United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Massachusetts

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Incumbent prior to election:
Ed Markey Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Massachusetts will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 6, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by August 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15, 2014.[2]

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election is being held to fill the Class 2 Senate seat held by Ed Markey (D). Markey was first elected in a special election on June 25, 2013. The election was held to replace John Kerry, who was appointed to the position of Secretary of State.


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.

Race background

Reports circulated in September 2013 that Gomez was mulling a re-match against Ed Markey (D) in 2014.[7] Gomez lost to Markey by 10 points in the special election for the vacant Senate seat in 2013.[7]


Herr files ethics complaint

Brian Herr (R) issued a statement on March 17, 2014, saying he has filed a complaint against incumbent Ed Markey with the Senate ethics committee.[8][9] Herr accused Markey of using his position to manipulate stock.[8] Markey has been under fire for writing letters to federal regulators urging an investigation into the nutritional supplement firm Herbalife.[8]

"All you have to do is connect the dots to easily see that Sen. Markey used his public office to manipulate the stock of a publicly traded company in order to financially benefit a campaign donor," Herr said.[8]

Election history


See also: United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 2013

On June 25, 2013, Ed Markey won election to the United States Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to the position of Secretary of State.[10][11] He defeated Gabriel Gomez and Richard Heos in the general election.


On November 6, 2012, Elizabeth Warren won election to the United States Senate. She defeated incumbent Scott Brown and Bill Cimbrelo in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Massachusetts General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Warren 53.3% 1,696,346
     Republican Scott Brown Incumbent 45.8% 1,458,048
     N/A All Others 0.1% 2,159
     N/A Blank Votes 0.9% 27,643
Total Votes 3,184,196
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"


On November 4, 2008, John Kerry won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jeffrey K. Beatty (R) and Robert J. Underwood (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. Senate, Massachusetts General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Kerry incumbent 63.6% 1,971,974
     Republican Jeffrey K. Beatty 29.8% 926,044
     Libertarian Robert J. Underwood 3% 93,716
     N/A All Others 0.1% 2,516
     N/A Blank/Scattering 3.5% 108,748
Total Votes 3,102,998

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