The Green Papers: Massachusetts 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Thursday 8 September 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Thursday 8 September 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). By local option, municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45 a.m.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC). By local option, municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45 a.m.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,559,644 (2.12% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Boston
 

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Massachusetts State and Local Government

Massachusetts 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


2016 Primary Candidates from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

8 September 2016 primary results from
AP.


2016 State Election Candidates from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


8 November 2016 returns from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 11 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 7 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,995,196 59.05% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(11 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 1,090,893 32.29% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 138,018 4.08% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 53,755 1.59% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 50,488 1.49% All others
  Candidate Green-Rainbow 47,661 1.41% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in 2,719 0.08% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 28 0.00% William B. Feegbeh
  Candidate Write-in; (Kotlikoff for President) 28 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (Workers World) 15 0.00% Monica Gail Moorehead
for Vice President: Lamont G. Lilly
FEC P60004405; 28 Nov 16; Tot $13,278; Dsb $12,839
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
Total 3,378,801 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
FEC S2MA00170

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Edward John "Ed" Markey
First elected in a Special Election: 25 June 2013 (re: resignation of Senator John Forbes Kerry (Democratic) to become Secretary of State); re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Edward John "Ed" Markey
FEC S4MA00028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Karyn E. Polito
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
9 Democratic (9 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Richard E. Neal
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 235,803 67.43% Congressman  Richard E. Neal
FEC H8MA02041; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,759,789; Dsb $1,351,329
  Candidate Independent 57,504 16.44% Frederick "Fritz" Mayock
FEC H4MA01059
  Candidate Scattering 28,137 8.05% Blank Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 27,511 7.87% Thomas T. Simmons
FEC H6MA01096; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,850; Dsb $17,850
  Candidate Scattering 721 0.21% All Others
Total 349,676 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 275,487 75.85% Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
FEC H4MA03022; 28 Nov 16; Tot $932,183; Dsb $851,738
  Candidate Scattering 82,786 22.79% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 4,924 1.36% All Others
Total 363,197 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in a 16 October 2007 Special Election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Democratic Congressman Marty Meehan.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 236,713 65.73% Congressman  Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas
FEC H8MA05143; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,208,278; Dsb $1,110,480
  Candidate Republican 107,519 29.86% RoseAnn "Ann" Wofford
FEC H4MA03097; 28 Nov 16; Tot $41,827; Dsb $41,853
  Candidate Scattering 15,532 4.31% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 360 0.10% All Others
Total 360,124 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 265,823 67.25% Congressman  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
FEC H2MA04073; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,139,359; Dsb $1,638,378
  Candidate Republican 113,055 28.60% David A. "Dave" Rosa
FEC H0MA09027; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,642; Dsb $13,467
  Candidate Scattering 16,091 4.07% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 335 0.08% All Others
Total 395,304 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Katherine M. Clark
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected 10 December 2013 in a special election, re: resignation of Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 285,606 74.10% Congressman  Katherine M. Clark
FEC H4MA05084; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,306,730; Dsb $656,420
  Candidate Scattering 95,648 24.81% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 4,201 1.09% All Others
Total 385,455 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Seth W. Moulton
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 308,923 74.31% Congressman  Seth W. Moulton
FEC H4MA06090; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,587,299; Dsb $1,497,260
  Candidate Scattering 101,694 24.46% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 5,132 1.23% All Others
Total 415,749 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 3 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 253,354 81.82% Congressman  Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
FEC H8MA08071; 28 Nov 16; Tot $753,702; Dsb $682,904
  Candidate Scattering 52,734 17.03% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 3,557 1.15% All Others
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution)     Philip Mitza
Total 309,645 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephen F. Lynch
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected 16 October 2001 in a special election, re: the death of J. Joseph Moakley 28 May 2001.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 271,019 68.44% Congressman  Stephen F. Lynch
FEC H2MA09072; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,207,785; Dsb $514,524
  Candidate Republican 102,744 25.94% William F. "Bill" Burke
FEC H6MA08299; 28 Nov 16; Tot $47,391; Dsb $48,129
  Candidate Scattering 21,744 5.49% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 502 0.13% All Others
Total 396,009 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 211,790 52.47% Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
FEC H0MA10082; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,200,354; Dsb $428,954
  Candidate Republican 127,803 31.66% Mark C. Alliegro
FEC H4MA09052; 28 Nov 16; Tot $278,442; Dsb $259,992
  Candidate Independent 26,233 6.50% Paul J. Harrington
FEC H6MA09180; 31 Dec 16; Tot $63,438; Dsb $55,330
  Candidate Scattering 23,747 5.88% Blank Votes
  Candidate Unenrolled 8,338 2.07% Christopher David "Chris" Cataldo
FEC H6MA09164; 12 Dec 16; Tot $8,608; Dsb $8,608
  Candidate Unenrolled 5,320 1.32% Anna Grace Raduc
FEC H6MA09198
  Candidate Scattering 411 0.10% All Others
Total 403,642 100.00%  

Secretary of the Commonwealth  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of the Commonwealth  William Francis "Bill" Galvin
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General  Maura Healey
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer and Receiver-General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer and Receiver-General  Deborah B. "Deb" Goldberg
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Auditor  Suzanne M. Bump
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 15 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green-Rainbow (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Justice Party
  Kotlikoff for President: 1 candidate
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
  Unenrolled: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 20 candidates
  Write-in: 6 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Election Authority
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Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Democratic
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Republican
  Massachusetts Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Massachusetts
  Constitution Party of Massachusetts
  Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
  Justice Party of Massachusetts
  Libertarian Association of Massachusetts
  Massachusetts Citizens For Life
  Massachusetts Pirate Party
  Socialist Party of Massachusetts
Media & others
  Boston Globe
  Boston Herald
  Cape Cod Times
  Daily Hampshire Gazette - Northampton
  Dorchester Reporter
  Everett Independent
  Gloucester Daily Times
  Lowell Sun
  MassINC - The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth
  MassLive.com - The Republican - Springfield
  Mayor James J. "Jim" Fiorentini, City of Haverhill
  New England Cable News - Newton
  Politics1.com - Massachusetts
  Progressive Massachusetts
  Red Mass Group
  Sentinel & Enterprise - Fitchburg
  South Boston Online
  State House News Service
  The Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield
  The Daily News - Newburyport
  The Daily News Tribune - Needham
  The Eagle-Tribune - Lawrence
  The Haverhill Gazette
  The Herald News - Fall River
  The Landmark - Holden
  The Patriot Ledger - Quincy
  The Salem News
  The Standard Times - South Coast Today - New Bedford
  The Taunton Gazette
  WBZ TV - CBS - Boston
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  Worcester Telegram & Gazette

 


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