Massachusetts Election Results 2018

The Bay State voted, and here's how it went.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018

Here are the Massachusetts election results 2018. Who won the biggest races in the Bay State, and is the General Court going to look any differently?

Massachusetts elected a governor in 2018, as well as a US Senator (Class 1), various other statewide offices, and others on a federal, state, and local level. Democrats went into the election holding all seats in the Massachusetts congressional delegation, and with wide majorities in the General Court.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: Governor & Lieutenant Governor

Massachusetts Governor Election Results 2018

Charlie Baker (R) was re-elected governor. He is the first Republican governor to be re-elected since Bill Weld in 1994. If Baker serves out his full four-year term, Republicans will have held the Corner Office for 24 of 32 years through January 2023. Baker also won his primary in a landslide earlier this year.

Karyn Polito (R) was re-elected lieutenant governor on a ticket with Baker.

Governor’s Race by County — Click to Enlarge

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Massachusetts Election Results 2018: Secretary of the Commonwealth

Bill Galvin (D)* — 1,853,536 (70.84%)
Anthony Amore (R) — 664,537 (25.40%)
Juan Sanchez (Grn) — 98,496 (3.76%)

Bill Galvin (D) was re-elected Secretary of State. He has held the position since 1995, and this will be his sixth term.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: Attorney General

Maura Healey (D)* — 1,838,672 (69.91%)
James McMahon (R) — 791,313 (30.09%)

Maura Healey (D) was re-elected Attorney General.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: State Treasurer

Deb Goldberg (D)* — 1,737,740 (67.56%)
Keiko Orrall (R) — 743,772 (28.92%)
Jamie Guerin (Grn) — 90,700 (3.52%)

Deb Goldberg (D) was re-elected Massachusetts state treasurer.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: State Auditor

Suzanne Bump (D)* — 1,580,016 (62.03%)
Helen Brady (R) — 792,790 (31.13%)
Daniel Fishman (Lbt) — 107,751 (4.23%)
Jed Stamas (Grn) — 66,531 (2.61%)

Suzanne Bump (D) was re-elected Massachusetts state auditor.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: US Senate

Massachusetts US Senate Election Results 2018

Elizabeth Warren (D) was re-elected to the Senate for a second term. She increased her vote share to over sixty percent and carried most towns in the state as the Republican governor was also re-elected in a landslide.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: US House

Massachusetts-01 (Springfield, Pittsfield, Sturbridge)
Richard Neal (D)* — Unopposed
Massachusetts-02 (Worcester, Amherst, Leominster)
Jim McGovern (D)* — 190,129 (67.16%)
Tracy Lovvorn (R) — 92,974 (32.84%)
Massachusetts-03 (Haverhill, Lowell, Hudson)
Lori Trahan (D) — 171,363 (61.96%)
Rick Green (R) — 92,753 (33.53%)
Other — 12,474 (4.51%)
Massachusetts-04 (Newton, Taunton, Fall River [part])
Joe Kennedy III (D)* — Unopposed
Massachusetts-05 (Revere, Waltham, Framingham)
Katherine Clark (D)* — 232,752 (75.84%)
John Hugo (R) — 74,138 (24.16%)
Massachusetts-06 (Newburyport, Salem, Wilmington)
Seth Moulton (D)* — 216,282 (65.16%)
Joseph Schneider (R) — 104,379 (31.45%)
Other — 11,244 (3.39%)
Massachusetts-07 (Boston [part], Cambridge [part], Randolph)
Ayanna Pressley (D) — Unopposed
Massachusetts-08 (Boston [part], Brockton, Hingham)
Stephen Lynch (D)* — Unopposed
Massachusetts-09 (Cape Cod, Plymouth, New Bedford)
Bill Keating (D)* — 190,213 (59.32%)
Peter Tedeschi (R) — 130,424 (40.68%)

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: State Ballot Questions

Question 1: Limits on Patients For Nurses
NO — 1,847,037 (70.38%)
YES — 777,180 (29.62%)
Question 2: Citizens Commission to Propose US Constitutional Amendments re: Citizens United
YES — 1,853,886 (71.35%)
NO — 744,352 (28.65%)
Question 3: Gender Identity Discrimination Protection
YES — 1,788,574 (67.77%)
NO — 850,800 (32.23%)

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: State Senate

Massachusetts State Senate Election Results 2018

Democrats maintain a massive majority in the Senate, one that has not been challenged in decades.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: State House

Massachusetts State House Election Results 2018

Democrats added to their already gargantuan majority in the State House of Representatives, which has been in their control for a very long time.

Massachusetts Election Results 2018: Analysis

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Democratic Party had a good election night in Massachusetts. Combine this with the fact that it was a blue year everywhere and you get some easy election wins.

The only aberration? Charlie Baker posting one of the biggest statewide margins of the night. He has an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature that can overturn his vetoes at their leisure, but Baker himself is very popular. As a moderate Republican who made few waves, he found the formula for success in the Bay State.

One of the night’s biggest surprises was the size of the “No” victory on Question 1. Supporters of Question 1 ran a strong campaign, including on the airwaves, matching the “No” side in many ways. Opinion polls showed that “No” would win, but by a much smaller margin than reality.

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