2014 USA Congressional Elections

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wage zombie wrote:

Unionist mocks the idea of voting Not-Republican in the US, while promoting Anybody But Conservative here.

Thanks, I get it now. Duh. Embarassed

NorthReport

Well I suppose we should remain optimistic however it definitely does not promising for working people and pensioners.

Republicans dealt Obama a blow, but have yet to seal the deal: Editorial

While the U.S. Republicans now have political momentum, their gains are precarious at best.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2014/11/05/republicans_dealt_o...

 

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Adam T

Here's a surprise. Although not a single scientist was elected to congress, the  Republicans elected a higher percentage of people with a degree in science than Democrats.  This is per the Rollcall guide to the new congress free download.

Republicans with degrees in science

Senate

1.Bill Cassidy likely new Louisiana senator, a medical doctor, has a degree in biochemistry
2.Steve Daines, Montana, degree in chemical engineering
3.Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia, degree in zoology

House

1.Martha McSally, Arizona (too close to call) degree in biology
2.Bruce Westerman, Arkansas, degree in biological and agricultural engineering
3.Buddy Carter, Georgia, degree in pharmacy
4.Ralph Abraham, Louisiana, likely winner of runoff, MD
5.Garret Graves, Louisiana, likely winner of runoff, civil engineer
6.John Moolenaar,Michigan, degree in chemistry
7.Ryan Zinke, Montana, degree in geology
8.David Rouzer, North Carolina, degree in chemistry
9.Will Hurd, Texas, degree in computer science
10.Brian Babin, Texas, degree in biology, dentist

Of the 17 newly elected Democrats to the House the only one with a degree in science is Ted Lieu who has a degree in computer science. 

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NorthReport

Hilarious!

B.C. Man Richard Brunt Tells U.S. Voters To Send Obama Our Way

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/11/11/richard-brunt-american-voters-ob...

abnormal

Just an interesting observation.  The Rosetta comet mission cost half as much as the US midterm elections bit.ly/1wnH9Mm

Quote:
One of the most amazing things about today's unprecedented comet landing is the surprisingly reasonable cost of the Rosetta mission: 1.4 billion euros (or $1.74 billion).

That's certainly a lot of money. But compared to other big public engineering projects, it comes out looking like a pretty sensible investment for such a historic achievement. This infographic, from Scienceogram.uk, puts the Rosetta mission into context:

[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2RQ2PUIAAAs0fL.png[/img]

etc ...

More at the link.

 

 

Adam T

New Democratic members of the House of Representatives

1.Ruben Gallego,35, Arizona 7, Strategies 360 Director of Latino and New Media (Communications Consulting Firm) and Lobbyist, Former City Council Aide, Former Marine Corps Reserve, B.A- Government, State Representative 2010-2014 and Assistant Minority Leader, Replaced Democrat Ed Pastor

2.Mark DeSaulnier,62, California 11, Restauranter, (Marathon Runner), B.A- History, former Republican, State Senator 2008-2014, Replaced Democrat George Miller who rejoined the Irish Rovers

3.Pete Aguilar,35, California 31, Credit Union Lobbyist, BSc-Government and Political Science, Mayor of Redlands 2010-2014 (population 70.000), Replaced Republican Gary Miller

4.Ted Lieu,45, California 33,  Lawyer and Military Prosecutor (JAG), Retired Air Force and Present Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, B.A- Political Science, B.Sc- Computer Science, State Senator 2010-2014, Replaced Democrat Henry Waxman

5.Norma Torres,49, California 35, Police 911 Dispatcher and Union Local Shop Steward, B.A- Labor Studies, State Senator 2012-2014, Replaced Democrat Glora Negrete McLeod

6.Gwen Graham,51 Florida 2, Lawyer and School District Employee Relations Director, B.A- Political Science, Daughter of former Governor and U.S Senator Bob Graham, Defeated Republican Incumbent Steve Southerland

