United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014
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All 27 New York seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
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The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New York will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 27 U.S. Representatives from the state of New York, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections, including the Governor of New York, Attorney General of New York and Comptroller of New York.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic
Republican
Green
Conservative
Socialist Workers
Libertarian
Others
Valid votes
Invalid votes
Totals 100.00% 27

Districts[edit]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 6District 7District 11District 13District 15District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located in eastern Long Island and includes most of central and eastern Suffolk County. The incumbent is Democrat Tim Bishop, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 52% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+2.

County Republican committees have designated State Senator Lee Zeldin, who was the nominee for the seat in 2008, as their nominee. Former prosecutor George Demos, who unsuccessfully sought the nomination for the seat in 2010 and 2012, is also running for the Republican nomination.[1][2][3]

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is based along the South Shore of Long Island and includes southwestern Suffolk County and a small portion of southeastern Nassau County. The incumbent is Republican Peter T. King, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 3rd district from 1993 to 2013. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+1.

Democrats would like to pick up this seat, but King has consistently performed well, despite the district's swing nature. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice was a potential Democratic candidate, but chose to run in the neighboring 4th district instead.[4]

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district includes most of the North Shore of Long Island. It expands from northwestern Suffolk County, across northern Nassau County, and into far northeastern Queens. The incumbent is Democrat Steve Israel, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 2nd district from 2001 to 2013. He was re-elected with 58% of the vote in 2012 and the district has an even PVI.

Like King in the neighbouring 2nd district, Israel has consistently performed well, despite his district's swing nature. Republican financial adviser Stephen Labate, and Libertarian Michael McDermott, both of whom lost to Israel in 2012, are running again.[5][6] Attorney Grant Lally, who was the nominee for the 5th district in 1994 and 1996, is also running.[7]

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is located in central and southern Nassau County. The incumbent is Democrat Carolyn McCarthy, who has represented the district since 1997. She was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+3.

McCarthy, who was first elected in 1996, announced she would not seek re-election on January 8, 2014, due to complications from lung cancer.[8] Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice is running to replace her, and has the endorsement of McCarthy and the Working Families Party.[9][10] Nassau County Legislative Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams is also running.[11] Other Democrats considering a run are Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, Malverne Mayor Patricia Norris-McDonald, attorney and 2013 nominee for Nassau County clerk Laura Gillen and Freeport trustee Carmen Piñeyro.[12][13]

Attorney Frank Scaturro, who lost the Republican primary for the seat in 2010 and 2012 and was the Conservative Party nominee in 2012, is running again for the Conservative and Republican nominations.[14] Former Nassau County Legislative Majority Leader and Presiding Officer Bruce Blakeman, who was the Republican nominee for New York State Comptroller in 1998 and the Tax Revolt Party nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2010, will also seek the Republican nomination.[15] Republican Nassau Legislator and nominee for the seat in 2010 and 2012 Fran Becker is considering a bid,[12] but Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray will not run.[16]

District 6[edit]

The 6th district is located entirely within Queens in New York City. The incumbent is Democrat Grace Meng, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected in 2012, winning the Democratic primary with 53% of the vote and the general election with 68% of the vote. The district has a PVI of D+13.

John Liu, the former New York City Comptroller and a candidate for Mayor of New York City in 2013, had considered challenging Meng in the primary.[17] However, he decided against it and endorsed her for re-election.[18]

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is located entirely in New York City and includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. The incumbent is Democrat Nydia Velázquez, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 12th district from 1993 to 2013. She was re-elected in 2012 with 95% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+34.

Attorney Jeff Kurzon is challenging Velázquez in the Democratic primary.[19] John Liu, the former New York City Comptroller and a candidate for Mayor of New York City in 2013 may also challenge Velázquez in the primary.[17]

District 11[edit]

The 11th district is located entirely in New York City and includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn. The incumbent is Republican Michael Grimm, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected in 2012, defeating incumbent Democrat Michael McMahon with 51% of the vote. The district has a PVI of R+2.

