The Green Papers: Massachusetts 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 1 September 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 5 May 2020 - Filing Deadline (nomination papers to the Registrars of Voters for certification) - Primary.
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Filing Deadline (certified papers to the Secretary of the Commonwealth) - Primary.
Wednesday 29 July 2020 - Filing Deadline (nomination papers to the Registrars of Voters for certification) - Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Tuesday 25 August 2020 - Filing Deadline (certified papers to the Secretary of the Commonwealth) - Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - 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 3 November 2020 - 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The primary is for the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican Parties.


Election Events and Elections Division from the Secretary of the Commonwealth Elections Division.

2020 State Primary Candidates from the Secretary of the Commonwealth Elections Division.


1 September 2020: Primary results and results from a media source.


2020 State Election Candidates from the Secretary of the Commonwealth Elections Division.

3 November 2020 returns from the Secretary of the Commonwealth Elections Division.

 
           

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 2020
 Candidate list (4, 5 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 2,319,846 65.65% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
(11 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80000722; 14 Oct 20; Tot $952,239,370; Dsb $790,193,383
  Candidate Republican 1,149,588 32.53% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 14 Oct 20; Tot $533,843,893; Dsb $509,522,430
  Candidate Libertarian 45,857 1.30% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,944,057; Dsb $2,771,493
  Candidate Green-Rainbow 18,166 0.51% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 14 Oct 20; Tot $463,084; Dsb $441,537
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Todd Cella
for Vice President: Timothy Bryan "Tim" Cella
  Candidate Write-in; (Twelve Visions)     David O. Descoteaux
for Vice President: Michael J. Adams
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Caudeliah J. Rose
FEC P00015537; 14 Oct 20; Tot $122,676; Dsb $70,278
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Kasey J. Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells
FEC P00007864; 14 Oct 20; Tot $10,625; Dsb $10,578
Total 3,533,457 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
FEC S2MA00170

