New York's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Gregory Meeks Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gregory Meeks 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 5th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rep. Gregory Meeks (D) defeated Allen Steinhardt ("Allen 4 Congress") 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 Gregory Meeks (D), who was first elected in 1998.

New York's 5th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes part of Queens.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

General election

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Meeks Incumbent 80.2% 75,712
     Allen 4 Congress Allen Steinhardt 4.1% 3,870
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 15.7% 14,818
Total Votes 94,400
Source: New York State Board of Elections

Primary election

U.S. House, New York District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Meeks Incumbent 80.1% 8,119
Joseph Marthone 19.9% 2,023
Total Votes 10,142
Source: New York State Board of Elections - Official Election Results

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.[11][12] 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.[12] Meeks did not vote on the resolution.[11][12]

Campaign contributions

Gregory Meeks

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

Gregory Meeks (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$27,719.37$73,458.86$(67,471.05)$33,707.18
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$33,707.18$160,796.74$(101,616.55)$92,887.37
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$92,887.37$98,806.86$(98,617.65)$93,076.58
Year-End Quarterly[17]December 31, 2013$93,076$82,840$(83,687)$84,548
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$84,548.82$86,576.50$(101,822.82)$69,302.50
Pre-Primary[19]June 12, 2014$69,302.50$118,065.32$(109,766.56)$77,601.26
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2014$77,601.26$69,012.01$(37,931.54)$108,681.73
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2014$108,681.73$209,380.56$(111,935.88)$206,126.41
Pre-General[22]October 23, 2014$206,126.41$28,450.00$(29,605.33)$204,971.08
Running totals
$927,386.85$(742,454.38)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Gregory Meeks (D) won re-election to the United States House. He ran in the 5th District due to redistricting. He defeated Allan Jennings Jr. in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Meeks Incumbent 74.8% 167,835
     Republican Allan Jennings Jr. 8% 17,875
     Libertarian Catherine Wark 0.6% 1,345
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 16.7% 37,453
Total Votes 224,508
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gary Ackerman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Milano (R) and Elizabeth Berney (Tax Revolt) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman incumbent 62.1% 72,239
     Republican James Milano 31.7% 36,861
     Tax Revolt Party Eliabeth Berney 0.7% 798
     Blank/Scattering 5.5% 6,396
Total Votes 116,294

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. New York State Board of Elections, "2014 General Election Candidate List," accessed October 29, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 14, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 The Hill, "House votes to condemn administration over Taliban prisoner swap," September 9, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 485," accessed September 10, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks Summary Report," accessed July 30, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks Pre-Primary," accessed October 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Gregory Meeks Pre-General," accessed October 23, 2014
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013