MA Election 2018 — Warren, Baker, But No Nurses

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team

MA Gov. Charlie Baker sweeps to victory
Elizabeth Warren beat back Republican Geoff Diehl with 1,330,023 or 60.4% to the Republican’s 796,728 or 36.2%. No surprise in the Senate race. On Wednesday, Warren heads to Brown University to make a formal speech and, what some believe, set forth the tenants of a potential Presidential bid for 2020.

Governor Charlie Baker won 1,455,288 or 67.0% of the vote against  Democrat Jay Gonzalez’s 718,139 or just 33% of the vote. Baker’s popularity would give rise to a potential Presidential bid in the future, but as the GOP continues to move to the right there is less and less room for moderate Republicans at the national level.

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Ballot Question #1 which, if it had passed, was to require new minimum nurse to patient staffing levels, but it was overwhelmingly defeated 70% to 30%. The MA healthcare industry vigorously fought against the initiative.

Question 3 was overwhelmingly approved. The measure upholds Senate Bill 2407, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in public places like hotels, restaurants, and retail stores. The passage is a victory for the Commonwealth’s transgender community.

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