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

Revision as of 21:29, 21 October 2010

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List of candidates
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Massachusetts State Senate

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

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

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

Majority control

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


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

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:

Qualifications

Article LXXI of the Massachusetts Constitution states: Every representative, for one year at least immediately preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen and shall cease to represent such district when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the commonwealth.

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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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Benjamin Downing

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Timility

First Bristol and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Coogan 3,456
  • Lorne Lawless 2,087
  • John Mitchell 5,102
  • Michael Rodrigues 7,132 Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Rodrigues
Republican Party Derek Maksy

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Montigny

Cape and Islands District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Wolf
Republican Party James H. Crocker, Jr.

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Baddour
Republican Party Stephen Cole

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frederick Berry
Republican Party Richard Jolitz

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bruce Tarr

Second Essex and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Barry Finegold 4,256 Approveda
  • John Kelly 912
  • Debbie Silberstein 3,193
  • John J. Wilson, Jr. 2,904
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barry Finegold
Republican Party Jamison Tomasek

Third Essex and Middlesex District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas McGee
Republican Party Christopher Dent

Hampden District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Susan Dawson 1,508
  • Ronald Patenaude 1,361
  • James Welch 5,845 Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Welch
Republican Party Robert Magovern

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gale Candaras
Republican Party Thomas McCarthy

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael Knapik

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stanley Rosenberg

First Middlesex District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eileen Donoghue
Republican Party James Buba

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia Jehlen
Republican Party David Carnevale

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Fargo
Republican Party Sandra Martinez

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kenneth Donnelly

Middlesex and Essex District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Katherine Clark
Republican Party Craig Spadafora

First Middlesex and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Cynthia Stone Creem Incumbent Creem, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1998. 12,607 Approveda
  • Charles Rudnick 4,898
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cynthia Stone Creem

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Spilka
Republican Party Edward McGrath

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Eldridge
Republican Party George Thompson

Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Sal DiDomenico Incumbent DiDomenico has represented this district since 2010. 7,009 Approveda
  • Timothy Flaherty 6,819
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sal DiDomenico
Republican Party Barbara Bush

Norfolk and Plymouth District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Keenan
Republican Party Daniel Dewey

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Richard Ross

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Joyce
Republican Party Robert Burr, Jr.

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Therese Murray
Republican Party Thomas Francis Keyes

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marc Pacheco
Republican Party David Pottier

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Kennedy

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Hedlund

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Hart

Second Suffolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Sonia Chang-Diaz Incumbent Chang-Diaz has represented this district since 2008. 10,018 Approveda
  • Hassan Williams 3,131
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sonia Chang-Diaz

First Suffolk and Middlesex District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony Petruccelli
Republican Party Frank Addivinola, Jr.

Second Suffolk and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • William Feegbeh 741
  • Steven Tolman Incumbent Tolman has represented this district since 1998. 8,797 Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Tolman

Suffolk and Norfolk District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Rush
Republican Party Brad Williams

First Worcester District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harriette Chandler
Republican Party William Higgins, Sr

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Moore

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen Brewer
Republican Party Daniel Dubrule

Worcester and Middlesex District

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jennifer Flanagan
Republican Party Neal Heeren

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Moore
Republican Party Kim Roy

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References

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