2002 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2002

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Nominee John Kerry Michael Cloud
Party Democratic Libertarian
Popular vote 1,605,976 369,807
Percentage 80.0% 18.4%

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Municipal results

U.S. Senator before election

John Kerry

Elected U.S. Senator

John Kerry

The 2002 United States Senate election in Massachusetts took place on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John Kerry won re-election to a fourth term against Libertarian Michael Cloud, with no Republican filing to run. The lack of a Republican party candidate caused Cloud to receive the largest percentage of votes for a U.S. Senate candidate in the Libertarian Party's history, though this record has since been eclipsed by Joe Miller in Alaska in 2016.

Major candidates[edit]



  • Michael Cloud


General election results [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Kerry (incumbent) 1,605,976 80.03%
Libertarian Michael Cloud 369,807 18.43%
Independent Randall Forsberg (write-in) 24,898 1.24%
All others 6,077 0.30
Total votes 2,006,758 100%


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