MA Senate Candidates for Massachusetts Senator Election Race

Presidential Primary - March 1, 2016
State Primary on September 8, 2016

Election Day: November 8, 2016

Massachusetts Senatorial Candidates 2016

Massachusetts Senator Candidates
Massachusetts Senator Candidates

State Primary on September 9, 2016

Massachusetts Senate Race for Election 2016

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Massachusetts Senator

Ed Markey (D)

MA Candidates for Congress

District 1:
Richard Neal (D)

District 2:
Jim McGovern (D)
TommyTribandis (Libertarian)

District 3:
Niki Tsongas (D)

District 4:
Joe Kennedy III (D)

District 5:
Katherine Clark (D)

District 6:
Seth Moulton (D)

District 7:
Mike Capuano (D)

District 8:
Stephen Lynch (D)

District 9:
Bill Keating (D)
Mark Alliegro (R) - Tea Party Activist
Tom O'Malley (R)

News about the Massachusetts Senator Race 2016

The special election to fill John Kerry's recently vacated Senate seat, has a crowded field. Three Republicans and two Democrats have submitted petitions to run. Last year's Massachusetts Senate Election Race had no primary, but was still the most expensive campaign in the state's history.

Republican U.S. Senator Candidate hopeful Gabriel Gomez is proposing a lifetime ban on lobbying by former members of Congress and term limits for both senators and representatives. In parts of a speech released by his campaign late Wednesday, Gomez doesn't say how many terms should be allowed, but said limits would phase out what he called "career politicians."

Democratic Representative Ed Markey retained the lead among the five candidates seeking the Massachusetts Senate seat previously held by John Kerry, although a large number of likely voters remain undecided, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

Ahead of the April 30 primary, Markey held an 11 point lead over rival and fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch, who had gained some ground after trailing a wider margin in earlier polls, the WBUR/MassInc Polling Group found.

Among likely Republican voters, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan held the support of about three times as many voters as rivals state Representative Dan Winslow and private equity executive Gabriel Gomez.

But large numbers of voters from both parties remain undecided ahead of the primary, with 41 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of Republicans saying they did not yet know who they would vote for.

Both Democratic candidates topped their possible likely Republican rivals in questions about head-to-head match-ups in the June 25 special election, the poll of 610 likely voters surveyed from March 19-21 found.

All five Massachusetts Senator Candidates for 2016 will face off in their first debate on Wednesday night.

History of Massachusetts. Information that every Massachusetts Election Candidates for US Senate Should Know:

Massachusetts was originally inhabited by tribes of the Algonquian language family such as the Wampanoag, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Pocomtuc, Mahican, and Massachusett. The Algonquian tribes inhabited the area prior to European settlement. In the Massachusetts Bay area resided the Massachusett people. Near the present Vermont and New Hampshire borders and the Merrimack Rivervalley was the traditional home of the Pennacook tribe. Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and southeast Massachusetts were the home of the Wampanoag, whom the Pilgrims met. The extreme end of the Cape was inhabited by the closely related Nauset tribe. Much of the central portion and the Connecticut River valley was home to the loosely organized Nipmuc peoples. The Berkshires were the home of both the Pocomtuc and the Mahican tribes. Spillovers of Narragansett and Mohegan from Rhode Island and Connecticut, respectively, were also present.

Although cultivation of crops like squash and corn supplemented their diets, these tribes were generally dependent on hunting, gathering and fishing for most of their food supply. Villages consisted of lodges called wigwams as well as long houses, and tribes were led by male or female elders known assachems.

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