United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2014

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All 5 Connecticut seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 5 0
Seats won 5 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 596,390 423,365
Percentage 58.48% 41.52%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the five U.S. Representatives from the state of Connecticut, one from each of the state's five congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of Connecticut.

Democrats swept all five districts in 2014, bringing their winning streak in Connecticut U.S. House elections to 20 in a row – the second longest partisan winning streak in state history and the longest for the Democratic Party.[1]

District 1[edit]

Democrat John B. Larson has represented this district since 1999. Matthew Corey previously challenged Larson as a petitioning candidate receiving 0.8% in the General Election.[2] Corey is the Republican nominee.[3]

General election results[edit]

Connecticut's 1st Congressional District 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John B. Larson 127,430 58.49
Working Families John B. Larson 8,395 3.85
Total John B. Larson (Incumbent) 135,825 62.34
Republican Matthew Corey 78,609 36.08
Green Jeffery Russell 3,447 1.58
Total votes 217,881 100

District 2[edit]

Democrat Joe Courtney has represented this district since 2007. Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh is the Republican nominee.[3] Bill Clyde is running on the Green Party line.[5] Dan Reale is the nominee for the Libertarian Party.[6]

General election results[edit]

Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Courtney 131,294 57.60
Working Families Joe Courtney 10,654 4.68
Total Joe Courtney (Incumbent) 141,948 62.28
Republican Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh 80,837 35.46
Libertarian Daniel Reale 2,602 1.14
Green William Clyde 2,549 1.12
Total votes 227,936 100

District 3[edit]

Democrat Rosa DeLauro has represented this district since 1991. James Brown is the Republican nominee.[3]

General election results[edit]

Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rosa DeLauro 130,009 61.93
Working Families Rosa DeLauro 10,476 4.99
Total Rosa DeLauro (Incumbent) 140,485 66.92
Republican James E. Brown 69,454 33.08
Total votes 209,939 100

District 4[edit]

Democrat Jim Himes has represented this district since 2009. Former State Senator Dan Debicella, who unsuccessfully challenged Himes as the Republican nominee in 2010;[7] State Representative John Shaban;[8] and former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie sought the Republican nomination[9] with Debicella easily winning the primary election.[10] Linda McMahon, a businesswoman who ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 2010 and 2012, has been mentioned as a potential challenger to Himes; however, McMahon has stated that she does not plan to run for any office.[11][12]

General election results[edit]

Connecticut's 4th Congressional District 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Himes 101,401 51.01
Working Families Jim Himes 5,472 2.75
Total Jim Himes (Incumbent) 106,873 53.76
Republican Dan Debicella 88,209 44.37
Independent Dan Debicella 3,713 1.87
Total Dan Debicella 91,922 46.24
Write-ins Stephen Miller 3 0.00
Write-ins Sophie Pastore 2 0.00
Total votes 198,800 100

District 5[edit]

Democrat Elizabeth Esty has represented this district since 2013. Andrew Roraback, the Republican nominee in 2012, has accepted a judgeship.[13] Businessman Mark Greenberg, who ran for the Republican nomination for the House of Representatives in 2010 and 2012, is the Republican nominee.[3]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Elizabeth
Esty (D)
Mark
Greenberg (R)
Undecided
Undisclosed* October 8–10, 2014 400 ± ? 52% 36% 12%
  • * Internal poll for the Elizabeth Esty campaign

Results[edit]

Connecticut's 5th Congressional District 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elizabeth Esty 106,256 49.82
Working Families Elizabeth Esty 7,308 3.42
Total Elizabeth Esty (Incumbent) 113,564 53.24
Republican Mark Greenberg 92,404 43.32
Independent Mark Greenberg 5,363 2.52
Total Mark Greenberg 97,767 45.84
Petitioning Candidate John J. Pistone 1,970 0.92
Total votes 213,301 100

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostermeier, Eric (November 5, 2014). "Democrats Claim Connecticut's Longest Partisan US House Streak in 100+ Years". Smart Politics. 
  2. ^ "2012 General Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "CT GOP Candidates". Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Connecticut Secretary of State". Connecticut Secretary of State. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  5. ^ http://www.ctgreenparty.org/candidates-menu.html
  6. ^ http://lpct.org/lp-candidates-in-ct/
  7. ^ Vigdor, Neil (September 4, 2013). "Debicella announces 4th District challenge". The News-Times. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ Perrefort, Dirk (September 12, 2013). "Shaban to seek GOP 4th CD nomination". The News-Times. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ Vigdor, Neil (January 15, 2014). "Mission Congress for retired Navy SEAL". Connecticut Post. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ Vigdor, Neil (May 16, 2014). "Debicella, Greenberg get GOP nod for Congress". The News-Times. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  11. ^ Vigdor, Neil (February 28, 2013). "Is Linda McMahon planting more political seeds?". Greenwich Time. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ Altimari, Daniela (July 22, 2013). "McMahon Still Active Politically, Advising GOP Chairman". Hartford Courant. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ Greenberg Says He'll Make A Third Run In 5th District In 2014 - Hartford Courant

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