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US Election Calendar 2013-2016

A Look at Races of Interest to Conservatives


A look at future electoral contests of interest to conservatives. Dates include various race for congress, US Senate, US Governor, and US President. All elections are held in November for their respective year.

2013 Governor Races

New Jersey: Governor Chris Christie has announced he will run for re-election. His favorable ratings have remained high, and soared following the post super-storm Sandy efforts. This race may be a springboard to a presidential run in 2016.

Virginia: Governor Bob McDonnell is term-limited. Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are expected to compete for the Republican slot.

2014 Mid-Term Elections

US Senate: Democrats will have 20 seats to defend in 2014, including many in conservative and swing states. The Republicans have 13 seats to defend, in mostly safe and conservative states. All seats were last won in 2008 and candidates will be facing voters for the first time since the passage of Obamacare. GOP would need to swing 6 seats to take the upper chamber.

US Congress: Republicans currently hold a 30+ seat margin in the House of Representatives, thanks in large part to the ouster of "moderate" Democrats in conservative districts during the 2010 mid-terms, and the GOP's relative ability to maintain the gains in 2010.

US Governor: Republicans have a number of gubernatorial seats to defend in 2014. Of interest will be potential races featuring Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Susana Martinez in New Mexico, Rick Scott in Florida, and Nikki Haley in South Carolina.

2016 Presidential Race

President Obama will not be able to run for re-election in 2016 as he continued the trend of two-term presidencies. Obama joined Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush ins being twice-elected presidents since 1980. The open contest will offer a lot of intrigue as who will run on both sides.

A preview of potential "a href="http://usconservatives.about.com/od/campaignselections/a/Eight-Possible-Conservative-Presidential-Candidates-For-2016.htm"> conservative candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination.

A preview of potential moderate and establishment candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination.

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