10 seats: 10D
Where It Ranks Among the
States (House Elections 2000)
- Voter Turnout: 26th (49%)
- Victory Margin: 50th (73%)
Facts in Focus
average margin of victory in Massachusetts in 2000 U.S. House elections was higher than
in all other states. The average margin has generally risen since the
nineties, up from 29% in
- All ten House races in Massachusetts were
won by landslide margins of 20% or more in 2000. The state's
"landslide index" dipped below 80% only twice in the 1982-2000
period – down to 60% (6 of 10 races) in 1992 and
four in ten adults in Massachusetts voted for one of their representatives in the U.S.
Half of the seats in Massachusetts
were uncontested by a major party, and none of the other half were won by margins less
- No women or racial minorities have been elected
in any of the state's 95 House races in the 1982-2000 period.
- Eight incumbents have won their last two races
by landslide; three have landslide wins in their last five races.
Massachusetts ranked in 2000