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.


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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