Author Archives: Massachusetts Election 2010

Ron Paul Responds to TSA: Introduces ‘American Traveler Dignity Act’

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Post Election Analysis: What are people saying?

 Republicans were disappointed that they lost all their congressional challenges, and all their races for statewide constitutional offices. Democrats are savoring a “clean sweep” in Massachusetts in the middle of a devastating collapse at the national level.

There are many good post election analysis articles out on the web worth looking at. I don’t have every good article out there – but I’ve got examples of all the major themes going around and who is pushing them.

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Democratic Spin: “Republican Failure”

The Boston Globe says Democratic success was due largely to a well organized “get out the vote” effort, principally engineered in Massachusetts’ urban centers and manned by union volunteers:

“Of all the things that went right for Patrick Tuesday, one big one was Menino’s legendary machine. By the end of the day, more Bostonians had voted than in 2006, supplying Patrick with vital support in the state’s most important Democratic stronghold. Help from labor unions, particularly the Service Employees International Union and the building trades, provided critical muscle on the ground. Neighborhood organizers with decades of political experience lent their expertise and personal networks.”

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Video: Barney Frank’s Graceless Victory Speech

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Frank calls out his opponents including the Herald, by name – and the Herald has a reaction:

Newspapers live for moments like the one Barney Frank gave us on election night. To be called out – by name – by a 30-year incumbent. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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Video: Rep. Elect Dan Winslow and Sen. Bob Hedlund on the Future of the Massachusetts Republican Party

Video: Charlie Baker's Concession Speech

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Massachusetts 2010 Ballot Questions Election Results: Yes, No, No

Question – 1-Drop Alcohol Sales Tax – Ballot Issue
2119 of 2168 Precincts Reporting – 98%
Name Votes Vote %
Yes 1,107,141 52%
No 1,029,925 48%

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Massachusetts 2010 Congressional Results (Town By Town)

U.S. House – District 1 – General – (Town by Town)
Town/City Precincts J. Olver (i)
(Dem)
B. Gunn
(GOP)
M. Engel
(Ind)
Total 253/255 127,474
60%
73,952
35%
10,841
5%

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Massachusetts Congressional District 10 Election Results (Town by Town): Keating Wins

U.S. House – District 10 – General
Town/City Precincts B. Keating
(Dem)
J. Perry
(GOP)
M. Lewis
(Ind)
J. Sheets
(Ind)
J. van Nes
(Oth)
Total 199/199 132,582
47%
119,820
42%
16,673
6%
10,438
4%
3,075
1%
Abington 4/4 2,805
46%
2,458
40%
462
8%
324
5%
91
1%
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Massachusetts Congressional District 9 Election Results (Town by Town): Lynch Wins

U.S. House – District 9 – General
Town/City Precincts S. Lynch (i)
(Dem)
V. Harrison
(GOP)
P. Dunkelbarger
(Ind)
Total 210/225 143,811
69%
53,960
26%
11,761
6%
Avon 1/1 1,149
65%
552
31%
67
4%
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Massachusetts Congressional District 7 Election Results (Town by Town): Markey Wins

U.S. House – District 7 – General
Town/City Precincts E. Markey (i)
(Dem)
G. Dembrowski
(GOP)
Total 224/224 141,364
66%
73,006
34%
Arlington 21/21 14,738
75%
4,952
25%
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