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Edward John "Ed" Markey
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 2,293,464 66.48% Senator  Edward John "Ed" Markey
FEC S4MA00028; 14 Oct 20; Tot $11,477,451; Dsb $12,299,057
  Candidate Republican 1,156,276 33.52% Kevin J. O'Connor
FEC S0MA00232; 14 Oct 20; Tot $804,294; Dsb $684,102
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Shiva Ayyadurai
FEC S8MA00268; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,794,610; Dsb $1,676,818
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Vermin Supreme
Total 3,449,740 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1 write-in)
  Candidate Write-in     Philip Mitza
Register Republican; was considering running as a Libertarian.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Karyn E. Polito
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
9 Democratic (8 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Richard E. Neal
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 473 100.00% Member of Congress  Richard E. Neal
FEC H8MA02041; 14 Oct 20; Tot $4,682,515; Dsb $5,734,651
Total 473 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  James P. "Jim" McGovern
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 245,747 65.31% Member of Congress  James P. "Jim" McGovern
FEC H4MA03022; 14 Oct 20; Tot $950,940; Dsb $835,273
  Candidate Republican 130,517 34.69% Tracy Lyn Lovvorn
FEC H8MA02116; 14 Oct 20; Tot $24,057; Dsb $15,638
Total 376,264 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Lori Loureiro Trahan
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 469 100.00% Member of Congress  Lori Loureiro Trahan
FEC H8MA03106; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,651,324; Dsb $1,425,450
Total 469 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 26 August 2019: Filed with the FEC to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020.
21 September 2019: "I'm running for US Senate."
1 September 2020: Lost the US Senate Primary.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 244,750 60.88% Newton City Councilor  Jacob D. "Jake" Auchincloss
FEC H0MA04192; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,524,366; Dsb $2,080,396
  Candidate Republican 157,269 39.12% Julie A. Hall
FEC H0MA04259; 14 Oct 20; Tot $120,239; Dsb $92,475
Total 402,019 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Katherine M. Clark
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected 10 December 2013 in a special election, re: resignation of Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 284,583 74.05% Member of Congress  Katherine M. Clark
FEC H4MA05084; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,653,380; Dsb $1,452,593
  Candidate Republican 99,753 25.95% Stoneham Selectwoman  Caroline Colarusso
FEC H0MA05132; 14 Oct 20; Tot $122,486; Dsb $89,681
Total 384,336 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Seth W. Moulton
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
22 April 2019: Running for President in 2020- "I'm running for President to build ...."
22 April 2019: Filed FEC MISCELLANEOUS TEXT (FEC Form 99): "As of April 22, 2019, Seth Moulton is no longer a candidate in the election identified in the FEC Form 2, Statement of Candidacy, that he filed with the Commission on December 10, 2018 [Candidate for MA House CD 6 -Ed]. He is no longer actively seeking nomination or election to such office, and has ceased to conduct campaign activities with respect to the aforementioned election."
26 April 2019: We have reports that the Member of Congress will run for re-election if he does not win the Democratic Presidential nomination.
23 August 2019: "Today, I want to use this opportunity, with all of you here, to announce that I am ending my campaign for president...." He will run for re-election to the U.S. House.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 281,057 65.37% Member of Congress  Seth W. Moulton
FEC H4MA06090; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,243,012; Dsb $1,490,980
  Candidate Republican 148,895 34.63% John Paul Moran
FEC H0MA06148; 14 Oct 20; Tot $262,528; Dsb $232,005
Total 429,952 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ayanna S. Pressley
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 251,183 87.28% Member of Congress  Ayanna S. Pressley
FEC H8MA07032; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,964,156; Dsb $1,560,732
  Candidate Independent 36,611 12.72% Roy A. Owens, Sr.
FEC H0MA07062
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Rayla Campbell
FEC H0MA07054; 14 Oct 20; Tot $59,182; Dsb $30,554
Total 287,794 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Stephen F. Lynch
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 301,804 81.12% Member of Congress  Stephen F. Lynch
FEC H2MA09072; 14 Oct 20; Tot $793,654; Dsb $1,003,660
  Candidate Healthcare Environment Stability 70,254 18.88% Jonathan D. "Jon" Lott
FEC H0MA08052
Total 372,058 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  William Richard "Bill" Keating
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 259,144 61.90% Member of Congress  William Richard "Bill" Keating
FEC H0MA10082; 14 Oct 20; Tot $642,685; Dsb $537,071
  Candidate Republican 149,933 35.81% Helen Brady
FEC H0MA09076; 14 Oct 20; Tot $18,003; Dsb $6,060
  Candidate Coach Team America 9,589 2.29% Michael "Mike" Manley
FEC H0MA09084
Total 418,666 100.00%  

Secretary of the Commonwealth  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of the Commonwealth  William Francis "Bill" Galvin
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Maura Healey
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer and Receiver-General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer and Receiver-General  Deborah B. "Deb" Goldberg
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
16 September 2019: Filed with the FEC to run for U.S. House Seat 4.
2 October 2019: Will not run for the U.S.House.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Auditor  Suzanne M. Bump
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 15 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green-Rainbow (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Coach Team America: 1 candidate
  Healthcare Environment Stability: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Twelve Visions: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 9 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.

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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Election Authority
  Massachusetts Elections Division
  Office of Campaign and Political Finance
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The General Court of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Democratic
  Massachusetts Democratic Party
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
  Blue Mass Group
  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
  MetroWest Daily News
  Milford Daily News
  New Boston Post
  New England Cable News - Newton
  Politics1.com - Massachusetts
  Progressive Massachusetts
  Sentinel & Enterprise - Fitchburg
  South Boston Online
  State House News Service
  The Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield
  The Boston Broadside
  The Daily News - Newburyport
  The Eagle-Tribune - Lawrence
  The Enterprise (Brockton)
  The Haverhill Gazette
  The Herald News - Fall River
  The Landmark - Holden
  The Patriot Ledger - Quincy
  The Salem News
  The Taunton Gazette
  WBZ TV - CBS - Boston
  WHDH TV - NBC - Boston
  Wicked Local
  Worcester Telegram & Gazette

 


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