United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2016

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United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2016

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All 9 Massachusetts seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 9 0
Seats won 9 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 2,344,518 451,121
Percentage 79.73% 15.34%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts were held on November 8, 2016, electing the nine U.S. Representatives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on September 20. All incumbents were re-elected to office.

District 1[edit]

The 1st congressional district is located in western and central Massachusetts. The largest Massachusetts district in area, it covers about one-third of the state and is more rural than the rest. It has the state's highest point, Mount Greylock. The district includes the cities of Springfield, West Springfield, Pittsfield, Holyoke, and Westfield. The incumbent is Democrat Richard Neal, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 2nd district from 1989 to 2013. He was re-elected unopposed with 98% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+13.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Neal (Incumbent) 44,857 98.45
All Others 706 1.55
Total votes 45,563 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 1st Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Neal (Incumbent) 235,803 73.34
Independent Frederick O. Mayock 57,504 17.88
Libertarian Thomas T. Simmons 27,511 8.56
All Others 721 0.22
Total votes 321,539 100
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd congressional district is located in central Massachusetts. It contains the cities of Worcester, which is the second-largest city in New England after Boston, and Northampton in the Pioneer Valley. The incumbent is Democrat Jim McGovern, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 3rd district from 1997 to 2013. He was re-elected unopposed with 98% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+8.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim McGovern (Incumbent) 21,562 99.24
All Others 166 0.76
Total votes 21,728 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 2nd Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim McGovern (Incumbent) 275,487 98.24
All Others 4,924 1.76
Total votes 280,411 100
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd congressional district is located in northeastern and central Massachusetts. It contains the Merrimack valley including Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill. The incumbent is Democrat Niki Tsongas, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 5th district from 2007 to 2013. She was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+6.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Niki Tsongas (Incumbent) 21,047 98.64
All Others 291 1.36
Total votes 21,338 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Republican Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Wofford 5,774 99.07
All Others 54 0.93
Total votes 5,828 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 3rd Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Niki Tsongas (Incumbent) 236,713 68.69
Republican Ann Wofford 107,519 31.20
All Others 360 0.11
Total votes 344,592 100
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th congressional district is located mostly in southern Massachusetts. It contains Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Worcester counties. The incumbent is Democrat Joseph P. Kennedy III, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 98% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+6.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph P. Kennedy III (Incumbent) 15,849 98.66
All Others 216 1.34
Total votes 16,065 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Republican Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David A. Rosa 4,299 98.02
All Others 87 1.98
Total votes 4,386 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph P. Kennedy III (Incumbent) 265,823 70.10
Republican David A. Rosa 113,055 29.81
All Others 335 0.09
Total votes 379,213 100
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th congressional district is located in eastern Massachusetts. It contains Middlesex, Suffolk and Worcester counties. The incumbent is Democrat Katherine Clark, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 98% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+14.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katherine Clark (Incumbent) 30,066 98.51
All Others 455 1.49
Total votes 30,521 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 5th Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katherine Clark (Incumbent) 285,606 98.55
All Others 4,201 1.45
Total votes 289,807 100
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

The 6th congressional district is located in northeastern Massachusetts. It contains most of Essex County, including the North Shore and Cape Ann. The incumbent is Democrat Seth Moulton, who has represented the district since 2015. He was re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+4.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Seth Moulton (Incumbent) 28,206 99.1
All Others 267 0.9
Total votes 28,473 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 6th Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Seth Moulton (Incumbent) 308,923 98.37
All Others 5,132 1.63
Total votes 314,055 100
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th congressional district is located in eastern Massachusetts. It contains the northern three-quarters of the city of Boston, the city of Somerville and parts of the city of Cambridge. The incumbent is Democrat Mike Capuano, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 8th district from 1999 to 2013. He was re-elected with 98% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+31.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Capuano (Incumbent) 37,547 98.26
All Others 666 1.74
Total votes 38,213 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Capuano (Incumbent) 253,354 98.62
All Others 3,557 1.38
Total votes 256,911 100
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

The 8th congressional district is located in eastern Massachusetts. It contains the southern quarter of the city of Boston and many of its southern suburbs. The incumbent is Democrat Stephen Lynch, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 9th district from 2001 to 2013. He was re-elected with 99% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+6.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen Lynch (Incumbent) 27,335 97.37
All Others 737 2.63
Total votes 28,072 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Republican Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Burke 5,856 95.27
All Others 291 4.73
Total votes 6,147 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 8th Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen Lynch (Incumbent) 271,019 72.41
Republican William Burke 102,744 27.45
All Others 502 0.14
Total votes 374,265 100
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

The 9th congressional district is located in eastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the South Coast. It contains all of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties and parts of Bristol and Plymouth counties. The incumbent is Democrat Bill Keating, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 10th district from 2011 to 2013. He was re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+5.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Keating (Incumbent) 31,074 99.31
All Others 215 0.69
Total votes 31,289 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Republican Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark C. Alliegro 12,467 61.86
Republican Thomas Joseph O'Malley, Jr 7,632 37.87
All Others 55 0.27
Total votes 20,154 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Massachusetts's 9th Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Keating (Incumbent) 211,790 55.75
Republican Mark C. Alliegro 127,803 33.64
Paul J. Harrington 26,233 6.91
Christopher D. Cataldo 8,338 2.19
Anna Grace Raduc 5,320 1.40
All Others 411 0.11
Total votes 379,895 100
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Massachusetts Secretary of State Primary Election Results 2016". Massachusetts Secretary of State. September 8, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Massachusetts Secretary of State General Election Results 2016". Massachusetts Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 

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