The Green Papers: Massachusetts 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 4 September 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Filing Deadline (nomination papers to the Registrars of Voters for certification) - Primary.
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Filing Deadline (certified papers to the Secretary of the Commonwealth) - Primary.
Tuesday 31 July 2018 - Filing Deadline (nomination papers to the Registrars of Voters for certification) - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Filing Deadline (certified papers to the Secretary of the Commonwealth) - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 September 2018 - 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 6 November 2018 - 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


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

State Election Schedule 2018-2026 and 2018 Massachusetts State Primary and State Election Schedule, and 2018 State Primary Candidates from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

To avoid a conflict with Rosh Hashanah, the Primary is Tuesday 4 September 2018.


4 September 2018 Primary
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.
Results from WBZ TV


6 November 2018:
2018 State Election Candidates from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Certified returns from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Certified returns from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Results from the The Washington Post.
Results from the WBUR.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,633,371 59.34% Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
FEC S2MA00170; 26 Nov 18; Tot $25,670,797; Dsb $18,013,128
  Candidate Republican 979,210 35.57% Geoff Diehl
FEC S8MA00276; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,010,066; Dsb $2,968,192
  Candidate Independent 91,710 3.33% Shiva Ayyadurai
FEC S8MA00268; 26 Nov 18; Tot $5,008,571; Dsb $4,992,417
  Candidate Scattering 45,575 1.66% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 2,799 0.10% All Others
Total 2,752,665 100.00%  

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
 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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,781,341 64.71% Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Karyn E. Polito
  Candidate Democratic 885,770 32.18% former Secretary of Finance Jay M. Gonzalez
for Lieutenant Governor: Quentin Palfrey
  Candidate Scattering 78,050 2.84% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 7,504 0.27% All Others
Total 2,752,665 100.00%  

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

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

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
9 Democratic (7 Renominated, 1 Open, 1 Lost / No longer running)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Richard E. Neal
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 211,790 77.00% Congressman  Richard E. Neal
FEC H8MA02041; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,502,234; Dsb $3,132,621
  Candidate Scattering 58,166 21.15% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 5,110 1.86% All Others
Total 275,066 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 191,332 65.26% Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
FEC H4MA03022; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,161,851; Dsb $1,254,217
  Candidate Republican 93,391 31.86% Tracy Lyn Lovvorn
FEC H8MA02116; 26 Nov 18; Tot $38,826; Dsb $36,318
  Candidate Scattering 8,270 2.82% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 170 0.06% All Others
Total 293,163 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas
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 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 9 August 2017: Not running for re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 173,175 60.43% Lori Loureiro Trahan
4 September 2018: Received 18,527 primary votes or 21.64%. Too close to call.
17 September 2018: Won the hand recount.

FEC H8MA03106; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,597,244; Dsb $2,423,851
  Candidate Republican 93,445 32.61% Rick Green
FEC H8MA03114; 26 Nov 18; Tot $985,752; Dsb $974,212
  Candidate Independent 12,572 4.39% Michael P. "Mike" Mullen
FEC H8MA03221; 26 Nov 18; Tot $19,977; Dsb $19,801
  Candidate Scattering 7,256 2.53% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 135 0.05% All Others
Total 286,583 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 245,289 76.15% Congressman  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
FEC H2MA04073; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,449,389; Dsb $2,874,179
  Candidate Scattering 71,111 22.08% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 5,727 1.78% All Others
Total 322,127 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Katherine M. Clark
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected 10 December 2013 in a special election, re: resignation of Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 236,243 72.95% Congressman  Katherine M. Clark
FEC H4MA05084; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,482,121; Dsb $1,325,009
  Candidate Republican 74,856 23.12% John Hugo
FEC H8MA05234
  Candidate Scattering 12,512 3.86% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 225 0.07% All Others
Total 323,836 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Seth W. Moulton
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 217,703 63.33% Congressman  Seth W. Moulton
FEC H4MA06090; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,387,036; Dsb $2,556,743
  Candidate Republican 104,798 30.49% Joseph S. "Joe" Schneider
FEC H8MA06133; 26 Nov 18; Tot $260,021; Dsb $251,283
  Candidate Independent 11,309 3.29% Mary Jean Charbonneau
FEC H8MA06141; 15 Nov 18; Tot $383; Dsb $255
  Candidate Scattering 9,790 2.85% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 165 0.05% All Others
Total 343,765 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Democratic Congressman  Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) and Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 216,557 86.84% Boston City Council Member  Ayanna S. Pressley
FEC H8MA07032; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,449,578; Dsb $1,314,591
  Candidate Scattering 28,966 11.62% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 3,852 1.54% All Others
Total 249,375 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephen F. Lynch
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 259,159 79.16% Congressman  Stephen F. Lynch
FEC H2MA09072; 26 Nov 18; Tot $851,518; Dsb $495,225
  Candidate Scattering 64,073 19.57% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 4,148 1.27% All Others
Total 327,380 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 192,347 58.05% Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
FEC H0MA10082; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,215,066; Dsb $545,112
  Candidate Republican 131,463 39.67% Peter D. Tedeschi
FEC H8MA09046; 26 Nov 18; Tot $852,679; Dsb $839,119
  Candidate Scattering 7,442 2.25% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 118 0.04% All Others
Total 331,370 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of the Commonwealth  William Francis "Bill" Galvin
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,877,065 68.19% Secretary of the Commonwealth  William Francis "Bill" Galvin
  Candidate Republican 671,300 24.39% Anthony M. Amore
  Candidate Scattering 102,141 3.71% Blanks
  Candidate Green-Rainbow 100,428 3.65% Juan G. Sanchez, Jr.
  Candidate Scattering 1,731 0.06% All Others
Total 2,752,665 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Maura Healey
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,874,209 68.09% Attorney General  Maura Healey
  Candidate Republican 804,832 29.24% James R. "Jay" McMahon, III
  Candidate Scattering 71,766 2.61% Blanks
  Candidate Scattering 1,858 0.07% All Others
Total 2,752,665 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer and Receiver-General  Deborah B. "Deb" Goldberg
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,761,282 63.98% Treasurer and Receiver-General  Deborah B. "Deb" Goldberg
  Candidate Republican 749,596 27.23% state Representative  Keiko M. Orrall
  Candidate Scattering 148,107 5.38% Blanks
  Candidate Green-Rainbow 92,090 3.35% Jamie M. Guerin
  Candidate Scattering 1,590 0.06% All Others
Total 2,752,665 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor  Suzanne M. Bump
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,606,518 58.36% Auditor  Suzanne M. Bump
  Candidate Republican 801,583 29.12% Helen Brady
  Candidate Scattering 166,381 6.04% Blanks
  Candidate Libertarian 108,953 3.96% Daniel "Dan" Fishman
  Candidate Green-Rainbow 67,355 2.45% Edward J. "Jed" Stamas
  Candidate Scattering 1,875 0.07% All Others
Total 2,752,665 100.00%  
 

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, 16 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 11 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): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 30 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
  Red Mass Group
  Sentinel & Enterprise - Fitchburg
  South Boston Online
  State House News Service
  The Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield
  The Boston Broadside
  The Daily News - Newburyport
  The Daily News Tribune - Needham
  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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