Polling places across Massachusetts called it quits at 8 o’clock Tuesday night, as the primary election moved to past tense. Here are the results for contested statewide races, as well as legislative and local races in central and western Massachusetts.
At 8 o’clock Tuesday night, the vote counting begins. Here’s a look at the primaries we’ll be watching, from governor to district attorney to the state legislature.
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If Coakley is elected governor, she’ll be the first woman to be elected to the position in Massachusetts history. Jane Swift became acting governor when Gov. Paul Cellucci resigned in 2001, but was never elected on her own.
In a couple weeks, primary election voters will pick Democratic and Republican nominees for governor. Those names will join three independent candidates in November who collected the required 10,000 certified signatures of registered voters.
In a candidate roundtable, both Michael Valanzola and James Ehrhard said they are against the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline that would cut across the district. And both support tax relief and the repeal of the casino law. However, differences arose in how they would represent the district in a legislature dominated by Democrats.
The Democrat said Tuesday he didn’t “imagine…being a candidate any time before the session is over.” Malloy added how he’d “like to get through the session as governor as opposed to candidate.”