7.Mark Takai,47, Hawaii 1, State Preventive Medical Officer, Hawaii National Guard Lieutenant Colonel, B.A- Political Science, M- Public Health, State Representative 1994-2012 and former Vice Speaker, Replaced Democrat Colleen Hanabusa

8.Seth Moulten,36, Massachusetts 6, Vice Chair Eastern Healtcare Partners, Former Marine Captain, BSc- Physics, MBA and MPP, Defeated Democrat Mark Tiernay in Primary

9.Debbie Dingell,61, Michigan 12, President GM Foundation and GM Lobbyist, B.Sc- Foreign Services, MSc- Liberal Studies, Replaced Husband Democrat John Dingell

10.Brenda Lawrence,60, Michigan 14, United States Postal Services Human Resources Investigator and former Mail Carrier, BSc- Public Administration, Mayor of Southfield 2002-2014 (Population 71,739) Replaced Democrat Gary Peters

11.Brad Ashford,65, Nebraska 2, Lawyer and former Clothing Store Co-owner and former Owner BugEaters Pest Control Franchise, B.A- History Former Republican, State Legislator 1986-1994, 2006-2014, Defeated Republican Incumbent Lee Terry

12.Donald Norcross,56 New Jersey 1, Electrical Workers Union Local Assistant Business Manager, former Electrician, B.A- Criminal Justice, State Senator 2010-2014, Replaced Democrat Rob Andrews

13.Bonnie Watson Coleman,69, New Jersey 12,  Assistant Commissioner State Department of Community Affairs, B.A- Social Sciences and History, State Representative 1998-2014 and Majority Leader Replaced Democrat Rush Holt

14.Kathleen Rice,49, New York 4, Lawyer and former Federal Prosecutor, B.A- English, Nassau County District Attorney 2006-2014, Replaced Democrat Carolyn McCarthy

15.Alma Adams,68, North Carolina 12, Art Professor and Collage Artist, B.Sc, M.Sc and PHD- Art Education, State Representative 1994-2014, Replaced Democrat Mel Watt

16.Brendan Boyle,37, Pennsylvania 13, Telecom Consulting Company Analyst and Public Policy Professor, B.A- Government, MPP, State Representative 2008-2014, Replaced Democrat Allyson Schwartz

17.Don Beyer,64, Virginia 8, Automobile Dealership Chain Owner, U.S Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Lieutenant Governor 1989-1997, Replaced Democrat James Moran

 

New Democratic U.S Senator

1.Gary Peters,56, Michigan, Lawyer and Paine Webber  Branch Office Vice President, U.S Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander, B.A- Political Science, M.A- Philosophy, MBA, U.S Representative 2008-2014

New Democratic Governors

1.David Ige,57, Hawaii, Project Manager, and former Electrical Engineer, BSc- Electrical Engineering, MBA, (former Champion Tennis Player), State Senator 1994-2014, Defeated Incumbent Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie in Primary

2.Tom Wolf,66. Pensylvania, Kitchen Cabinet Supplier Firm President and CEO (250 Employees), B.A-, M.A- Philosophy, PHD- Political Science, Former State Revenue Secretary (appointed position), Peace Corps Volunteer, Defeated Republican Incumbent Tom Corbett

3.Gina Raimondo,43, Rhode Island, Lawyer and Venture Capital Firm General Partner, B.A- Economics, PHD-Sociology and Economics, Rhodes Scholar, State Treasurer 2010-2014, Replaced Democrat (and former Republican) Lincoln Chafee

 

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Hawaii: 360,177 (2 Districts)

Democratic: 235,400 65.4% 2 (2 candidates)

Republican: 120,084 33.3% 0 (2 candidates)

Libertarian: 4,693 1.3% (1 candidate)

 

Idaho: 435,157 (2 Districts)

Republican: 275,072 63.2% 2 (2 candidates)

Democratic: 160,078 36.8% 0 (2 candidates)

Write In: 7

 

