Down Ballot Races For State Legislature To Watch | WAMC

Down Ballot Races For State Legislature To Watch

Sep 1, 2020

There are Democratic primary elections for a pair of Massachusetts House seats from Hampden County where incumbents are not running. Incumbent State Senator James Welch of West Springfield is facing a primary challenge from Springfield City Councilor Adam Gomez.

     With so much attention focused on the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts and on the First District Congressional race, some state primaries have received scant attention.

    A State Senator from Springfield is facing a primary challenge.  Three people are running in each of two House districts in western Massachusetts where the incumbents did not seek reelection.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill discusses these so-called “down ballot” contests with Matt Szafranski, Editor-in-Chief of Western Mass Politics & Insight.