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Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Katherine Clark Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Katherine Clark Democratic Party
Katherine Clark.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 5th 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 Ed Markey (D), who was first elected in 1976. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Massachusetts' seventh congressional district.

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


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September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


The 5th district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Niki Tsongas (D) ran for the 3rd district seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 7th district incumbent Ed Markey won the 5th district seat. He defeated Tom Tierney (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey Incumbent 70.7% 257,490
     Republican Tom Tierney 22.8% 82,944
     N/A All Others 0.2% 675
     N/A Blank Votes 6.3% 23,092
Total Votes 364,201
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, Niki Tsongas won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. She defeated Republican candidate Jon Golnik. [8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 5 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNiki Tsongas Incumbent 56.5% 122,676
     Republican Jon Golnik 43.5% 94,501
Total Votes 217,177

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