Illiniois: 3,568,002 (18 Districts)

Democratic: 1,822,779 51.1% 10 (18 candidates)

Republican: 1,721,865 48.3% 8 (18 candidates)

Green: 23,145 (2 candidates)

Write In: 213

 

Indiana: 1,341,814 (9 Districts)

Republican: 788,762 58.8% 7 (9 candidates)

Democratic: 502,104 37.4% 2 (9 candidates)

Libertarian: 50,948 3.8% (8 candidates)

 

Iowa: 1,120,334 (4 Districts)

Republican: 595,865 53.2% 3 (4 candidates)

Democratic: 509,189 45.4% 1 (4 candidates)

Libertarian: 9,054 0.8% (1 candidate)

Independent: 4,360 

Write In: 1,866

 

Kansas: 862,077 (4 Districts)

Republican: 540,756 62.7% 4 (4 candidates)

Democratic: 311,530 36.1% 0 (4 candidates)

Libertarian: 9,791 1.1% (1 candidate)

 

Kentucky: 1,397,626 (6 Districts)

Republican: 887,157 63.5% 5 (6 candidates)

Democratic: 508,151 36.4% 1 (6 candidates)

Independent) 2,318

 

Louisiana: 1,407,791 (6 Districts) Note: Louisiana holds its primary on election day and the top two candidates run in a runoff if no candidate receives over 50% of the vote.

Republican: 883,649 62.8% 5 (including 2 runoff winners) (candidates in 5 districts)

Democratic: 392,876 27.9% 1 (candidates in 4 districts)

Libertarian: 84,942 6.0% (candidates in 5 districts)

Green: 1,655 (1 candidate)

Independent: 44,669

 

Maine: 592,371 (2 Districts)

Democratic: 305,242 51.5% 1 (2 candidates)

Republican: 228,071 38.5% 1 (2 candidates)

Independent: 58,747

Write In: 311

 

Maryland: 1,703,037 (8 Districts)

Democratic: 978,267 57.4% 7 (8 candidates)

Republican: 704,400 41.4% 1 (8 candidates)

Libertarian: 8,898 0.5% (2 candidates)

Green: 9,088 (2 candidates)

Write In: 2,384

 

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South Dakota: 276,319 (1 District)

Republican: 183,834 66.5% 1

Democratic: 92,485 33.5% 0

 

Tennessee: 1,371,161 (9 Districts)

Republican: 848,846 61.9% 7 (9 candidates)

Democratic: 448,421 32.7% 2 (8 candidates)

Libertarian: 9,241 0.7% (2 candidates)

Green: 13,902 (2 candidates)

Constitution: 4,451 (1 candidate)

Independent: 46,282

Write In: 18

 

Texas: 4,453,499 (36 Districts)

Republican: 2,684,592 60.3% 25 (30 candidates)

Democratic: 1,474,016 33.1% 11 (29 candidates)

Libertarian: 225,178 5.1% (32 candidates)

Green: 61,699 (8 candidates)

Independent: 7,960

Write In: 54

 

Utah: 565,970 (4 Districts)

Republican: 351,034 62.0% 4 (4 candidates)

Democratic: 183,491 32.4% 0 (4 candidates)

Libertarian: 6,198 1.1% (2 candidates)

Independent American Party: 13,086 (4 candidates)

Constitution: 5,933 (2 candidates)

Independent: 5,831

Write In: 397

 

Vermont: 191,504 (1 District)

Democratic: 123,349 64.4% 1

Republican: 59,432 31.0% 0

Liberty Union Party: 2,071

Independent: 6,459

Write In: 193

 

Virginia: 2,135,331 (11 Districts)

Republican: 1,143,747 53.6% 8 (10 candidates)

Democratic: 845,939 39.6% 3 (9 candidates)

Libertarian: 47,038 2.2% (7 candidates)

Green (and Independent Green): 32,401 (6 candidates)

Independent: 47,274

Write In: 18,932

 

Washington: 2,029,600 (10 Districts) Note: The Washington General is a runoff election where the top two candidates in the primary run irrespective of party

Democratic: 1,047,747 51.6% 6 (candidates in 9 Districts)

Republican: 981,853 48.4% 4 (candidates in 10 Districts)

In one district Republicans ran against each other

Write-in votes are not tabulated for individual write-in candidates unless enough write-in votes are cast to potentially change the outcome of the race.

