Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Michael Capuano 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]

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The 7th 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 Michael Capuano (D), who was first elected in 1998. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Massachusetts' eighth congressional district.

Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk counties.[5]

Candidates

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September 9, 2014, primary results
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Campaign contributions

Michael Capuano

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Capuano’s reports.[7]

Michael Capuano (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 11, 2013$482,483.02$42,825.00$(34,163.63)$491,144.39
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$491,144.39$53,696.54$(66,265.78)$478,575.15
October Quarterly[10]October 14, 2013$478,575.15$84,105.00$(32,902.04)$529,778.11
Year-end[11]January 31, 2014$529,778$89,852$(88,073)$531,556
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$531,556$61,096$(47,497)$545,156
Running totals
$331,574.54$(268,901.45)

District history

2012

The 7th district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Ed Markey (D) ran for 5th district seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 8th district incumbent Michael Capuano won election to the 7th district seat. He defeated Karla Romero (I) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano Incumbent 73.9% 210,794
     Independent Karla Romero 14.4% 41,199
     N/A All Others 0.3% 843
     N/A Blank Votes 11.3% 32,298
Total Votes 285,134
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ed Markey won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Gerry Dembrowski (R).[14]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Massachusetts, Congressional District 7, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward J. Markey Incumbent 66.4% 145,696
     Republican Gerry Dembrowski 33.5% 73,467
     Various All Others 0.1% 194
Total Votes 219,357

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