|Incumbent||Party||Office||Reason for not seeking re-election|
|Congressman Spencer T. Bachus, III||Republican||House CD 6||Open Seat. 30 September 2013: "... I won't seek re-election."|
|Governor Janice K. "Jan" Brewer||Republican||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.|
12 March 2014: Announced she would not seek re-election.
|Congressman Edward L. "Ed" Pastor||Democratic||House CD 7||Open Seat. 27 February 2014: "After 23 years in Congress serving the people of Arizona, I have decided that I will not seek re-election ..."|
|Governor Mike Beebe||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit. At term limit|
|Congressman John Timothy "Tim" Griffin||Republican||House CD 2||Open 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" Cotton||Republican||House CD 4||Open Seat. 31 July 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate in 2014|
|Congressman George Miller||Democratic||House CD 11||Open 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" McKeon||Republican||House CD 25||Open Seat. 16 January 2014: Retiring. "... I will be leaving this job in a year, but I will not leave the fight ...."|
|Congressman Gary G. Miller||Republican||House CD 31||Open Seat. 12 February 2014: Announced retirement.|
|Congressman Henry A. Waxman||Democratic||House CD 33||Open 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 McLeod||Democratic||House CD 35||Open Seat. 18 February 2014: Running for a San Bernardino County Supervisor seat in 2014.|
|Congressman John B. T. Campbell, III||Republican||House CD 45||Open 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."|
|Congressman Cory Scott Gardner||Republican||House CD 4||Open Seat. 26 February 2014: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.|
|Governor Jack A. Markell||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit|
|Senator C. Saxby Chambliss||Republican||Senate Class 2||Open Seat. 25 January 2013: Announced he would retire at the end of his term.|
|Congressman John Heddens "Jack" Kingston||Republican||House CD 1||Open Seat. 30 April 2013: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.|
|Congressman Paul Collins Broun, Jr.||Republican||House CD 10||Open Seat. 30 January 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014|
|Congressman John Phillip "Phil" Gingrey||Republican||House CD 11||Open Seat. Ran for but lost his party's nomination for the Senate Class 2 Seat|
|Governor Neil Abercrombie||Democratic||Governor||Lost Primary / No Longer Running. 9 August 2014 Primary|
|Congressman Colleen Wakako Hanabusa||Democratic||House CD 1||Open 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.
|Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin||Democratic||Senate Class 2||Open Seat. 26 January 2013: Announced he will not seek re-election.|
|Congressman Bruce L. Braley||Democratic||House CD 1||Open Seat. 7 February 2013: Announced that he is a candidate for the Class 2 U.S. Senate seat in 2014.|
|Congressman Thomas P. "Tom" Latham||Republican||House CD 3||Open Seat. 17 December 2013: Announced retirement.|
|Governor Steven L. "Steve" Beshear||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit|
|Senator David Vitter||Republican||Senate Class 3||Open Seat. 21 January 2014: Announced he will run for Governor in 2015.|
|Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal||Republican||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit|
|Congressman Vance Michael McAllister||Republican||House CD 5||Lost Primary / No Longer Running. Tuesday 4 November 2014|
|Congressman William "Bill" Cassidy||Republican||House CD 6||Open Seat. 2 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.|
|Congressman Michael H. Michaud||Democratic||House CD 2||Open Seat. 13 June 2013: Launched an exploratory campaign for Governor in 2014.|
