Massachusetts Resources

Population: 6,794,422 (2015)

Filing deadline: May 8, 2018.

Primary: Sep. 18, 2018.

Massachusetts (D+10) is one of the most liberal states. It has not elected a Republican to the House since 1994 and the State Legislature has a massive Democratic majority. The state still elected three GOP Governors in a row before the last Democrat and has again elected one. In 2010, Massachusetts was 79% White, 6% Black, 8% Hispanic and 5% Asian.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 11. Mas­sachu­setts is a safe state for the Dems in Presidential elections.

Senators: 2 Demo­crats.

Elizabeth Warren

Senator class 1: Eliza­beth Warren (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Banking, Health & Education.

Democratic nominee: Eliza­beth Warren
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 19, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Harvard professor Eliza­beth Warren (b.1949) was a well known consumer advocate when she was first elected in 2012, beating an incumbent Republican with 54%.

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Ed Markey

Senator class 2: Ed Markey (D)
Committees: Commerce, Foreign Relations, Environment, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Ed Markey
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
Lawyer Ed Markey (b.1946) served in the House from 1977 until winning a special election for this Senate seat in 2013. He won 62% in 2014.

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Representatives: 9 Representatives, all Democrats.

Richard Neal

District 1
Representative: Richard Neal (D)
Committees: Ways and Means (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Richard Neal
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 24, 2016:
The district (D+13) covers western and south central parts of the state, including Springfield. It is 80% White and 12% Hispanic. Teacher and Springfield Mayor Richard Neal (b.1949) was first elected in 1988 and had no opponents in 2016.

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Jim McGovern

District 2
Representative: Jim McGovern (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Rules.

Democratic nominee: Jim McGovern
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+8) covers central areas, from the southern state border to the northern, including Worchester. It is 83% White. Political scientist Jim McGovern (b.1959) held several jobs for various Democratic politicians before he was first elected by defeating one of the last two GOP Congressmen in 1996. He had no opponents in 2016.

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Niki Tsongas

District 3
Representative: Niki Tsongas (D)
Committees: Armed Sevices, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Aug 13, 2017:
The district (D+6) covers northern and northwestern areas. It is 75% White and 14% Hispanic. Lawyer Niki Tsongas (b.1946) was first elected in a special election in 2007 and won 69% in 2016. She is not running for reelection.

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Joe Kennedy

District 4
Representative: Joe Kennedy (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Joe Ken­nedy
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+7) covers southern areas west of Boston and is 88% White. Lawyer Joe Kennedy (b.1980) is the son of the former Congressman by the same name and a grandson of US Senator and AG Robert Kennedy. He was first elected in 2012 and won 70% in 2016.

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Katherine Clark

District 5
Representative: Katherine Clark (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Katherine Clark
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+14) covers areas north and west of Boston and is 77% White and 9% Asian. Lawyer and State Senator Katherine Clark first won the seat in a special election in late 2013. She had no opponents in 2016.

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Seth Moulton

District 6
Representative: Seth Moulton (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Budget.

Democratic nominee: Seth Moulton
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+4) covers the northeastern corner of the state and is 87% White. Veteran and businessman Seth Moulton defeated the incumbent Democrat in the 2014 primary and was unopposed in 2016.

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Mike Capuano

District 7
Representative: Mike Capuano (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Mike Capuano
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+31) covers parts of Boston and Cambridge, and southern suburbs. It is 49% White, 21% Black, 17% Hispanic and 10% Asian. Lawyer Mike Capuano (b.1952) was first elected in 1998 and had no opponents in 2016.

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Stephen Lynch

District 8
Representative: Stephen Lynch (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: Stephen Lynch
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+6) covers parts of Boston, and areas to the south. It is 79% White. Lawyer and State Senator Stephen Lynch (b.1955) was first elected in a special election in 2001 and won 72% in 2016.

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Bill Keating

District 9
Representative: Bill Keating (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security.

Democratic nominee: Bill Keating
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+5) covers the southeastern corner of the state and is 90% White. Lawyer Bill Keating (b.1952) was first elected in 2010 and won 56% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The first Thursday of January.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in Massachusetts.

Charlie Baker

Governor: Charlie Baker (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Charlie Baker

Rating, Sep 16, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, May 24, 2016:
The state is very liberal, but has often elected moderate Republicans for Governor. 2010-nominee and businessman Charlie Baker (b.1956) won on the second attempt, with 48% in 2014. He could be in trouble in 2018, and is only a slight favorite for re-election.

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Karyn Polito

Lieutenant Governor: Karyn Polito (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Karyn Polito

Rating, Sep 16, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, May 24, 2016:
The LG is nominated separately, but elected on the same ticket as the gubernatorial nominee. Businesswoman and State Representative Karyn Polito (b.1966) ran with Baker in 2014.

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Bill Galvin

Secretary of State: Bill Galvin (D)

Democratic nominee: Bill Galvin
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and State Representative Bill Galvin (b.1950) was first elected in 1994 and won 68% in 2014.

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Deb Goldberg

Treasurer: Deb Goldberg (D)

Democratic nominee: Deb Goldberg
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer Deb Goldberg (b.1954) was first elected with 55% in 2014.

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Suzanne Bump

Auditor: Suzanne Bump (D)

Democratic nominee: Suzanne Bump
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and State Representative Suzanne Bump (b.1956) was first elected in 2010 and won 58% in 2014.

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Maura Healey

Attorney General­: Maura Healey (D)

Democratic nominee: Maura Healey
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer Maura Healey (b.1971) was elected with 62% in 2014.

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State Senate: 40 (34D / 6R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 160 (125D / 35R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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