1990 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1990

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Nominee John Kerry Jim Rappaport
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,321,712 992,917
Percentage 54.5% 41.0%

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Results by town. Red indicates towns carried by Jim Rappaport, blue indicates towns carried by John Kerry.

U.S. Senator before election

John Kerry

Elected U.S. Senator

John Kerry

The 1990 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 6, 1990. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John Kerry was reelected to his second term.

Republican primary[edit]


  • Jim Rappaport, real estate developer
  • Daniel W. Daly, former Massachusetts Undersecretary of Economic Affairs


Republican primary results by municipality
Massachusetts United States Senate Republican primary, 1990[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Rappaport 265,093 66.12%
Republican Daniel W. Daly 135,647 33.38%
All others 202 0.05%

General election[edit]



Results by county
General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Kerry 1,321,712 54.51%
Republican Jim Rappaport 992,917 40.95%
Independent David Pover 109,950 4.54%
Turnout 2,424,579 100.00%

See also[edit]