Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
September 9, 2014
Massachusetts has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. In Massachusetts, however, independent voters may select which party's primary to vote in.
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.
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- Stephen Lynch - Incumbent
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.
|U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Stephen Lynch Incumbent||71%||263,999|
|Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 8 Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Michael Capuano Incumbent||98%||134,974|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014