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Elections 2020

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

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama: 60.8%
Mitt Romney: 37.6%

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

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Berwick Democratic 113,988 21.1%
Martha Coakley Democratic 229,156 42.5%
Steve Grossman Democratic 196,594 36.4%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Markey Democratic 402,433 100.0%

2014 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Markey Democratic 1,289,944 62.0%
Brian Herr Republican 791,950 38.0%

2014 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Martha Coakley Democratic 1,004,408 46.6%
Charlie Baker Republican 1,044,573 48.4%
Evan Falchuk United Ind 71,814 3.3%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Brian Herr Republican 117,216 100.0%

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Baker Republican 116,004 74.2%
Mark Fisher Republican 40,240 25.8%

2012 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Elizabeth Warren Democratic 1,696,346 53.8%
Scott Brown Republican 1,458,048 46.2%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deval Patrick Democratic 345,764 100.0%

2010 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deval Patrick Democratic 1,112,283 48.5%
Tim Cahill Independent 184,395 8.0%
Charlie Baker Republican 964,866 42.1%

2010 Senate Special General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Martha Coakley Democratic 1,060,861 47.1%
Scott Brown Republican 1,168,178 51.9%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Baker Republican 215,008 100.0%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kerry Democratic 342,446 68.9%
Edward O'Reilly Democratic 154,395 31.1%

2008 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kerry Democratic 1,971,974 65.9%
Robert Underwood Libertarian 93,713 3.1%
Jeff Beatty Republican 926,044 31.0%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Beatty Republican 49,968 100.0%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Gabrieli Democratic 248,301 27.2%
Deval Patrick Democratic 452,229 49.6%
Thomas Reilly Democratic 211,031 23.2%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Edward Kennedy Democratic 729,137 100.0%

2006 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deval Patrick Democratic 1,234,984 55.7%
Christy Mihos Independent 154,628 7.0%
Kerry Healey Republican 784,342 35.4%

2006 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Edward Kennedy Democratic 1,500,738 69.4%
Ken Chase Republican 661,532 30.6%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kenneth Chase Republican 35,595 51.0%
Kevin Scott Republican 34,262 49.0%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kerry Healey Republican 68,799 100.0%

2002 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Birmingham Democratic 179,703 24.1%
Shannon O'Brien Democratic 243,039 32.6%
Robert Reich Democratic 185,315 24.8%
Warren Tolman Democratic 132,157 17.7%

2002 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kerry Democratic 1,605,976 81.3%
Michael Cloud Libertarian 369,807 18.7%

2002 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Shannon O'Brien Democratic 985,981 45.0%
Jill Stein Green 76,530 3.5%
Mitt Romney Republican 1,091,988 49.8%

2000 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Edward Kennedy Democratic 1,889,494 72.8%
Carla Howell Libertarian 308,860 11.9%
Jack Robinson III Republican 334,341 12.9%

1998 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Brian Donnelly Democratic 101,984 17.0%
Scott Harshbarger Democratic 306,883 51.3%
Patricia McGovern Democratic 189,686 31.7%

1998 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Scott Harshbarger Democratic 901,843 47.4%
Paul Cellucci Republican 967,160 50.9%

1998 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arego Cellucci Republican 136,258 58.7%
Joseph Malone Republican 95,963 41.3%

1996 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Gallagher Conservative 70,013 2.7%
John Kerry Democratic 1,334,345 52.2%
William Weld Republican 1,142,837 44.7%