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Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Stephen Lynch Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Stephen Lynch Democratic Party
Stephen Lynch.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 8th 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 Stephen Lynch (D), who was first elected in 2001. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Massachusetts' ninth congressional district.

Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Norfolk and Plymouth counties.[5]


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September 9, 2014, primary results
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District history


The 8th district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Michael Capuano (D) ran for the 7th district seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 9th district incumbent Stephen Lynch won the 8th district seat. He defeated Joe Selvaggi (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch Incumbent 71% 263,999
     Republican Joe Selvaggi 22.1% 82,242
     N/A All Others 0.2% 570
     N/A Blank Votes 6.7% 24,883
Total Votes 371,694
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, Mike Capuano won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 8 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano Incumbent 98% 134,974
     None Other 2% 2,686
Total Votes 137,660

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