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  MA State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex - Special Election
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Parents > United States > Massachusetts > MA State Senate > Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District
OfficeState Senate
Type Special Election
Filing Deadline December 23, 2003 - 04:00pm
Polls Open March 02, 2004 - 06:00am
Polls Close March 02, 2004 - 07:00pm
Term Start March 25, 2004 - 11:00am
Term End January 05, 2005 - 12:00pm
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifiedRBH December 03, 2010 05:51pm
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Description Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of openly gay State Sen. Cheryl Ann Jacques (D-Needham). Jacques is leaving the State Senate to become the Executive Director of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights advocacy group.

Facing a 34 - 6 deficit in the State Senate, Massachusetts Republicans are always on the lookout for opportunities to increase their flatlined numbers, and this special election presents a key opportunity to show they can be a legitimate second party in the state. This seat was held by the GOP before Jacques, and Massachusetts Republicans are cautiously optimistic about their chances. The biggest hurdle to victory is the date on which this primary was scheduled -- March 3, 2004 -- which makes this special election fall on the same day as the Massachusetts Presidential Primary.

Mitt Romney received 59% of the vote in this district, which is one of the more Republican districts in the state.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/2002
NameCheryl Ann Jacques Votes37,775 (59.93%)
Term01/01/2003 - 01/04/2004 Margin12,565 (+19.93%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/2004
NameScott Brown Votes41,889 (50.53%)
Term01/05/2005 - 01/03/2007 Margin2,636 (+3.18%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Feb 03, 2004 MA State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex - Special Election - R Primary Scott Brown
Feb 03, 2004 MA State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex - Special Election - D Primary Angus G. McQuilken
MAP
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KEY RACE? 9.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
02/20/2004 03/02/2004
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Angus G. McQuilken 6 1 --1
Scott Brown 1 ------
Leaning Call: Angus G. McQuilken (92.31%)
Weighted Call: Angus G. McQuilken (97.00%)

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name St. Rep. Scott Brown Angus G. McQuilken (W) Others  
PartyRepublican Democratic Other  
Website [Website] [Website]  
Certified Votes18,867 (50.37%) 18,518 (49.43%) 75 (0.20%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -349 (-0.93%) -18,792 (-50.17%)  
Predict Avg.47.02% 52.98% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 1/16 $98,892.00 1/16 $29,125.00 $--  
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 25, 2004 12:00am Picture Romney Swears in Scott Brown (MA)  Article *crickets chirp* 
Mar 11, 2004 12:00am News McQuilken gives up on [MA State Senate] recount, but not on possible November run  Article *crickets chirp* 
Mar 02, 2004 12:00am News Polls close in special election to fill state senate seat  Article *crickets chirp* 
Mar 02, 2004 12:00am News A Local Super Tuesday (MA State Sen.)  Article *crickets chirp* 
Mar 01, 2004 12:00am Analysis Race consciousness  Article *crickets chirp* 
Jan 28, 2004 12:00am News 'Underdog' Brown boasts hefty campaign funds  Article *crickets chirp* 

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