New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Charles Rangel Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Charles Rangel Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

New York U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 13th Congressional District of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 14, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the federal primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. To vote in the state primary, voters had to register by August 15, 2014.[7]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Charles Rangel (D), who was first elected in 1970.

New York's 13th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes parts of New York City.[8]


General election candidates

Note: Although Kenneth Schaeffer was set to be on the Working Families Party line, he was removed from the ballot shortly before the election, allowing Rangel to run for the Working Families Party in addition to the Democratic Party.[9][10]

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Green Party Green Primary


Failed to file

Campaign contributions

Charles Rangel

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rangel’s reports.[15]

District history

Candidate ballot access
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On November 6, 2012, Charles Rangel (D) won re-election to a 22nd term in the United States House. He ran in the 13th District due to redistricting in 2011. He narrowly defeated Craig Schley in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Rangel Incumbent 75% 174,789
     Republican Craig Schley 5.2% 12,132
     Independent Deborah Liatos 2.4% 5,533
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 17.5% 40,718
Total Votes 233,172
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Michael Grimm won election to the United States House. He defeated Michael McMahon (D) and Tom Vendittelli (L) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, New York District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Grimm 49.5% 65,024
     Democratic Michael E. McMahon 46.2% 60,773
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 3.6% 4,700
     Libertarian Tom Vendittelli 0.7% 929
Total Votes 131,426

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. New York Board of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New York Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. New York State Board of Elections, "2014 General Election Candidate List," accessed November 6, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 New York State Board of Elections, "New York State Unofficial Election Night Results," accessed November 6, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Politicker, "David Paterson hints at congressional campaign," accessed May 15, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed March 11, 2013
  14. Bloomberg - Political Capital, "Adam Clayton Powell IV Files For Rangel’s N.Y.C. Seat," accessed March 19, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel Summary Report," accessed July 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel," accessed July 31, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel Pre-Primary," accessed October 27, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel July Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel October Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Rangel Pre-General," accessed October 27, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013