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 No image.svg
Nominee Jack Reed Mark Zaccaria
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 223,675 92,684
Percentage 70.6% 29.2%

Rhode Island Senate Election Results by County, 2014.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jack Reed
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jack Reed
Democratic

The 2014 United States Senate election in Rhode Island was 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 ran for and won re-election to a fourth term in office.

Background[edit]

Then-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 even larger majorities against casino pit manager Robert Tingle in 2002 and 2008.

Rhode Island has elected U.S. Senators into the majority party of the subsequent Congress more than any other state in the nation over the last 100 years at 77 percent of the time.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Reed 98,610 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Raymond McKay, City of Warwick network administrator, President of the Rhode Island Republican Assembly and nominee for the State Senate in 1998[4][5]
  • Kara Young, conservative activist and perennial candidate[6][7]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Zaccaria 23,780 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jack
Reed (D)
Mark
Zaccaria (R)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 866 ± 6% 65% 20% 0% 15%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 724 ± 4% 64% 22% 0% 14%
Rasmussen Reports September 23–25, 2014 750 ± 4% 61% 26% 13%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 764 ± 4% 52% 32% 1% 15%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 922 ± 3.4% 63% 12% 25%

Results[edit]

2014 Rhode Island U.S. Senator general election[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jack Reed 223,675 70.6 -2.5
Republican Mark Zaccaria 92,684 29.2 +2.7
write-ins 539 0.2
Majority 130,991
Turnout 316,898
Democratic hold Swing -5.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostermeier, Eric (April 1, 2014). "Which States Are Bellwethers for Partisan Control of the US Senate?". Smart Politics. 
  2. ^ "Jack Reed formally announces his re-election bid". Rhode Island Public Radio. May 4, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "2014 Statewide Primary". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Philip Marcelo (March 13, 2014). "Warwick Republican Ray McKay to announce U.S. Senate run". Providence Journal. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "12 candidates file papers in RI governor's race". NBC 10 News. June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ a b Nesi, Ted (August 7, 2012). "Fung, Robitaille, Block may run for gov against Dems, Chafee". WPRI-TV. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Donnis, Ian (December 19, 2012). "Robitaille takes himself out of the 2014 governor’s race". Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ [1]

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