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Massachusetts  
 
General Information

Election Timeline


  • May 4, 2010 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • September 14, 2010 - Primary elections
  • November 2, 2010 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Massachusetts is the 5th least conservative state, voting 18.54% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Massachusetts is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Massachusetts ranks 34th among the 50 states.
     

    Senate Race
    No race in 2010
     
    Governor's Race
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Deval Patrick seeks a second term in 2010.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Charles Baker  
  • DEM Candidates

  • Deval Patrick - Incumbent  
  • IND Candidates

  • Timothy Cahill - Massachusetts State Treasurer
  • Party nominee -

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    Competitive House Races

    District 4 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Barney Frank is up for a 16th term.

    GOP Candidates

  • Sean Bielat  
  • DEM Candidates

  • Barney Frank - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    District 10 (map)
    OPEN SEAT:  Democratic incumbent William Delahunt is retiring at the end of this his seventh term.

    GOP Candidates

  • Jeff Perry - Massachusetts State Representative  
  • Joe Malone - Former Massachusetts State Treasurer
  • Raymond Kasperowicz
  • DEM Candidates

  • William Keating - Norfolk County District Attorney  
  • Robert O'Leary - Massachusetts State Senator
  • James Kennedy
  • Party nominee -

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    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  John Olver (D)-inc vs. Bill Gunn (R)
  • District 2:  Richard Neal (D)-inc vs. Tom Wesley (R)
  • District 3:  James McGovern (D)-inc vs. Marty Lamb (R)
  • District 5:  Niki Tsongas (D)-inc vs. Jan Galnik (R)
  • District 6:  John Tierney (D)-inc vs. Bill Hudak (R)
  • District 7:  Edward Markey (D)-inc vs. Gerry Dembrowski (R)
  • District 8:  Michael Capuano (D)-inc  (unopposed)
  • District 9:  Stephen Lynch (D)-inc vs. Vernon Harrison (R)
  •  
    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
     
    National Delegation
      Senators 1 GOP, 1 DEM
      Representatives 10 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      Lt. Governor - tied to Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 5 GOP, 35 DEM
      State House - DEM control 16 GOP, 143 DEM, 1 IND

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Deval Patrick (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Lt. Governor:  Timothy Murray (D) - 1st term, tied to Governor
  • Senior Senator:  John Kerry (D) - 4th term, up for re-election in 2014
  • Junior Senator:  Scott Brown (R) - 1st (partial), up for re-election in 2012
  • House District 1:  John Olver (D) - 10th term
  • House District 2:  Richard Neal (D) - 11th term
  • House District 3:  James McGovern (D) - 7th term
  • House District 4:  Barney Frank (D) - 15th term
  • House District 5:  Niki Tsongas (D) - 2nd term
  • House District 6:  John Tierney (D) - 7th term
  • House District 7:  Edward Markey (D) - 17th term
  • House District 8:  Michael Capuano (D) - 6th term
  • House District 9:  Steven Lynch (D) - 5th term
  • House District 10:  William Delahunt (D) - 7th term (retiring)
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008

    President Solid D -- Solid D -- Solid D

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid D -- -- Solid D --
    Class 2 -- Solid D -- -- Solid D

    Governor -- Mod R -- Solid D --

    House 10 DEM 10 DEM 10 DEM 10 DEM
    CD-1 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-2 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-3 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-4 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-5 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-6 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-7 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-8 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-9 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-10 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Massachusetts Race Tracking
    Governor
    Deval Patrick - inc
    vs
    Charlie Baker
    vs
    Timothy Cahill
    Projected Winner
    House District 4
    Barney Frank - inc
    vs
    Sean Bielat
    Projected Winner
    House District 10 (open)
    Bill Keating
    vs
    Jeff Perry
    Projected Winner
    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political


    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics


    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report


    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas


    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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