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:*[[Benjamin Downing]]   
 
:*[[Benjamin Downing]]   
:*Incumbent Downing, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*Incumbent Downing, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2006. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:*[[James Timility]]  Incumbent Timility, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2004.
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:*[[James Timility]]  Incumbent Timility, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2004. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Michael Coogan]]
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:* [[Michael Coogan]] 3,456
:* [[Lorne Lawless]]  
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:* [[Lorne Lawless]] 2,087
:* [[John Mitchell]]  
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:* [[John Mitchell]] 5,102
:* [[Michael Rodrigues]]  
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:* [[Michael Rodrigues]] 7,132 {{approved}} 
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Derek Maksy]]  
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:* [[Derek Maksy]] {{approved}}
  
 
===4. Second Bristol and Plymouth District===
 
===4. Second Bristol and Plymouth District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Mark Montigny]]  Incumbent Montigny, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1992.
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:* [[Mark Montigny]]  Incumbent Montigny, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1992. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Sheila Lyons]]  
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:* [[Sheila Lyons]] 6,282
:* [[Daniel Wolf]]  
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:* [[Daniel Wolf]] 11,844 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:*[[James Crocker, Jr.]]  
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:*[[James H. Crocker, Jr.]] 9,733 {{approved}}
:* [[Eric Steinhelber]]
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:* [[Eric Steinhelber]] 4,660
  
 
===6. First Essex District===
 
===6. First Essex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:*[[Steven Baddour]]  Incumbent Baddour, a Democrat, has represented this district since January 2002.
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:*[[Steven Baddour]]  Incumbent Baddour, a Democrat, has represented this district since January 2002. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Stephen Cole]] :
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:* [[Stephen Cole]] 3,295 {{approved}}
:* [[Sean Downing]] :
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:* [[Sean Downing]] 3,009
  
 
===7. Second Essex District===
 
===7. Second Essex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Frederick Berry]]  Incumbent Berry, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1982.
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:* [[Frederick Berry]]  Incumbent Berry, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1982. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Richard Jolitz]]  
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:* [[Richard Jolitz]] {{approved}} 
  
 
===8. First Essex and Middlesex District===
 
===8. First Essex and Middlesex District===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Bruce Tarr]]  Incumbent Tarr, a Republican, has represented this district since 1994.
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:* [[Bruce Tarr]]  Incumbent Tarr, a Republican, has represented this district since 1994. {{approved}}
  
 
===9. Second Essex and Middlesex District===
 
===9. Second Essex and Middlesex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Barry Finegold]] :
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:* [[Barry Finegold]] 4,256 {{approved}}
:* [[John Kelly]] :
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:* [[John Kelly]] 912
:* [[Debbie Silberstein]] :
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:* [[Debbie Silberstein]] 3,193
:* [[John J. Wilson, Jr.]] :
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:* [[John J. Wilson, Jr.]] 2,904
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Patrick Rahilly]]  
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:* [[Patrick Rahilly]] 2,358
:* [[Jamison Tomasek]]  
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:* [[Jamison Tomasek]] 3,507 {{approved}}
  
 
===10. Third Essex and Middlesex District===
 
===10. Third Essex and Middlesex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Thomas McGee]] : Incumbent McGee has represented this district since May 2002.
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:* [[Thomas McGee]] : Incumbent McGee has represented this district since May 2002. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Christopher Dent]]  
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:* [[Christopher Dent]] {{approved}}
  
 
===11. Hampden District===
 
===11. Hampden District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Susan Dawson]] :
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:* [[Susan Dawson]] 1,508
:* [[Ronald Patenaude]] :
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:* [[Ronald Patenaude]] 1,361
:* [[James Welch]] :
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:* [[James Welch]] 5,845 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Kenneth Condon]] :
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:* [[Kenneth Condon]] 1,319
:* [[Robert Magovern]] :
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:* [[Robert Magovern]] 1,441 {{approved}}
  
 
===12. First Hampden and Hampshire District===
 
===12. First Hampden and Hampshire District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Gale Candaras]]  Incumbent Candaras has represented this district since 2006.
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:* [[Gale Candaras]]  Incumbent Candaras has represented this district since 2006. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Thomas McCarthy]] :
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:* [[Thomas McCarthy]] {{approved}}
  
