The Live Free or Die state
Massachusetts 11/6/12 election results thread
Here are the election results for the pro-liberty candidates and ballot questions for the 11/6/2012 election in MA that I know of.
Liberty candidates went 3 out of 17 or an 18% success rate. The 3 liberty candidates who won were incumbents. Another liberty candidate who lost was an incumbent.
Statewide liberty ballot questions went 1 out of 2.
There were many local ballot questions. The majority were about increasing property taxes or issuing bonds. Some dealt with other issues like calling for an end to the war on marijuana. Unfortunately, the majority of the local questions passed.
Lost - Libertarian Gary Johnson
Lost - Libertarian Daniel Fishman
US Representative, 6th Congressional District
Lost - Libertarian Robert Underwood
Massachusetts Representative, Ninth Hampden District
The Mass Liberty Caucus candidates: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...d=340cea04d3&e
Lost - Paul Adams, Andover, http://www.votepauladams.com
Dem 44,223 65%
GOP 23,648 35%
Lost - Tom Keyes, Sandwich, http://www.votekeyes.com/
Dem 49,615 58%
GOP 35,627 42%
Won - Representative Nick Boldyga, Southwick, http://www.3rdhampden.com/
GOP 11,672 61%
Samuel Salvatore DiSanti
Dem 7,403 39%
Lost - Susannah Lee, Orange, http://www.lee4rep.com/
Dem 8,264 45%
GOP 8,084 44%
Ind 1,906 10%
Lost - Bill McCarthy, Worcester, http://votebillmccarthy.com/
Dem 13,228 70%
GOP 5,603 30%
Won - Representative Kevin Kuros, Uxbridge, http://www.kevinkuros.com
GOP 10,475 51%
Dem 9,972 49%
Lost - Representative Steven Levy, Marlboro, http://www.stevenlevy.org/
Dem 8,512 51%
GOP 8,181 49%
Lost - Rich Eustis, Medway, http://www.richeustis.com
Dem 11,835 54%
GOP 9,961 46%
Lost - Walter Zenkin, Burlington, http://www.walterzenkin.org/
Dem 11,765 55%
GOP 9,536 45%
Lost - Karen Rhoton, North Andover, http://www.karinrhoton.com/
Dem 11,133 63%
GOP 6,555 37%
Lost - Jim Stanton, Walpole, http://www.jimstanton2012.com/
Dem 10,406 76%
GOP 3,290 24%
Lost - Debra Betz, Plymouth, http://www.debrabetz.com/
Dem 13,378 63%
GOP 8,008 37%
Forum poster mz10 mentioned 2 candidates:
Lost - Steven Levy for State Rep 4th Middlesex District
Dem 9,111 51%
GOP 8,881 49%
Won - Ryan Fattman for State Rep 18th Worcester District
GOP 13,391 70%
Dem 5,729 30%
Failed - Question 2 the Massachusetts Death with Dignity Initiative
Passed - Question 3 the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative
There were local, non-binding ballot questions dealing with the drug war. All of them were pro-liberty and they all passed.
"Shall the State Senator/Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?" -- won with 69% in the 2nd Middlesex Senate District, 71% in the Middlesex and Suffolk Senate District, and 72% in the 2nd Berkshire State Representative District.
"Shall the state Senator/Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to repeal the federal prohibition of marijuana so that states may regulate it as they choose?" -- won with 54% in the 22nd Middlesex State Representative District, 65% in the Essex and Middlesex Senate District, and 66% in 8th Essex State Representative District.
There were dozens of local tax or bond increase issues on the ballot. Maybe 1/2 of the ballot issues were about increasing property taxes. Most of the ballot issues passed but several failed. See the details. http://www.boston.com/news/special/p...012.html#local
Anyone I missed? If so, let me know.
Source for most of the results http://www.boston.com/news/special/p...ults-2012.html