United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.

In six of the state’s nine districts, no Republican candidate filed to run and five of Massachusetts' nine Democratic members of Congress are facing no opposition in 2014.[1][2][3] Richard Neal, James McGovern, Joseph Kennedy, Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch are virtually guaranteed re-election, as they do not face any Democratic or Republican opponents.[1]

Massachusetts ballot access for primaries is the most restrictive in the nation, requiring 2,000 signatures for a candidate to get on a primary ballot, more than the primary requirement in any other state.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds all of the nine congressional seats from Massachusetts.

Members of the U.S. House from Massachusetts -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 9 Pending
     Republican Party 0 Pending
Total 9 9


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Richard Neal Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Jim McGovern Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Niki Tsongas Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Joseph Kennedy III Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Ed Markey Electiondot.png Democratic 5
John Tierney Electiondot.png Democratic 6
Michael Capuano Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Stephen Lynch Electiondot.png Democratic 8
William Keating Electiondot.png Democratic 9


Candidate Ballot Access
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1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

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3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

5th Congressional District

6th Congressional District

7th Congressional District

8th Congressional District

9th Congressional District

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mass Live, "5 Massachusetts Congressmen running unopposed in 2014 while challengers line up to take on US Rep. John Tierney," accessed June 5, 2014
  2. Daily Journal, "More than half of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation facing no challengers," accessed June 5, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ballot Access, "No one Qualifies in Massachusetts Republican Primary for Six of State’s Nine U.S. House Districts," accessed July 14, 2014
  4. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Website, "Massachusetts Directory of Political Parties and Designations," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Daniel Dubrule for Congress, "Home," accessed May 13, 2014
  7. Massachusetts Secretary of State Elections, "List of Republican Primary Candidates," accessed June 5, 2014
  8. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Republican Primary Candidates," accessed June 5, 2014
  9. Sheldon Schwartz for Congress, "Home," accessed May 13, 2014
  10. John Devine for Congress, "Home," accessed February 17, 2014
  11. Red Mass Group, "Marisa DeFranco to run for Congress in MA 6th District," accessed February 26, 2014
  12. Salem News, "Challengers eye Democratic nomination," accessed March 3, 2014
  13. Massachusetts Secretary of State Elections, "Democratic Primary Candidates," accessed June 5, 2014
  14. Tewksbury Advocate, "Tisei renews Congressional battle," accessed February 3, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Boston.com, "Former Romney administration official to challenge Keating for Congressional seat," accessed January 14, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 Patriot Ledger, "Second Republican announces candidacy for 9th Congressional District," accessed February 3, 2014
  17. Greenfield Reporter, "Republican Daniel Shores challenging Mass. US Rep. Keating in 9th Congressional District race," accessed February 15, 2014