Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
David N. Cicilline Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
David N. Cicilline Democratic Party
David Cicilline.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Rhode Island U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

Flag of Rhode Island.png
The 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 25, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Rhode Island has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Rhode Island elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is David N. Cicilline (D), who was first elected in 2010.

Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District is located in the northern and eastern portions of the state and includes the greater portion of Providence.[3]


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

September 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Failed to file


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[9] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[10] David Cicilline voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[12] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. David Cicilline voted for HR 2775.[13]

Campaign contributions

David Cicilline

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are David Cicilline's reports.[14]

David Cicilline (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$16,720.92$192,437.27$(84,591.03)$124,567.16
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$124,567.16$199,195.14$(141,644.22)$182,118.08
October Quarterly[17]October 13, 2013$182,118.08$160,743.28$(80,894.81)$261,966.55
Year-End[18]January 31, 2014$261,966$201,154$(58,793)$404,328
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$404,328.04$194,559.53$(113,049.77)$485,837.80
Running totals

District history


On November 6, 2012, David N. Cicilline (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brendan Doherty, C. Michael Blake, Kenneth A. Capalbo, and David S. Vogel in the general election.

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Cicilline Incumbent 53% 108,612
     Republican Brendan Doherty 40.8% 83,737
     Independent David S. Vogel 6.1% 12,504
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 262
Total Votes 205,115
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Cicilline won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated John J. Loughlin II, Kenneth A. Capalbo, and Gregory Raposa in the general election.[20]

U.S. House of Representatives, Rhode Island Congressional District 1 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid N. Cicilline 50.6% 81,269
     Republican John J. Loughlin II 44.6% 71,542
     Independent Kenneth A. Capalbo 4% 6,424
     Independent Gregory Raposa 0.8% 1,334
Total Votes 160,569

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Rhode Island Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Representative In Congress District 1," accessed June 25, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 Associated Press, "Rhode Island - Summary Vote Results," accessed September 9, 2014
  6. Providence Journal, "Republican Cormick Lynch mounts challenge for Rep. Cicilline’s seat in Congress," accessed April 24, 2014
  7. Providence Journal, "Cumberland man announces run for Congress in R.I.'s 1st District," accessed September 11, 2013
  8. Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Representative In Congress District 1," accessed August 21, 2014
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "David Cicilline 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Cicilline Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"