BOSTON (AP) — Here’s a look at the winners in Thursday’s primary contests for U.S. Senate and U.S. House in Massachusetts.
Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren had no primary challengers and will face each other in November.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Springfield defeated state Sen. Andrea Nuciforo Jr. and humorist Bill Shein in the Democratic primary in the new 1st District, virtually assuring Neal of a 13th term since there are no Republicans in the race.
Democratic U.S. Rep. James McGovern of Worcester won a Democratic primary in the 2nd District, beating challenger William Feegbeh, and is a virtual lock to win re-election because there is no Republican on the November ballot.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas of Lowell had no primary opponent in the 3rd District and will face Republican Jon Golnik in the November election. Golnik beat Tom Weaver on Thursday.
Democrat Joseph Kennedy III easily beat two lesser-known Democrats in the new 4th District and in November will face Republican Sean Bielat, who won the GOP primary, defeating Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey of Malden will face Republican Tom Tierney in November after Tierney won a three-way GOP primary in the 5th Congressional District.
Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney of Salem and Republican Richard Tisei, a former state senator and the 2010 nominee for lieutenant governor, faced no primary challengers and will go head to head in the 6th District in November.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano of Somerville faced no primary challenge in the new 7th District and has no Republican challenger in November.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch of Boston will face Republican Joe Selvaggi in November after Selvaggi defeated Matt Temperley of Quincy in the GOP primary in the new 8th District. Lynch had no primary opponent.
Democratic Rep. William Keating brushed back a challenge from Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter in the newly redrawn 9th District which encompasses Cape Cod and much of southeastern Massachusetts. Republicans Christopher Sheldon and Adam Chaprales were battling in the GOP primary.