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District 8: Previous Election Results

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike CapuanoDemocratic32,198100.0%

2010 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike CapuanoDemocratic134,974100.0%

2008 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike CapuanoDemocratic35,189100.0%

2008 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike CapuanoDemocratic185,530100.0%

2006 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Michael CapuanoDemocratic56,482100.0%

2006 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike CapuanoDemocratic125,51591.0%
Laura GarzaSocialist Wrkr12,4499.0%

2004 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike CapuanoDemocratic165,852100.0%

2002 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Michael CapuanoDemocratic111,861100.0%

2000 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Michael CapuanoDemocratic144,031100.0%

1998 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
George BachrachDemocratic12,15714.3%
Michael CapuanoDemocratic19,44622.9%
Marjorie ClapproodDemocratic10,44612.3%
Raymond FlynnDemocratic14,83917.5%
Christopher GabrieliDemocratic5,7406.8%
Thomas Keane Jr.Democratic2,1502.5%
John O'ConnorDemocratic11,09213.1%
Alex RodriguezDemocratic1,8022.1%
Susan TracyDemocratic2,8583.4%
Charles YanceyDemocratic4,4375.2%

1998 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Michael CapuanoDemocratic99,60381.8%
Anthony SchinellaIndependent3,1292.6%
Philip Hyde IIIRepublican14,12511.6%
Andrea MorellSocialist Wrkr4,8544.0%

1996 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joseph Kennedy IIDemocratic147,24684.4%
R. Philip HydeRepublican27,31515.6%

District 8: Demographics

Population634,835
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up9.4%

Ethnicity

Percentage White54.8%
Percentage Black23.2%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.4%
Percentage Asian8.2%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race4.9%
Percentage Other Race8.4%
Percentage Hispanic15.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic White48.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black21.9%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English31.0%

Income

Median Household Income$39,300
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200919.9%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity20.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas50.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil23.9%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up50.1%
Percentage with a College Degree39.8%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers46.9%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers23.7%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers8.3%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples26.9%
Percentage Married Couples with Children11.4%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work27.9%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.9%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.6%

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Historical Election Results

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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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