2012 Massachusetts Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results
This page displays the information for the Massachusetts senate race. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.
2012 Massachusetts Senate Race - General Election Candidates
General Election Candidates and Results
Election Information for Massachusetts
|Primary Date||September 06, 2012|
|General Date||November 06, 2012|
|Incumbent Status||Seeking Re-election|
|Election Projection||Solid Democrat|
|Presidential Election||2012 Election|
On the Republican side of the election, incumbent Senator Scott Brown will not undergo a primary challenge in his first election bid for a full term since winning the Massachusetts seat after Senator Kennedy passed away.
The Democratic primary has changed quite a bit since it began in 2011. Early on, well known activist and founder of "Be the Change" Alan Khazei was leading a small pack that consisted of immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco and attorney Jim King. Late in 2011, Elizabeth Warren left the Obama administration and decided to run for the seat. Within weeks, the Democratic party had coalesced around Mrs Warren and Mr Khazei halted his campign. In the summer of 2012, 96% of Democratic delegates voted for Mr Warren, meaning that there will not be a primary contest on the Democratic or Republican side.