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  MA District 05 - Special Election
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Massachusetts > MA - District 05
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type Special Election
Filing Deadline September 04, 2007 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open October 16, 2007 - 05:00am Central
Polls Close October 16, 2007 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start October 17, 2007 - 11:00pm
Term End January 03, 2009 - 11:00am
Turnout 16.68% Total Population
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifiedRBH June 06, 2020 03:00pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description Confirmed election day for the special election required to accomodate the retirement of Rep. Marty Meehan to head UMass Lowell.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/2006
NameMartin T. "Marty" Meehan Votes159,120 (98.06%)
Term01/03/2007 - 07/01/2007 Margin155,968 (+96.12%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/2008
NameNiki Tsongas Votes225,947 (98.71%)
Term01/03/2009 - 01/03/2011 Margin222,987 (+97.41%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 04, 2007 MA District 5 - Special D Primary
Niki Tsongas
D 55,664
Sep 04, 2007 MA District 5 - Special R Primary
Jim Ogonowski
R 13,608
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/14/2007 10/16/2007
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Niki Tsongas 6 10 16 6
Kevin Thompson 1 ------
Jim Ogonowski 1 1 ----
Leaning Call: Niki Tsongas (96.08%)
Weighted Call: Niki Tsongas (100.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

09/07/2007 10/10/2007

CANDIDATES
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Name Niki Tsongas Jim Ogonowski Patrick Murphy Kurt Hayes Kevin Thompson (W) Write-In  
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent Independent Constitution Nonpartisan  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes54,359 (51.30%) 47,782 (45.09%) 2,175 (2.05%) 1,126 (1.06%) 391 (0.37%) 127 (0.12%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -6,577 (-6.21%) -52,184 (-49.25%) -53,233 (-50.24%) -53,968 (-50.93%) -54,232 (-51.18%)  
Predict Avg.49.85% 39.41% 1.85% 4.26% 4.07% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 9/26 $240,708.00 9/30 $102,769.00 $-- 9/26 $1,038.00 $-- $--  
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]  
Entry Date 00/00/2007 00/00/2007 00/00/2007 00/00/2007 00/00/2007 --  
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MATCHUP POLLS (3 from 2 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg47.82%-- 40.40%-- 1.86%-- 0.82%-- -0.22%-- 0.00%--  
Survey USA 
10/08/07-10/10/07
51.00% -- 42.00% 1.0 4.00% 3.0 2.00% -- 0.00% 2.0 0.00% --
Unknown (R) 
10/01/07-10/05/07
44.00% -- 39.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
09/07/07-09/09/07
51.00% -- 41.00% -- 1.00% -- 2.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D Obama '08
  Lowell Sun
  Boston Herald
  Boston Globe
G BR_Green
D ev
D Jason
IND Monsieur
D AJ
Laf-W Craverguy
 


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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 11, 2007 04:00pm General Ex-Rep. says Ogonowski strays from brother’s immigration legacy  Article Monsieur 
Oct 01, 2007 12:00pm Analysis RCP: For Republicans, A Ray Of Hope  Article *crickets chirp* 
Sep 28, 2007 07:30pm News Hot issues provide sparks at debate  Article RP 
Aug 25, 2007 07:00pm News GOP Sees Cause for Hope in the Fifth District  Article *crickets chirp* 
Jul 05, 2007 02:00pm News Boxborough resident running for Congress  Article RBH 

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