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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

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All 9 Massachusetts seats in the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 10 0
Seats before 10 0
Seats won 9 0
Seat change Decrease 1 Steady
Popular vote 1,544,103 693,624
Percentage 66.04% 29.67%
Swing Increase8.56% Decrease9.18%

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the nine U.S. Representatives from the state of Massachusetts, a loss of one seat following the 2010 Census,[1] for service in the 113th Congress from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election. The candidate elected in each of the state's congressional districts was a member the Democratic Party.[2]

Primary elections were held on September 6, 2012.[3] This primary was on a Thursday, which is rare in Massachusetts, and it was moved from Tuesday, September 18, 2012 because of a conflicting religious holiday.[4]

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Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012[5]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 1,544,103 66.04% 9 -1
Republican 693,624 29.67% 0
Libertarian 16,668 0.71% 0
Independents 83,580 3.57% 0
Totals 2,337,975 100.00% 9 -1

District 1

Democrat Richard Neal, who has represented the 2nd district since 1989, was redistricted into the 1st district.[6] He ran for re-election.[7]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Neal (incumbent) 40,295 65.5
Democratic Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. 15,159 24.6
Democratic Bill Shein 6,059 9.8
Democratic Write-ins 33 0.1
Total votes 61,546 100.0

General election

Results

Massachusetts's 1st congressional district, 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Neal (incumbent) 261,936 98.4
n/a Write-ins 4,197 1.6
Total votes 266,133 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2

Since 1991, Democrat John Olver, has represented the 1st district, most of which remains in the proposed new 1st district.[1] He was to have been redistricted to the 2nd district, except that he announced his retirement two weeks before the new districts were proposed.[13]

Democrat Jim McGovern, who was redistricted from the 3rd district,[6] ran for re-election.[14]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James McGovern (incumbent) 24,375 91.3
Democratic William Feegbeh 2,265 8.5
Democratic Write-ins 44 0.2
Total votes 26,684 100.0

General election

Results

Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district, 2012 [11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim McGovern (incumbent) 259,257 98.5
n/a Write-ins 4,078 1.5
Total votes 263,335 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3

Democrat Niki Tsongas, who was redistricted from the 5th district,[6] ran for re-election.[15] She was unopposed in the primary.

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nicola Tsongas (incumbent) 24,105 99.2
Democratic Write-ins 196 0.8
Total votes 24,301 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Jon Golnik, business consultant and 2010 Republican nominee for Massachusetts' 5th congressional district[16]
  • Tom Weaver, businessman and 2010 Republican candidate for Massachusetts' 5th congressional district[17]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jonathan Golnik 12,928 66.3
Republican Thomas Weaver 6,527 33.5
Republican Write-ins 38 0.2
Total votes 19,493 100.0

General election

Results

Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district, 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Niki Tsongas (incumbent) 212,119 65.9
Republican Jon Golnik 109,372 34.0
n/a Write-ins 262 0.1
Total votes 321,753 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4

Democrat Barney Frank, who has represented the 4th district since 1981, retired rather than run for re-election.[18]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph P. Kennedy, III 36,557 90.0
Democratic Rachel Brown 2,635 6.5
Democratic Herb Robinson 6,059 3.4
Democratic Write-ins 73 0.1
Total votes 45,324 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sean Bielat 14,834 73.2
Republican Elizabeth Childs 2,735 13.5
Republican David L. Steinhof 2,669 13.2
Republican Write-ins 25 0.1
Total votes 20,263 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Joseph
Kennedy III (D)
Sean
Bielat (R)
Other Undecided
UMass Lowell/Boston Herald February 2–8, 2012 408 ± 6.4% 60% 28% 4% 7%

Results

Massachusetts's 4th congressional district, 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph Kennedy III 221,303 61.1
Republican Sean Bielat 129,936 35.9
Independent David Rosa 10,741 3.0
n/a Write-ins 265 0.1
Total votes 362,245 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5

Democrat Ed Markey was redistricted from the 7th district,[6] having represented it since 1976.

