Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim McGovern Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd 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 Jim McGovern (D), who was first elected in 1996. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District.

Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Franklin, Worcester, Hampden and Hampshire counties.[3]


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Campaign contributions

Jim McGovern

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

Jim McGovern (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 8, 2013$354,251.02$132,921.46$(86,217.96)$400,954.52
July Quarterly[6]July 13, 2013$400,954.52$176,275.94$(71,004.08)$506,226.38
October Quarterly[7]October 12, 2013$506,226.38$77,252.11$(70,069.29)$513,409.20
Year-end[8]January 31, 2014$513,409$79,808$(66,255)$526,961
Running totals

District history

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The 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Richard Neal (D) ran for the 1st District seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 3rd District incumbent Jim McGovern (D) won the 2nd District seat in an unopposed race.[9]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McGovern Incumbent 75.6% 259,257
     N/A All Others 1.2% 4,078
     N/A Blank Votes 23.2% 79,401
Total Votes 342,736
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, Richard Neal won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Wesley (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Neal incumbent 57.3% 122,547
     Republican Tom Wesley 42.7% 91,181
Total Votes 213,728

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