Sean Eldridge

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Sean Eldridge
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 19
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Sean Eldridge was a 2014 Democratic and Working Families Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 19th Congressional District of New York.[1] Eldridge ran unopposed for both nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.[2] Sean Eldridge lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Personal wealth

The New York Times wrote an article that portrayed Eldridge as a jet-setter, unfamiliar with the concerns of the average citizen of New York's 19th. The National Republican Congressional Committee then used this article to accuse Eldridge of being "rich and out of touch."[3]



See also: New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

Eldridge ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 19th District. Eldridge ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. Sean Eldridge lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, New York District 19 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Gibson Incumbent 62.6% 131,594
     Democratic Sean Eldridge 34.5% 72,470
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3% 6,287
Total Votes 210,351
Source: New York State Board of Elections


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee included Eldridge in their "Jumpstart" program. The program provided financial support to the candidate.[4]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Eldridge's reports.[5]

Sean Eldridge (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 15, 2013$0.00$311,215.00$(31,517.46)$279,697.54
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2013$279,697.54$436,728.00$(77,170.38)$639,255.16
October Quarterly[8]October 15, 2013$639,255.16$504,207.42$(187,750.09)$955,712.49
Year-End[9]January 31, 2014$955,712.49$528,944.08$(219,301.24)$1,265,355.33
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$1,265,355.33$520,943.46$(204,810.47)$1,581,488.32
Running totals


Eldridge is the husband of Facebook co-founder and New Republic owner Chris Hughes.[3]

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