MA Senatorial Candidates 2014 Democrat and Republican
MA Senator Candidates
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State Primary: September 9, 2014
Republican Senator Candidates
Democrat Senator Candidates
Ed Markey (D)
Other Senator Candidates
A list of Massachusetts Candidates for Congress are listed below by congressional district.
Massachusetts Candidates for Congress
Richard Neal (D)
Jim McGovern (D)
Dan Dubrule (R)
Niki Tsongas (D)
Tim Imholt (R)
Joe Kennedy III (D)
Katherine Clark (D)
Frank Addivinola (R)
James Aulenti (Independent)
Jim Hall (Independent)
John Tierney (D)
Marisa DeFranco (D)
Seth Moulton (D)
Richard Tisei (R)
Mike Capuano (D)
Stephen Lynch (D)
Mark Alliegro (R) - Tea Party Activist
John Chapman (R)
Vincent Cogliano Jr. (R)
Bill Keating (D)
United States Senate Election in Massachusetts 2014
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday named his former chief of staff, William Cowan, to fill the U.S. Senate seat that Democrat John Kerry will vacate this week when he becomes secretary of state. Cowan said he had no plans to run in the June 25 Massachusetts Senator 2013 election to choose a permanent successor to Kerry, setting the stage for an intense five-month race.
U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch, a former ironworker, planned to kick off his run for the seat on Thursday, a source with knowledge of his plans said, mounting the first challenge to a fellow Democratic congressman, Ed Markey.
Markey announced his candidacy for Massachusetts Senator in late December, less than a week after President Barack Obama nominated Kerry to his Cabinet, with a raft of high-profile endorsements that observers saw as an effort to bypass a primary challenge and focus on the expected Republican contender, former U.S. Senator Scott Brown.
Cowan, a 43-year-old former civil rights lawyer, said he would closely follow Kerry's legislative plans for his time in the office.
"I'm going down in this temporary period to continue the good work that Senator Kerry and his team has been doing," said Cowan. "Senator Kerry has worked in close partnership with Governor Patrick and so you can expect me to do the same."
Massachusetts law would have allowed Patrick to nominate an interim candidate who wanted the permanent post, but the governor said he preferred to see a competitive primary.
History of Massachusetts. Information that every Massachusetts Election Race for Senator Should Know in 2014.
Massachusetts was first colonized by principally English Europeans in the early 17th century, and became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the 18th century. Prior to English colonization of the area, it was inhabited by a variety of mainly Algonquian-speaking indigenous tribes. The first permanent English settlement was established in 1620 with the founding of Plymouth Colony by the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower. A second, shorter-lasting colony, was established near Plymouth in 1622 at Wessagusset, now Weymouth. A large Puritan migration begun in 1630 established the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Boston, and spawned the settlement of other New England colonies. Friction with the natives grew with the population, erupting in the Pequot War of the mid-1630s and King Philip's War in the 1670s. The colonies were religiously conservative, and Massachusetts Bay authorities in particular repeatedly deported, cast out, and even executed people with views that did not accord with their narrow Puritan views. The Massachusetts Bay Colony frequently clashed with political opponents in England, including several kings, over its religious intolerance and the status of its charter. Businessmen established wide-ranging trade links, sending ships to the West Indies and Europe, and sometimes shipping goods in violation of the Navigation Acts. These political and trade issues led to the revocation of the Massachusetts charter in 1684.
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