Massachusetts U.S. House 5th district special election, 2007
Incumbent Rep. Marty Meehan (D) resigned to become the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts - Lowell.
- Eileen M. Donoghue (D) - (website) Lowell City Councilor
- Jamie Eldridge (D) - (website) state representative. Endorsed by DFA.
- Barry Finegold of Andover (D) - (website) state representative
- James Miceli of Wilmington (D) - state representative
- Niki Tsongas (D) - (website) widow of Democratic Senator Paul Tsongas.
- Jim Ogonowski (R), (Boston Globe, April 24, 2007)
- Dates: Primary - September 4, General - October 16.
- Primary Results: Tsongas 36%, Donoghue 32%, Eldridge 14%, Finegold 13%, Miceli 4%.
- General Election Results: Tsongas beat Ogonowski by 53-47.
- Outlook: The 5th district is safely Democratic, and Tsongas won the general election.
The special election was won by Niki Tsongas
- October Special Election Looks Likely for Massachusetts’ 5th - CQ Politics.com, April 3, 2007.
- Dem resigns to be UMass chancellor - USA Today, May 9, 2007.
- DailyKos => MA-05 - diaries on this election
- Blue Mass Group coverage of MA-05