2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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The 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.wikipedia
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Charlie Baker

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Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito sought reelection to a second term in office, facing Democratic challengers Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey, respectively.
In 2018, Baker was re-elected in a landslide over Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez with 67% of the vote, the largest vote share in a Massachusetts gubernatorial election since 1994.

Karyn Polito

Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito sought reelection to a second term in office, facing Democratic challengers Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey, respectively.
She and Baker were re-elected to their respective posts in 2018.

Jay Gonzalez

Gonzalez and Palfrey
Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito sought reelection to a second term in office, facing Democratic challengers Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey, respectively.
A member of the Democratic Party, he was the nominee for Governor of Massachusetts in 2018.

Quentin Palfrey

Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito sought reelection to a second term in office, facing Democratic challengers Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey, respectively.
Palfrey was the Democratic candidate in the 2018 Massachusetts election for Lieutenant Governor, running with gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez against the incumbents, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito of the Republican Party.

Dan Wolf

Speculated candidates such as Attorney General Maura Healey, Congressman Joe Kennedy, former State Senator Dan Wolf, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh all declined to be candidates, leaving no prominent Democrats to challenge Baker, which was seen as a necessary prerequiste to mount a formidable challenge to him.
After rumors that Wolf would not seek re-election in 2016 in order to focus on a run for governor in 2018 began circulating, Senate President Stan Rosenberg suggested it was because Wolf wanted to focus more on running his airline company.

Bob Massie (politician)

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Bob Massie, co-founder of the Global Reporting Initiative, former executive director of Ceres, former president of the New Economy Coalition, ordained Episcopal minister, nominee for lieutenant governor in 1994, candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012
In 2018, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination to be governor of Massachusetts, and was endorsed by Our Revolution, Massachusetts Peace Action, 350 Action, and a number of other progressive organizations and groups.

Setti Warren

On April 26, 2018, Setti Warren announced via Facebook that he was withdrawing from the race due to financial concerns.
Warren ran for Governor of Massachusetts in the 2018 election, announcing his candidacy on May 20, 2017.

Massachusetts

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The 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Joe Kennedy III

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Speculated candidates such as Attorney General Maura Healey, Congressman Joe Kennedy, former State Senator Dan Wolf, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh all declined to be candidates, leaving no prominent Democrats to challenge Baker, which was seen as a necessary prerequiste to mount a formidable challenge to him.
Kennedy was mentioned as a potential candidate for the 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election but declined, stating that he did not have plans to run for another office.

Governor of Massachusetts

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The 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

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Katherine Clark, U.S. Representative (running for reelection)
The elections coincided with the gubernatorial election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

Scott Lively

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Scott Lively, an evangelical pastor, has challenged Baker and received more than the 15% of delegate votes necessary at the state convention to qualify for ballot access.
He ran again as a Republican candidate in the 2018 election.

Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts

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Bob Massie, co-founder of the Global Reporting Initiative, former executive director of Ceres, former president of the New Economy Coalition, ordained Episcopal minister, nominee for lieutenant governor in 1994, candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012 The 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Republican Party (United States)

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Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito sought reelection to a second term in office, facing Democratic challengers Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey, respectively.

Democratic Party (United States)

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Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito sought reelection to a second term in office, facing Democratic challengers Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey, respectively.

Primary election

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Candidates were selected in the primary election held on September 4, 2018.

Associated Press

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Shortly after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time, the Associated Press declared the race in favor of incumbents Baker and Polito.

Bill Weld

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Baker was reelected with the highest vote total in the history of Massachusetts gubernatorial elections and by the widest margin since Bill Weld was reelected governor in 1994.

Martha Coakley

[Martha] Coakley
Charlie Baker was elected in 2014 by a slim margin over then-Attorney General Martha Coakley, however he has consistently rated as one of the most popular governors in the country.

Mike Capuano

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Some Democrats, including Congressman Mike Capuano and Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo publicly speculated they may vote for Baker over the eventual Democratic nominee.

Robert DeLeo (politician)

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Some Democrats, including Congressman Mike Capuano and Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo publicly speculated they may vote for Baker over the eventual Democratic nominee.

Maura Healey

Attorney General Maura Healey
Speculated candidates such as Attorney General Maura Healey, Congressman Joe Kennedy, former State Senator Dan Wolf, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh all declined to be candidates, leaving no prominent Democrats to challenge Baker, which was seen as a necessary prerequiste to mount a formidable challenge to him.

Marty Walsh (politician)

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Speculated candidates such as Attorney General Maura Healey, Congressman Joe Kennedy, former State Senator Dan Wolf, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh all declined to be candidates, leaving no prominent Democrats to challenge Baker, which was seen as a necessary prerequiste to mount a formidable challenge to him.

2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Because Evan Falchuk received more than 3% of the vote in the 2014 gubernatorial election, the United Independent Party gained official status.

United Independent Party

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Because Evan Falchuk received more than 3% of the vote in the 2014 gubernatorial election, the United Independent Party gained official status.