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Markey (incumbent) 38,196 99.2
Democratic Write-ins 316 0.8
Total votes 38,512 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Frank John Addivinola, Jr., attorney
  • Jeff Semon, financial consultant[25]
  • Tom Tierney, consulting actuary[26]
Withdrew
  • Gerry Dembrowski, physician 2010 Republican nominee for Massachusetts' 7th congressional district[27]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Tierney 4,789 41.2
Republican Frank John Addivinola, Jr. 3,531 30.3
Republican Jeffrey Semon 3,250 27.9
Republican Write-ins 65 0.6
Total votes 11,635 100.0

General election

Results

Massachusetts's 5th congressional district, 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Markey (incumbent) 257,490 75.5
Republican Tom Tierney 82,944 24.3
n/a Write-ins 675 0.2
Total votes 341,109 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6

Democrat John Tierney has represented the 6th district since 1997. Daniel Fishman, a Libertarian candidate, who has never run for office before also ran.[28] Veteran and military commentator Seth Moulton considered running in the general election as an Independent, but decided against it in July 2012, citing the short time frame left for him to mount a serious campaign.[29]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Tierney (incumbent) 28,395 98.2
Democratic Write-ins 517 1.8
Total votes 28,912 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates
Withdrew
  • Bill Hudak, Tea Party-endorsed lawyer and 2010 Republican candidate for Massachusetts' 6th congressional district[30] but withdrew on January 23, 2012 to pursue "a business opportunity".[31]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard R. Tisei 18,331 99.0
Republican Write-ins 186 1.0
Total votes 19,493 100.0

General election

Results

Massachusetts's 6th congressional district, 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Tierney (incumbent) 180,942 48.3
Republican Richard Tisei 176,612 47.1
Libertarian Daniel Fishman 16,739 4.5
n/a Write-ins 514 0.1
Total votes 374,807 100.0
Democratic hold

District 7

In the redistricting Act,[1] this district became a majority-minority district, increasing its reach over several minority precincts near Boston.[6] Democrat Mike Capuano, who was redistricted from the 8th district,[6] having represented it since 1999, ran for re-election.[32] Karla Romero, the founding President and CEO of the non-profit Mass Appeal International and a former Miss USA contestant ran as an Independent.[33]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Capuano (incumbent) 32,445 98.6
Democratic Write-ins 446 1.4
Total votes 32,891 100.0

General election

Results

Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Capuano (incumbent) 210,794 83.4
Independent Karla Romero 41,199 16.3
n/a Write-ins 843 0.2
Total votes 252,836 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8

Democrat Stephen Lynch, who was redistricted from the old 9th district,[6] will run in the 8th district.[34]

Democrat William R. Keating, who was redistricted from the old 10th district,[6] announced that he would move to Cape Cod (where he already has a summer home), and run there, putting him in the new 9th district (most of which includes his incumbent district[1]) instead of competing against Lynch.[28]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen Lynch (incumbent) 29,352 98.8
Democratic Write-ins 369 1.2
Total votes 29,721 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Joe Selvaggi, US Navy veteran of the first Gulf War and small business owner
  • Matias Temperley, Iraq War veteran and student[35]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Selvaggi 5,968 59.1
Republican Matias Temperley 4,081 40.4
Republican Write-ins 47 0.5
Total votes 10,096 100.0

General election

Results

Massachusetts's 8th congressional district, 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen Lynch (incumbent) 263,999 76.1
Republican Joe Selvaggi 82,242 23.7
n/a Write-ins 570 0.2
Total votes 346,811 100.0
Democratic hold

District 9

There was no incumbent currently residing in this district, but incumbent Democrat William R. Keating, who has represented most of the district for the last two years when it was the 10th district, has a summer home there.[6] As discussed above, he moved to the 9th District.[28] Bristol County

Democratic primary

Candidates
Declined

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Richard Keating (incumbent) 31,366 59.1
Democratic Samuel Sutter 21,675 40.8
Democratic Write-ins 47 0.1
Total votes 53,088 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Adam Chaprales, former Sandwich Selectman[41]
  • Christopher Sheldon, businessman[42]
Declined

General election

Results

Massachusetts's 9th congressional district, 2012[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William R. Keating (incumbent) 212,754 58.7
Republican Christopher Sheldon 116,531 32.2
Independent Daniel Botelho 32,655 9.0
n/a Write-ins 465 0.1
Total votes 359,060 100.0
Democratic hold

See also

References

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Preceded by
2010 elections
United States House elections in Massachusetts
2012
Succeeded by
2014 elections
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