Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 following a primary election on September 14, 2010.[1] Polling hours on all election days were officially from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. At the municipal level, clerks had the option to open polls as early as 5:45 am. The deadline for submission of nominating signatures to qualify for the primary ballot was July 6, 2010.

In the case of Massachusetts, the primary for the lieutenant governor's office was purely formal, as no party had a contested field. Tim Murray, the incumbent, ran for another term alongside Governor Deval Patrick. He was challenged on the Republican side by Richard R. Tisei, a member of the state Senate. Tisei fell short and Murray began his second term in January 2011.

In Massachusetts, lt. gubernatorial and gubernatorial candidates are elected on separate tickets in the primary election but on a shared ticket in the general election, one of 17 states to use this system.

The November Ballot – Who Made It? Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor[2]
Nominee Affiliation
Tim Murray Democrat
Richard Tisei Republican
Rick Purcell Green-Rainbow
Paul Loscocco - withdrew 10/1/10 Independent
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

2010 Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Tim Murray 48.44%
     Republican Party Richard Tisei 42.09%
     Independent Paul Loscocco 8.04%
     Green Party Rick Purcell 1.43%
Total Votes 2,287,407






  • Former State Representative Paul Loscocco
    • On Friday, October 1, 2010, Pail Loscocco withdrew from the race and endorsed Republican Charlie Baker for Governor.[3]


  • Keith Davis

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