15 August 2013: Formal announcement re: candidate for Governor.
|Governor Martin O'Malley||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit|
|Governor Deval L. Patrick||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. March 2012: Announced he is not running for re-election in 2014.|
|Congressman John F. Tierney||Democratic||House CD 6||Lost Primary / No Longer Running. defeated in 9 September 2014 Primary|
|Senator Carl Levin||Democratic||Senate Class 2||Open Seat. 7 March 2013: "I have decided not to run for reelection in 2014."|
|Congressman David Lee "Dave" Camp||Republican||House CD 4||Open 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" Rogers||Republican||House CD 8||Open 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 Bentivolio||Republican||House CD 11||Lost Primary / No Longer Running. defeated in 5 August 2014 Primary|
|Congressman John D. Dingell||Democratic||House CD 12||Open Seat. 24 February 2014: Announced retirement.|
|Congressman Gary Peters||Democratic||House CD 14||Open Seat. 29 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.|
|Congressman Michele M. Bachmann||Republican||House CD 6||Open 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" Nixon||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.|
|Senator John E. Walsh||Democratic||Senate Class 2||Open 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" Daines||Republican||House At-Large||Open Seat. 5 November 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.|
|Senator Michael O. "Mike" Johanns||Republican||Senate Class 2||Open 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 Heineman||Republican||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit. At term limit|
|Governor Christopher J. "Chris" Christie||Republican||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit. At term limit|
|Congressman Jon Runyan||Republican||House CD 3||Open Seat. 6 November 2013: Will not run for re-election.|
|Congressman Rush D. Holt||Democratic||House CD 12||Open Seat. 18 February 2014: Announced retirement.|
|Congressman Carolyn McCarthy||Democratic||House CD 4||Open Seat. 8 January 2014: Citing health concerns (lung cancer), announced retirement.|
|Congressman William L. "Bill" Owens||Democratic||House CD 21||Open Seat. 14 January 2014: Announced retirement.|
|Congressman John Howard "Howard" Coble||Republican||House CD 6||Open Seat. 7 November 2013: Announced retirement.|
|Congressman Mike McIntyre||Democratic||House CD 7||Open Seat. 8 January 2014: "I will be retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of this term."|
|Senator Tom Coburn||Republican||Senate Class 3||Open 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 Lankford||Republican||House CD 5||Open Seat. 19 January 2014: Running in the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat Special Election in 2014.|
|Congressman Jim Gerlach||Republican||House CD 6||Open Seat. 6 January 2014: Not running for re-election. "It is ... time for me to move on to new challenges ...."|
|Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz||Democratic||House CD 13||Open Seat. Ran for, but did not receive, her party's nominator for Governor.|
|Governor Lincoln Davenport "Linc" Chafee||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. 3 September 2013: Announced he will not seek re-election.|
|Senator Tim Johnson||Democratic||Senate Class 2||Open Seat. 26 March 2013: Announced retirement|
|Governor James Richard "Rick" Perry||Republican||Governor||Open Chair. 8 July 2013: Announced that he will not run for re-election.|
|Congressman Ralph Moody Hall||Republican||House CD 4||Lost 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 Stockman||Republican||House CD 36||Open Seat. Ran for but did not receive his party's nomination for the the Class 2 Senate Seat.|
|Congressman James David "Jim" Matheson||Democratic||House CD 4||Open Seat. 17 December 2013: Announced retirement.|
|Governor Terry McAuliffe||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit|
|Congressman James P. "Jim" Moran, Jr.||Democratic||House CD 8||Open 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 Wolf||Republican||House CD 10||Open Seat. 17 December 2013: Announced retirement..|
Nominations-- Democrats will not nominate by primary. Republicans will nominate by Canvas.
|Congressman Doc Hastings||Republican||House CD 4||Open Seat. 13 February 2014: Announced his retirement.|
|Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV||Democratic||Senate Class 2||Open Seat. 11 January 2013: Announced retirement at the end of his term.|
|Governor Earl Ray Tomblin||Democratic||Governor||Open Chair. Term Limit|
|Congressman Shelley Moore Capito||Republican||House CD 2||Open Seat. 26 November 2012: Announced candidacy for the U.S. Senate|
|Congressman Thomas Evert "Tom" Petri||Republican||House CD 6||Open Seat. 11 April 2014: Announced that he will not see re-election.|
|Office||Reason for Open Chair or Seat|
|Voluntary||Term Limit||Lost Primary||Total|
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