 

West Virginia:  439,239 (3 Districts)

Republican: 242,823 55.3% 3 (3 candidates)

Democratic: 182,484 41.5% 0 (3 candidates)

Libertarian: 7,682 1.7% (1 candidate)

Independent: 6,250

 

Wisconsin: 2,355.580 (8 Districts)

Republican: 1,233,336 52.4% 5 (8 candidates)

Democratic: 1,102,581 46.8% 3 (8 candidates)

Libertarian: 6,865 (1 candidate)

Green: 3,686 (1 candidate)

Independent: 7,002

Write In: 2,110

 

Wyoming: 165,100 (1 District)

Republican: 113,038 68.5% 1

Democratic: 37,803 22.9% 0

Libertarian: 7,112 4.3%

Constitution: 6,749

Write In: 398

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Massachusetts: 1,813,816 (9 Districts)

Democratic: 1,475,442 81.3% 9 (9 candidates)

Republican: 308,598 17.0% 0 (3 candidates)

Independent: 10,373 

Write In: 19,403

 

Michigan: 3,089,477 (14 Districts)

Republican: 1,466,749 47.5% 9 (14 candidates)

Democratic: 1,519,030 49.2% 5 (14 candidates)

Libertarian: 53,711 1.7% (12 candidates)

Green: 23,088 (7 candidates)

Taxpayers: 10,904 (3 candidates)

Natural Law Party: 1,680 (1 candidate)

Independent: 12,874

Write In: 1,441

 

Minnesota: 1,963,539 (8 Districts)

Democratic: 985,760 50.2% 5 (8 candidates)

Republican: 913,539  46.5% 3 (8 candidates)

Independence Party: 50,836 (4 candidates)

Green: 11,450 (1 candidate)

Write In: 1,954 

 

Missouri: 1,426,303 (8 Districts)

Republican: 838,283 58.8% 6 (8 candidates)

Democratic: 513,600 36.0% 2 (8 candidates)

Libertarian: 63,682 4.5% (8 candidates)

Constitution: 3,799 (1 candidate)

Independent: 6,821

Write In: 118

 

Mississippi: 626,279 (4 Districts)

Republican: 329,169 52.6% 3 (3 candidates)

Democratic: 230,014 36.7% 1 (4 candidates)

Libertarian: 7,303 1.2% (2 candidates)

Reform: 14,897 (4 candidates)

Independent: 44,896

 

Montana: 367,963 (1 District)

Republican: 203,871 55.4% 1

Democratic: 148,690 40.4% 0

Libertarian: 15,402 4.2%

 

Nebraska: 535,071 (3 Districts)

Republican: 340,816 63.7% 2 (3 candidates)

Democratic: 185,234 34.6% 1 (3 candidates)

Libertarian: 9,021 1.7% (1 candidate)

 

Nevada: 543,009 (4 Districts)

Republican: 304,809 56.1% 3 (4 candidates)

Democratic: 210,147 38.7% 1 (4 candidates)

Libertarian: 8,302 1.5% (3 candidates)

Constitution: 16,770 (3 candidates) goes by the name of the Independent American Party in Nevada

Independent: 2,981

 

New Hampshire: 480,920 (2 Districts)

Democratic: 247,469 51.5% 1 (2 candidates)

Republican: 232,379 48.3% 1 (2 candidates)

Write In: 1,072

 

New Jersey: 1,821,365 (12 Districts)

Democratic: 914,172 50.2% 6 (12 candidates)

