Campaign 2012
State Facts
Capitol:Boston
Nickname:Bay State; Old Colony
Bird:Black-Capped Chickadee
Motto:By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
Electoral Votes:12
Democrat Delegates:120
Republican Delegates:44
Secretary of State
Name:William Francis Galvin
Address:One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108
Phone:(617) 727-7030
Fax:Fax: (617) 742-4528
Email:cis@sec.state.ma.us
Website:http://www.state.ma.us/sec/ele/eleidx.htm
Election Vitals
Governor:Deval Patrick (D) re-election 2014
Senator:John Kerry (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Scott Brown (R) re-election 2012
Election Schedule
Presidential Primary:March 06, 2012
State Primary:August 06, 2012
Past Presidential Elections

2008

Barack Obama:62.1%
John McCain:36.2%

2004

John Kerry:62.2%
George Bush:36.9%

2000

Al Gore:59.9%
Ralph Nader:6.4%
George Bush:32.5%

1996

Bill Clinton:61.7%
Ross Perot:8.9%
Bob Dole:28.2%

1992

Bill Clinton:47.6%
Ross Perot:22.8%
George Bush:29.0%

1988

Michael Dukakis:53.3%
George Bush:45.4%
Previous Election Results, other races

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Deval PatrickDemocratic345,764100.0%

2010 Senate Special General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Martha CoakleyDemocratic1,060,86147.1%
Scott BrownRepublican1,168,17851.9%

2010 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Deval PatrickDemocratic1,112,28348.5%
Tim CahillIndependent184,3958.0%
Charlie BakerRepublican964,86642.1%

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Charlie BakerRepublican215,008100.0%

2008 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John KerryDemocratic342,44668.9%
Edward O'ReillyDemocratic154,39531.1%

2008 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John KerryDemocratic1,971,97465.9%
Robert UnderwoodLibertarian93,7133.1%
Jeff BeattyRepublican926,04431.0%

2008 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jeff BeattyRepublican49,968100.0%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Edward KennedyDemocratic729,137100.0%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Christopher GabrieliDemocratic248,30127.2%
Deval PatrickDemocratic452,22949.6%
Thomas ReillyDemocratic211,03123.2%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Edward KennedyDemocratic1,500,73869.4%
Ken ChaseRepublican661,53230.6%

2006 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Deval PatrickDemocratic1,234,98455.7%
Christy MihosIndependent154,6287.0%
Kerry HealeyRepublican784,34235.4%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kerry HealeyRepublican68,799100.0%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kenneth ChaseRepublican35,59551.0%
Kevin ScottRepublican34,26249.0%

2002 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Thomas BirminghamDemocratic179,70324.1%
Shannon O'BrienDemocratic243,03932.6%
Robert ReichDemocratic185,31524.8%
Warren TolmanDemocratic132,15717.7%

2002 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John KerryDemocratic1,605,97681.3%
Michael CloudLibertarian369,80718.7%

2002 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Shannon O'BrienDemocratic985,98145.0%
Jill SteinGreen76,5303.5%
Mitt RomneyRepublican1,091,98849.8%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Edward KennedyDemocratic1,889,49472.8%
Carla HowellLibertarian308,86011.9%
Jack Robinson IIIRepublican334,34112.9%

1998 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Brian DonnellyDemocratic101,98417.0%
Scott HarshbargerDemocratic306,88351.3%
Patricia McGovernDemocratic189,68631.7%

1998 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Scott HarshbargerDemocratic901,84347.4%
Paul CellucciRepublican967,16050.9%

1998 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Arego CellucciRepublican136,25858.7%
Joseph MaloneRepublican95,96341.3%

1996 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Susan GallagherConservative70,0132.7%
John KerryDemocratic1,334,34552.2%
William WeldRepublican1,142,83744.7%
Demographics
Population6,557,254
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up13.8%

Ethnicity

Percentage White80.3%
Percentage Black6.6%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.7%
Percentage Asian5.3%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race2.6%
Percentage Other Race4.7%
Percentage Hispanic9.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic White76.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black6.0%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English21.7%

Income

Median Household Income$62,072
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200911.4%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity13.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas48.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil31.8%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up49.2%
Percentage with a College Degree39.3%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers43.5%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers23.4%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers8.9%

Unemployment

Unemployment figures as of October 2012

Unemployment rate6.6%
Unemployment Monthly Change0.1%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples45.8%
Percentage Married Couples with Children19.6%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work44.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.5%

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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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