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Governor-elect Charlie Baker Pays A Visit To The Whaling City

With just weeks until Inauguration Day, Governor-elect Charlie Baker paid a visit to New Bedford Wednesday on his tour across the Commonwealth.

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Community Leaders In Boston Call for Unity And Peace

Dozens of political, religious and community leaders in Boston have signed on to a statement calling for unity and peaceful demonstrations in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict a Missouri police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager

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Patrick Issues Environmental Justice Executive Order

With less than seven weeks left in office, Gov. Deval Patrick has signed an executive order he says will promote parks and open spaces in urban neighborhoods where green areas are traditionally in short supply

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Campaign Over, Baker Adopts More Measured Tone

During his campaign for governor, Charlie Baker repeatedly criticized Martha Coakley for defending the state against a lawsuit brought by a New York children's rights group, saying she should have settled the suit instead

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UPDATE: Southcoast Health CEO Named to Baker’s Transition Team

UPDATE:  The President of Southcoast Health system has been named to Governor-Elect Charlie Baker's transition team.

Keith Hovan and Deb Enos of Neighborhood Health Plan Inc. will co-chair the Healthcare Committee on the team

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UPDATE: Legislative Leaders Pledge To Work With Baker

UPUDATE:  Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Baker and Democratic legislative leaders are promising to work together to address the state's most pressing issues despite their political differences.
Following private meetings at the Statehouse on Monday morning, legislative leaders praised the governor-elect as ready to hit the ground running on fiscal and other issues

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Patrick and Baker Begin Transition Talks

Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and the man who will succeed him, Republican Charlie Baker, have met for first time since Baker's narrow election victory over Martha Coakley.

The two huddled privately for about 45 minutes in Patrick's office on Wednesday to discuss the transition of power on Beacon Hill

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Baker Says He’s Ready To Get to Work

Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Baker says he's ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work after defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent state history

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Coakley Concedes In Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Democrat Martha Coakley has called Republican Charlie Baker to concede the Massachusetts governor's race.

Coakley's campaign sent a statement Wednesday saying she had called Baker at 8:15 a.m. to congratulate him on his victory

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State Election Results

Here's the results of Tuesday's State Election In Massachusetts as of 2:20am.

^U.S. Senate
2,148 of 2,173 precincts - 99 percent
x-Ed Markey, Dem (i) 1,268,429 - 62 percent
Brian Herr, GOP 775,241 - 38 percent
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^Governor
2,148 of 2,173 precincts - 99 percent
x-Charlie Baker, GOP 1,023,674 - 48 percent
Martha Coakley, Dem 988,061 - 47 percent
Evan Falchuk, Uni 70,383 - 3 percent
Scott Lively, Ind 18,877 - 1 percent
Jeff McCormick, Ind 15,878 - 1 percent
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