United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2014

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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2014

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  Edward Markey, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Ed Markey Brian Herr
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,285,736 789,378
Percentage 62.0% 38.0%

Massachusetts Senatorial Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County Results
Markey:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. Senator before election

Ed Markey
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ed Markey
Democratic

The 2014 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Massachusetts, 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 Ed Markey ran for re-election to a first full term in office. (Markey was elected in a special election in 2013 to fill the vacant seat created by long-time incumbent John Kerry, whom resigned that year to become U.S. Secretary of State)[1] Primary elections were held on September 9, 2014. Markey was unopposed for the Democratic nomination; Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr was also unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Background[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Senator John Kerry, serving since 1985, had planned to run for re-election to a sixth term, but on December 15, 2012 it was announced that the long-time Massachusetts Senator and 2004 presidential nominee would be nominated as United States Secretary of State under President Barack Obama. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick appointed Mo Cowan as a temporary replacement for Kerry after he was confirmed as Secretary of State and therefore resigned his Senate seat. There was a special election on June 25, 2013 to finish the term, which was won by Ed Markey, the 37-year Democratic incumbent from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Did not qualify[edit]

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Independent[edit]

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  • Bruce Skarin, government research scientist[9][17]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ed
Markey (D)
Brian
Herr (R)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 1,846 ± 4.9% 61% 34% 2% 3%
Boston Globe September 14–16, 2014 407 ± 4.85% 53% 27% 21%
Rasmussen Reports September 16–17, 2014 750 ± 4% 49% 31% 5% 15%
WBUR/MassINC September 16–21, 2014 502 ± 4.4% 58% 30% 1% 11%
WNEU September 20–28, 2014 416 LV ± 5% 56% 34% 10%
536 RV ± 4% 52% 34% 14%
Suffolk University September 25–28, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 53.8% 30.4% 15.8%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20 – October 1, 2014 2,389 ± 2% 54% 31% 1% 14%
WBUR/MassINC October 1–4, 2014 504 ± 4.4% 56% 30% 1% 13%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 2,218 ± 3% 54% 32% 0% 14%
WBUR/MassINC October 22–25, 2014 494 ± 4.4% 57% 32% 1% 9%
Umass Amherst October 20–27, 2014 591 LV ± 4.4% 53% 37% 9%
800 RV ± 3.8% 52% 32% 15%
Suffolk University October 27–29, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 48.8% 33.8% 17.4%
WNEU October 21–30, 2014 430 LV ± 5% 54% 34% 12%
522 RV ± 4% 53% 31% 17%
Public Policy Polling October 30 – November 2, 2014 887 ± 3.3% 52% 38% 10%

Results[edit]

Results by city
General election results[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Markey (Incumbent) 1,285,736 61.96%
Republican Brian Herr 789,378 38.04%
Total votes 2,075,114 100.00%
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hillary Chabot (June 26, 2013). "For Ed Markey, race is just beginning". Boston Herald. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dave Wedge (February 21, 2009). "John Kerry sets sights on 2014". Boston Herald. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sen. John Kerry plans re-election run for 2014, calls secretary of state ambitions 'rumors'". Washington Post. August 4, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Schoenberg, Shira (May 10, 2013). "After leaving U.S. Senate, Mo Cowan will not run for office". The Republican. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "GOP's Herr to challenge Markey in Senate race". abc 6. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Miller, By Joshua (January 29, 2014). "Hopkinton Republican launches bid for US Senate". Boston Globe. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Schoenberg, Shira (February 18, 2014). "Republican Frank Addivinola launches campaign for U.S. Senate seat held by Ed Markey". masslive.com. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "2014 Republican Primary Candidates". Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Sutner, Shaun (February 14, 2014). "Senate candidate Skarin wants to win $15 by $15". Worcester Telegram. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ Arthur Christopher Schaper (February 21, 2014). "Arthur Schaper: Mark Inman for US Senate (Really?!)". GoLocalWorcester.com. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ Cerullo, Mac (January 12, 2013). "Ablow vows truth in possible Senate run". Newburyport News. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ Phillips, Frank; O'Sullivan, Jim (September 3, 2013). "Republican Charles Baker to announce Mass. gubernatorial bid Wednesday". Boston Globe. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ Trygstad, Kyle (December 19, 2013). "Scott Brown: New Hampshire Move is 'Strictly Personal'". Roll Call. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  14. ^ Miller, Joshua (January 9, 2014). "Gomez will not run for office in 2014". Boston Globe. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b LeBlanc, Steve (November 11, 2012). "Eyes Turn To Future Of Mass. Governor and U.S. Senate Races". CBS Boston. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ Schoenberg, Shira (September 16, 2013). "State Rep. Dan Winslow resigns from House, rejoins private sector". The Republican. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ Rizzuto, Robert (July 30, 2014). "Independent US Senate hopeful Bruce Skarin ends campaign to challenge Sen. Ed Markey". MassLive. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  18. ^ "2014 Massachusetts Senate Election Results". Politico.com. November 4, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 

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