Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth - Elections Division
|2009 Massachusetts Senate Primary Results
Local Filing Deadline: 10/20/09, Filing Deadline: 11/3/09, Withdrawal Deadline: 11/6/09, Primary: 12/8/09, Special Election: 1/19/09
Last Updated: December 14, 2009
|Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, |
|Senator, 69.5% in '06, 10th term, Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (D) died 8/26/09, Paul G. Kirk, Jr. (D) not running in special election in 2010, next election in 2012,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Democratic,
|Att. Gen. Martha Coakley (D) 46.7%,
U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D) 27.8%, businessman Alan Khazei (D) 13.4%, businessman Stephen G. Pagliuca (D) 12.1%,
|St. Sen. Scott P. Brown (R) 89.4%,
'00 Senate nominee / 2002 Sec. of St. nominee / '06 congressional nominee / ex-Eastern Airline executive Jack E. Robinson, III (R) 10.6%,
|computer technician Joseph L. "Joe" Kennedy (L),|
|physician John J. Adams (I),
cable access TV host Adam Azia (I),
unemployed veteran Sean Brady (I),
Bill Coleman, III (I),
Joseph A. Ligotti, Jr. (I),
Stewart J. "Lusty" Lustgarten (I),
Jean Anne Kennedy-Windsor (I),
1. Link to Predictions:
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: