident.
Congressman Steve StockmanRepublicanHouse CD 36Open Seat. Ran for but did not receive his party's nomination for the the Class 2 Senate Seat.
Utah
Congressman James David "Jim" MathesonDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. 17 December 2013: Announced retirement.
Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffeDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman James P. "Jim" Moran, Jr.DemocraticHouse CD 8Open Seat. 15 January 2014: "... it's time to close this chapter of my life ...".
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention.
Congressman Frank Rudolph WolfRepublicanHouse CD 10Open Seat. 17 December 2013: Announced retirement..
Nominations-- Democrats will not nominate by primary. Republicans will nominate by Canvas.
Washington
Congressman Doc HastingsRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. 13 February 2014: Announced his 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
Wisconsin
Congressman Thomas Evert "Tom" PetriRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 11 April 2014: Announced that he will not see re-election.
 
 
Tally
OfficeReason for Open Chair or Seat
VoluntaryTerm LimitLost PrimaryTotal
CongressmanRepublican250328
Democratic160117
GovernorDemocratic27110
Republican1405
SenatorRepublican4004
Democratic5005
Totals5311569
 
 

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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