McMahon is considering a rematch against Grimm.[20] Domenic Recchia, a former member of the New York City Council, is running for the Democratic nomination.[21][22] Erick Salgado, Pastor of the Church of Iglesia Jovenes Cristianos and candidate for Mayor of New York City in 2013 is exploring a run.[23]

If Grimm drops out due to ongoing campaign finance investigations from his unsuccessful run for the 13th district in 2010, possible Republican candidates include former U.S. Representative Vito Fossella, State Senator Andrew Lanza, State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, State Assemblyman Joseph Borelli, former State Assemblyman Matthew Mirones, Richmond County District Attorney and nominee for New York Attorney General in 2010 Daniel M. Donovan, Jr., Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, New York City Council Minority Leader Vincent M. Ignizio and New York City Councilman Steven Matteo. Potential Democratic candidates include State Assemblyman Michael Cusick, former U.S. Representative Michael McMahon, State Senator Diane Savino, New York City Councilwoman Debi Rose and State Assemblyman Matthew Titone.[24]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Michael
Grimm (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 3–4, 2013 646 ± ? 45% 46% 9%

District 13[edit]

The 13th district is located entirely in New York City and includes Upper Manhattan and a small portion of the western Bronx. The incumbent is Democrat Charles B. Rangel, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 15th district from 1993 to 2013, the 16th district from 1983 to 1993, the 19th district from 1973 to 1983 and the 18th district from 1971 to 1973. He was re-elected in 2012 with 91% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+42.

Rangel has survived strong challenges in the Democratic primary in previous elections. David Paterson, the former Governor of New York, has suggested he might run if Rangel retires. Pastor Mike Walrond and community activist Yolonda Garcia are running and State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who lost the Democratic primary to Rangel by 1,086 votes in 2012, is running again.[25][26] Other potential Democratic candidates include pastor Calvin O. Butts, former State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, who lost to Rangel in 1994 and 2010, and State Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright.[27][28]

District 15[edit]

The 15th district is located entirely within The Bronx in New York City and is the smallest district by area in the entire country. The incumbent is Democrat José E. Serrano, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 16th district from 1993 to 2013 and the 18th district from 1990 to 1993. He was re-elected in 2012 with 97% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+43.

New York City Councilwoman Annabel Palma had considered challenging Serrano in the primary,[29] but decided against it.[30] Democratic State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. has also declined to run against Serrano.[29]

District 18[edit]

The 18th district is located in the northern suburbs and exurbs of New York City and includes all of Orange and Putnam counties, as well as parts of southern Dutchess and northeastern Westchester counties. The incumbent is Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Nan Hayworth with 52% of the vote and the district has an even PVI.

Hayworth has filed with the FEC to lay the groundwork for a rematch against Maloney and suggested in media reports that she is strongly considering running.[31] State Senator Gregory R. Ball declined to seek the Republican nomination, praising Maloney in a statement: "We have a great working relationship and he and his office are to be applauded, for they have bent over backwards to mutually assist shared constituents.”[32][33]

District 19[edit]

The 19th district is located in New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills regions and includes all of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties, and parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties. The incumbent is Republican Chris Gibson, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 20th district from 2011 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2012 with 53% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+1.

Sean Eldridge, an investment fund president and political activist, will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Gibson.[34]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Chris
Gibson (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 3–4, 2013 897 ± ? 42% 48% 11%

District 20[edit]

The 20th district is located in the Capital District and includes all of Albany and Schenectady counties, and portions of Montgomery, Rensselear and Saratoga counties. The incumbent is Democrat Paul Tonko, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 21st district from 2009 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2012 with 68% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+7.

Republican businessman Jim Fischer is running against Tonko.[35]

District 21[edit]

The 21st district, the state's largest and most rural, includes most of the North Country, as well as the northern suburbs of Syracuse and borders Vermont to the east. The incumbent is Democrat Bill Owens, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 23rd district from 2009 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2012 with 50% of the vote and the district has an even PVI.

Owens, who has been in Congress since winning a 2009 special election, announced he would not seek re-election on January 14, 2014.[36]

Democratic primary[edit]

For the Democrats, former Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Randy Douglas,[37] Assemblywoman Addie Jenne Russell,[38] former Oswego Mayor John T. Sullivan, Jr.[39] and former Congressman Scott Murphy[40] all declined to run. Former State Senator Darrel Aubertine initially left open the possibility of running but also eventually declined.[41] The Democratic county committee chairs in the district thus nominated Aaron Woolf, a relatively unknown grocery store owner and filmmaker with a home in Elizabethtown, as their nominee at a meeting on February 12, 2014.[42][43] In response, Macomb town councilman Stephen Burke declared his candidacy.[44] Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett and director of economic development for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Jonathan Cardinal may yet enter the race.[45]

Candidates[edit]
Declared[edit]
  • Stephen Burke, Macomb town councilman[44]
  • Aaron Woolf, grocery store owner and filmmaker (designated party nominee)[42]
Potential[edit]
  • Bernie Bassett, Plattsburgh Town Supervisor[45]
  • Stuart Brody, former Essex County Demcocratic Chairman[46]
  • Jonathan Cardinal, director of economic development for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand[47]
  • Lee Kindlon, attorney[46]
Declined[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

