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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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RI Elects First Female Governor In Raimondo

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democrat Gina Raimondo has defeated Republican Allan Fung to become the first woman elected Rhode Island governor despite being snubbed by some prominent labor groups.

Raimondo's victory Tuesday over the Cranston mayor also makes her the first Democrat elected to the job since 1992

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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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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

GOP’s Charlie Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor

Republican Charlie Baker has been elected governor of Massachusetts, defeating Democrat Martha Coakley and three independent candidates to reclaim the state's top political office for the GOP.

The 57-year-old Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Who Will You Vote For In The MA Governor’s Race [POLL]

Election day is tomorrow in Massachusetts. The Bay State will have a new governor as Deval Patrick announced in January that he will not seek the office again.

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Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley To Meet With Fishermen

Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley is headed to New Bedford to meet with fishermen and representatives of the Massachusetts fishing industry.

The visit on Friday comes several days after the final televised debate of the campaign during which Coakley's Republican rival, Charlie Baker, tearfully recalled a meeting with a New Bedford fishermen who regretted pressuring his sons to follow him into the job rather than go to college

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Baker Says Fisherman Story From 2010 Campaign

BOSTON (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has acknowledged that an emotional story he told about a struggling fisherman during a debate Tuesday night dates to the 2010 campaign

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Mayor: Baker’s New Bedford Story is ‘Far-Fetched’

Charlie Baker's story of a New Bedford fisherman he met while on the campaign trail is raising eyebrows on the South Coast.

Baker's says the story of the mountain of a man who told his sons to work as fishermen instead of taking athletic scholarships actually occurred du

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Baker, Coakley Wrangle Over Issues In Final Debate

Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley made their final pitches to voters in a televised debate.

During Tuesday's match-up, the two laid out their plans for job growth, the best response to Ebola, the proliferation of outside political ads, and how the state should cope with immigrants who are in the country illegally

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