New England News
12:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Neal Wins Nomination for Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District

Springfield Congressman Richie Neal the three-way race for the democratic nomination for Massachusetts 1st Congressional District against former state senator Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. of Pittsfield, and Alford writer & activist Bill Shein in yesterday’s Democratic Primary.  WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…

With all 277 precincts in the newly drawn 1st Congressional District reporting, Neal won handily with roughly 65% of the vote.

With no announced Republican challenger, Neal is presumed to serve a 13th term representing Western Massachusetts, and first in the newly drawn 1st Congressional District currently held by retiring Congressman John Olver. Olver endorsed Neal to succeed him early in the race. Neal spent much of the campaign season introducing himself to new voters in Berkshire County and across the new district.

Neal’s challengers, Andrea Nuciforo, Jr.  and writer Bill Shein, received  roughly 24% and 11% of the vote respectively.