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Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Niki Tsongas Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Niki Tsongas Democratic Party
Niki Tsongas.jpg

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 3rd congressional district of Massachusetts will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Niki Tsongas (D), who was first elected in 2007. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, she served as the representative of Massachusetts' fifth congressional district.

Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Worcester, Middlesex and Essex counties.[5]


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September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

District history


The 3rd congressional district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim McGovern (D) ran for the 2nd district seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 5th district incumbent Niki Tsongas (D) won the 3rd district seat. She defeated Jon Golnik (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNiki Tsongas Incumbent 63.3% 212,119
     Republican Jon Golnik 32.6% 109,372
     N/A All Others 0.1% 262
     N/A Blank Votes 4% 13,358
Total Votes 335,111
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, Jim McGovern won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Tom Wesley in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 3 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McGovern Incumbent 56.5% 122,357
     Republican Marty Lamb 39.2% 84,972
     Independent Patrick Barron 4.3% 9,304
Total Votes 216,633

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