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Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth - Elections Division
2002 Massachusetts Congressional and Statewide Results
Democratic Party Convention: 6/1/02, Filing Deadline: 6/4/02, Filing Deadline for minor parties and Independents: 8/27/02, Primary: 9/17/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 51% in '98, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
Argeo Paul Cellucci (R) appointed Ambassador, Acting Gov. Jane Maria Swift (R) retiring
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Stu Rothenberg: Tossup, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: No Clear Favorite, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat,
St. Treas. Shannon P. O'Brien (D) 44.9%, 1994 Senate nominee / businessman Williard Mitt Romney (R) 49.8%, 2000 Senate nominee / 1998 St. Auditor nominee Carla A. Howell (L) 1.05%,
internist Jill E. Stein (G) 3.5%,
attorney Barbara Johnson (I) 0.7%,
write in votes 0.05%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Jane Maria Swift (R) became Acting Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
venture capitalist / '98 congressional candidate Christopher F. Gabrieli (D) 44.9%, state party chair Kerry M. Healey (R) 49.8%, mechanical designer Richard P. Aucoin (L) 1.1%,
Anthony F. "Tony" Lorenzen (G) 3.5%,
construction contractor Joe Schebel (I) 0.7%,
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Thomas F. Reilly (D) 99.2%, No Republican write in votes 0.8%,
Secretary of Commonwealth,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
William F. Galvin (D) 74.0%, 2000 Senate nominee / ex-Eastern Airline executive Jack E. Robinson, III (R) 25.9%, write in votes 0.09%,
Treasurer, Shannon P. O'Brien (D) ran for Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Co. Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill (D) 50.7%, registrar of motor vehicles Daniel A. Grabauskas (R) 41.3%, software engineer Jamie O'Keefe (G) 8.0%,
write in votes 0.04%,
Auditor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
A. Joseph DeNucci (D) 77.9%, No Republican internet technology manager Kamal Jain (L) 7.2%,
consultant John Xenakis (I) 14.8%,
write in votes 0.11%,
Senator, 52.2% in 96, 2nd term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Safe Democrat, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Hotline Scoop's 11th Least Vulnerable Seat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democrat,
John F. Kerry (D) 80.0%, No Republican speechwriter / '98 Nevada Senate nominee Michael E. Cloud (L) 18.4%,
peace activist Randall C. Forsberg (WI) 1.2%, other write in votes 0.3%,
1st Congressional District, 68.2% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
John W. Olver (D) 67.6%, businessman Matthew W. "Matt" Kinnaman (R) 32.4%, all write in votes 0.06%, prof. / '96 VP nominee Eric T. Chester (S/WI),
2nd Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Richard E. Neal (D) 99.1%, No Republican write in votes 0.9%,
3rd Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
James Patrick McGovern (D) 98.8%, No Republican write in votes 1.2%,
4th Congressional District, 75.0% in '00, 11th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Barney Frank (D) 99.0%, No Republican write in votes 1.0%,
5th Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 5th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Martin T. Meehan (D) 60.1%, businessman Charles J. "Chuck" McCarthy, Jr. (R) 34.0%, industry analyst Ilana Freedman (L) 5.7%,
write in votes 0.1%,
6th Congressional District, 71.1% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
John F. Tierney (D) 68.3%, PI Mark C. Smith (R) 31.6%, write in votes 0.1%,
7th Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 13th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Edward J. Markey (D) 98.2%, No Republican peace activist Daniel Melnechuk (G/WI) 0.5%, other write in votes 1.3%,
8th Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Michael E. Capuano (D) 99.6%, No Republican write in votes 0.4%,
9th Congressional District, 65.2% in '01 special election, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Stephen F. Lynch (D) 99.5%, No Republican write in votes 0.5%,
10th Congressional District, 74.5% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
William D. Delahunt (D) 69.2%, software consultant Luis "Lou" Gonzaga (R) 30.7%, write in votes 0.05%,

1. Link to Predictions:
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The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Hotline Scoop,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,

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:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green-Rainbow Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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