Elections

New England News
4:30 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Obama Victory Fuels Speculation On Kerry's Future

Credit WAMC

Tuesdays election results have renewed speculation about the future of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

Kerry, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee  is seen a possible successor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in President Obama’s second term..  Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says at this point it is just wild speculation.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Warren To Be First Massachusetts Woman In US Senate

People cheer at the Warren campaign's victory celebration in Boston
Credit WAMC

Voters in Massachusetts reaffirmed the state’s liberal tradition Tuesday and made history by electing the state’s first female US Senator.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill was at the victory celebration in Boston for senator-elect Elizabeth Warren. 

Warren, a first time candidate, who was relatively unknown a year ago, defeated popular Republican incumbent Senator Scott Brown.

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Democratic Congressman Reelected in NY’s 21st District

It was a long night for those waiting for results in New York’s 21st Congressional race.  

It was a tense night at Democratic headquarters in Plattsburgh Tuesday night as returns for the 21st Congressional district trickled in and showed an extremely tight race all evening. Supporters had been told Congressman Owens would not appear until there was a clear winner. It was nearly midnight before the results showed Incumbent Democrat Bill Owens leading Republican challenger Matt Doheny by about 4000 votes, and the relief was palpable as Bill Owens entered the room.

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Elections
12:03 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

New York GOP chair Cox talks Long, loss, Jeb 2016

Ed Cox

New York state Republican Party chair Ed Cox spoke with WAMC today about Tuesday's electoral results. Among the topics discussed with Capitol Connection host Alan Chartock were the GOP's losses in the Senate and presidential race.

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Elections
7:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Medical marijuana Ok'd in MA - "Death with dignity" too close to call

In addition to the US Senate seat, Massachusetts voters faced three important ballot questions this election and hours after the polls closed, only two of the three were able to be called. WAMC’s Jake Sorgen reports…

Elections
7:09 am
Wed November 7, 2012

DiCarlo plays spoiler in NY 41st Senate Race

Terry Gipson

Many are crediting Democrat Terry Gipson’s win in New York’s 41st State Senate seat over incumbent Republican Stephen Saland to Conservative Party candidate Neil DiCarlo, who entered the race on the sole issue of Saland’s vote for same-sex marriage. Hudson Valley correspondent Hank Gross reports…

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Elections
6:50 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Warren over Brown in MA

Elizabeth Warren

Massachusetts made history Tuesday by electing its first woman to the US senate. WAMC Paul Tuthill reports.   

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Elections
6:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Maloney Defeats Hayworth in NY 18th CD

Rep. Nan Hayworth

Republican New York Nan Hayworth is going to be a one term member of the House of Representatives. Democrat challenger Sean Patrick Maloney defeated her if the district that includes portions or all of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties.   Hudson Valley correspondent Hank Gross reports...

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Elections
6:12 am
Wed November 7, 2012

New Hampshire Becomes First With All-Female Congressional Delegation, Governor

Governor-elect Maggie Hassan thanks supporters with her husband Tom on Tuesday in Manchester, N.H. Hassan beat Ovide Lamontagne to keep the governor's seat in Democratic control.
Jim Cole AP

After last night's election, New Hampshire became the first state to have an all-female congressional delegation and a female governor.

The Boston Globe reports:

"Democrat Maggie Hassan, the former majority leader of the state Senate, beat Republican Ovide Lamontagne in the race to succeed Governor John Lynch.

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North Country News
1:30 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Close Congressional Race in Northern NY

Congressman Bill Owens at Democratic Headquarters

The race between the incumbent Democrat and the Republican challenger in NY’s newly drawn 21st Congressional District remained close all evening.

The race stayed within a few percentage points between incumbent Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Matt Doheny all evening.

It was just after midnight, when about 4-thousand votes separated the contenders, that Congressman Bill Owens arrived at Democratic Headquarters in Plattsburgh.

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