Massachusetts general election, 2014

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The Massachusetts general election, 2014 will be held on November 4, 2014 throughout Massachusetts. Primary elections will take place on September 9, 2014.

Federal[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

The Massachusetts seat in the United States Senate won by Ed Markey in the 2013 special election is up for election in 2014.

United States House of Representatives[edit]

All of Massachusetts' nine seats in the United States House of Representatives are up for election in 2014.

State[edit]

Governor and Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Governor Deval Patrick is not seeking re-election to a third term in office.[1] former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Donald Berwick, Attorney General of Massachusetts Martha Coakley and Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts Stephen Grossman are seeking the Democratic nomination.[2] 2010 gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker and businessman and Tea Party supporter Mark Fisher are running for the Republican nomination.[3] Independents Evan Falchuk, founder of the United Independent Party, and Jeff McCormick, co-founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Saturn Partners, have also announced their candidacies.[4]

The office of Lieutenant Governor has been vacant since the resignation of Tim Murray on June 2, 2013.[5] Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, former Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Steve Kerrigan and 2010 Auditor candidate Mike Lake are the Democratic candidates.[6][7][8] Former State Representative and candidate for State Treasurer in 2010 Karyn Polito is running for the Republicans.[9]

Secretary of the Commonwealth[edit]

Democratic incumbent William F. Galvin is running for re-election to a sixth term in office.[10] Malden City Councilor At-Large David D'Arcangelo is running as a Republican[11] and Acton attorney Danny Factor has filed to run as a candidate with the Green-Rainbow Party.[12]

Attorney General[edit]

Further information: Massachusetts Attorney General

Democratic incumbent Martha Coakley is running for Governor.[13] Former State Senator Warren Tolman and former Assistant Attorney General Maura Healey[14][15] have announced their candidacy for the Democratic nomination.[16] Attorney John Miller is running as a Republican.[17]

State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. was a Democratic candidate, but dropped out of the race. He will run for re-election to the House instead.[18]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Maura
Healey
Harold
Naughton
Warren
Tolman
Other Undecided
Boston Globe September 2–3, 2014 400 ± 4.8% 45% 29% 27%
UMass Lowell August 25–31, 2014 685 ± 4.55% 34% 39% 27%
Boston Globe August 17–19 & 24–26, 2014 361 ± 5.2% 30% 30% 40%
Suffolk August 21–24, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 28.5% 34.75% 36.75%
Boston Globe August 10–12 & 17–19, 2014 358 ± 5.2% 28% 26% 46%
Boston Globe June 1–3 & 8–10, 2014 442 ± 4.7% 22% 20% 58%
Suffolk June 4–7, 2014 450 ± 4.6% 21.33% 17.56% 61.11%
Suffolk Jan. 29–Feb. 3, 2014 309 ± ? 16.5% 1.94% 24.6% 56.96%
Democratic convention vote[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Warren Tolman 2,232 51.8%
Democratic Maura Healey 2,037 48.1%
Totals 4,309 100%

Bold denotes candidate met the minimum threshold of 15 percent to appear on the primary ballot

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maura Healey 321,264 62%
Democratic Warren Tolman 194,844 38%
Totals 516,108 100%

Treasurer[edit]

Democratic incumbent Steve Grossman has announced that he will run for Governor.[20] State Representative Tom Conroy,[21] State Senator Barry Finegold and 2006 candidate for Lieutenant Governor Deborah Goldberg are the Democratic candidates. Businessman Mike Heffernan is running as a Republican.[22] Ian T. Jackson has filed to run as a Green-Rainbow candidate.[23]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Thomas
Conroy
Barry
Finegold
Deborah
Goldberg
Other Undecided
Boston Globe September 2–3, 2014 400 ± 4.8% 15% 23% 18% 44%
Boston Globe August 17–19 & 24–26, 2014 361 ± 5.2% 9% 17% 14% 60%
Suffolk August 21–24, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 6.5% 7.75% 19.75% 66%
Boston Globe August 10–12 & 17–19, 2014 358 ± 5.2% 10% 16% 13% 62%
Boston Globe June 1–3 & 8–10, 2014 442 ± 4.7% 8% 12% 11% 69%
Suffolk June 4–7, 2014 450 ± 4.6% 4.44% 8.44% 10.67% 76.44%
Suffolk Jan. 29–Feb. 3, 2014 309 ± ? 5.50% 9.06% 18.45% 66.99%
Democratic convention vote[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Goldberg 1,638 39%
Democratic Thomas Conroy 1,461 33.9%
Democratic Barry Finegold 1,165 27.1%
Totals 4,264 100%