 
===13. Second Hampden and Hampshire District===
 
===13. Second Hampden and Hampshire District===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Michael Knapik]]  Incumbent Knapik has represented this district since 1994.
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:* [[Michael Knapik]]  Incumbent Knapik has represented this district since 1994. {{approved}}
  
 
===14. Hampshire and Franklin District===
 
===14. Hampshire and Franklin District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Stanley Rosenberg]]  Incumbent Rosenberg, a Democrat, has represented this district since February 1991.
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:* [[Stanley Rosenberg]]  Incumbent Rosenberg, a Democrat, has represented this district since February 1991. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Christian Doherty]] :
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:* [[Christian Doherty]] 3,949
:* [[Eileen Donoghue]] :
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:* [[Eileen Donoghue]] 6,339 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[James Buba]] :
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:* [[James Buba]] {{approved}}
  
 
===16. Second Middlesex District===
 
===16. Second Middlesex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Patricia Jehlen]]  Incumbent Jehlen has represented this district since September 2005.
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:* [[Patricia Jehlen]]  Incumbent Jehlen has represented this district since September 2005. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[David Carnevale]]  
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:* [[David Carnevale]] {{approved}}
  
 
===17. Third Middlesex District===
 
===17. Third Middlesex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Susan Fargo]]  Incumbent Fargo has represented this district since 1996.
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:* [[Susan Fargo]]  Incumbent Fargo has represented this district since 1996. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Eric Dahlberg]] :
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:* [[Eric Dahlberg]] 3,245
:* [[Sandra Martinez]] :
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:* [[Sandra Martinez]] 4,523 {{approved}}
  
 
===18. Fourth Middlesex District===
 
===18. Fourth Middlesex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Kenneth Donnelly]]  Incumbent Donnelly, a Democrat, has represented this district since December 2007.
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:* [[Kenneth Donnelly]]  Incumbent Donnelly, a Democrat, has represented this district since December 2007. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Katherine Clark]] :
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:* [[Katherine Clark]] 8,470 {{approved}}
:* [[Michael Day]] :
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:* [[Michael Day]] 4,773
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Craig Spadafora]] :
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:* [[Craig Spadafora]] {{approved}}
  
 
===20. First Middlesex and Norfolk District===
 
===20. First Middlesex and Norfolk District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Cynthia Stone Creem]]  Incumbent Creem, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1998.
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:* [[Cynthia Stone Creem]]  Incumbent Creem, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1998. 12,607 {{approved}}
:* [[Charles Rudnick]] :
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:* [[Charles Rudnick]] 4,898
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Karen Spilka]]  Incumbent Spilka has represented this district since 2004.
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:* [[Karen Spilka]]  Incumbent Spilka has represented this district since 2004. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Edward McGrath]] :
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:* [[Edward McGrath]] {{approved}}
  
 
===22. Middlesex and Worcester District===
 
===22. Middlesex and Worcester District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[James Eldridge]]  Incumbent Eldridge has represented this district since 2006.
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:* [[James Eldridge]]  Incumbent Eldridge has represented this district since 2006. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[George Thompson]] :
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:* [[George Thompson]] {{approved}}
  
 
===23. Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex District===
 
===23. Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Sal DiDomenico]]  Incumbent DiDomenico has represented this district since 2010.
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:* [[Sal DiDomenico]]  Incumbent DiDomenico has represented this district since 2010. 7,009
:* [[Timothy Flaherty]] :
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:* [[Timothy Flaherty]] 6,819
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Barbara Bush]] :
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:* [[Barbara Bush]] {{approved}}
  
 
===24. Norfolk and Plymouth District===
 
===24. Norfolk and Plymouth District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[John Keenan]] :
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:* [[John Keenan]] 9,535 {{approved}}
:* [[Arthur Tobin]] :
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:* [[Arthur Tobin]] 8,140
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Daniel Dewey]] :
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:* [[Daniel Dewey]] {{approved}}
  
