United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2014

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United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2014
Rhode Island
2008 ←
November 4, 2014
→ 2020

  Jack Reed, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg
Nominee Jack Reed Mark Zaccaria
Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Jack Reed

The 2014 United States Senate election in Rhode Island will be held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate from the State of Rhode Island, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Rhode Island, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Jack Reed is running for re-election to a fourth term in office.


U.S. Representative Jack Reed was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 to succeed retiring Democratic incumbent Claiborne Pell, the longest-serving Senator in Rhode Island's history. Reed defeated Treasurer of Rhode Island Nancy Mayer in a landslide and was re-elected by overwhelming majorities in 2002 and 2008.

Democratic primary[edit]



Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Reed 94,155 100%

Republican primary[edit]




  • Raymond McKay, City of Warwick network administrator, President of the Rhode Island Republican Assembly and nominee for the State Senate in 1998[3][4]
  • Kara Young, conservative activist and perennial candidate[5][6]


Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Zaccaria 22,990 100%

General election[edit]


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Reed (D)
Zaccaria (R)
Other Undecided
CBS News/New York Times August 18–September 2, 2014 764 ± 4% 52% 32% 1% 15%
CBS News/New York Times July 5–24, 2014 922 ± 3.4% 63% 12% 25%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jack Reed For United States Senate
  2. ^ a b "2014 Statewide Primary". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Gregg, Katherine (June 24, 2014). "Former Rhode Island GOP chairman Zaccaria takes on U.S. Sen. Reed". The Providence Journal. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Philip Marcelo (March 13, 2014). "Warwick Republican Ray McKay to announce U.S. Senate run". Providence Journal. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "12 candidates file papers in RI governor's race". NBC 10 News. June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hatch, Kendall (July 21, 2014). "Few surprises on offer as Rhode Island secretary of state certifies primary ballot". Fall River Herald News. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Nesi, Ted (August 7, 2012). "Fung, Robitaille, Block may run for gov against Dems, Chafee". WPRI-TV. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ Donnis, Ian (December 19, 2012). "Robitaille takes himself out of the 2014 governor’s race". Retrieved December 20, 2012. 

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