Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
James R. Langevin Democratic Party
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Rhode Island U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd 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 James R. Langevin (D), who was first elected in 2000.

Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District is located in the western and southern portions of the state and includes Westerly, Charlestown, New Shoreham, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, Coventry, West Warwick, Warwick, East Greenwich, Scituate, Johnston, Craigston and Glockster counties.[1]


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.


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.[4] 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.[5] Jim Langevin voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

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.[7] 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. Jim Langevin voted for HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Jim Langevin

Jim Langevin's (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$150,118.12$185,439.26$(157,784.88)$177,772.50
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$177,772.50$147,908.68$(90,113.19)$235,567.99
October Quarterly[11]October 13, 2013$235,567.99$141,521.89$(377,089.88)$265,249.14
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$265,249$112,735$(86,669)$291,315
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$291,315.01$119,500.87$(65,285.49)$345,530.39
Running totals

District history


The 2nd Congressional District of Rhode Island held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent James R. Langevin won re-election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames R. Langevin Incumbent 55.7% 124,067
     Republican Michael G. Riley 35.1% 78,189
     Independent Abel G. Collins 9.1% 20,212
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 192
Total Votes 222,660
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Langevin won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Mark S. Zaccaria and John O. Matson in the general election.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Rhode Island Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames R. Langevin Incumbent 59.9% 104,442
     Republican Mark S. Zaccaria 31.8% 55,409
     Independent John O. Matson 8.4% 14,584
Total Votes 174,435

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