 
===25. Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District===
 
===25. Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Richard Ross]]  Incumbent Ross has represented this district since May 2010.
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:* [[Richard Ross]]  Incumbent Ross has represented this district since May 2010. {{approved}}
  
 
===26. Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth District===
 
===26. Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Brian Joyce]]  Incumbent Joyce has represented this district since January 1998.
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:* [[Brian Joyce]]  Incumbent Joyce has represented this district since January 1998. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Robert Burr, Jr.]] :
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:* [[Robert Burr, Jr.]] 2,903 {{approved}}
:* [[Richard Livingston]] :
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:* [[Richard Livingston]] 1,704
  
 
===27. Plymouth and Barnstable District===
 
===27. Plymouth and Barnstable District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Therese Murray]]  Incumbent Murray has represented this district since 1992.
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:* [[Therese Murray]]  Incumbent Murray has represented this district since 1992. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Thomas Francis Keyes]] :
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:* [[Thomas Francis Keyes]] {{approved}}
  
 
===28. First Plymouth and Bristol District===
 
===28. First Plymouth and Bristol District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Marc Pacheco]]  Incumbent Pacheco has represented this district since 1992
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:* [[Marc Pacheco]]  Incumbent Pacheco has represented this district since 1992 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[David Pottier]] :
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:* [[David Pottier]] {{approved}}
  
 
===29. Second Plymouth and Bristol District===
 
===29. Second Plymouth and Bristol District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Thomas Kennedy]]  Incumbent Kennedy, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2008.
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:* [[Thomas Kennedy]]  Incumbent Kennedy, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2008. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Robert Hedlund]]  Incumbent Hedlund has represented this district from 1990-1992 and currently since 1994.
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:* [[Robert Hedlund]]  Incumbent Hedlund has represented this district from 1990-1992 and currently since 1994. {{approved}}
  
 
===31. First Suffolk District===
 
===31. First Suffolk District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[John Hart]]  Incumbent Hart has represented this district since February 2002.
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:* [[John Hart]]  Incumbent Hart has represented this district since February 2002. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Sonia Chang-Diaz]]  Incumbent Chang-Diaz has represented this district since 2008.
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:* [[Sonia Chang-Diaz]]  Incumbent Chang-Diaz has represented this district since 2008. 10,018 {{approved}}
:* [[Hassan Williams]] :
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:* [[Hassan Williams]] 3,131
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Anthony Petruccelli]]  Incumbent Petruccelli has represented this district since 2007.
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:* [[Anthony Petruccelli]]  Incumbent Petruccelli has represented this district since 2007. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Frank Addivinola, Jr.]] :
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:* [[Frank Addivinola, Jr.]] {{approved}}
  
 
===34. Second Suffolk and Middlesex District===
 
===34. Second Suffolk and Middlesex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[William Feegbeh]]  
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:* [[William Feegbeh]] 741
:* [[Steven Tolman]]  Incumbent Tolman has represented this district since 1998.
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:* [[Steven Tolman]]  Incumbent Tolman has represented this district since 1998. 8,797 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Michael Rush]] :
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:* [[Michael Rush]] 10,051 {{approved}}
:* [[Michael Walsh]] :
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:* [[Michael Walsh]] 7,758
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Brad Williams]] :
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:* [[Brad Williams]] {{approved}}
  
 
===36. First Worcester District===
 
===36. First Worcester District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Harriette Chandler]]  Incumbent Chandler has represented this district since 2000.
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:* [[Harriette Chandler]]  Incumbent Chandler has represented this district since 2000. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[William Higgins, Sr]] :
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:* [[William Higgins, Sr]] {{approved}}
  
 
===37. Second Worcester District===
 
===37. Second Worcester District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Michael Moore]]  Incumbent Moore has represented this district since 2004.
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:* [[Michael Moore]]  Incumbent Moore has represented this district since 2004. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Stephen Brewer]]  Incumbent Brewer has represented this district since 1996.
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:* [[Stephen Brewer]]  Incumbent Brewer has represented this district since 1996. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Daniel Dubrule]] :
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:* [[Daniel Dubrule]] {{approved}}
  
