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Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Joseph Kennedy III Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 6, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Massachusetts is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by August 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15, 2014.[2]

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Joseph Kennedy III (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Middlesex, Norfolk and Bristol counties.[3]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Campaign contributions

Joseph Kennedy III

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kennedy’s reports.[4]

Joseph Kennedy III (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2013$334,754.37$253,045.88$(214,386.28)$373,413.97
July Quarterly[6]October 9, 2013$373,413.97$396,358.84$(272,081.64)$497,691.17
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2013$497,691.17$384,140.51$(133,798.65)$748,033.03
Year-end[8]January 31, 2014$2,462,261$121,650$(545)$2,583,367
Running totals

District history

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The 4th District of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Joseph Kennedy III (D) won election. He defeated Sean Bielat (R) and David Rosa (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Kennedy III 59.3% 221,303
     Republican Sean Bielat 34.8% 129,936
     Independent David Rosa 2.9% 10,741
     N/A All Others 0.1% 265
     N/A Blank Votes 2.9% 10,869
Total Votes 373,114
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, Barney Frank won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sean D. M. Bielat (R), Susan F. Allen (I) and Donald M. Jordan (Tax Revolt Independent) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarney Frank incumbent 53.9% 126,194
     Republican Sean D. M. Bielat 43.4% 101,517
     Independent Susan F. Allen 1.5% 3,445
     Tax Revolt Independent Donald M. Jordan 1.2% 2,873
     N/A All Others 0% 98
Total Votes 234,127

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