United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in New York

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New York took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected 27 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts.
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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the federal primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. To vote in the state primary, voters had to register by August 15, 2014.[4]

See also: New York elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held 21 of the 27 congressional seats from New York.

Members of the U.S. House from New York -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 21 18
     Republican Party 6 9
Total 27 27

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 27 congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Tim Bishop Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Peter T. King Ends.png Republican 2
Steve Israel Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Carolyn McCarthy Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Gregory Meeks Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Grace Meng Electiondot.png Democratic 6
Nydia Velazquez Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Hakeem Jeffries Electiondot.png Democratic 8
Yvette Clarke Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Jerrold Nadler Electiondot.png Democratic 10
Michael Grimm Ends.png Republican 11
Carolyn Maloney Electiondot.png Democratic 12
Charles Rangel Electiondot.png Democratic 13
Joseph Crowley Electiondot.png Democratic 14
Jose E. Serrano Electiondot.png Democratic 15
Eliot Engel Electiondot.png Democratic 16
Nita Lowey Electiondot.png Democratic 17
Sean Maloney Electiondot.png Democratic 18
Chris Gibson Ends.png Republican 19
Paul Tonko Electiondot.png Democratic 20
Bill Owens Electiondot.png Democratic 21
Richard Hanna Ends.png Republican 22
Tom Reed Ends.png Republican 23
Dan Maffei Electiondot.png Democratic 24
Louise Slaughter Electiondot.png Democratic 25
Brian Higgins Electiondot.png Democratic 26
Chris Collins Ends.png Republican 27

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 27 seats up for election in 2014 in New York. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the two candidates who received the most votes. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100 percent.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
District 1 Republican Party Lee Zeldin 8.7% 176,719 Tim Bishop
District 2 Republican Party Peter King 36.4% 146,617 Patricia M. Maher
District 3 Democratic Party Steve Israel 9.2% 171,163 Grant Lally
District 4 Democratic Party Kathleen M. Rice 5.5% 175,305 Bruce Blakeman
District 5 Democratic Party Gregory Meeks 76.1% 94,400 Allen Steinhardt
District 6 Democratic Party Grace Meng 100% 77,306 Unopposed
District 7 Democratic Party Nydia Velazquez 74.3% 68,522 Jose Luis Fernandez
District 8 Democratic Party Hakeem Jeffries 74.2% 95,113 Alan Bellone
District 9 Democratic Party Yvette Clarke 71.8% 101,606 Daniel Cavanagh
District 10 Democratic Party Jerrold Nadler 68% 113,226 Ross Brady
District 11 Republican Party Michael Grimm 12.3% 110,999 Domenic Recchia
District 12 Democratic Party Carolyn Maloney 57.8% 117,420 Nick Di Iorio
District 13 Democratic Party Charles Rangel 63.8% 91,834 Daniel Vila Rivera
District 14 Democratic Party Joseph Crowley 64.7% 67,372 Elizabeth Perri
District 15 Democratic Party Jose Serrano 87.9% 61,268 Eduardo Ramirez
District 16 Democratic Party Eliot Engel 100% 138,655 Unopposed
District 17 Democratic Party Nita Lowey 12.3% 181,674 Chris Day
District 18 Democratic Party Sean Maloney 1.8% 186,640 Nan Hayworth
District 19 Republican Party Chris Gibson 28.1% 210,351 Sean Eldridge
District 20 Democratic Party Paul Tonko 21.7% 211,965 Jim Fischer
District 21 Republican Party Elise Stefanik 20.5% 181,558 Aaron Woolf
District 22 Republican Party Richard Hanna 100% 175,372 Unopposed
District 23 Republican Party Tom Reed 21.9% 195,874 Martha Robertson
District 24 Republican Party John Katko 18.8% 203,417 Dan Maffei
District 25 Democratic Party Louise Slaughter 0.4% 196,516 Mark Assini
District 26 Democratic Party Brian Higgins 34.7% 173,911 Kathy Weppner
District 27 Republican Party Chris Collins 39.9% 215,147 Jim O'Donnell

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

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

The 1st Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Tim Bishop (D) was defeated by Lee Zeldin (R), switching the partisan control of the seat from Democratic to Republican. Bishop ran uncontested in the Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party primaries on June 24, 2014. Zeldin defeated George Demos in the Republican primary, and also ran uncontested for the Conservative Party nomination.