Republican: 877,265 48.2% 6 (12 candidates)

Libertarian: 4,854  0.3% (2 candidates)

Green: 890 (1 candidate)

D-R Party: 6,265 (5 candidates)

We Deserve Better: 1,784 (1 candidate)

Stop Boss Politics: 1,134 (1 candidate)

Change Is Needed: 1,103 (1 candidate)

Of the People: 634 (1 candidate)

American Labor Party: 501 (1 candidate)

Making Us Better: 471 (1 candidate)

For America: 2,435 (1 candidate)

Politicians are Crooks: 1,192 (1 candidate)

Wake Up U.S.A: 1,022 (1 candidate)

911 Truth Needed: 653 (1 candidate)

Seeking Inclusion: 1,715 (1 candidate)

Bullying Breaks Hearts: 1,237 (1 candidate)

Future Vision: 998 (1 candidate)

Legalize Marijuana: 1,330 (1 candidate)

Truth, Vision, Hope: 567 (1 candidate)

Start the Conversation: 531 (1 candidate)

Independent: 612

 

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New Mexico: 511,885 (3 Districts)

Democratic: 271,222 53.0% 2 (3 candidates)

Republican: 240,542 47.0% 1 (3 candidates)

Write In: 121

 

New York: 3,651,707 (27 Districts)

Democratic: 2,009,444 55.0% 18 (26 candidates)

Republican: 1,554,274 42.6% 9 (18 candidates)

Conservative: 37,622 (6 candidates)

Green: 34,580 (5 candidates)

Flourish Every Person: 554 (1 candidate)

Independent: 8,164 

Write In: 7,069

 

North Carolina: 2,807,998 (13 Districts)

Republican: 1,555,364 55.4% 10 (13 candidates)

Democratic: 1,234,027 43.9% 3 (12 candidates)

Libertarian: 7,850 0.3% (1 candidate)

Write In: 10,757

 

North Dakota: 248,670 (1 District)

Republican: 138,100 55.5% 1

Democratic: 95,678 38.5% 0

Libertarian: 14,531 5.8%

Write In: 361

 

Ohio: 3,000,161 (16 Districts)

Republican: 1,770,923 59.0% 12 (16 candidates)

Democratic: 1,179,587 39.3% 4 (15 candidates)

Libertarian: 23,937 0.8% (3 candidates)

Green: 15,213 (2 candidates)

Constititution: 10,257 (1 candidate)

Write In: 244

 

Oklahoma: 653,413 (5 Districts)

Republican: 457,613 70.0% 5 (5 candidates)

Democratic: 174,022 26.6% (4 candidate)

Independent: 21,778 

Note: 1 Republican incumbent faced no opposition and the race did not appear on the ballot.

 

Oregon: 1,450,702 (5 Districts)

Democratic: 778,139 53.6% 4 (5 candidates)

Republican: 582,909 40.2% 1 (5 candidates)

Libertarian: 37,959 2.6% (5 candidates)

Green: 30,132 (3 candidates)

Constitution: 6,208 (1 candidate)

Independent: 11,683

Write In; 3,672

 

Pennsylvania: 3,330,804 (18 Districts)

Republican: 1,833,205 55.0% 13 (17 candidates)

Democratic: 1,467,594 44.1% 5 (16 candidates)

Independent: 22,734

Write In: 7,271 (note: this total is incomplete)

 

Rhode Island: 316,257 (2 Districts)

Democratic: 192,776 61.0% 2 (2 candidates)

Republican: 122,721 38.8% 0 (2 candidates)

Write In: 760

 

South Carolina: 1,155,782 (7 Districts)

Republican: 734,456 63.5% 6 (7 candidates)

Democratic: 382,208 33.1% 1 (5 candidates)

Libertarian: 25,145 2.2% (2 candidates)

Labor: 4,158 (1 candidate)

Write In: 9,815

 

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Aggregate U.S Congressional vote totals

Total votes: 77,962,052
Republican: 40,084,793 51.4%
Democratic: 35,624,361 45.7%
Libertarian: 963,318 1.2%
Green: 272.428

Constitution: 54,167

Independent and parites that run in only one state: 863,263

Write In: 99,722

Note: in Florida 12,14,25,27 and Oklahoma 1, the Representatives were reelected without opposition and their races did not appear on the ballot. Florida 12,25,27 and Oklahoma 1 are represented by Republicans while Florida 14 is represented by a Democrat.

