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
Massachusetts senate election - class or district 1
53.7%1678176DElizabeth Warren
46.3%1449039RScott Brown
Election Information for Massachusetts
Primary DateSeptember 06, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentScott Brown
Incumbent StatusSeeking Re-election
Election ProjectionSolid Democrat
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Massachusetts Senate Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
Democrat senate Primary Election in Massachusetts - class or district 1
100%1Elizabeth Warren15
Republicans - Primary Election
Republican senate Primary Election in Massachusetts - class or district 1
100%1Scott Brown30

Description of Election

Primary 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.


October 10, 2012R, DSpringfield DebateScott Brown, Elizabeth Warren
October 02, 2012R, DUMASS DebateScott Brown, Elizabeth Warren
September 20, 2012R, DWBZ DebateScott Brown, Elizabeth Warren

Important Dates

DateImportant Item
February 15, 2012Last day to register to vote in the March 6, 2012 primary election.
March 06, 2012Primary election date for the President.
August 17, 2012Last day to register to vote in the September 6, 2012 primary election.
September 06, 2012Primary election date for the House, and Senate.
November 06, 2012General election date - House, Senate, and President on the ballot.

Past Election Results

Election Results for Senate seat class 1 in Massachusetts in 2012
Past Election Results - US Senate Seat Class 1 - Massachusetts
Edward Kennedy
Kenneth Chase
Edward M Kennedy
Jack E. Robinson III
Edward Kennedy
Mitt Romney
Edward M. Kennedy
Joseph D. Malone
Edward M. Kennedy
Ray Shamie