For all the talk of a silver lining talk in 2010 for the MA GOP in building the House, this past election shows the party once again regressing on Beacon Hill.
The state Senate yielded no net gains. Democrats were able to keep vacated seats.
The House on the other hand had a bunch of pickups for the Democratic party (net 4):
Pick up for Democrats
Jonathan Zlotnik (D) beat incumbent Richard Bastien (R)
Danielle Gregoire (D) beat incumbent Steven Levy (R)
Paul Heroux (D) beat incumbent George Ross (R)
Frank Moran (D) won. Incumbent: Paul Adams (R) ran for State Senate (and lost to Finegold).
Josh Cutler (D) won. Incumbent: Daniel Webster (R) didn’t run for re-election.
Pick up for Republicans
Harriett Stanley (D) didn’t run for re-election. Leonard Mirra (R) winner.