Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District

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The 8th Congressional District of Massachusetts is a congressional district located in eastern Massachusetts.

Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Norfolk and Plymouth counties.[1]

The district previously included part of Boston and the immediately adjacent cities of Cambridge, Somerville, and Chelsea.

The current representative of the 8th congressional district is Stephen Lynch (D), who previously served as the representative for the 9th congressional district.

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts' 8th congressional district elections, 2012

The 8th district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Michael Capuano (D) ran for the 7th district seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 9th district incumbent Stephen Lynch won the 8th district seat. He defeated Joe Selvaggi (R) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch Incumbent 71% 263,999
     Republican Joe Selvaggi 22.1% 82,242
     N/A All Others 0.2% 570
     N/A Blank Votes 6.7% 24,883
Total Votes 371,694
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Michael Capuano won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano incumbent 98% 134,974
     None Other 2% 2,686
Total Votes 137,660

2008
On November 4, 2008, Michael Capuano won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano incumbent 76% 185,530
     None Other 1.1% 2,722
     None Blank/Scattering 22.9% 55,761
Total Votes 244,013

2006
On November 7, 2006, Michael Capuano won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Laura Garza (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano incumbent 78.7% 125,515
     Socialist Workers Laura Garza 7.8% 12,449
     N/A Other 0.3% 491
     N/A Blank/Scattering 13.2% 20,970
Total Votes 159,425

2004
On November 2, 2004, Michael Capuano won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano incumbent 76.9% 165,852
     N/A All Others 1% 2,229
     N/A Blank/Scattering 22.1% 47,719
Total Votes 215,800

2002
On November 5, 2002, Michael Capuano won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano incumbent 72% 111,861
     N/A Other 0.3% 495
     N/A Blank/Scattering 27.6% 42,923
     N/A Write-in 0% 25
Total Votes 155,304

2000
On November 7, 2000, Michael Capuano won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano incumbent 71% 144,031
     N/A Other 0.5% 1,041
     N/A Blank/Scattering 28.4% 57,651
Total Votes 202,723

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th congressional district of Massachusetts after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Massachusetts

In 2011, the Massachusetts State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.


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