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2010 Massachusetts Congressional and Statewide Races
Alternative Party Filing Deadline: 2/1/10, Primary Filing Deadline: 6/1/10, Independent Filing Deadline: 7/27/10, Primary: 9/14/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 5, 2010
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Governor, 55.6% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Leans Democrat, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic,
Deval L. Patrick (D) 48%, Harvard Pilgrim CEO Charles D. Baker (R) 42%, St. Treas. Timothy P. Cahill (I) 8%,
'02 nominee / '06 Sec. of St. nominee Dr. Jill Stein (G) 1%,
Kevin Dwire (SW/WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 55.6% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Rating: Democratic,
Timothy P. "Tim" Murray (D) 48%, St. Sen. Richard R. Tisei (R) 42%, ex-St. Rep. Paul Loscocco (I) withdrew but still got 8%,
Rick Purcell (G) 1%,
Attorney General, 73.0% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Martha Coakley (D) 63%, James McKenna (R) 37%,
Secretary of Commonwealth, 82.3% in '06, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
William F. Galvin (D) 65%, attorney William C. Campbell (R) 33%, Jim Henderson (I) 3%,
Treasurer, 83.6% in '06, 2nd term, Timothy P. Cahill (I) running for Governor, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
'02 gubernatorial candidate Steven Grossman (D) 55%, St. Rep. Karyn E. Polito (R) 45%,
Auditor, 80.9% in '06, next election in 2010, A. Joseph DeNucci (D) not seeking re-election, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-St. Rep. gubernatorial aide Suzanne M. Bump (D) 48%, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority board member Mary Z. Connaughton (R) 46%, Nat Fortune (G) 5%,
Senator, 51.9% in '10 special election, 1st term, next election in 2012, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Lean Democratic, Cook Political Report: ???, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican,
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (D)?, Mayor Will Flanagan (D)?, '09 candidate/City Year co-founder Alan Khazei (D)?, U.S. Rep. Steve Lynch (D)?, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D)?, consumer-rights advocate Elizabeth Warren (D)?, Mayor Setti Warren (D)?, Scott P. Brown (R),
Senator, 65.8% in '08, 4th term, next election in 2014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
John F. Kerry (D),
1st Congressional District, 73.2% in '08, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
John W. Olver (D) 60%, William L. Gunn, Jr. (R) 35%, prof. emeritus Michael Engle (I) 5%,
2nd Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 11th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Richard E. Neal (D) 57%, businessman Thomas A. "Tom" Wesley (R) 43%,
3rd Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
James P. McGovern (D) 56%, Martin A. "Marty" Lamb (R) 39%, mental health admin. Patrick Barron (I) 4%,
4th Congressional District, 68.0% in '08, 15th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat,
Barney Frank (D) 54%, Sean DM Bielat (R) 43%, Susan Allen (I) 1%
Donald Jordan (I) 1%
5th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Worth Watching,
Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas (D) 55%, businessman Jonathan A. Golnik (R) 42%, engineer Dale E. Brown (I) 2%,
Robert "Bob" Clark (I) 1%,
6th Congressional District, 70.5% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Worth Watching,
John F. Tierney (D) 57%, attorney Bill Hudak (R) 43%,
7th Congressional District, 75.7% in '08, 17th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Edward J. "Ed" Markey (D) 66%, Dr. Gerry Dembrowski (R) 34%,
8th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Michael E. Capuano (D), No Republican George Burton (C),
Laura Garza (SW/WI),
9th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Stephen F. Lynch (D) 68%, businessman Vernon M. Harrison (R) 26%, '06 Democratic candidate Philip Dunkelbarger (I) 6%,
10th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, William D. Delahunt (D) retiring after 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Democratic,
DA William R. "Bill" Keating (D) 47%, ex-police office / St. Rep. Jeffrey D. Perry (R) 42%, ex-Dem St. Rep. Maryanne Lewis (I) 6%,
ex-Quincy Mayor James Sheets (I) 4%,
Joe van Nes 1%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Massachusetts Political Parties:
(A1) = America First Party
(AI) = American Independent Party
(Pagan) = American Pagan Party
(AR) = American Reform Party
(Com) = Communist Party
(Cns) = Conservative Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green-Rainbow Party
(I) = independent candidates
(IA) = Independent American Party
(Labor) = Labor Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NE) = New England Party
(Pr) = Progressive Party
(Pro) = Prohibition Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(TS) = Timesizing.com Party
(Whig) = Whig Party
(WF) = Working Families Party
(WW) = Workers World Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Massachusetts Media Links:
Athol Daily News
Bay Windows
Berkshire Eagle
Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Boston Phoenix
Boston U. Daily Free Press
Canton Citizen
Cape Cod Times
Dorchester Reporter
Everett Independent
Fall River Herald News
Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise
Gloucester Daily Times
Haverhill Gazette
Holden Landmark
Jewish Advocate
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune
Lowell Sun
Massachusetts 2002
Massachusetts News
MassLive.com
Mass Resource
MPG Newspapers
New Bedford Standard-Times
Newburyport Daily News
New England Cable News
North Adams Transcript
Northampton Daily Hampshire Gazette
Plymouth South of Boston
Salem Evening News
State House News Service
South Boston Online
Taunton Gazette
TownOnline.com
Waltham Daily News Tribune
Worcester Magazine
Worcester Telegram & Gazette


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