2012 Mass. 4th District Race

Stories about the 4th Congressional District election in 2012.

Map: Mass. Town-By-Town Election Results

November 07, 2012

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Kennedy Wins 4th District Race To Replace Rep. Frank

November 06, 2012
Joseph Kennedy III delivers his victory speech in Newton. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP)

There will be a Kennedy in Congress again. Democrat Joseph Kennedy III beat Republican Sean Bielat in the race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank.

Maps: Complete 2012 Election Results

November 06, 2012
Election Map

Complete election day results for the 2012 presidential race and the state of Massachusetts.

Latest Updates: Election Day In Mass.

November 06, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren gives her victory speech at her election party in the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel after defeating Sen. Scott Brown on Tuesday night. (Nicholas Dynan/WBUR)

Follow along for WBUR’s complete coverage of Election Day and Night.

Bielat, Kennedy Campaign In Final Weekend

November 03, 2012

Democrat Joe Kennedy III appeared in Newton, and Republican Sean Bielat in Taunton.

Bielat, Kennedy Meet In Final 4th District Debate

October 16, 2012
U.S. congressional candidates, Republican Sean Bielat, left, and Democrat Joseph Kennedy III, right, participate in a debate on October 10. (Steven Senne/AP)

In a district of mostly independent voters, each candidate was intent on painting the other as beholden to party orthodoxy.

Bielat, Kennedy Square Off In First 4th District Debate

September 28, 2012
Democrat Joseph Kennedy III, left, and Republican Sean Bielat, right, face off in a WCVB-TV debate on Thursday. Moderating are WCVB's Ed Harding, second from left, and Janet Wu. (AP/The Boston Globe, Pool)

Republican Sean Bielat and Democrat Joseph Kennedy III clashed on experience, Medicare and the role of government in creating jobs.

Election 2012 Debate Schedule

September 26, 2012

A schedule of debates planned for the presidential and vice presidential race, the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, and the state’s 4th and 6th Congressional Districts.

Kennedy Launches TV Ad In Mass. 4th District Race

September 17, 2012

In the ad, Kennedy says he’ll focus on creating jobs, rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, supporting community colleges and providing capital for small businesses.

Primaries Set Stage For Fall Races In Mass.

September 07, 2012

Thursday’s primaries were the first under a new Massachusetts political map.

Kennedy, Bielat Win 4th District Primaries

September 06, 2012
Joseph Kennedy III visits with voters outside a polling station at a school in Needham on Thursday. (AP)

In November, Sean Bielat will face Democrat Joseph Kennedy III, who easily won his party’s primary on Thursday.

Mass. Pols’ Reminder: Vote Thursday, Not Tuesday

September 04, 2012

Thursday, not Tuesday, is the message being driven home by Massachusetts politicians who will go head-to-head with members of their own party in the state’s primary election on Sept. 6.

Joseph Kennedy III Makes 1st Debate Appearance

August 17, 2012
Joseph Kennedy III, right, laughs while listening to NECN host Jim Braude during a candidate's debate for the 4th Congressional District Thursday. With Kennedy are Herb Robinson and Rachel Brown. (AP)

The Democrats vying for their party’s nod in the 4th Congressional District met up for a live TV debate Thursday night.

In The 4th District, Debate Begins After The Debate Ended

July 31, 2012

After debating on NECN, the back-and-forth turned from political analysis to personal attack in the lobby.

Answering Critics, Congressional Candidate Bielat Reveals Employer’s Name

July 19, 2012

Sean Bielat is answering critics who say he’s keeping important information from voters. After months of hiding the identity of the start-up he heads, Bielat revealed the company is OneClickPolitics.com.

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