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Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Niki Tsongas Democratic Party
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Massachusetts U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd 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 Niki Tsongas (D), who was first elected in 2007. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, she served as the representative of Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.

Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Worcester, Middlesex and Essex counties.[3]


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Campaign contributions

Niki Tsongas

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

Niki Tsongas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2013$132,330.92$82,330.55$(52,218.86)$162,442.61
July Quarterly[6]July 15, 2013$162,442.16$205,865.00$(90,440.65)$277,866.96
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2013$277,866.96$110,748.92$(105,357.40)$283,258.48
Year-end[8]January 31, 2014$283,258$142,763$(89,754)$336,266
Running totals

District history

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The 3rd Congressional District of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim McGovern (D) ran for the 2nd District seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 5th District incumbent Niki Tsongas (D) won the 3rd District seat. She defeated Jon Golnik (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNiki Tsongas Incumbent 63.3% 212,119
     Republican Jon Golnik 32.6% 109,372
     N/A All Others 0.1% 262
     N/A Blank Votes 4% 13,358
Total Votes 335,111
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, Jim McGovern won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Martin Lamb (R) and Patrick Barron (I) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McGovern incumbent 56.5% 122,708
     Republican Martin A. Lamb 39.2% 85,124
     Independent Patrick J. Barron 4.3% 9,388
     All Others 0.1% 132
Total Votes 217,352

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