New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Lee Zeldin Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tim Bishop Democratic Party
Tim Bishop.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

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

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

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The 1st 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 Tim Bishop (D), who was first elected in 2002.

New York's 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Suffolk county.[8]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page. General election candidates

June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Green Party Green Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Race background

Incumbent Tim Bishop (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.[16]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Lee Zeldin (R) to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive ."..the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[17][18]


George Demos

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed George Demos on March 7, 2014.[19][20]

In a statement released by the Demos campaign, Giuliani called the candidate “a fiscal conservative who says what he believes and believes what he says.”

“As a former prosecutor, he knows the good guys from the bad. He will rattle the cages of the establishment. He’ll make a difference. And George would never support Obamacare. His voice will be heard in the halls of Congress, and I predict, throughout America...I am impressed with George, his passion, his intellect, and his integrity. I am proud to endorse his candidacy and prouder still to call him a friend. George Demos is one of us. And it’s time for George Demos for Congress," Giuliani said.[21]

Other endorsements include:


George Demos

Rudy Giuliani endorsement

Campaign contributions

Tim Bishop

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bishop’ reports.[22]

Tim Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2013$6,969.47$182,404.34$(43,888.05)$145,485.76
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$145,485.76$284,610.87$(128,908.80)$301,187.83
October Quarterly[25]October 15, 2013$301,187.83$253,966.90$(128,474.09)$426,680.64
Year-End Quarterly[26]December 31, 2013$426,680$278,011$(138,611)$565,456
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$565,456.02$300,919.49$(144,312.65)$722,062.86
Pre-Primary[28]June 12, 2014$722,062.86$175,281.56$(88,566.23)$808,778.19
July Quarterly[29]July 15, 2014$808,778.19$349,137.49$(27,963.03)$1,129,952.65
October Quarterly[30]October 15, 2014$1,129,952.65$700,001.41$(815,248.59)$1,014,705.47
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot access
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On November 6, 2012, Tim Bishop (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randy Altschuler in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop Incumbent 49.3% 145,198
     Republican Randy Altschuler 44.7% 131,650
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6% 17,730
Total Votes 294,578
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Tim Bishop won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randy Altschuler (R) in the general election.[31]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop 48.7% 98,316
     Republican Randy Altschuler 48.4% 97,723
     Blank/Scattering Blank/Scattering 3% 5,968
Total Votes 202,007

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 August 31, 2012
  9. George Demos for Congress, "Home," accessed March 11, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 Lee Zeldin for Congress, "Home," accessed March 11, 2014
  11. Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed October 28, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Bishop for Congress, "Home," accessed March 11, 2014
  13. New York State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed October 28, 2014
  14. Newsday, "1st CD: Bishop's man challenges Green Party candidate's petitions," accessed October 28, 2014
  15. Newsday, "Green Party candidate disqualified in 1st CD race," accessed October 28, 2014
  16. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  17. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  18. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  19. NY State of Politics, "Giuliani Joins Pataki In Backing Demos Over Zeldin (Updated)," accessed March 121, 2014
  20. LI News Radio, "Mayor Rudy Giuliani Endorses George Demos for Congress," accessed March 11, 2014
  21. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named giuliani
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop Summary Report," accessed July 30, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop April Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop Pre-Primary," accessed October 23, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013