2012 voter age population: 235,248,000 (includes felons who are unable to vote). In addition to the 5 Congressional districts that did not appear on the ballot, several million Americans also cast ballots in the election, but did not vote for a congressional candidate.  That said, no more than 82 or 83 million Americans cast ballots.

Adam T

Aggregate Congressional results by state.

Alabama: 1,080,880 (7 Districts)

Republican: 704,533 65.2% 6 (6 candidates)

Democratic: 331,764 30.7% 1 (5 candidates)

Independent: 39,005

Write In: 5,578

 

Alaska: 279,741 (1 District)

Republican: 142,572 51.0% 1

Democratic: 114,602 41.0% 0

Libertarian: 21,290 7.6%

Write In: 1,277

 

Arizona: 1,467,617 (9 Districts)

Republican: 817,178 55.7% 5 (8 Candidates)

Democratic: 577,947 39.4% 4 (8 candidates)

Libertarian: 23,767 1.6% (3 candidates)

American Electors: 44,924 (2 candidates)

Independent: 3,496

Write In: 305

 

Arkansas: 830,652 (4 Districts)

Republican: 509,631 61.4% 4 (4 candidates)

Democratic: 254,774 30.7% 0 (3 candidates)

Libertarian: 66,055 8.0% (4 candidates)

Write In: 192

 

California: 7,132,361 (53 Districts) Note: California has a runoff election where the top two candidates in the primary run irrespective of party

Democratic: 4,067,737 57.0% 39 (candidates in 51 districts)

Republican: 2,950,619 41.4% 14 (candidates in 44 districts)

New Patriotic Party: 104,813 (3 candidates)

Peace and Freedom: 9,192 (1 candidate)

In 2 districts Republicans ran against each other

In 5 districts Democrats ran against each other

 

Colorado: 2,000,525 (7 districts)

Republican: 1,000,197 50.0% 4 (7 candidates)

Democratic: 936,417 46.8% 3 (7 candidates)

Libertarian: 33,859 1.7% (4 candidates)

Green: 5,503 (1 candidate)

Independent: 24,546

Write In: 3

Connecticut: 1,067,857 (5 candidates)

Democratic: 638,695 59.8% 5 (5 candidates)

Republican: 418,589 39.2% 0 (5 candidates)

Libertarian: 2,602 0.2% (1 candidate)

Green: 5,996 (2 candidates)

Independent: 1,970

Write In: 5

 

Delaware: 231,617 (1 District)

Democratic: 137,251 59.3% 1

Republican: 85,146 36.8% 0

Libertarian: 4,419 1.8%

Green: 4,801 2.1%

 

Florida: 4,998,555 (27 Districts)

Republican: 2,713,451 54.3% 17 (25 candidates)

Democratic: 2,130,626 42.6% 10 (22 candidates)

Libertarian: 61,989 1.2% (2 candidates)

Independent Workers Party: 13,690 (1 candidate)

Independent: 77,378

Write In: 1,421

Note: 3 Republican and 1 Democratic incumbent faced no opposition and the race did not appear on the ballot. So the totals are for just 23 districts.

 

Georgia: 2,305,437 (14 Districts)

Republican: 1,349,076 58.5% 10 (11 candidates)

Democratic: 956,361 41.5% 4 (10 candidates)

Still to come: U.S Senate results, Governor results, ballot measure results, turnout statistics

 

 

 

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