New York's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Carolyn Maloney Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Carolyn Maloney Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]


New York U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 12th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D) defeated Nick Di Iorio (R) in the general election.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 14, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the federal primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. To vote in the state primary, voters had to register by August 15, 2014.[7]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Carolyn Maloney (D), who was first elected in 1992.

New York's 12th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes parts of New York City.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Election results

General election

U.S. House, New York District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Maloney Incumbent 77.2% 90,603
     Republican Nick Di Iorio 19.4% 22,731
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3.5% 4,086
Total Votes 117,420
Source: New York State Board of Elections

Key votes

National security

HR 644

See also: Bowe Bergdahl exchange

Neutral/Abstain On September 9, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 644, a resolution condemning President Barack Obama's act of exchanging five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.[10][11] The House voted 249-163 for resolution, with all Republicans and 22 Democrats supporting the bill. Fourteen Democrats and five Republicans did not vote on the resolution, while all other Democrats opposed its passage.[11] Maloney did not vote on the resolution.[10][11]

Campaign contributions

Carolyn Maloney

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Maloney’s reports.[12]

Carolyn Maloney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 12, 2013$512,196.58$154,245.00$(138,249.42)$528,192.16
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$540,718.67$186,522.05$(175,327.37)$551,913.35
October Quarterly[15]October 11, 2013$551,913.35$127,830.00$(147,058.71)$532,684.64
Year-End Quarterly[16]December 31, 2013$532,684$232,869$(164,073)$601,479
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$601,479.89$156,786.99$(172,343.86)$585,923.02
Pre-Primary (amended)[18]July 15, 2014$585,923.02$233,398.18$(160,588.11)$658,733.09
July Quarterly (amended)[19]October 15, 2014$658,733.09$55,563.51$(53,950.35)$660,346.25
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2014$660,346.25$135,889.22$(212,720.53)$583,514.94
Pre-General[21]October 23, 2014$583,514.94$19,430.47$(51,912.17)$551,033.24
Running totals
$1,302,534.42$(1,276,223.52)

Nick Di Iorio

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Di Iorio's reports.[22]

Nick Di Iorio (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 14, 2014$0.00$11,265.49$(9,010.77)$2,254.72
Running totals
$11,265.49$(9,010.77)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Carolyn Maloney (D) won re-election to the United States House. She ran in the 12th District due to redistricting. She defeated Christopher Wight in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Maloney Incumbent 72.1% 193,455
     Republican Christopher Wight 17.4% 46,692
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 10.5% 28,140
Total Votes 268,287
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Nydia Velazquez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Alice Gaffney (Conservative) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, New York District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNydia Velazquez incumbent 79.1% 68,624
     Conservative Alice Gaffney 5.2% 4,482
     Blank/Scattering N/A 15.7% 13,647
Total Votes 86,753

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. New York Board of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New York Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Hill, "House votes to condemn administration over Taliban prisoner swap," September 9, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 485," accessed September 10, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney Summary Report," accessed July 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney Pre-Primary," accessed October 27, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney July Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney October Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Carolyn Maloney Pre-General," accessed October 27, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Nick Di Iorio Summary Report," accessed April 24, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Nick Di Iorio April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013