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New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Tim Bishop Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 14, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New York is 1 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 30, 2014, for the federal primary, and August 15, 2014, for the state primary.[4]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Tim Bishop (D), who was first elected in 2002.

New York's 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Suffolk county.[5]


Race background

Incumbent Tim Bishop (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[10]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Lee Zeldin (R) to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[11][12]


George Demos

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed George Demos on March 7, 2014.[13][14]

In a statement released by the Demos campaign, Giuliani called the candidate “a fiscal conservative who says what he believes and believes what he says.”

“As a former prosecutor, he knows the good guys from the bad. He will rattle the cages of the establishment. He’ll make a difference. And George would never support Obamacare. His voice will be heard in the halls of Congress, and I predict, throughout America...I am impressed with George, his passion, his intellect, and his integrity. I am proud to endorse his candidacy and prouder still to call him a friend. George Demos is one of us. And it’s time for George Demos for Congress," Giuliani said.[15]

Other endorsements include:


George Demos

Rudy Giuliani endorsement

Campaign contributions

Tim Bishop

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bishop’ reports.[16]

Tim Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2013$6,969.47$182,404.34$(43,888.05)$148,485.76
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$145,485.76$284,610.87$(128,908.80)$301,187.83
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$301,187.83$253,966.90$(128,474.09)$426,680.64
Year-End Quarterly[20]December 31, 2013$426,680$278,011$(138,611)$565,456
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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On November 6, 2012, Tim Bishop (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randy Altschuler in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop Incumbent 49.3% 145,198
     Republican Randy Altschuler 44.7% 131,650
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6% 17,730
Total Votes 294,578
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Tim Bishop won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randy Altschuler (R) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop 48.7% 98,316
     Republican Randy Altschuler 48.4% 97,723
     Blank/Scattering Blank/Scattering 3% 5,968
Total Votes 202,007

See also

External links


  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. New York Board of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. New York Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
  6. Bishop for Congress, "Home," accessed March 11, 2014
  7. George Demos for Congress, "Home," accessed March 11, 2014
  8. Lee Zeldin for Congress, "Home," accessed March 11, 2014
  9. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 16, 2014
  10. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  11. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  12. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  13. NY State of Politics, "Giuliani Joins Pataki In Backing Demos Over Zeldin (Updated)," accessed March 121, 2014
  14. LI News Radio, "Mayor Rudy Giuliani Endorses George Demos for Congress," accessed March 11, 2014
  15. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named giuliani
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop Summary Report," accessed July 30, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013