massachusetts lt governor's race 2014

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Days before Election Day, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts lieutenant governor met with voters in Pittsfield this afternoon. Recent polls show Republicans edging ahead.

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The Republican candidate for Massachusetts lieutenant governor stopped in Pittsfield Tuesday to meet with area Republicans one week before the state primary.

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Mike Lake, one of three Democratic candidates running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor, was in Pittsfield Tuesday. The seat has been vacant since May 2013 when Democrat Tim Murray left to head the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

Election season in Massachusetts features a host of statewide races, but will the reliably blue Berkshires have a role to play?

In Massachusetts, the Democratic fields for governor and lieutenant governor are pretty packed, but that’s not the case on the Republican side.

In line with a trend that started in the early 1990s and worked successfully until the election of Democratic Governor Deval Patrick in 2006, two Republicans vying for the top two state offices are teaming up ahead of November’s election to replace Patrick, who is not seeking a third term.

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While the Massachusetts governor’s race has garnered plenty of attention, in November, voters will also elect a new lieutenant governor.

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Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governors visited western Massachusetts Wednesday.