Candidate Details

Jim McGovern

House - Incumbent

A Capitol Hill veteran, Rep. Jim McGovern worked for years as a congressional aide before first winning election to Congress in 1996 as the representative from Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District. Rep. McGovern has earned a reputation as a champion of human rights and was one of the strongest voices against the invasion of Iraq in the House of Representatives. He also earned national attention for his outspoken push for a timeline for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Rep. McGovern has been a strong supporter of pro-Israel, pro-peace initiatives in Congress.