The Green Papers: Massachusetts 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 9 September 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 6 May 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 29 July 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 9 September 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). By local option, municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45 a.m.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). By local option, municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45 a.m.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,559,644 (2.12% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Boston
 

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Massachusetts 2014 Election certified returns as of 3 December 2014 from the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Elizabeth A. Warren
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Elizabeth A. Warren
FEC S2MA00170

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator Edward John "Ed" Markey
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a Special Election: 25 June 2013 (re: resignation of Senator John Forbes Kerry (Democratic) to become Secretary of State)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,289,944 58.99% Senator Edward John "Ed" Markey
FEC S4MA00028; 24 Nov 14; Tot $18,599,152; Dsb $17,741,749
  Candidate Republican 791,950 36.22% former Hopkinton Selectman Brian J. Herr
FEC S4MA00234; 24 Nov 14; Tot $118,956; Dsb $116,632
  Candidate Scattering 101,817 4.66% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 3,072 0.14% All Others
  Candidate Write-in 6 0.00% Brian R. Muello
Total 2,186,789 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Deval L. Patrick
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Chair - March 2012: Announced he is not running for re-election in 2014.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 1,044,573 47.77% Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Karyn E. Polito.
  Candidate Democratic 1,004,408 45.93% Attorney General Martha Coakley
for Lieutenant Governor: former Lancaster Selectman Stephen J. "Steve" Kerrigan
  Candidate United Independent 71,814 3.28% Evan Falchuk
for Lieutenant Governor: Angus Jennings
  Candidate Scattering 28,463 1.30% Blanks
  Candidate Independent 19,378 0.89% Scott Lively
for Lieutenant Governor: Shelly Saunders
  Candidate Independent 16,295 0.75% Jeffrey S. "Jeff" McCormick
for Lieutenant Governor: Yarmouth Selectman Tracy Post
  Candidate Scattering 1,858 0.08% All Others
Total 2,186,789 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Democratic former Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. "Tim" Murray
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Vacant Office - 18 January 2013: "... I will not be a candidate for Governor ... nor will I be a candidate for any other statewide office in 2014 ...."
22 May 2013: Announced he will be resigning to take a position with the Worcester Chamber of Commerce: the resignation will be effective as of 2 June 2013 and the office will thereafter remain vacant until the November 2014 election.

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
9 Democratic (8 Renominated, 1 Lost / No longer running)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Richard E. Neal
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 167,612 73.81% Congressman Richard E. Neal
FEC H8MA02041; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,789,052; Dsb $1,163,063
  Candidate Scattering 55,965 24.65% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 3,498 1.54% All Others
Total 227,075 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman James P. "Jim" McGovern
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 169,640 71.94% Congressman James P. "Jim" McGovern
FEC H4MA03022; 24 Nov 14; Tot $867,297; Dsb $818,798
  Candidate Scattering 63,068 26.74% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 3,105 1.32% All Others
Total 235,813 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a 16 October 2007 Special Election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Democratic Congressman Marty Meehan.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 139,104 60.27% Congressman Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas
FEC H8MA05143; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,224,670; Dsb $919,423
  Candidate Republican 81,638 35.37% Roseann L. "Ann" Ehrhard Wofford
FEC H4MA03097; 24 Nov 14; Tot $31,487; Dsb $30,379
  Candidate Scattering 9,843 4.26% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 204 0.09% All Others
Total 230,789 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 184,158 72.13% Congressman Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
FEC H2MA04073; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,682,552; Dsb $1,567,760
  Candidate Scattering 67,199 26.32% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 3,940 1.54% All Others
Total 255,297 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Katherine M. Clark
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected 10 December 2013 in a special election, re: resignation of Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 182,100 71.00% Congressman Katherine M. Clark
FEC H4MA05084; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,241,441; Dsb $1,918,673
  Candidate Scattering 71,226 27.77% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 3,159 1.23% All Others
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% William F. "Bill" Wilt
FEC H4MA05167
Total 256,486 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Democratic Congressman John F. Tierney
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - defeated in 9 September 2014 Primary
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 149,638 53.65% Seth W. Moulton
FEC H4MA06090; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,277,611; Dsb $3,275,281
  Candidate Republican 111,989 40.15% former state Senator Richard R. Tisei
FEC H2MA00014; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,014,209; Dsb $2,003,813
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 10,373 3.72% Christopher John "Chris" Stockwell
FEC H4MA06124; 24 Nov 14; Tot $58,974; Dsb $66,253
  Candidate Scattering 6,700 2.40% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 219 0.08% All Others
Total 278,919 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 142,133 80.72% Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
FEC H8MA08071; 24 Nov 14; Tot $866,555; Dsb $633,486
  Candidate Scattering 31,531 17.91% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 2,413 1.37% All Others
Total 176,077 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Stephen F. Lynch
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected 16 October 2001 in a special election, re: the death of J. Joseph Moakley 28 May 2001.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 200,644 76.65% Congressman Stephen F. Lynch
FEC H2MA09072; 24 Nov 14; Tot $831,874; Dsb $1,210,708
  Candidate Scattering 58,430 22.32% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 2,707 1.03% All Others
Total 261,781 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman William Richard "Bill" Keating
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 140,413 53.08% Congressman William Richard "Bill" Keating
FEC H0MA10082; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,180,456; Dsb $1,370,591
  Candidate Republican 114,971 43.46% John C. Chapman
FEC H4MA09078; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,020,212; Dsb $1,009,199
  Candidate Scattering 9,011 3.41% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 157 0.06% All Others
Total 264,552 100.00%  

