Connecticut's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Connecticut's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John B. Larson Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Connecticut U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Connecticut will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent John B. Larson (D) is running unopposed in the primary election. He will face Matthew Corey (R) in the general election. Larson is expected to win re-election in November due to the district's Democratic alignment.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 10, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Connecticut is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Though parties decide who may vote in their primary election, the primary is considered closed as neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party allow any voter but those registered with their party to vote.[3]

Voter registration: To register to vote in the primary, voters can register either by noon on August 11, 2014, or on election day at designated Election Day Registration locations. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 28, 2014 (must be postmarked or received by a voter registration agency by the 14th day before an election). However, voters can also register in person with the relevant Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before the election.[4][5]

See also: Connecticut elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John B. Larson (D), who was first elected in 1998.

Connecticut's 1st Congressional District is located mainly in the central and north central portion of the state. Bristol, Southington, Berlin, Rocky Hill, Portland, Glastonbury, Manchester, Hartford, Cromwell, East Windsor, South Windsory, Windsor, Manchester, Bloomfield, Granby, Hartland, Barkhamsted, New Hartford, Torrinton, Winchester and Colebrook counties are included in the new boundaries of the district.[6]


General election candidates

Democratic Party John Larson - Incumbent
Republican Party Matthew Corey[7]
Green Party Jeffery Russell

Out in convention

Republican Party John Phillips

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent 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.[8] 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.[9] Larson voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[11] 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. Larson voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

John Larson

John B. Larson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 14, 2013$202,850.38$132,083.98$(169,931.76)$165,002.60
July Quarterly[14]July 14, 2013$165,002.60$259,542.90$(127,210.11)$297,335.39
October Quarterly[15]October 13, 2013$297,335.39$227,225.38$(163,913.34)$360,647.43
Year-End[16]January 30, 2014$360,647$170,261$(190,988)$339,920
April Quarterly[17]April 14, 2014$339,920$246,129$(137,787)$448,262
Pre-Convention[18]May 1, 2014$448,262$38,132$(36,784)$449,610
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$449,610$273,685$(149,412)$573,883
October Quarterly[20]October 14, 2014$573,883$337,810$(283,683)$628,011
Running totals

Matthew Corey

Matthew Corey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[21]July 9, 2014$0$6,645$(1,881)$4,763
October Quarterly[22]October 15, 2014$4,763$13,567$(9,865)$8,465
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, John B. Larson (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Henry Decker, S. Michael DeRosa, and Matthew Corey in the general election.

U.S. House, Connecticut District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn B. Larson Incumbent 69.7% 206,973
     Republican John Henry Decker 27.7% 82,321
     Green S. Michael DeRosa 1.8% 5,477
     Independent Matthew Corey 0.8% 2,290
Total Votes 297,061
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, John B. Larson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ann Brickley (R), Kenneth J. Krayeske (Green), Christopher J. Hutchinson (Socialist Action) and Daniel J. Stephanek (Independent) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn B. Larson incumbent 59.9% 130,585
     Republican Ann Brickley 38.5% 84,076
     Green Kenneth J. Krayeske 1.2% 2,564
     Socialist Action Christopher J. Hutchinson 0.4% 955
     Independent Daniel J. Stephanek 0% 3
Total Votes 218,183

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
  4. Connecticut Secretary of State Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Connecticut Secretary of State Website, "Election Day Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Connecticut Redistricting, "Map," accessed July 7, 2012
  7. Matthew McKinnon Corey for Congress, "Home," accessed August 18, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "John B. Larson April Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "John B. Larson July Quarterly" accessed July 18, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission. "John Larson October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "John Larson Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "John Larson April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "John Larson Pre-Convention," accessed July 23, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "John Larson July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "John Larson October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Matthew Corey July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Matthew Corey October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013