New York's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Yvette Clarke 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 9th 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 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 must register by August 15, 2014.[7]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Yvette Clarke (D), who was first elected in 2006.

New York's 9th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Kings county.[8]


General election candidates

June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

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] Clarke did not vote on the resolution.[10][11]

Campaign contributions

Yvette Clarke

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

Yvette D. Clarke (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$3,988.52$46,268.68$(28,761.00)$21,495.50
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$25,188.29$60,231.00$(51,459.26)$33,960.03
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$30,267.24$87,905.00$(61,119.19)$57,053.05
Year-End Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$57,053.05$95,948.00$(58,856.39)$94,144.66
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$94,144.66$73,133.21$(69,752.34)$97,525.53
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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On November 6, 2012, Yvette Clarke (D) won re-election to the United States House. She ran in the 9th District due to redistricting. She defeated Daniel Cavanagh in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngYvette Clarke Incumbent 77.9% 186,141
     Republican Daniel Cavanagh 10.1% 24,164
     Green Vivia Morgan 1.3% 2,991
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 10.7% 25,661
Total Votes 238,957
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On September 13, 2011, Turner won a special election to the United States House.


On November 2, 2010, Anthony D. Weiner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert L. Turner (R) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, New York District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Weiner incumbent 59.7% 67,011
     Republican Robert L. Turner 33.6% 37,750
     Blank/Scattering 6.7% 7,473
Total Votes 112,234

See also

External links


  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 August 31, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 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, "Yvette D. Clarke Summary Report," accessed July 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Yvette D. Clarke April Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Yvette D. Clarke July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Yvette D. Clarke October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Yvette D. Clarke Year-End Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Yvette D. Clarke April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013