United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2002

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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%

Massachusetts Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg
County 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. 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.

Major candidates



  • Michael Cloud


General election results
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 2,220,301 100%

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