New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 18th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Sean Maloney Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sean Maloney Democratic Party

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Toss Up[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[3]

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

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The 18th 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 Sean Maloney (D), who was first elected in 2012.

New York's 18th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes Orange and Putnam counties in addition to part of Westchester county.[8]


General election candidates

June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Campaign contributions

Sean Maloney

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Maloney’s reports.[13]

Sean Maloney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$11,162.67$516,763.51$(75,253.43)$452,672.75
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$452,672.75$491,463.32$(263,293.73)$680,842.34
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$680,842.34$354,426.53$(126,174.03)$909,094.84
Year-End Quarterly[17]December 31, 2013$909,094$381,609$(145,087)$1,144,636
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$1,144,636.37$472,420.15$(155,009.94)$1,462,046.58
Pre-Primary[19]June 12, 2014$1,462,046.58$243,914.02$(202,260.76)$1,503,699.84
July Quarterly[20]June 30, 2014$1,503,699.84$336,869.25$(53,120.30)$1,787,448.79
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2014$1,787,448.79$777,709.76$(1,410,614.71)$1,154,543.84
Pre-General[22]October 23, 2014$1,154,543.84$220,914.03$(479,802.53)$895,655.34
Running totals

Race background

Incumbent Sean Maloney (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[23]

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Sean Maloney (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent Nan Hayworth (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Maloney 48.7% 143,845
     Republican Nan Hayworth Incumbent 45% 133,049
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6.3% 18,542
Total Votes 295,436
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Nita Lowey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jim Russell (R) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, New York District 18 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNita M. Lowey incumbent 65.2% 115,619
     Republican Jim Russell 34.1% 60,513
     N/A Blank/Scattering 0.8% 1,332
Total Votes 177,464

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. USA Today, "'Mr. Smith for Congress' line is back on ballot in N.Y.," accessed September 24, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Journal News, "Nan Hayworth considers rematch with Sean Maloney," accessed May 21, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 15, 2014
  12. Jewish Political News and Updates, "NY18 – Hayworth and Maloney To Face Off In June Primary For The Independence Party Line," accessed May 19, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney Summary Report," accessed July 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney April Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney Pre-Primary," accessed October 27, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney July Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney October Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney Pre-General," accessed October 27, 2014
  23. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013