Massachusetts

10 seats: 10D     D 62

In 1996 the Democratic vote surged more in Massachusetts than in any other state. The only two Republican U.S. House incumbents were swept out of office, and the projected Democratic performance rose in nine of ten districts by at least 7% comparable increases occurred in only 14 other districts in the nation. Despite some close wins in 1996, Democrats coasted to easy victories in 1998. They should have few problems in 2000, although John Olver has a history of closer races than would be expected given his district's current partisan tilt.
 
  1. John Olver (D), 1991 Win
  '98: 72 '96: 53 '94: 99 U '92: 52 D 62
 
  2. Richard Neal (D), 1988 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 72 '94: 59 '92: 53 D 62
 
  3. Jim McGovern (D), 1996 Comfortable
  '98: 57 '96: 53 ['94: R 55 '92: R 50] D 61
 
  4. Barney Frank (D), 1980 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 72 '94: 100 '92: 68 D 65
 
  5. Martin Meehan (D), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 71 '96: 99 U '94: 70 '92: 52 D 59
 
  6. John Tierney (D), 1996 Comfortable
  '98: 55 '96: 48 ['94: R 51 '92: R 55] D 60
 
  7. Edward Markey (D), 1976 Landslide
  '98: 71 '96: 70 '94: 64 '92: 62 D 65
 
  8. Michael Capuano (D), 1998 Landslide
  '98: 82 ['96: D 84 '94: D 99 '92: D 83]   D 75
 
  9. Joe Moakley (D), 1972 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 72 '94: 70 '92: 69 D 65
 
  10. Bill Delahunt (D), 1996 Comfortable
  '98: 70 '96: 54 C ['94: D 69 '92: D 61] D 57
 

Massachusetts's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Massachusetts 1982 to 1998
 


 
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