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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2006

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2006

November 7, 2006

Nominee Ted Kennedy Kenneth Chase
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,500,738 661,532
Percentage 69.3% 30.6%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Ted Kennedy

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Kennedy

The 2006 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy won re-election to his eighth full term.


  • Republican primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Campaign 1.2
    • Results 1.3
  • General election 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Polling 2.2
    • Results 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Republican primary


  • Kenneth Chase - Language school owner and Republican activist
  • Kevin Scott - Businessman, former Wakefield Selectman


At the Massachusetts Republican Party Convention[1] Kenneth Chase received the official endorsement with a majority of delegates, though both candidates qualified for the September primary. Former White House Chief-of-Staff Andy Card also received 3 votes.[2]


Republican senatorial primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kenneth Chase 35,497 50.9% N/A
Republican Kevin Scott 34,179 49.1% N/A

General election


  • Ted Kennedy (D)- Incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Kenneth Chase (R)- Language school owner and Republican activist


Source Date MoE Kennedy (D) Chase (R) Undecided
Boston Globe Oct 22 - 25, 2006 ±4.1% 66% 25% 6%
Suffolk University Oct 20 - 23, 2006 ±4.9% 60% 26% 14%


Results by city and town

Kennedy captured every county in the state, winning at least 62% in each region. Kennedy served his ninth and final term until his death on August 25, 2009 (here, the completion of John Kennedy's unexpired term is considered to be Ted Kennedy's first term).

General election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edward Kennedy (Incumbent) 1,500,738 69.30 -3.1[5]
Republican Kenneth Chase 661,532 30.55
Majority 839,206 38.75
Turnout 2,165,490
Democratic hold Swing Decrease 20.8

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Hub Politics: Lowell 2006
  3. ^ Massachusetts primary results, last updated 11:04 AM, Sept 20, 2006
  4. ^ 2006 General Election Results - US Senate as of 2:47 PM EST November 8, 2006
  5. ^ Election 2000 Results from

External links

  • Ted Kennedy official campaign site
  • Kevin Scott official campaign site
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