HOT Governor's Race in Massachusetts 2010 Elections
In the volatile political environment of Massachusetts this year, the Governor's race will be hotly contested. There are quite a few candidates already with their hat in the ring. Maybe this year will be the big year for a third political party to take the race.
Dr. Jill Stein (Green-Rainbow) is running for Governor of Massachusetts. She joined the race on January 7, 2010.
Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill (I) is running for Governor of Massachusetts. On September 9, 2009,
Christy Mihos is running against Charlie Baker (R) for the Republican Nomination for Governor.
Charlie Baker is running against Christy Mihos (R) for the Republican Nomination for Governor.
Governor Deval Patrick has been the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since January 4th, 2007.
He defeated Kerry Healey (R), Christy Mihos(I) and Grace Ross (G-R) in the 2006 Massachusetts State Election with 55.6% of the vote (the others finished with 35.3%, 7% and 2% respectively).
Gov. Patrick has not mentioned much about re-election, other than the fact he was going to run again. It would stand to reason that these numbers will be improved should he expect a positive result on his part. He will have several factors in his favor however, such as name-recognition and the fact there are a lot of people in the race, meaning Gov. Patrick would only need a plurality and not a majority to win.
With the big upset in the special election to fill the senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy's passing, it is clear that in Massachusetts this time around, it is anyone's race.
I expect there will be several more who will enter the race before too long.
This will be a closely followed race on this year's national political stage.
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