New York's 1st was considered a battleground district in 2014. Bishop had been in office for 10 years, but in 2012 he won re-election by a mere 4.6 percent margin of victory. The 2012 presidential elections leaned Democratic as well, but President Barack Obama won the district by only 0.5 percent. Bishop's seat was viewed as vulnerable by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and Bishop was a member of their Frontline Program to protect vulnerable incumbents. Zeldin received help from his party as well, as the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) added him to their "On the Radar" list.

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified


2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Green Party Green Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Failed to file

Disqualified

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

10th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified

11th Congressional District

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See also: New York's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 11th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Michael Grimm (R) defeated challengers Domenic Recchia (D) and Henry Bardel (G).[20] All three candidates ran unopposed in the primary election on June 24, 2014. Grimm appeared on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party tickets in the general election, while Recchia appeared on the Democratic and Working Families Party tickets. Bardel ran for the Green Party.

New York's 11th was considered a battleground district in 2014. Grimm won re-election in 2012 with a 5 percent margin of victory, but the district went Democratic in the 2012 presidential race, voting for President Barack Obama with a 4.3 percent margin of victory. Grimm's chances for re-election could also have been affected by the negative media attention he received after being indicted for 20 crimes involving his restaurant, Healthalicious, including tax fraud and hiring illegal immigrants.[21]

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Disqualified

12th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

13th Congressional District

General election candidates

Note: Although Kenneth Schaeffer was set to be on the Working Families Party line, he was removed from the ballot shortly before the election, allowing Rangel to run for the Working Families Party in addition to the Democratic Party.[24][20]

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Disqualified

Failed to file

14th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

15th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

16th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified

17th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Disqualified

18th Congressional District

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See also: New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 18th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Sean Maloney (D) defeated Nan Hayworth (R) and Scott Smith ("Send Mr. Smith") in the general election. In the primary election on June 24, 2014, Maloney ran uncontested for the Democratic and Working Families Party nominations, but Hayworth defeated him in the Independence Party primary. Hayworth also ran unopposed for the Republican and Conservative Party nominations. Smith did not run in the primary, but he ran as an independent ("Send Mr. Smith") candidate in the general.

New York's 18th was considered a battleground district in 2014. Maloney beat Hayworth in 2012 by a mere 3.7 percent margin of victory, and President Barack Obama won the district by only 4.3 percent. This election was also expected to be competitive because Maloney and Hayworth faced off only two years prior. Hayworth held a U.S. House seat in the 19th District from 2010-2012, and after New York's redistricting, was defeated by Maloney in the 2012 18th Congressional District election.

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified

19th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

20th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

21st Congressional District

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See also: New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

The 21st Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Because incumbent Bill Owens (D) did not run for re-election, many predicted a close race between Republican, Conservative and Independence Party candidate Elise Stefanik and Democratic and Working Families Party candidate Aaron Woolf. Contrary to expectations, Stefanik defeated Woolf by a wide margin of victory, switching the partisan control of the seat from Democratic to Republican.[20]

Matt Funiciello also ran against Stefanik and Woolf on the Green ticket. Neither Woolf nor Funiciello faced competition in the primary election on June 24, 2014, while Stefanik battled with Matt Doheny for the Republican nomination. Although Doheny won the Independence Party's nomination, he was later nominated for a state Supreme Court judgeship, which removed him from the ballot and allowed the Independence Party to endorse Stefanik.

New York's 21st was considered a battleground district in 2014. Although Democratic President Barack Obama won the district by a fairly safe 6.1 percent margin of victory in 2012, Owens won by a mere 1.9 percent margin of victory that same year. In addition, with New York's 21st being an open seat in 2014, none of the candidates possessed the advantages that often come with incumbency, such as increased campaign finances and name recognition.

General election candidates

*Although Matt Doheny won the Independence primary, he was later nominated for a state Supreme Court judgeship, removing him from the ballot and allowing the Independence Party to endorse Stefanik.[31]


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Disqualified

Failed to file


22nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Disqualified

Failed to file

  • Republican Party Michael Vasquez - Founder and President of M V Consulting, Inc.[40][41]


23rd Congressional District

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See also: New York's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 23rd Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Tom Reed (R) defeated Martha Robertson (D) in the November general election.

Reed ran on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party tickets, while Robertson ran on the Democratic and Working Families Party tickets. Neither Reed nor Robertson faced competitors in the primary on June 24, 2014.

New York's 23rd was considered a battleground district in 2014. The district voted Republican in 2012, but by a small margin, with President Barack Obama (D) losing the district by 1.2 percent and Reed winning U.S. House race by a mere 3.6 percent margin of victory.

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified


24th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

25th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

26th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified


27th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

See also

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