Secretary of the Commonwealth  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis "Bill" Galvin
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,395,616 63.82% Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis "Bill" Galvin
  Candidate Republican 597,491 27.32% Malden City Councilor David "Dave" D'Arcangelo
  Candidate Scattering 117,472 5.37% Blanks
  Candidate Green-Rainbow 74,789 3.42% Daniel L. "Danny" Factor
  Candidate Scattering 1,421 0.06% All Others
Total 2,186,789 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 15 September 2013: Candidate for Governor in 2014.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,280,513 58.56% Maura Healey
  Candidate Republican 793,821 36.30% John B. Miller
  Candidate Scattering 110,352 5.05% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 2,103 0.10% All Others
Total 2,186,789 100.00%  

Treasurer and Receiver-General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Treasurer and Receiver-General Steven "Steve" Grossman
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 14 July 2013: Candidate for Governor in 2014.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,120,192 51.23% former Brookline Selectman Deborah B. "Deb" Goldberg
  Candidate Republican 828,894 37.90% Michael James "Mike" Heffernan
  Candidate Scattering 154,131 7.05% Blanks
  Candidate Green-Rainbow 81,907 3.75% Ian T. Jackson
  Candidate Scattering 1,665 0.08% All Others
Total 2,186,789 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor Suzanne M. Bump
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,146,987 52.45% Auditor Suzanne M. Bump
  Candidate Republican 757,213 34.63% Patricia S. Saint Aubin
  Candidate Scattering 198,844 9.09% Blanks
  Candidate Green-Rainbow 81,430 3.72% M.K. Merelice
  Candidate Scattering 2,315 0.11% All Others
Total 2,186,789 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 17 incumbents, 16 candidates
  Republican: 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green-Rainbow (affiliate of Green): 3 candidates
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  United Independent: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 30 candidates
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Republican
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Third Party
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  Conservative Party USA Massachussets
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  Justice Party of Massachusetts
  Libertarian Association of Massachusetts
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  Socialist Party of Massachusetts
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  MassINC - The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth
  MassLive.com - The Republican - Springfield
  Mayor James J. "Jim" Fiorentini, City of Haverhill
  New England Cable News - Newton
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  Progressive Massachusetts
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  The Daily News Tribune - Needham
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  The Haverhill Gazette
  The Herald News - Fall River
  The Landmark - Holden
  The Patriot Ledger - Quincy
  The Salem News
  The Standard Times - South Coast Today - New Bedford
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