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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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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. Incumbent David N. Cicilline defeated U.S. Army veteran Matthew Fecteau in the Democratic primary on September 9, 2014. Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Cormick Lynch defeated Stanford Tran in the Republican primary.[3] Cicilline and Lynch will face off in the general election. The race is rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 25, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Rhode Island is one of 21 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.[5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by August 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to the election).[6]

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.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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Election results

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Rhode Island, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Cicilline Incumbent 62% 33,350
Matt Fecteau 38% 20,460
Total Votes 53,810
Source: Results via Associated Press

Republican primary

U.S. House, Rhode Island, District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCormick Lynch 72.5% 5,954
Stan Tran 27.5% 2,260
Total Votes 8,214
Source: Results via Associated Press

Issues

Below are important votes that Cicilline cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png 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.[12] 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.[13] David Cicilline voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[15] 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.[16]

Endorsements

David Cicilline

Cormick Lynch

  • Cormick Lynch was endorsed by the Republican Party of Rhode Island on June 26, 2014, at the Republican Endorsement Convention.[18]

Campaign contributions

David Cicilline

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are David Cicilline's reports.[19]

David Cicilline (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2013$16,720.92$192,437.27$(84,591.03)$124,567.16
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2013$124,567.16$199,195.14$(141,644.22)$182,118.08
October Quarterly[22]October 13, 2013$182,118.08$160,743.28$(80,894.81)$261,966.55
Year-End[23]January 31, 2014$261,966$201,154$(58,793)$404,328
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$404,328.04$194,559.53$(113,049.77)$485,837.80
Running totals
$948,089.22$(478,972.83)

District history

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2012

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"

2010

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.[25]

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

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Associated Press, "Rhode Island - Summary Vote Results," accessed September 9, 2014
  4. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  5. Rhode Island Board of Elections Website, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Rhode Island Secretary of State Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Rhode Island Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Representative In Congress District 1," accessed June 25, 2014
  9. Providence Journal, "Republican Cormick Lynch mounts challenge for Rep. Cicilline’s seat in Congress," accessed April 24, 2014
  10. Providence Journal, "Cumberland man announces run for Congress in R.I.'s 1st District," accessed September 11, 2013
  11. Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Representative In Congress District 1," accessed August 21, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Providence Journal, "R.I. Democrats endorse Frank Caprio for treasurer, slate of incumbents," June 22, 2014.
  18. WPRI.com, "RI Republicans endorse Fung for gov over Block," accessed June 27, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "David Cicilline 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Cicilline Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013