Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Katherine Clark Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Katherine Clark (D). Clark won the special election on December 13, 2013. She fended off a primary challenge from Sheldon Schwartz and faces no opposition in the general election.[4]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 6, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Massachusetts is one of 21 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.[5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by August 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15, 2014.[6]

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Katherine Clark (D). Clark won the special election on December 13, 2013.

Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
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Primary results

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Clark Incumbent 81.3% 56,936
Sheldon Schwartz 18.7% 13,062
Total Votes 69,998
Source: Politico as of 100% reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District history

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2012

The 5th District of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Niki Tsongas (D) ran for the 3rd District seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 7th District incumbent Ed Markey won the 5th District seat. He defeated Tom Tierney (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey Incumbent 70.7% 257,490
     Republican Tom Tierney 22.8% 82,944
     N/A All Others 0.2% 675
     N/A Blank Votes 6.3% 23,092
Total Votes 364,201
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Niki Tsongas won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jon Golnik (R), Dale E. Brown (Liberty) and Robert M. Clark (Citizen Legislator) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNiki Tsongas incumbent 54.8% 122,676
     Republican Jon Golnik 42.2% 94,501
     Liberty Dale E. Brown 2% 4,387
     Citizen Legislator Robert M. Clark 0.9% 1,991
     N/A All Others 0.1% 147
Total Votes 223,702

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