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
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
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
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
Democrats maintain a massive majority in the Senate, one that has not been challenged in decades.
Massachusetts Election Results 2018: State House
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.