Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Joseph Kennedy III 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: Likely D[3]

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

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The 4th 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 Joseph Kennedy III (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Middlesex, Norfolk and Bristol counties.[5]

Candidates

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September 9, 2014, primary results
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District history

2012

The 4th district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Joseph Kennedy III (D) won election. He defeated Sean Bielat (R) and David Rosa (I) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Kennedy III 59.3% 221,303
     Republican Sean Bielat 34.8% 129,936
     Independent David Rosa 2.9% 10,741
     N/A All Others 0.1% 265
     N/A Blank Votes 2.9% 10,869
Total Votes 373,114
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Barney Frank won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Sean Bielat in the general election.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 4 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarney Frank Incumbent 55.4% 125,825
     Republican Sean Bielat 44.6% 101,315
Total Votes 227,140

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