September 10, 2014
The Massachusetts nominating primaries for the 2014 election were held on September 9.
Governor: Attorney General Martha Coakley won by 6 points in the Democratic primary, a result that was much closer than the polls indicated. She will meet Republican Charlie Baker in November. Coakley is favored to win by the political pros, but some recent polls show the race to be pretty competitive. Democrats may be nervous about a repeat of 2010, when Coakley led early in a Senate campaign she ultimately lost against Scott Brown.
Senate: Incumbent Ed Markey (D) will meet Selectman Brian Herr in November; both won uncontested primaries. Markey is a heavy favorite to be reelected; our Senate simulator currently shows a 97% probability.
US House: All vote totals can be seen here. Massachusetts nine congressional districts are all held by Democrats. Aside from District 6, all these seats are safe, and all incumbents are expected to be reelected.
MA-06: Nine term incumbent John Tierney was ousted by businessman Seth Moulton for this district encompassing northeastern Massachusetts. Tierney becomes the first MA Democratic incumbent to lose a primary in 22 years. Tierney was weakened politically by his wife's conviction on federal tax charges in 2010. Moultion will face former State Senator Richard Tisei in November. This race is seem as a toss-up, perhaps leaning Democratic. Interestingly, Moulton's win probably increases the likelihood that Democrats will hold the seat.
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An increasingly blue state overall, the Cascade mountain range marks both a physical and political separation between largely liberal and conservative populations.
At the presidential level, the Magnolia State has voted for only one Democratic nominee since 1960. The population demographics drive remarkably consistent results every four years.