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Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
David N. Cicilline Democratic Party
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Rhode Island U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 25, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Rhode Island is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters may vote in a party's primary, but they will then be considered affiliated with that party. In order to disaffiliate, they must file a "Change of Party Designation" form.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by August 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to the election).[2]

See also: Rhode Island elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is David N. Cicilline (D), who was first elected in 2010.

Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District is located in the northern and eastern portions of the state and includes the greater portion of Providence.[3]


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Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[5] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[6] David Cicilline voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[8] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. David Cicilline voted for HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

David Cicilline

David Cicilline (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$16,720.92$192,437.27$(84,591.03)$124,567.16
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$124,567.16$199,195.14$(141,644.22)$182,118.08
October Quarterly[12]October 13, 2013$182,118.08$160,743.28$(80,894.81)$261,966.55
Year-End[13]January 31, 2014$261,966$201,154$(58,793)$404,328
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, David N. Cicilline (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brendan Doherty, C. Michael Blake, Kenneth A. Capalbo, and David S. Vogel in the general election.

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Cicilline Incumbent 53% 108,612
     Republican Brendan Doherty 40.8% 83,737
     Independent David S. Vogel 6.1% 12,504
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 262
Total Votes 205,115
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, David Cicilline won election to the United States House. He defeated John J. Loughlin II (R), Kenneth A. Capalbo (I) and Gregory Raposa (I) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid N. Cicilline 50.6% 81,269
     Republican John J. Loughlin II 44.6% 71,542
     Independent Kenneth A. Capalbo 4% 6,424
     Independent Gregory Raposa 0.8% 1,334
Total Votes 160,569

See also

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