GOVERNORS

This year’s race for governor saw candidates spending a lot of money for each vote cast. Democrat Ned Lamont outspent his Republican opponent nearly two to one.

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? 

Connecticut’s next governor will be Democrat Ned Lamont. Republican Bob Stefanowski conceded the race to his opponent just before 9:00 a.m.

Mass. Gov. Baker Wins Re-Election

Nov 6, 2018

Gov. Charlie Baker has won four more years in the Corner Office.

The popular Republican incumbent on Tuesday easily fended off a challenge from Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jay Gonzalez.

The Associated Press called the race at 8 p.m., just as polls closed. With 88 percent of precincts reporting, Baker was up on Gonzalez, 66.5 percent to 33.5 percent.

In his victory speech, an energetic Baker thanked the people of Massachusetts.

Clockwise from top left, Vermont GOP Governor Phil Scott, Vermont Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist, New Hampshire GOP Governor Chris Sununu, and New Hampshire Democratic challenger Molly Kelly.
Angela Evancie VPR / Matthew Smith VPR // NHPR

There’s been a lot of coverage of the governors’ races in Massachusetts and Connecticut. But there are also lively races going on in two states to the north.

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