BIPAC Action Fund Endorsed Candidate Results
* MI: Terri Lynn Land Advanced to General Election
* MI-3: Brian Ellis: Lost Primary
* MI-11: Dave Trott: Advanced to General Election
Senator Pat Roberts (R) will be back in the Senate for a fourth term after defeating his primary challenger radiologist Milton Wolf. Wolf, backed by Tea Party groups such as the Senate Conservatives Fund, had a campaign plagued with scandal, after he posted x-rays of his patients on Facebook. Roberts, however, had his own campaign issues to deal with, more specifically the criticism that he lives in Virginia. He owns a home in Kansas, but leases it out. Roberts is safe in the general election.
KS-1: Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R) easily beat back a primary challenge from Alan LaPolice, a former school superintendent. Huelskamp, a Tea Party favorite, took heat from the agriculture and ethanol industries in Kansas for his recent policy standings. Huelskamp is favored in the general.
KS-4: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R) beat back a challenge from former Congressman Todd Tiahart. Pompeo had a cash advantage and was leading in the polls up to the election. Tiahart, who had endorsed Pompeo in his previous Congressional races, was running to Pompeo's left in the election, a rare occurrence in GOP primaries. Pompeo received the backing of Koch Industries, the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity. This is a safe Republican seat and Pompeo is expected to easily win the general.
Rep. Gary Peters (D) and former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) faced no primary opposition in their Senate bids to succeed retiring Senator Carl Levin (D). As such, they have been campaigning for the general election for weeks now. Michigan went to President Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Peters has been leading in the polls, however BIPAC Action Fund endorsed candidate Land has proved to be a serious candidate and this will be an extremely competitive race.
MI-1: Congressman Dan Benishek (R) had a primary challenger, but the competitive race in this district is the general. Benishek handily defeated Tea Party candidate Alan Arcand on Tuesday. He now faces Jerry Cannon (D), a former county sheriff and retired Army Major General, in what could shape up to be a race to watch.
MI-3: Rep. Justin Amash (R) staved off a primary challenge from businessman Brian Ellis. Amash, a Tea Party darling in the House, was one of the few Republicans whose primary challenger was endorsed by business groups, such as BIPAC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Amash had help from Tea Party groups, such as the Club for Growth, and the advantage of a primary electorate on his side. He is safe in the general.
MI-4: State Sen. John Moolenaar won the GOP nomination to succeed Rep. Dave Camp (R). Moolenaar was endorsed by both Rep. Camp and Tea Party groups, including the Tea Party Express. Paul Mitchell self-funded his campaign. The race was tight up to Election Day, with the candidates close in the polls. This is a safe Republican seat and Moolenaar will be the next Congressman.
MI-8: Former State Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop (R) and Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing will be vying to succeed retiring Rep. Mike Rogers (R) in the general election. Bishop was backed by Rep. Rogers and is favored in the general election, but this is still a race to watch.
MI-11: Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R) becomes the next incumbent to fall in the primary season. He had a competitive primary on his hands this year, after being dubbed an accidental candidate in 2012, when Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R) failed to qualify for the ballot. This year, the BIPAC Action Fund endorsed candidate Dave Trott in challenging Bentivolio. As expected, he beat Bentivolio. Trott also had the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Regional Chamber and Michigan Farm Bureau. Trott will face Bobby McKenzie in the general election. Trott starts with the advantage.
MI-12: Debbie Dingell (D) has been the heir apparent to the open seat of her husband, Rep. John Dingell(D), for some time, and it is now official. Dingell is a Democratic strategist, former GM executive and chairwoman of the Wayne State University board of governors. She faces nominal opposition in November.
MI-14: Four Democrats ran in this race to succeed retiring Rep. Gary Peters (D) with Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence winning the nomination. This is a solid Democratic district and Lawrence will be the next Congressman.
There were no competitive primaries in Missouri, and no competitive general election races.
WA 4: Rep. Doc Hastings (R) is retiring, giving another Republican a chance to hold this seat. Eight Republicans ran for the seat, along with two Democrats and two independents. Washington is one of the few states that does all mail ballots for elections, and the top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election. Two Republicans, former state Agriculture Commissioner Dan Newhouse and Clint Didier, a former NFL player advanced to the general. Newhouse was the frontrunner going into the primary, as well as the establishment choice, and will continue to have the edge for November.
WA-1: Tea Party oriented Robert Sutherland edged Microsoft Executive Pedro Celis (R) to challenge Rep. Suzan DelBene (D) in November. Celis was one of four Republican candidates vying for the nomination and was considered the best shot for Republicans to make this race competitive. DelBene is favored to return to Congress.