United States House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in New Hampshire

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected two candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's two congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 13, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Hampshire is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters may vote in the primary, but in order to do so, they have to choose a party before voting. This changes their status from unaffiliated to affiliated with that party, unless they fill out a card to return to undeclared status.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters could register by either August 30, 2014, if registering with a town clerk, or on election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 25, 2014 (10 days before election).[2]

See also: New Hampshire elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held both of the congressional seats from New Hampshire.

Members of the U.S. House from New Hampshire -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 1
     Republican Party 0 1
Total 2 2

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the two congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Carol Shea-Porter Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Ann McLane Kuster Electiondot.png Democratic 2

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 2 seats up for election in 2014 in New Hampshire. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100 percent.
DistrictWinnerMargin of VictoryTotal VoteTop Opponent
U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election Republican Party Frank Guinta3.6%241,947Carol Shea-Porter
U.S. House, New Hampshire District 2 General Election Democratic Party Annie Kuster10%237,063Marilinda Garcia

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

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See also: New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

The 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Republican candidate Frank Guinta challenged and defeated Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in the general election.[3] While Shea-Porter ran uncontested in the Democratic primary on September 9, 2014, Guinta defeated three other candidates—Dan Innis, Everett Jabour and Brendan Kelly—for the Republican nomination.[4]

New Hampshire's 1st was considered a battleground district in 2014. Shea-Porter was first elected in 2006, but lost to Guinta in 2010 and regained her seat again in the 2012 election, where she defeated Guinta by a 3.8 percent margin of victory. The 1st District also voted Democratic in the 2012 presidential elections, but President Barack Obama won by only 1.6 percent. With 2014 being a third rematch between Shea-Porter and Guinta, this race was viewed as a toss up.

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results

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Republican Party Republican Primary

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2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


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