 
===39. Worcester and Middlesex District===
 
===39. Worcester and Middlesex District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Jennifer Flanagan]]  Incumbent Flanagan has represented this district since 2008.
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:* [[Jennifer Flanagan]]  Incumbent Flanagan has represented this district since 2008. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
  
:* [[Neal Heeren]] :
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:* [[Neal Heeren]] {{approved}}
  
 
===40. Worcester and Norfolk District===
 
===40. Worcester and Norfolk District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Richard Moore]]  Incumbent Moore has represented this district since April 1996.
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:* [[Richard Moore]]  Incumbent Moore has represented this district since April 1996. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary:</u>

Revision as of 09:35, 17 September 2010

Contents

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will be held in Massachusetts on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections is May 4, 2010 for partisan and August 3 for Independents. The primary election day is on September 14, 2010.

See also: Massachusetts State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Massachusetts in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 56 $7,993,572
2006 68 $7,948,867
2004 81 $12,267,971
2002 62 $6,996,755

Current partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 36
     Republican Party 4
Total 40


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

13 incumbents (41%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 9 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
  • 4 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 4 incumbents faced competition in the September 14 primary.

Retiring incumbents

Eight incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 32 incumbents (91%) are running for re-election. Of the 8 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 7 are Democrats and 1 is Republican.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

List of candidates

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1. Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Benjamin Downing
  • Incumbent Downing, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2006. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

2. Bristol and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • James Timility Incumbent Timility, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2004. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

3. First Bristol and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

4. Second Bristol and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Mark Montigny Incumbent Montigny, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1992. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

5. Cape and Islands District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

6. First Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Steven Baddour Incumbent Baddour, a Democrat, has represented this district since January 2002. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

7. Second Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Frederick Berry Incumbent Berry, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1982. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

8. First Essex and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Bruce Tarr Incumbent Tarr, a Republican, has represented this district since 1994. Approveda

9. Second Essex and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

10. Third Essex and Middlesex District

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State legislative elections
Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas McGee : Incumbent McGee has represented this district since May 2002. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

11. Hampden District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

12. First Hampden and Hampshire District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Gale Candaras Incumbent Candaras has represented this district since 2006. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

13. Second Hampden and Hampshire District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Michael Knapik Incumbent Knapik has represented this district since 1994. Approveda

14. Hampshire and Franklin District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Stanley Rosenberg Incumbent Rosenberg, a Democrat, has represented this district since February 1991. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican filed to run for this seat.

15. First Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

16. Second Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Patricia Jehlen Incumbent Jehlen has represented this district since September 2005. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

17. Third Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Susan Fargo Incumbent Fargo has represented this district since 1996. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

18. Fourth Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Kenneth Donnelly Incumbent Donnelly, a Democrat, has represented this district since December 2007. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

19. Middlesex and Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

20. First Middlesex and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

21. Second Middlesex and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Karen Spilka Incumbent Spilka has represented this district since 2004. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

22. Middlesex and Worcester District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • James Eldridge Incumbent Eldridge has represented this district since 2006. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

23. Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

24. Norfolk and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

25. Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Richard Ross Incumbent Ross has represented this district since May 2010. Approveda

26. Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Brian Joyce Incumbent Joyce has represented this district since January 1998. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

27. Plymouth and Barnstable District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Therese Murray Incumbent Murray has represented this district since 1992. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

28. First Plymouth and Bristol District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Marc Pacheco Incumbent Pacheco has represented this district since 1992 Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

29. Second Plymouth and Bristol District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas Kennedy Incumbent Kennedy, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2008. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

30. Plymouth and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Robert Hedlund Incumbent Hedlund has represented this district from 1990-1992 and currently since 1994. Approveda

31. First Suffolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • John Hart Incumbent Hart has represented this district since February 2002. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

32. Second Suffolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

33. First Suffolk and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

34. Second Suffolk and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

35. Suffolk and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

36. First Worcester District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

37. Second Worcester District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Moore Incumbent Moore has represented this district since 2004. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

38. Worcester, Hampden, Hamphsire and Franklin District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Stephen Brewer Incumbent Brewer has represented this district since 1996. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

39. Worcester and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

40. Worcester and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Richard Moore Incumbent Moore has represented this district since April 1996. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

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References

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