ELECTION 2018

Keep up with local, regional and national coverage of the mid-term elections. Be sure to take a look at NEPR's Massachusetts General Election Voter Guide 2018.

Democrat Jared Golden became the first candidate to unseat an incumbent from Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in more than a century on Thursday when he was named the winner of the nation’s first ranked-choice voting runoff for a congressional contest.

Staff with the Maine Secretary of State's Office Wednesday resumed the ranked-choice voting count for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race, as a federal judge began reviewing a request from incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s campaign to issue a restraining order to stop the count. They expect to finish the tabulation Thursday.

A version of this story was first published by Maine Public.

Updated at 5 p.m. ET

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, has a filed a lawsuit in federal court that seeks to block state election officials from conducting the nation's first ranked-choice voting tabulation in a federal race.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, gave his fourth annual address from the House rostrum.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

With the midterm election over, what's next for Massachusetts? 

After a post-election staff meeting Wednesday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he intended to serve all four years of his second term.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker won re-election this week by a two-to-one margin, while in Connecticut, Democrat Ned Lamont won a tight race to become the next governor. 

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