Speaker of the NC House of Representatives Thom Tillis wins the Republican nomination for US Senate. He will face incumbent Democratic senator Kay Hagan. This race is considered to be a key race in the 2014 midterms elections. Tillis needed 40% to avoid a runoff

Speaker of the NC House of Representatives Thom Tillis wins the Republican nomination for US Senate. He will face incumbent Democratic senator Kay Hagan. This race is considered to be a key race in the 2014 midterms elections. Tillis needed 40% to avoid a runoff

Whoever wins the Democratic Primary in North Carolina’s second district faces incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers in November’s general election in this heavily Republican district.
Clay Aiken (yes, that Clay Aiken)leads Keith Crisco by a few hundred with all precincts reporting  

Whoever wins the Democratic Primary in North Carolina’s second district faces incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers in November’s general election in this heavily Republican district.

Clay Aiken (yes, that Clay Aiken)leads Keith Crisco by a few hundred with all precincts reporting  

Incumbent Republican Walt Jones survives a primary challenge with 51% of the vote 

Incumbent Republican Walt Jones survives a primary challenge with 51% of the vote 

2014 Gubernatorial Elections
Governors not seeking re-election or ineligible due to term limits are
Arizona - Jan Brewer (R)
Arkansas - Mike Beebe (D)
Maryland - Martin O’Malley (D)
Massachusetts - Deval Patrick (D)
Nebraska - Dave Heineman (R)
Rhode Island - Lincoln Chafee (D)
Texas - Rick Perry (R)

2014 Gubernatorial Elections

Governors not seeking re-election or ineligible due to term limits are

  • Arizona - Jan Brewer (R)
  • Arkansas - Mike Beebe (D)
  • Maryland - Martin O’Malley (D)
  • Massachusetts - Deval Patrick (D)
  • Nebraska - Dave Heineman (R)
  • Rhode Island - Lincoln Chafee (D)
  • Texas - Rick Perry (R)
US Senate elections, 2014
Senators not seeking reelection this cycle are:
Georgia - Saxby Chambliss (R)
Iowa - Tom Harkin (D)
Michigan - Carl Levin (D)
Montana - Max Baucus (D)
Nebraska - Mike Johanns (R)
South Dakota - Tim Johnson (D)
West Virginia - Jay Rockefeller (D)
It was also announced recently that OK senator Coburn, who will not seek re-election in the 2016 cycle, will retire from the Senate at the end of this year. This means a special election will have to be held to select a replacement who will serve out the remainder of Coburn’s term. 

US Senate elections, 2014

Senators not seeking reelection this cycle are:

  • Georgia - Saxby Chambliss (R)
  • Iowa - Tom Harkin (D)
  • Michigan - Carl Levin (D)
  • Montana - Max Baucus (D)
  • Nebraska - Mike Johanns (R)
  • South Dakota - Tim Johnson (D)
  • West Virginia - Jay Rockefeller (D)

It was also announced recently that OK senator Coburn, who will not seek re-election in the 2016 cycle, will retire from the Senate at the end of this year. This means a special election will have to be held to select a replacement who will serve out the remainder of Coburn’s term. 

Virginia Attorney General
In a tight race, it came down to provisional ballots for State Senator Mark Herring to defeat State Senator Mark Obenshain. The state results will be certified on November 24th after which it is highly probable Obenshain will request a recount.
If either Herring or Obenshain wins, a special election would need to be scheduled to replace either in the Virginia Senate

Virginia Attorney General

In a tight race, it came down to provisional ballots for State Senator Mark Herring to defeat State Senator Mark Obenshain. The state results will be certified on November 24th after which it is highly probable Obenshain will request a recount.

If either Herring or Obenshain wins, a special election would need to be scheduled to replace either in the Virginia Senate

Virginia House of Delegates election
No change in overall party composition as the two seats the Democrats gain are offset by two Republican pickups in western Virginia.
Democrats gained two seats
HD-2 covering parts of Stafford and Prince William Counties (Result: 50.7% D, 49.3% R)
HD-93 near Williamsburg(Result: 52.2% D, 47.8% R)
Republicans take two seats in Western Virginia
HD-4 which the Democrats held before but failed to field a candidiate(Result: Republican uncontested)
HD-19 previously held by an Independent who decided to retire. (Result: 70.2% R, 29.8% D)

Virginia House of Delegates election

No change in overall party composition as the two seats the Democrats gain are offset by two Republican pickups in western Virginia.

Democrats gained two seats

  1. HD-2 covering parts of Stafford and Prince William Counties
    (Result: 50.7% D, 49.3% R)
  2. HD-93 near Williamsburg
    (Result: 52.2% D, 47.8% R)

Republicans take two seats in Western Virginia

  1. HD-4 which the Democrats held before but failed to field a candidiate
    (Result: Republican uncontested)
  2. HD-19 previously held by an Independent who decided to retire. 
    (Result: 70.2% R, 29.8% D)
New Jersey votes, despite a landslide victory for Governor Chris Christie who opposed the measure, voted in favor of raising the state’s minimum wage. Garnering heavy support in urban areas around Philadelphia and New York/Newark.
The proposal raises the state’s minimum wage to 8.25/hr with increases after that to keep up with cost of living adjustments/inflation

New Jersey votes, despite a landslide victory for Governor Chris Christie who opposed the measure, voted in favor of raising the state’s minimum wage. Garnering heavy support in urban areas around Philadelphia and New York/Newark.

The proposal raises the state’s minimum wage to 8.25/hr with increases after that to keep up with cost of living adjustments/inflation

Voters in Colorado overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to raise income taxes to fund education. The proposal failed to gain a majority of voters outside of Denver and Boulder with some counties rejecting it with 80% or more opposed to the measure

Voters in Colorado overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to raise income taxes to fund education. The proposal failed to gain a majority of voters outside of Denver and Boulder with some counties rejecting it with 80% or more opposed to the measure

Colorado Proposition AA
Voters in CO overwhelmingly decided in favor of a proposal to impose two taxes on marijuana sales in the state
1. a 15% excise tax on recreational marijuana with proceeds going to education
2. a 10% sales tax in addition to CO’s state sales tax and local taxes
This measure swept every county in the state

Colorado Proposition AA

Voters in CO overwhelmingly decided in favor of a proposal to impose two taxes on marijuana sales in the state

1. a 15% excise tax on recreational marijuana with proceeds going to education

2. a 10% sales tax in addition to CO’s state sales tax and local taxes

This measure swept every county in the state