New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 19th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Chris Gibson Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Chris Gibson Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean R[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Lean R[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean R[3]


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

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The 19th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rep. Chris Gibson (R) defeated Sean Eldridge (D) 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 Chris Gibson (R), who was first elected in 2010.

New York's 19th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Sullivan, Ulster, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Greene and Columbia counties and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Dutchess counties.[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 19 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Gibson Incumbent 62.9% 112,293
     Democratic Sean Eldridge 34.1% 60,982
     N/A Blank 2.9% 5,206
     N/A Void 0% 47
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 124
Total Votes 178,652
Source: New York State Board of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Polls

General election polls

Chris Gibson vs. Sean Eldridge
Poll Chris Gibson (R) Sean Eldridge (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
(October 14-15, 2014)
56%30%0%+/-4.9400
Time Warner Cable News/Siena College
(September 4-9, 2014)
57%33%10%+/-4.0609
DFM Research
(July 7-12, 2014)
56%29%15%+/-4.6450
AVERAGES 56.33% 30.67% 8.33% +/-4.5 486.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
  • Note: A response of "0%" may indicate that a given answer choice did not appear as an option in that particular poll.

Key votes

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[10] Gibson joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[11][12]

Campaign contributions

Chris Gibson

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gibson’s reports.[13]

Chris Gibson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$15,015.92$134,856.3$(12,189.54)$137,682.68
July Quarterly[15]July 14, 2013$137,682.68$318,038.01$(24,734.12)$430,986.57
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$430,986.57$260,126.41$(38,548.57)$652,564.41
Year-End Quarterly[17]December 31, 2013$652,564$263,733$(58,555)$863,338
April Quarterly[18]September 23, 2014$863,338.58$463,127.93$(88,717.77)$1,237,748.74
Pre-Primary[19]September 23, 2014$1,237,748.74$357,509.85$(109,440.09)$1,485,818.50
July Quarterly[20]September 23, 2014$1,485,818.50$461,788.57$(33,145.29)$1,914,461.78
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2014$1,914,461.78$689,294.73$(918,522.58)$1,685,233.93
Pre-General[22]October 23, 2014$1,685,233.93$61,794.00$(514,776.19)$1,232,251.74
Running totals
$3,010,268.8$(1,798,629.15)

Sean Eldridge

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Eldridge's reports.[23]

Sean Eldridge (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2013$0.00$311,215.00$(31,517.46)$279,697.54
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2013$279,697.54$436,728.00$(77,170.38)$639,255.16
October Quarterly[26]October 15, 2013$639,255.16$504,207.42$(187,750.09)$955,712.49
Year-End[27]January 31, 2014$955,712.49$528,944.08$(219,301.24)$1,265,355.33
April Quarterly[28]April 15, 2014$1,265,355.33$520,943.46$(204,810.47)$1,581,488.32
Running totals
$2,302,037.96$(720,549.64)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Chris Gibson (R) won re-election to the United States House. He ran in the 19th District due to redistricting in 2011. He defeated Julian Schreibman in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Gibson Incumbent 49% 149,736
     Democratic Julian Schreibman 43.7% 133,567
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 7.4% 22,579
Total Votes 305,882
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Nan Hayworth won election to the United States House. She defeated John J. Hall (D) in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, New York District 19 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNan Hayworth 51% 109,956
     Democratic John J. Hall incumbent 45.8% 98,766
     Blank/Scattering 3.3% 7,016
Total Votes 215,738

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 14, 2014
  10. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Gibson’s Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson April Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson Pre-Primary," accessed October 27, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson July Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson October Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson Pre-General," accessed October 27, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Eldridge Summary Report," accessed April 24, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Eldridge April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Eldridge July Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Eldridge October Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Eldridge Year-End," accessed April 24, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Eldridge April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013