2014 Election

Michigan Democratic Senator Carl Levin Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2014, Retires

March 7, 2013

“Levin becomes the seventh senator to announce his retirement so far this year, including Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who resigned in January.”

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U.S. Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg Retires, Won’t Seek Re-Election

February 14, 2013

“The decision by Lautenberg, 89, who has been giving mixed signals for months, marks the end of a political era in New Jersey and one that is likely to set off a fierce primary battle as Democrats, including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, jockey for the rare open seat.”

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Iowa Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Harkin Announces Retirement, Won’t Run for Re-Election in 2014

January 27, 2013

“Harkin’s announcement follows that of Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, who said Jan. 11 he would retire at the end of his term.”

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Analysis: Special Election to Replace Massachusetts Democratic Senator John Kerry “Expected to Break the Bank”

January 14, 2013

“Both parties see this special election as one that can develop momentum for 2014 — an attractive reason for outside groups to jump in, Biersack said.”

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Newark (NJ) Mayor Cory Booker Files Papers to Run for the U.S. Senate in 2014

January 14, 2013

“Cory Booker, the New Jersey mayor who is a rising star in the Democratic party, filed documents on Friday revealing his intention to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, possibly setting up a primary challenge against 88-year-old Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg

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Five-Term U.S. Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller (WV) Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2014 and Retire

January 11, 2013

“Rockefeller’s retirement was widely expected and puts the seat held by Democrats since 1958 in jeopardy for the party. Within weeks of November’s elections, Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito vowed to run for the seat in 2014.”

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Conservative Groups Targetting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with Primary Attack Ads

January 9, 2013

“The ads against McConnell come despite the fact that the senator scores a 95 percent on ForAmerica’s “Freedom Meter,” which measures where lawmakers stand on issues important to the organization.”

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Declines to Run for Governor of New Jersey in 2013

December 20, 2012

“Newark Mayor Cory Booker stirred the waters of two statewide political races Thursday, declaring he would not challenge Republican Gov. Chris Christie in 2013 and adding that he would explore a 2014 bid for a U.S. Senate seat currently held by a Democratic colleague.”

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Independent Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee Considers Switching to the Democratic Party to Help Win Re-Election

December 17, 2012

“Chafee supported Barack Obama’s 2008 White House run and was a co-chairman of Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.”

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to remain Democratic National Committee Chairwoman through 2014

December 4, 2012

“President Obama has tapped Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida to remain at the helm of the Democratic National Committee as the party looks toward the 2014 midterm election and an opportunity to solidify electoral gains.”

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