United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island, 2014
Rhode Island
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

Both Rhode Island seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 192,776 122,721
Percentage 61.10% 38.90%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island were held on November 4, 2014 to elect the two U.S. Representatives from the state of Rhode Island, apportioned according to the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a election to the U.S. Senate and the election for governor.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located in eastern Rhode Island and includes all of Bristol and Newport counties, along with parts of Providence County, including most of the city of Providence. The incumbent is Democrat David Cicilline, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 53% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+15.

Former United States Army Captain Matthew Fecteau ran against Cicilline in the Democratic primary.[1]

Former United States Marine and former JPMorgan Chase employee Cormick Lynch and Brown University medical student Stanford Tran competed for the Republican nomination.[2] Republican former State Representative John J. Loughlin, Jr., who lost to Cicilline in 2010, had considered running,[3] but decided against it.[4]

Jonathan Maciel, who has no political experience, has also filed to run, as an Independent.[5]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Cicilline 38,186 62.98%
Democratic Matthew Fecteau 22,447 37.02%
Totals 60,633 100%
Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cormick Lynch 6,527 72.44%
Republican Stanford Tran 2,483 27.56%
Totals 9,010 100%

General election results[edit]

Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Cicilline 87,060 59.49%
Republican Cormick Lynch 58,877 40.23%
Write-in 416 0.28%
Totals 146,353 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 1st district is located in southern and western Rhode Island and includes all of Kent and Washington counties, along with parts of Providence County, including the city of Cranston and parts of the city of Providence. The incumbent is Democrat James Langevin, who has represented the district since 2001. He was re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+8.

Langevin was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Mark Zaccaria, a former Chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party and the nominee for the seat in 2008 and 2010, attempted to convince a dozen Republicans to run, all of whom turned him down. Ultimately, house contractor and casino worker Rhue Reis was the only person to file for the nomination.[8]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin 44,512 100%
Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rhue Reis 14,143 100%

General election results[edit]

Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin 105,716 62.22%
Republican Rhue Reis 63,844 37.58%
Write-in 344 0.20%
Totals 169,904 100.00%
Democratic hold

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