MASSACHUSETTS
     Nov. 6, 2018 Governor

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+Charlie Baker/Karyn Polito (R) i
1,781,341
66.60%
Jay Gonzalez/Quentin Palfrey (D)
885,770
33.12%
all others
7,504
0.28%

2,674,615

Total 2,752,665 votes including 78,050 blank.
Plurality 895,571 votes (33.48 percentage points).

MA Secretary of the Commonwealth



Notes
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According to the Morning Consult, Gov. Charlie Baker (R) was the most popular governor throughout 2018, and he comfortably won re-election, defeating Jay Gonzalez (D), who served as secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance in the administration of Gov. Deval Patrick (D) and more recently was CEO at Celticare Health Plan.

In the Sept. 4 primaries Baker defeated Scott Lively by 63.8% to 36.1%, while Gonzalez defeated Bob Massie by 63.2% to 34.9%.

Transportation was one of the major issues.  Baker and Gonzalez participated in three debates from WBZ Channel 4 (CBS) on Oct. 9 (+); from WGBH in Brighton on Oct. 17 (+); and from WCVB Channel 5 (ABC) on Nov. 1 (+).

Campaign Managers:
Charlie Baker: 
Brian Wynne
(Dec. 2017)  Executive director (Jan. 2015-Dec. 2017) MA Victory director (April-Dec. 2014) and MA Victory statewide field director (Jan.-April 2014) for the Massachusetts Republican Party.  NJ deputy Victory director for data/RNC, July-Nov. 2013.  Data director on Gabriel Gomez for U.S. Senate, May-June 2013.  Deputy director of political analytics (April-Nov. 2012) and intern (June 2011-April 2012) at Romney for President.  B.A. in political science, international studies from Boston College, 2012.


Jay Gonzalez:  Kevin Ready
(April 2017)  Most recently worked in the Office of Attorney General Maura Healey including as chief of investigations and deputy division chief of the Medicaid fraud division from Sept. 2016.  Political director on Martha Coakley's 2014 campaign for governor against Charlie Baker and spokesman on her 2010 campaign for Attorney General.  Graduate of Clark University.


 
 

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