On January 30, 2013, Governor Deval Patrick chose his former chief-of-staff William “Mo” Cowan to serve as interim U.S. senator until a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State John Kerry. There will be a Special U.S. Senate Election on Tuesday June 25th between Democrat Ed Markey & Republican Gabriel Gomez to fill the remaining term.
2012 MASSACHUSETTS RACE FOR US SENATE
Elizabeth Warren won the November 2012 Election and is our U.S. Senator! She beat U.S. Senator Scott Brown.
The primary election was September 18, 2012, about seven weeks before the general election.
US Senate Democratic Candidates
Elizabeth Warren was selected as the Party’s US Senate Candidate at the Democratic Convention beating Marisa DeFranco, who failed to get enough votes to make it on to the primary ballot.
Harvard Law School professor, former Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel and former Special Advisor for the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Elizabeth Warren handily won the Senate nomination with 95.77% of the 3,554 delegates, elected by 557 caucuses, that came the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s State Convention in Springfield on June 2 cnd. The last of Warren’s rivals Marisa DeFranco, a North Shore immigration lawyer, waged a long-shot campaign. Candidates required at least 15% of the delegates to qualify for the party’s Sept. 6th primary ballot.
- Marisa DeFranco, Immigration Attorney (Failed to reach 15% @ State Convention, June 2, 1012)
- James Coyne King, corporate lawyer (Withdrew March 21, 2012)
- Tom Conroy, State Representative for the 13th Middlesex District (Withdrew, December 12, 2011)
- Alan Khazei, founder of City Year organization (Withdrew, October 26, 2011)
- Bob Massie, entrepreneur and 1994 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor (Withdrew, October 7, 2011)
- Herb Robinson, engineer (Withdrew December 15, 2011)
- Setti Warren, Newton mayor (Withdrew, September 29, 2011)
The Weston Democratic Town Committee does not endorse primary candidates and urges voters to make their own decisions on these races.
Additional candidates will be added to this list as they are announced. If a candidate is not listed above, please inform us .