Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
William Keating Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
William Keating 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]

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

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The 9th 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 William Keating (D), who was first elected in 2010. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Massachusetts' defunct tenth congressional district.

Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes Plymouth county.[5]


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September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

District history


The 9th district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Stephen Lynch (D) ran for the 8th district seat due to redistricting in 2012. The now defunct 10th district incumbent William Keating won the 9th district seat. He defeated Christopher Sheldon (R) and Daniel Botelho (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Keating Incumbent 55.1% 212,754
     Republican Christopher Sheldon 30.2% 116,531
     Independent Daniel Botelho 8.5% 32,655
     N/A All Others 0.1% 465
     N/A Blank Votes 6.1% 23,394
Total Votes 385,799
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 2, 2010, Stephen Lynch won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Vernon Harrison (R) and Philip Dunkelbarger (I) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 9, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch Incumbent 68.3% 157,071
     Republican Vernon Harrison 26.1% 59,965
     Independent Philip Dunkelbarger 5.5% 12,572
     None Other 0.2% 356
Total Votes 229,964

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