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Deval Patrick wins Democrat Primary in Massachusetts gubenatorial race

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posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 08:56 PM
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In what appears to be a major upset, Deval Patrick has won the Democratic primary for Governor of Massachusetts. He beat the favorite, AG Tom Reilly, by a large margin. Another contender was Chris Gabrieli.

This is significant because this is the first time a black has risen to this point in Massachusetts politics. His Republican opponent in November will be Lt. Gov. Kerry Healy.

www.boston.com...




posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 05:29 PM
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Political history will be made one way or another in Massachusetts this fall: either the first elected black governor, or the first elected female governor.



 
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