Massachusetts's 5th congressional district special election, 2013

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Massachusetts's 5th congressional district special election, 2013
Massachusetts
2012 ←
December 10, 2013 → 2014

  Katherine Clark - November 2011.jpg Addivinola.jpg
Nominee Katherine Clark Frank Addivinola
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 40,172 19,319
Percentage 66% 32%

U.S. Representative before election

Ed Markey
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Katherine Clark
Democratic

A special election for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district took place on December 10, 2013, due to the resignation of Democratic Congressman Ed Markey following his election to the United States Senate in a special election on June 25, 2013.[1] Primary elections were held on October 15, in which Democratic State Senator Katherine Clark and Republican Frank Addivinola won their party nominations. State law required that Governor Deval Patrick call a special election between 145 and 160 days after the vacancy became official.[2] On December 10, Clark easily defeated Addivinola with over 60% of the vote, holding the seat for the Democrats.[3] Clark's win marked the 92nd consecutive U.S. House loss by Republicans in Massachusetts since 1996.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Will
Brownsberger
Katherine
Clark
Peter
Koutoujian
Martin
Long
Paul
Maisano
Carl
Sciortino
Karen
Spilka
Undecided
Gerstein Bocian Agne* September 23–25, 2013 500 ± 4.4% 12% 27% 16% 15% 18% 12%
GreenbergQuinlanRosner^ September 22–24, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 11% 19% 15% 11% 18% 26%
Emerson College September 13–17, 2013 310 ± 4% 11.3% 23.9% 19% 1.3% 1% 5.2% 15.5% 22.6%
GreenbergQuinlanRosner^ July 18–23, 2013 405 ± 4.9% 11% 15% 12% 4% 14% 43%
  • * Internal poll for Katherine Clark Campaign
  • ^ Internal poll for Karen Spilka Campaign

Results[edit]

2013 Democratic Primary Results - Massachusetts's 5th congressional district special election[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katherine Clark 21,959 32%
Democratic Peter Koutoujian 15,290 22%
Democratic Carl Sciortino 11,185 16%
Democratic Will Brownsberger 10,142 15%
Democratic Karen Spilka 9,057 13%
Democratic Paul Masiano 1,498 2%
Democratic Martin Long 394 1%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Frank
Addivinola
Mike
Stopa
Tom
Tierney
Undecided
Emerson College September 13–17, 2013 107 ± 9% 13.1% 6.5% 24.3% 56.1%

Results[edit]

2013 Republican Primary Results - Massachusetts's 5th congressional district special election[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Addivinola 4,759 49%
Republican Mike Stopa 2,477 26%
Republican Tom Tierney 2,456 25%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Levenson, Frank Phillips and Martin Finucane (June 25, 2013). "Markey wins US Senate special election". Boston Globe. 
  2. ^ "General Laws: Section 140 Senators and representatives in congress; vacancies". Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Democrat Katherine Clark Wins Special Election to Fill Massachusetts Congressional Seat". 
  4. ^ Ostermeier, Eric (December 11, 2013). "Massachusetts Republicans Lose 92nd Consecutive US House Race". Smart Politics. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Miller, Joshua (July 1, 2013). "Five Democrats vying for Markey's seat in US House". The Boston Globe. 
  6. ^ a b c O'Connell, Joe (August 16, 2013). "Ballots set for 5th Congressional District primaries". The MetroWest Daily News. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sense of mission makes Katherine Clark best choice for US House". The Boston Globe. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Miller, Joshua (September 12, 2013). "Coakley backs Katherine Clark in bid for Markey’s seat". The Boston Globe. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ Cahn, Emily (October 8, 2013). "Congresswoman Endorses Democrat in Mass. Special Election". Roll Call. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "FIFTH DISTRICT RACE: Katherine Clark earns more endorsements". Wicked Local Sudbury. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "FIFTH DISTRICT RACE: Katherine Clark endorsed by Melrose firefighters". The Arlington Advocate. October 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ "EMILY's List Endorses Katherine Clark for Congress". EMILY's List. September 20, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c Cahn, Emily (September 12, 2013). "House Progressives Endorse Special Election Candidate". Roll Call. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ Cahn, Emily (August 19, 2013). "Alan Grayson Endorses Two Democrats in Primaries | #MA05 #PA13". Roll Call. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Endorsements for Carl Sciortino". 
  16. ^ a b "Katherine Clark, Frank Addivinola win 5th District congressional primaries". The Republican. October 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ Ameden, Danielle (June 27, 2013). "Candidates in race to fill Markey's House seat". MetroWest Daily News. 
  18. ^ "GOP candidate Mike Stopa declares candidacy". Medford Transcript. July 26, 2013. 

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