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2014 Senatorial Primaries at a Glance


This "at a glance" look at the primary in each State simply lists the winner (and, in many cases, the candidate who came in second) in each Primary in chronological order.

boldface followed by (inc) indicates the incumbent

2014 Senatorial Primaries at a Glance
Date State Democrat
     Winner % Second %      Winner % Second %
Tuesday 4 March 2014 Texas   Alameel (47%) v. Rogers (22%) proceed to 27 May runoff   Cornyn (inc) D Stockman  
Tuesday 18 March 2014 Illinois   Durbin (inc) U       Oberweis D Truax  
Tuesday 6 May 2014 North Carolina   Hagan (inc)         Tillis 46 Brannon 27
Tuesday 13 May 2014 Nebraska   Domina L Marvin     Sasse 49 Dinsdale 22
West Virginia   Tennant         Capito      
Tuesday 20 May 2014 Arkansas   Pryor (inc) U       Cotton U    
Georgia   Nunn L Miles     David Perdue 30% v. Jack Kingston 26% proceed to 22 July 2014 runoff
Idaho   Mitchell L Bryk     Risch (inc)      
Kentucky   Grimes         McConnell (inc) D Bevin  
Oregon   Merkley (inc)         Wehby N Conger  
Tuesday 27 May 2014 Texas R Alameel L Rogers   R        
Tuesday 3 June 2014 Alabama             Sessions (inc) P    
Iowa   Braley U       Ernst D Clovis  
Mississippi   Childers L Marcy     Chris McDaniel 49% v. Thad Cochran (inc) 49% proceed to 24 June 2014 runoff
Montana   Walsh (inc) L Bohlinger     Daines P    
New Jersey   Booker (inc) U       Bell 30 Pezzullo 26
New Mexico   Udall (inc) U       Weh L Clements  
South Dakota   Weiland U       Rounds D Rhoden  
Tuesday 10 June 2014 Arkansas R         R        
Maine   Bellows U       Collins (inc) U    
South Carolina   Regular (Class 2): Hutto.
Special (Class 3): Dickerson - L
  Regular (Class 2): Graham (inc) - D.
Special (Class 3): Scott
Virginia   Warner (inc) C       Gillespie C    
Tuesday 24 June 2014 Colorado   Udall (inc) U       Gardner U    
Mississippi R         R Cochran (inc) N McDaniel  
Oklahoma   Regular (Class 2): Silverstein.
Special (Class 3): Johnson 44% v Rogers 35%
to 26 August runoff
  Regular (Class 2): Inhofe (inc).
Special (Class 3):
Lankford - D, Shannon
South Carolina R         R        
Tuesday 15 July 2014 Alabama R         R        
North Carolina R         R        
Tuesday 22 July 2014 Georgia R         R Perdue N Kingston  
Tuesday 5 August 2014 Kansas   Taylor D Wiesner     Roberts (inc) 48 Wolf 41
Michigan   Peters U       Land U    
Thursday 7 August 2014 Tennessee   Ball 36 Adams 36   Alexander N Carr  
Saturday 9 August 2014 Hawaii   Schatz (inc) 49 Hanabusa 49   Cavasso L Roco  
Tuesday 12 August 2014 Minnesota   Franken (inc)         McFadden L Abeler  
South Dakota R         R        
Tuesday 19 August 2014 Alaska   Begich (inc)         Sullivan 40 Miller 32
Wyoming   Hardy 48 Wilde 20   Enzi (inc)      
Tuesday 26 August 2014 Oklahoma R Johnson D Rogers   R        
Tuesday 9 September 2014 Delaware   Coons (inc) P       Wade      
Massachusetts   Markey (inc) U       Herr U    
New Hampshire   Shaheen (inc) U       Brown N Rubens  
Rhode Island   Reed (inc) U       Zaccaria U    
Tuesday 4 November 2014 Louisiana                    


  • If a candidate wins 75.5% or more of the primary vote, the second place finisher is not listed.
  • U means that this candidate ran in the primary unopposed (that is, with no other candidates appearing on the ballot but him/her). Please note that write-ins do NOT count as such "other candidates on the ballot" but the appearance of "Uncommitted" (or equivalent, such as "None of the Above") on a ballot DOES.
  • L indicates a landslide majority [60.5 to 75.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • D indicates a decisive majority [52.5 to 60.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • N indicates a narrow majority [50.0(+1 vote) to 52.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • Where a winning (or, in a runoff State, leading) candidate has failed to gain at least a majority of the primary vote, the winner(leader) of the primary and the candidate who came in second are both listed with their respective percentages of the primary vote rounded up or down to the nearest whole integer.
  • C indicates the Party's nominee was chosen by a Party-run process other than the Primary (State Convention, Party Central Committee or equivalent).
  • P indicates Primary cancelled / nomination by default because nominee was the only candidate to have filed for this Party's Primary for this office. P also applies to nominees-to-be by apparent Party consensus (i.e. no opposition at an ensuing Convention).
  • R indicates any Runoff which has been scheduled for this date.

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