Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jim McGovern Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jim McGovern 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]

Massachusetts U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd 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 has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. In Massachusetts, however, independent voters may select which party's primary to vote in.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim McGovern (D), who was first elected in 1996. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Massachusetts' third congressional district.

Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Franklin, Worcester, Hampden and Hampshire counties.[4]


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September 9, 2014, primary results
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Campaign contributions

Jim McGovern

Below are McGovern's FEC reports.[7]

District history


The 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Richard Neal (D) ran for the 1st District seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 3rd District incumbent Jim McGovern (D) won the 2nd District seat in an unopposed race.[13]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McGovern Incumbent 75.6% 259,257
     N/A All Others 1.2% 4,078
     N/A Blank Votes 23.2% 79,401
Total Votes 342,736
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, Richard Neal won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Wesley (R) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Neal incumbent 57.3% 122,547
     Republican Tom Wesley 42.7% 91,181
Total Votes 213,728

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