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New York's 20th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Paul Tonko Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Paul Tonko Democratic Party
Paul Tonko.jpg

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 20th 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 Paul Tonko (D), who was first elected in 2008.

New York's 20th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Albany and Schenectady counties and parts of Rensselaer, Montgomery and Saratoga counties.[8]


General election candidates

June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Campaign contributions

Paul Tonko

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Tonko’s reports.[10]

District history

Candidate ballot access
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On November 6, 2012, Paul Tonko (D) won re-election to the United States House. He ran in the 20th District due to redistricting in 2011. He defeated Robert Dieterich in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 20 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Tonko Incumbent 64% 203,400
     Republican Robert Dieterich 29.5% 93,778
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6.5% 20,500
Total Votes 317,678
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Chris Gibson won election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Murphy in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, New York District 20 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Gibson 53.2% 130,178
     Democratic Scott Murphy 43.7% 107,075
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 3.1% 7,515
Total Votes 244,768

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. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 14, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko Pre-Primary," accessed October 27, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko July Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko October Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Tonko Pre-General," accessed October 27, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013