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District 5: Previous Election Results

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Niki TsongasDemocratic29,773100.0%

2010 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Dale BrownAll Others4,3872.0%
Niki TsongasDemocratic122,85854.9%
Jon GolnikRepublican94,64642.3%

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jon GolnikRepublican11,38438.6%
Sam MeasRepublican7,60125.8%
Bob ShapiroRepublican4,35114.8%
Tom WeaverRepublican6,14320.8%

2008 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Niki TsongasDemocratic40,248100.0%

2008 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Niki TsongasDemocratic225,947100.0%

2007 House Special Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Eileen DonoghueDemocratic17,38531.3%
James EldridgeDemocratic8,04214.5%
Barry FinegoldDemocratic6,99912.6%
James MiceliDemocratic3,2975.9%
Nicola TsongasDemocratic19,82135.7%

2007 House Special General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Nicola TsongasDemocratic54,35951.4%
Patrick MurphyIndependent2,1752.1%
Jim OgonowskiRepublican47,78245.1%

2007 House Special Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim OgonowskiRepublican12,02289.1%
Thomas TierneyRepublican1,47110.9%

2006 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Martin MeehanDemocratic62,052100.0%

2006 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Marty MeehanDemocratic159,120100.0%

2004 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Marty MeehanDemocratic179,65267.1%
Thomas TierneyRepublican88,23232.9%

2004 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ilana FreedmanRepublican2,91838.2%
Thomas TierneyRepublican4,71161.8%

2002 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Martin MeehanDemocratic122,56260.2%
Ilana FreedmanLibertarian11,7295.8%
Charles McCarthyRepublican69,33734.1%

2002 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Charles McCarthyRepublican13,06856.5%
Thomas TierneyRepublican10,04643.5%

2000 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Martin MeehanDemocratic16,39473.4%
Joseph OsbaldestonDemocratic1,6877.6%
Thomas TierneyDemocratic4,25319.0%

2000 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Martin MeehanDemocratic199,601100.0%

1998 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Martin MeehanDemocratic127,41870.7%
David ColemanRepublican52,72529.3%

1996 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Martin MeehanDemocratic23,40584.9%
Patrick RaymondDemocratic4,15615.1%

1996 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Martin MeehanDemocratic183,457100.0%

District 5: Demographics

Population635,326
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up11.0%

Ethnicity

Percentage White83.5%
Percentage Black2.3%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.2%
Percentage Asian5.3%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race2.3%
Percentage Other Race6.4%
Percentage Hispanic11.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic White79.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black1.7%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English17.8%

Income

Median Household Income$56,217
Percentage Income in Poverty in 20098.9%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity8.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas60.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil28.2%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up48.5%
Percentage with a College Degree33.6%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers42.5%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers24.4%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers13.4%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples55.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children28.0%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work39.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.4%

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Sunday, September 30
Massachusetts
Boston Globe
Warren 43
Brown 38
Warren + 5
Thursday, September 20
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts/Boston Herald
Brown 49
Warren 45
Brown + 4
Monday, September 17
Massachusetts
Public Policy Polling
Warren 48
Brown 46
Warren + 2
Wednesday, June 27
Massachusetts
PPP (D)
Obama 55
Romney 39
Obama + 16
Tuesday, June 26
Massachusetts
PPP (D)
Brown 46
Warren 46
Tie

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