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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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...