Bold denotes candidate met the minimum threshold of 15 percent to appear on the primary ballot

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Goldberg 202,077 43%
Democratic Barry Finegold 149,188 32%
Democratic Thomas Conroy 121,802 26%
Totals 473,067 100%

Auditor[edit]

Further information: Massachusetts Auditor

Democratic incumbent Suzanne M. Bump is running for re-election to a second term in office.[24] Patricia Saint Aubin is the Republican challenger.[25] M.K. Merelice has filed to run as a candidate with the Green-Rainbow Party.[26]

Massachusetts Senate[edit]

Further information: Massachusetts Senate

All 40 seats in the Massachusetts Senate are up for election in 2014.

Massachusetts House of Representatives[edit]

All 160 seats in the Massachusetts House of Representatives are up for election in 2014.

County[edit]

Counties in Massachusetts will elect county commissioners, district attorneys, registers of probate, and sheriffs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bierman, Noah (January 5, 2011). "Patrick plans to expand travels". Boston Globe. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Schoenberg, Shira (March 21, 2013). "Democratic gubernatorial candidates discuss gas tax, carbon tax, divestment and climate change at environmental forum". masslive.com. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Schoenberg, Shira (December 17, 2013). "Westfield native Mark Fisher launches Republican run for governor of Massachusetts". The Republican. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Schoenberg, Shira. "Independent Health Care Executive Evan Falchuk Announces Run For Governor". The Republican. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/report-massachusetts-lt-gov-expected-to-resign
  6. ^ Hartwell, Michael (March 4, 2013). "Kerrigan says lieutenant governor should be advocate". Sentinel and Enterprise. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ LeBlanc, Mike (July 18, 2013). "Somerville mayor: I may run for governor in 2014". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/01/15/political-notebook/uyZcOEQ1aIZtJCk2PfNZYI/story.html
  9. ^ Bonacci, Sam. "Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker teams up on GOP ticket with Karyn Polito". The Republican. 
  10. ^ LeBlanc, Steve. "Former lawmaker Warren Tolman running for Mass. AG". The Boston Globe (The New York Times). Retrieved November 14, 2013. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Malden city councilor launches run for secretary of state as Republican". Sentinel & Enterprise. February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ Demers, Phil (March 9, 2014). "Green-Rainbow Party looks to make its mark outside the beltway". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ Phillips, Frank (September 15, 2013). "Coakley’s entry will add to crowded gubernatorial field". ~The Boston Globe. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.maurahealey.com/about
  15. ^ http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/02/02/maura-healey-sets-sights-office/m7yNRmxdlR4wWhLbFQErFI/story.html
  16. ^ Schoenberg, Shira (October 24, 2013). "State Rep. Harold Naughton launches campaign for Attorney General with Springfield stop". ~The Republican. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  17. ^ Rizzuto, Robert (March 14, 2014). "Republican John Miller jumps in race to become next Massachusetts attorney general". The Republican. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  18. ^ Murphy, Matt (February 8, 2014). "State Rep. Hank Naughton bows out of attorney general's race to seek re-election in district". State House News Service. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b Quinn, Garrett (June 14, 2014). "2014 Results For Massachusetts Democratic Convention". The Republican. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  20. ^ O’Sullivan, Jim (July 13, 2013). "Treasurer Steven Grossman announces bid for governor, as state Democrats gather in Lowell for annual convention". Boston Globe. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  21. ^ "State Rep. Tom Conroy jumping into race for Mass. treasurer". The Associated Press. January 9, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  22. ^ Royals, Kate (January 27, 2014). "Businessman Mike Heffernan becomes first Republican to enter race for state treasurer". MassLive.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  23. ^ Ebbert, Stephanie (January 9, 2014). "Legislator Jumps in Race for State Treasurer". Boston Globe. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  24. ^ Kinney, Jim (March 6, 2013). "Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump talks health care savings during visit to Springfield". The Republican. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  25. ^ "State auditor draws GOP challenger". The Boston Globe. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  26. ^ Demers, Phil (March 9, 2014). "Green-Rainbow Party looks to make its mark outside the beltway". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 

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