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2006 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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The 2006 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democrat Ted Kennedy won re-election to his eighth full term. This was Kennedy's last election to the Senate; he died three years later of brain cancer, with which he was diagnosed in 2008. Senator Kennedy was the 4th longest-serving Senator in U.S. history, having been there for nearly 47 years.

2006 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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

2006 US Senate election in Massachusetts results by municipality.svg
Municipal results

U.S. Senator before election

Ted Kennedy

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Kennedy


Republican primaryEdit


  • Kenneth Chase, language school owner and activist
  • Kevin Scott, businessman and 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 primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenneth Chase 35,497 50.94%
Republican Kevin Scott 34,179 49.05%
Total votes 69,676 100.00

General electionEdit


  • Ted Kennedy (D), incumbent U.S. Senator since 1962
  • Kenneth Chase (R), language school owner and Republican activist


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


Results by municipality

Kennedy captured every county in the state, winning at least 62% in each region.[citation needed] 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 +17.7
Majority 839,206 38.75
Turnout 2,165,490
Democratic hold Swing   20.8

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 18, 2006. Retrieved April 7, 2019.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Hub Politics: Lowell 2006
  3. ^ Massachusetts primary results, last updated 11:04 AM, September 20, 2006
  4. ^ 2006 General Election Results - US Senate as of 2:47 PM EST November 8, 2006
  5. ^ Election 2000 Results from

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