Massachusetts general election was held on November 7, 2006 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The election included:
Statewide elections [ edit ] United States Senator [ edit ]
Democratic incumbent Ted Kennedy was re-elected over his Republican challenger Kenneth Chase. Governor & Lieutenant Governor [ edit ]
Democrats Deval Patrick and Tim Murray were elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, over Green-Rainbow candidates Grace Ross and Martina Robinson, independent candidates Christy Mihos and John J. Sullivan, and Republican candidates Kerry Healey and Reed Hillman. Patrick and Murray were nominated over gubernatorial candidates Chris Gabrieli and Tom Reilly, and lieutenant candidates Deb Goldberg and Andrea Silbert. Attorney General [ edit ]
Martha Coakley ( D), the outgoing Middlesex District Attorney was elected Attorney General, defeating Larry Frisoli ( R), a trial attorney from Belmont who was known for his handling of  the Jeffery Curley case against NAMBLA and was a former Vice Mayor of Cambridge and Norfolk County District Attorney. Secretary of the Commonwealth [ edit ]
Democratic incumbent William F. Galvin was re-nominated over challenger John C. Bonifaz, a voting-rights activist who founded the National Voting Rights Institute, and defeated Green-Rainbow nominee Jill Stein, a medical doctor and community activist who ran for governor in 2002. Treasurer and Receiver-General [ edit ]
Democratic incumbent Timothy P. Cahill was re-elected over Green-Rainbow candidate James O'Keefe, who also ran in 2002. Republican Ronald K. Davy, a financial analyst and Hull selectman, was nominated but failed to reach signature requirement to qualify for the ballot.  Auditor [ edit ]
Democratic incumbent and former professional boxer Joe DeNucci was re-elected for a sixth term over Working Families nominee Rand Wilson, a union organizer and labor communicator. Republican nominee Earle Stroll, a 52-year-old small-business consultant from Bolton, also failed to reach signature requirement to qualify for the ballot, and  Green-Rainbow candidate Nathanael Fortune, a physicist from Smith College and a Whatley School Committee member, dropped out of the race for personal reasons in late March 2006. District elections [ edit ] U.S. House of Representatives [ edit ]
see Massachusetts United States House election, 2006 State House of Representatives [ edit ]
see Massachusetts House election, 2006 State Senate [ edit ]
see Massachusetts Senate election, 2006 Governor's Council [ edit ]
See Massachusetts Governor's Council election, 2006 Ballot questions [ edit ]
There were three statewide ballot questions, all initiatives, which the Massachusetts voters voted on this election, and all were defeated.
  There were also various local ballot questions around the state. 
Question 1 - Sale of Wine by Food Stores. A law to allow local authorities to license stores selling groceries to sell wine. Question 2 - Nomination of Candidates for Public Office. A law to create "more ballot choices" by allowing for fusion voting. Question 3 - Family Child Care Providers. A law to allow home-based family child care providers providing state-subsidized care to bargain collectively with the state government.
Question 1: Wine in Food Stores  Candidate Votes % ± Yes 915,076 44% ✓ No 1,180,708 56%
Question 2: Fusion Voting  Candidate Votes % ± Yes 688,096 35% ✓ No 1,302,143 65%
Question 3: Family Care Worker Unionization  Candidate Votes % ± Yes 951,988 48% ✓ No 1,035,707 52%
Source Date MoE Question Yes No Und UNH/Globe October 22–25, 2006 ±4.1% Wine in food stores 57% 38% 5% Suffolk University October 20–23, 2006 ±4.9% Wine in food stores 52% 40% 8% Fusion voting 26% 51% 23% Collective bargaining for childcare providers 34% 36% 30% Suffolk University October 10–11, 2006 ±4.9% Wine in food stores 50% 41% 9% Suffolk University October 2–4, 2006 ±4.4% Wine in food stores 47% 44% 9% Fusion voting 27% 48% 24% Collective bargaining for childcare providers 42% 33% 25% Suffolk University August 17–21, 2006 ±4.0% Wine in food stores 54% 38% 8% Fusion voting 35% 48% 18% Collective bargaining for childcare providers 46% 32% 22% Suffolk University June 27, 2006 ±4.0% Wine in food stores 61% 31% 9% Fusion voting 34% 48% 19% Collective bargaining for childcare providers 42% 37% 22% References [ edit ] External links [ edit ] Campaign sites [ edit ]
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Ballot Questions Question 1 - Sale of Wine by Food Stores:
Question 2 - Nomination of Candidates for Public Office:
Not on statewide ballot in 2006: