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 took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected 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: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by August 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was 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 November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 9 9
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 9 9

Incumbents

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

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
Katherine Clark 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

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 9 seats up for election in 2014 in Massachusetts. 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%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
District 1 Democratic Party Richard Neal 72.3% 227,075 Other
District 2 Democratic Party Jim McGovern 70.6% 235,813 Other
District 3 Democratic Party Niki Tsongas 24.9% 230,825 Ann Wofford
District 4 Democratic Party Joe Kennedy 70.6% 255,297 Other
District 5 Democratic Party Katherine Clark 69.8% 256,486 Other
District 6 Democratic Party Seth Moulton 13.5% 278,919 Richard Tisei
District 7 Democratic Party Mike Capuano 79.4% 176,077 Other
District 8 Democratic Party Stephen Lynch 75.6% 261,781 Other
District 9 Democratic Party Bill Keating 9.6% 264,554 John Chapman

Candidates

Candidate ballot access
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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to qualify

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Disqualified

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

See also

External links

References

  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 (dead link)
  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. JP Lowenthal for Congress 2014, "Home," accessed August 27, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Boston.com, "Former Romney administration official to challenge Keating for Congressional seat," accessed January 14, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 Patriot Ledger, "Second Republican announces candidacy for 9th Congressional District," accessed February 3, 2014
  18. Greenfield Reporter, "Republican Daniel Shores challenging Mass. US Rep. Keating in 9th Congressional District race," accessed February 15, 2014