2018 Massachusetts Election

         Springfield will host the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s issues convention in September. The city’s mayor, who is a Democrat, will not be participating. 

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  With Democrats taking control of the House after the midterm elections, a congressman from western Massachusetts is poised to be handed the gavel to the most powerful committee in the chamber.

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     Massachusetts voters Tuesday handed decisive re-election victories to incumbents running statewide, regardless of party affiliation. 

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Massachusetts voters ventured to the polls through downpours and the occasional rumble of thunder Tuesday in what local election officials described as a heavy turnout likely motivated by national politics. 

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      Election Day in Massachusetts could produce landslide victories for both a Democrat and a Republican headlining their respective tickets.

With all the talk about a possible “blue wave” in Tuesday’s midterms, Republicans in some heavily-Democratic parts of the Northeast — like western Massachusetts — are hoping to secure victories wherever they can. Back in April, WAMC spoke with a handful of the county’s Republicans at the party’s state convention in Worcester. Just before Election Day, WAMC checked back in.

While the Berkshire District Attorney race has gotten most of the attention this election season, other contested races will be settled Tuesday. One is the campaign for Register of Deeds in the Northern Berkshire District, based in Adams, Massachusetts. With incumbent Frances Brooks not seeking re-election, two candidates are standing for the seat. Yesterday, we met Deborah Moran. Today, WAMC speaks with Democratic candidate Maria Ziemba.

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Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez had a final contentious debate Thursday night as the Massachusetts election campaign draws to a close.

While the Berkshire District Attorney race has gotten most of the attention this election season, other contested races will be settled Tuesday. One of them is the campaign for Register of Deeds in the Northern Berkshire District, based in Adams, Massachusetts. With incumbent Frances Brooks not seeking re-election, two candidates are standing for the seat. We’ll meet them today and tomorrow. First, WAMC speaks with independent candidate Deborah Moran.

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            There are three questions on the election ballot statewide in Massachusetts this year.

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In this hyper-partisan political climate, the Republican governor of Massachusetts is highlighting endorsements from Democrats as he campaigns for re-election to a second term.

A first-ever “Civics Fest” is scheduled in Springfield, Massachusetts this week.

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Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Republican challenger Geoff Diehl engaged in a lively debate Sunday night in Springfield.

With just a month to go before the election in Massachusetts, Republican Governor Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez sparred about several issues during their first televised debate Tuesday night.

    After a successful write-in campaign to secure the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts’ Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester Senate District, Jo Comerford’s name will be on the ballot in November.

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The results of Tuesday’s Democratic Primary for Berkshire County District Attorney all but guarantee the election of the first woman to the post.

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      Winds of change may have blown over some of the Massachusetts political landscape Tuesday, but a longtime incumbent prevailed in a Democratic primary for Congress in the western part of the state.

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Attorney Andrea Harrington declared victory in the Democratic primary for Berkshire District Attorney late Tuesday night moments after taking a concession call from incumbent DA Paul Caccaviello at her campaign party at a restaurant in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Harrington dedicated the win to her family and her supporters, offering her thanks "to everybody who voted for me, who voted in me, who believed in me, who believed that together we're going to build a new future for Berkshire County."

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State Senator Adam Hinds easily fended off a primary challenge Tuesday as the Democrats seeks a second term representing the westernmost portion of Massachusetts.

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Polls are open until 8 p.m. in Massachusetts today as voters narrow the field of Democrats and Republicans competing for federal, state, and county offices in the November general election.

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Today is primary day in Berkshire County, and city officials in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, say voting turnout is raising eyebrows.

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Voters in Massachusetts will decide several primary races today.

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Two Democrats, Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie, are competing in a primary Tuesday in Massachusetts to take on what polls indicate is a seemingly impossible task: defeat the most popular governor in the country.

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       One of the most watched races in western Massachusetts next Tuesday will be for the Democratic nomination in the state’s 1st Congressional District.  Many see in it elements of the national struggle over the future of the Democratic Party. It pits a white male incumbent against a woman of color, who is also a Muslim.

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The first ballot question in Massachusetts this November will ask voters whether to adopt new staffing standards for hospitals around the commonwealth. WAMC spoke to both sides of the hotly contested issue.

Bills are likely to be introduced in the next session of the Massachusetts legislature that would allow doctors in certain circumstances to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients.

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For Massachusetts voters, Wednesday night is the final deadline to register for the upcoming primaries. 

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It wasn’t all well-wishers at Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Great Barrington, Massachusetts town hall Sunday. WAMC reports on the rival candidates who came to challenge the Democrat.

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    Massachusetts Democrats held a two-day nominating convention in Worcester over the weekend where the Republican in the White House was more the focus of attention than the Republican in the Statehouse Corner Office.

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Although Democrats have a hold on most elected offices in the county, the Berkshires were well-represented at Saturday’s Massachusetts Republican Convention in Worcester. WAMC spoke with delegates at the DCU Center.

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