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Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Richard Neal Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 6, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Massachusetts is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by August 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15, 2014.[2]

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Richard E. Neal (D), who was first elected in 1988.

Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties.[3]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Campaign contributions

Richard Neal

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Neal’s reports.[4]

Richard E. Neal (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2013$2,066,594.00$202,193.99$(99,837.18)$2,168,950.81
July Quarterly[6]July 15, 2013$2,168,950.81$241,937.88$(207,950.03)$2,202,938.66
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2013$2,202,938.66$226,061.38$(113,095.27)$2,315,904.77
Year-end[8]January 31, 2014$2,315,904$184,673$(138,428)$2,362,150
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Richard E. Neal (R) won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Neal Incumbent 77.8% 261,936
     N/A All Others 1.2% 4,197
     N/A Blank Votes 20.9% 70,422
Total Votes 336,555
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, John Olver won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William L. Gunn, Jr. (R) and Michael Engel (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver incumbent 60% 128,011
     Republican William L. Gunn, Jr. 34.9% 74,418
     Independent Michael Engel 5.1% 10,880
     N/A All Others 0% 55
Total Votes 213,364

See also

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