United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Massachusetts

Primary Date
September 6, 2012

Partisan breakdownCandidates

Massachusetts District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts will take place on November 6, 2012. Voters will elect nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 5, 2012. The primary elections will be held on September 6, 2012.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party holds all 10 of the Congressional seats from Massachusetts. However, the state lost one seat after the 2010 census and will elect 9 representatives.

Members of the U.S. House from Massachusetts -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 10 9
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 10 9

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the 10 congressional districts are:

Name:Party:District:
Barney FrankElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 4
Bill KeatingElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 9
Jim McGovernElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 2
John OlverElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 1
John TierneyElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 6
Michael CapuanoElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 7
Niki TsongasElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 3
Richard NealElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 1
Stephen LynchElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 8

Candidates

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Richard NealGreen check mark transparent.png

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidates filed to run as Republicans.

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim McGovernGreen check mark transparent.png

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidates filed to run as Republicans.

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Niki TsongasGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jon Golnik

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Joseph Kennedy IIIGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sean Bielat
Independent David Rosa

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ed MarkeyGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Tierney

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

  • Ed Markey: Approveda Incumbent from the 7th Congressional district

Republican Party Republican Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party John TierneyGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Tisei
Libertarian Party Daniel Fishman

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Michael CapuanoGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent Karla Romero

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidates filed to run as Republicans.

Independent Independent Candidate

8th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Stephen LynchGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Selvaggi

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party William KeatingGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher Sheldon
Independent Daniel Botelho

Democratic Party September 6 Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Independent candidate


See also

References

  1. Boston Herald "2 Mass. men announce plans for congressional runs" accessed January 24, 2012
  2. Official Campaign Site "About" accessed January 24, 2012
  3. Official Campaign Site "About" May 14, 2012
  4. Rachel Brown for Congress "Home" August 25, 2012
  5. Washington Post "Joe Kennedy III announces run for Barney Frank’s seat," February 15, 2012
  6. Official Herb Robinson Campaign Website
  7. Boston Globe "Brookline School Committee member readies run against Barney Frank," September 9, 2011
  8. Boston Globe "Sean Bielat to make 2d bid for Congress," January 18, 2012
  9. Herald News "Fall River dentist to run for Congress" August 25, 2012
  10. Frank Addivinola "Official Campaign Page" May 14, 2012
  11. Roll Call "Republican Announces Long-Shot Bid in Massachusetts," June 21, 2011
  12. Reading Patch "Tierney Spokesperson: Negative Effects of Redistricting Overstated," accessed January 3, 2012
  13. Wakefield Patch "Richard Tisei Announces Run for Congress, Pledges to 'Turn Things Around,'" accessed January 3, 2012
  14. Roll Call "Mike Capuano Won't Challenge Scott Brown, Seeking Re-Election," September 2, 2011
  15. Inquirer and Mirror "Redistricting: Keating chooses Cape and Islands," November 17, 2011
  16. Patriot Ledger "Iraq War vet from Quincy hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch," February 4, 2012
  17. Facebook "Joe Selvaggi 2012
  18. Inquirer and Mirror "Redistricting: Keating chooses Cape and Islands," November 17, 2011
  19. WPRI "Sam Sutter Making a Run for Congress" accessed January 24, 2012
  20. Herald News "A Plymouth Republican to join 9th Congressional district race" accessed January 22, 2012
  21. Boston Herald "Republican Adam Chaprales enters House race" May 14, 2012