REGIONAL NEWS

Elizabeth Warren Wins Second Term In The U.S. Senate

Nov 6, 2018

Democrat Elizabeth Warren won re-election to the U.S. Senate, beating back a challenge from Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl, and also independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai.

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.

A voting sign.
Keith Ivey / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/kcivey

Turnout is notoriously low in some of the region's big cities. But if you mix Census age data with turnout numbers, there are a couple surprises.

The Great Hall in the Massachusetts Statehouse, featuring town flags.
State of Massachusetts

Williamsburg, Massachusetts, will join communities from across the state when its town flag is hung in the Statehouse Great Hall.

Rafaelle Gonzalez in Springfield, Massachusetts, after voting in ward 1.
Karen Brown / NEPR

Many reports came in of high voter turnout in Tuesday’s midterm elections, although the weather in New England has made voting a bit less convenient.

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