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US Senate Elections, 2014
Class II (33 of the 100 seats) in the United States Senate, one mid-term vacancy from Class I, and one mid-term vacancy from Class III 51 seats needed for a majority
November 4, 2014
First party Second party
McConnell 220px-Harry Reid official portrait 2009
Leader Mitch McConnell Harry Reid
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 45 53 + 2 (55)
Seats won 54 44 + 2 (46)
Seat change +9 -9
Incumbent Majority Leader
Harry Reid
Democratic
Elected Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell
Republican

The 2014 Senate elections occurred during the midterm election of President Barack Obama's second term in office. Like the year before there were a high number of vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in states that were traditionally Republican. Without the presidential coattails they rode in on in 2008, and due to the president's controversial proposals on gun control most of these Democrats ended up losing, and the Republican party regained control of the senate.


Results

State

     Republican gain      Republican hold      Democratic gain      Democratic hold      Independent gain      Independent hold

Winning candidate in bold

  • 2 Independents (VT, ME) caucus with the Democrats.


State Incumbent Party Result Candidates
Alabama Jeff Sessions Republican Incumbent re-elected Unopposed
Alaska Mark Begich Democratic Incumbent lost re-election Daniel Sullivan (Republican)
Arkansas Mark Pryor Democratic Incumbent lost re-election Tom Cotton (Republican)
Colorado Mark Udall Democratic Incumbent lost re-election Cory Gardner (Republican)
Delaware Chris Coons Democratic Incumbent re-elected Kevin Wade (Republican)
Georgia Saxby Chambliss Republican Retired, Republican hold David Perdue (Republican) 
Michelle Nunn (Democratic)
Hawaii Brian Schatz Democratic Incumbent elected to finish term Campbell Cavasso (Republican)
Illinois Dick Durbin Democratic Democratic hold Jim Oberweis (Republican)
Idaho Jim Risch Republican Republican hold Nels Mitchell (Democratic)
Iowa Tom Harkin Democratic Retired, Republican gain Joni Ernst (Republican)
Bruce Braley (Democratic)
Kansas Pat Roberts Republican Incumbent re-elected Greg Orman (Independent)
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Republican Incumbent re-elected Alison Grimes (Democratic)
Louisiana Mary Landrieu Democratic Incumbent lost re-election Bill Cassidy (Republican)
Maine Susan Collins Republican Incumbent re-elected Shenna Bellows (Democratic)
Massachusetts Ed Markey Democratic Incumbent re-elected to serve full term Frank Addivinola (Republican)
Michigan Carl Levin Democratic Incumbent retired, Democratic hold Gary Peters (Democratic)
Terri Lynn Land (Republican)
Minnesota Al Franken Democratic-Farmer-Labor Incumbent re-elected Mike McFadden (Republican)
Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican Incumbent re-elected

Travis Childers (Democratic)

Montana John Walsh Democratic Incumbent retired, Republican gain Steve Daines (Republican)
Amanda Curtis (Democratic)
Nebraska Mike Johanns Republican Retired, Republican hold. Ben Sasse (Republican)
David Domina (Democratic)
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Democratic Incumbent re-elected Scott Brown (Republican)
New Jersey Cory Booker Democratic Incumbent re-elected to serve full term Jeff Bell (Republican)
New Mexico Tom Udall Democratic Incumbent re-elected Allen Weh (Republican)
North Carolina Kay Hagan Democratic Incumbent lost re-election Thom Tillis (Republican)
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Republican Incumbent re-elected Matt Silverstein
Oklahoma (Special) Tom Coburn Republican Retired, Republican hold. James Lankford (Republican)
Constance N. Johnson (Democratic)
Oregon Jeff Merkley Democratic Incumbent re-elected Monica Wehby (Republican)
Rhode Island Jack Reed Democratic Incumbent re-elected Mark Zaccaria (Republican)
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Republican Incumbent re-elected Brad Hutto (Democratic)
South Carolina (Special) Tim Scott Republican Incumbent elected to finish term Joyce Dickerson (Democratic)
South Dakota Tim Johnson Democratic Retired, Republican gain

Mike Rounds (Republican)
Rick Weiland (Democratic)
Larry Pressler (Independent)

Tennessee Lamar Alexander Republican Incumbent re-elected Larry Crim (Democratic)
Texas John Cornyn Republican Incumbent re-elected David Alameel (Democratic)
Virginia Mark Warner Democratic Incumbent re-elected Ed Gillespie (Republican)
West Virginia Jay Rockefeller Democratic Retired, Republican gain Shelley Moore Capito (Republican)
Natalie Tennant (Democratic)
Wyoming Mike Enzi Republican Incumbent re-elected Charlie Hardy (Democratic)

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