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2006 Massachusetts  2010
United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2008
All 10 Massachusetts seats in the United States House of Representatives
November 4, 2008
Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 10 seats, 100.0% 0 seats, 0.0%
Seats before 10 0
Seats won 10 0
Seat change +0 -0
Popular vote 851,625 316,026
Percentage 72.93% 27.07%
Swing -7.36% +12.88%

The 2008 congressional elections in Massachusetts were held on November 4, 2008 to determine who will represent the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; whoever is elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 4, 2009 until January 3, 2011. The election coincides with the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Massachusetts has ten seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Its 2007-2008 congressional delegation consisted of ten Democrats. This remains unchanged, and CQ Politics had forecasted all districts safe for its Democratic incumbent.

The statewide Party primary elections was held September 16, 2008.

Contents

Match-up summary

District Incumbent 2008 Status Democratic Republican Other
1 John Olver Re-election John Olver Nathan Bech
2 Richard Neal Re-election Richard Neal
3 Jim McGovern Re-election Jim McGovern
4 Barney Frank Re-election Barney Frank Earl Sholley Susan Allen
5 Niki Tsongas Re-election Niki Tsongas
6 John F. Tierney Re-election John F. Tierney Richard A. Baker
7 Edward J. Markey Re-election Edward J. Markey John Cunningham
8 Mike Capuano Re-election Mike Capuano
9 Stephen Lynch Re-election Stephen Lynch
10 Bill Delahunt Re-election Bill Delahunt

District 1

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Massachusetts's 1st congressional district covers roughly the northwest half of the state. It has been represented by Democrat John Olver since June, 1991. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


District 2

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Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district lies in the south-central part of the state. It has been represented by Democrat Richard Neal since 1989. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


District 3

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Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district lies in the central and southeastern part of the state. It has been represented by Democrat Jim McGovern since 1997. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


District 4

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Massachusetts's 4th congressional district lies in the southern part of the state, including the South Coast region. It has been represented by Democrat Barney Frank since 1981. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


District 5

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Massachusetts's 5th congressional district lies in the north-east part of the state. It has been represented by Democrat Niki Tsongas since October, 2007. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


District 6

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Massachusetts's 6th congressional district covers the north-east corner of the state. It has been represented by Democrat John F. Tierney since 1997. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Massachusetts's 6th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Richard A. Baker  %
Democratic John F. Tierney (Incumbent)  %
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals ' 100.00%
Voter turnout  %


District 7

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Massachusetts's 7th congressional district lies in the eastern part of the state, including some Boston suburbs. It has been represented by Democrat Edward J. Markey since 1976. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


District 8

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Massachusetts's 8th congressional district lies in the eastern part of the state, including part of Boston and the immediately adjacent cities of Cambridge, Somerville, and Chelsea. It has been represented by Democrat Mike Capuano since 1999. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


District 9

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Massachusetts's 9th congressional district lies in the eastern part of the state, including part of Boston and some of its southern suburbs. It has been represented by Democrat Stephen Lynch since October 2001. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


District 10

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Massachusetts's 10th congressional district covers the south-east part of the state, including parts of the South Shore and all of Cape Cod and The Islands. It has been represented by Democrat Bill Delahunt since 1997. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

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Preceded by
2006 elections
United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts
2008
Succeeded by
2010 elections
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