BOSTON (Reuters) – Voters in five Eastern U.S. states faced primary election choices on Tuesday, with Democrats in Massachusetts and Rhode Island picking among candidates who could include each state’s first elected woman governor while New Hampshire and Delaware decided on Republicans to challenge Democratic incumbents in the U.S. Senate.
Polls prior to the start of voting showed Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Rhode Island state Treasurer Gina Raimondo leading competitive fields to win the Democratic nomination to run as governor.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Voters in five East Coast states head to the polls on Tuesday for wide-open gubernatorial primary elections in Massachusetts and Rhode Island while Republicans in New Hampshire and Delaware will pick challengers to incumbent Democratic U.S. Senators.
In Massachusetts, voters could set the stage for a general election matchup between state Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, and Republican businessman Charlie Baker, who is making his second run at the office after failing in a bid to unseat Democrat Deval Patrick in 2010.