The county Republican committees endorsed Elise Stefanik, a 29-year-old former aide in the George W. Bush Administration, as their designated candidate in a meeting on February 7, 2014.[52] Michael Ring, a broadcast engineer and political activist from Jefferson County, and Jamie Waller, a former Marine and political consultant, both initially entered the race but withdrew in March.[36] Actor John James, and 2010 and 2012 nominee Matt Doheny are also believed to be considering a run.[53][54][55] Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan, State Senator Betty Little and 2009 and 2010 Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman will not run.[53][54][56]

Joseph Gilbert, the former emergency services director for St. Lawrence County and a local Tea Party activist, withdrew from the Republican primary on April 11, 2014 due to personal and family problems. He may still run in the general election under the banner of the Constitution Party if he can resolve those problems by June.[57]

Candidates[edit]
Declared[edit]
Withdrawn[edit]
  • Joe Gilbert, retired Army major and tea party activist (still in the general election; has received the Constitution Party nomination)[61][57]
  • Michael Ring, broadcast engineer and computer consultant[62][63]
  • Jamie Waller, former Marine and political consultant[64][65]
Potential[edit]
Declined[edit]
Endorsements[edit]
Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Matt
Doheny
Elise
Stefanik
Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies ^ January 20–21, 2014 283 ± 5.83 49% 13% 38%
  • ^ Internal poll for Matt Doheny campaign

Green Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Declared[edit]
  • Matt Funicello, bakery owner and political activist[72]
  • Donald Hassig, environmental activist and nominee for the seat in 2012[72]
External Links

District 22[edit]

The 22nd district is located in Central New York and includes all of Chenango, Cortland, Madison and Oneida counties, and parts of Broome, Herkimer, Oswego and Tioga counties. The incumbent is Republican Richard L. Hanna, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 24th district from 2011 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2012 with 61% of the vote and the district has a PVI of R+3.

Republican State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is running for the seat, as is Tea Party activist Michael Kicinski, who unsuccessfully challenged Hanna in the 2012 primary.[73][74] A third Republican challenger, Michael Vasquez, dropped out of the race after Tenney's entry.[75]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Richard
Hanna (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 3–4, 2013 880 ± ? 40% 48% 13%

District 23[edit]

The 23rd district includes all of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates counties, along with parts of Ontario and Tioga counties. The incumbent is Republican Tom Reed, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 29th district from 2009 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2012 with 52% of the vote and the district has a PVI of R+3.

Democratic Tompkins County legislator Nate Shinagawa, who lost to Reed in the 2012 elections, will not run again.[76] Democrat Martha Robertson, the Chairman of the Tompkins County legislature, announced her intention to run in April 2013.[77]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Tom
Reed (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 3–4, 2013 908 ± ? 42% 48% 10%

District 24[edit]

The 24th district includes all of Cayuga, Onondaga and Wayne counties, and the western part of Oswego County. The incumbent is Democrat Dan Maffei, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 25th district from 2009 to 2011. He was re-elected in 2012 with 49% of the vote, defeating Republican incumbent Ann Marie Buerkle, who had beaten Maffei in 2010. The district has a PVI of R+8.

Buerkle initially considered challenging Maffei in 2014[78] but declined to run in September 2013. Instead, the Republicans endorsed U.S. Attorney John Katko on March 3, 2014.[79] John Lemondes may seek a primary.

District 25[edit]

The 25th district located entirely within Monroe County, centered on the city of Rochester. The incumbent is Democrat Louise Slaughter, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 28th district from 1993 to 2013 and the 30th district from 1987 to 1993. She was re-elected in 2012 with 57% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+7.

If Slaughter retires, Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren may run for the Democrats.[80]

Republican Mark Assini, the Town Supervisor of Gates and the Conservative nominee for the seat in 2004, is running. Independent Tim Dean is also running.[81]

District 26[edit]

The 26th district is located in Buffalo, New York and its inner-ring suburbs. The incumbent, Democrat Brian Higgins, has served in Congress since 2005. Emin "Eddie" Egriu is challenging Higgins in the primary election.[82] Kathy Weppner, a former talk radio host, is challenging Higgins in the general election as a Republican.[83]

District 27[edit]

The 27th district is located in Western New York and includes all of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties, and parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara and Ontario counties. The incumbent is Republican Chris Collins, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected in 2012, defeating Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul with 51% of the vote. The district has a PVI of R+8.

Hochul has terminated her campaign committee and is not running against Collins again in 2014.[84] Jim O'Donnell, a Buffalo police officer, is running and has been endorsed by the Erie County Democratic Committee.[85]

See also[edit]

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