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+Elizabeth Warren (D) i
1,633,371
60.34%
Geoff Diehl (R)
979,210
36.17%
Shiva Ayyadurai (I)
91,710
3.39%
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0.10%

2,707,090

Total votes cast: 2,752,665 including 45,575 blank.
Plurality: 654,161 votes (24.17 percentage points).
 MA Secretary of the Commonwealth




Notes: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) was seen as certain to win a second term.
  She faced state Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Plymouth).  Diehl won 55.2% of the vote in the Sept. 4 primary.  He gained statewide notice in 2014 as leader of Question 1, the measure to stop indexing of the state gas tax, and he was state co-chair of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign (from Feb. 2016).  Independent Shiva Ayyadurai, who started his campaign running as a Republican was also on the November ballot.

Warren is a likely 2020 presidential candidate, which Diehl pointed out repeatedly.  With 2020 apparently in mind, on Oct. 15, Warren released results of a DNA test to resolve questions about her Native American heritage.  The move stirred up a fair bit of news.

Warren and Diehl participated in three debates: on Oct. 19 in the studios of WZB-TV in Boston (+), on Oct. 21 in Springfield, organized by the Western Massachusetts Media Consortium (+), and a final debate on Oct. 30 on WCVB-TV (+).

See:
Matt Viser.  "Elizabeth Warren builds expansive Democratic campaign effort ahead of likely 2020 bid." The Washington Post, Oct. 14, 2018.

Rebecca Traister. "Leader of the Persistence," New York, July 23, 2018.
Jaime Fuller.  "The Committee to Destroy Elizabeth Warren," Boston, April 17, 2018.

Campaign Managers:
Elizabeth Warren: 
Roger Lau
(Jan. 2018)  Moved over from serving as state director in Warren's Senate office; started in that role in Jan. 2013.  Political director on Warren's 2012 campaign from Sept. 2012 and Jan.-June 2012.  District director to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (MA), June-Sept. 2012.  Deputy state director to Sen. John Kerry, Jan. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Campaign manager for Richard Neal, July-Nov. 2010. 
Deputy state director to Sen. John Kerry, Jan.-July 2010.  Campaign manager on Mike Capuano for U.S. Senate, Sept.-Dec. 2009.  Chief of protocol at the U.S. Department of Commerce, June-Sept. 2009.  Deputy state director to Sen. Kerry, Jan.-June 2009.  Campaign manager on John Kerry for U.S. Senate, Mar.-Nov. 2008.  Worked on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in NH, MA (state director), ME and RI, Nov. 2007-Mar. 2008.  Campaign manager on Nikki Tsongas for Congress, Mar.-Oct. 2007.  District director to U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan (MA), Jan. 2006-April 2007.  Massachusetts press secretary to Sen. Kerry, Oct. 1999-Jan. 2006.  Staffer on John Kerry for President, Jan. 2003-Nov. 2004.  B.A. in political science from UMass Amherst, 2000.

Geoff Diehl:  Holly Robichaud (Senior Campaign Consultant)
Founder/owner of Tuesday Associates, a Massachusetts-based consulting firm specializing in campaign strategy, earned media, direct mail, voter contact programs, and fundraising.  Robichaud worked on Diehl's "Yes on 1" campaign in 2014, which won Ballot Measure Campaign of the Year from the AAPC in 2015.  Early experience includes campaign manager on Jack McMullen for U.S. Senate (VT), 1998. Chief of staff to the Republican leader (1994-96) and legislative aide to the Republican whip (1989-94) in the Mass. House of Representatives.  B.A. in biology and chemistry from Skidmore College.  



 



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