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DSD…….Scott Brown's old State seat gets filled…….By another Republican….

From DSD…….

Here are the details of yesterday’s special election to fill  the Massachusetts State Senate seat vacated by Scott Brown (R) when he became a United States Senator:

By Jason Woods and Lisa Kocian
[Boston] Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff / May 12, 2010

Giving the state GOP another boost as November elections approach, state Representative Richard Ross, a Wrentham Republican, last night won the state Senate seat recently vacated by US Senator Scott Brown.

Ross, 55, bested Needham physician Peter Smulowitz, a political newcomer who narrowly survived a bruising Democratic primary against state Representative Lida Harkins, a former House majority whip.

According to unofficial results, Ross garnered 15,893 votes to Smulowitz’s 9,819, giving Ross about 62 percent of the votes. Ross won Needham, seen as a liberal stronghold in the 12-community district, by a vote of 2,717 to 2,495, according to unofficial results. Smulowitz won in the district’s precincts in Wayland, Wellesley, and Natick.

The special election was one of what could be about 30 contests to fill open legislative seats this year. Although the exact number won’t be known until the filing deadline later this month, more incumbents than usual have said they will bow out. Buoyed by so many vacancies as well as multiple scandals among Democratic lawmakers, Republicans see a potential to make inroads in the Democrat-dominated state Legislature.

In the other contest yesterday, Sal DiDomenico, an Everett city councilor, dominated a second special state Senate election, garnering 88 percent of the votes over independent John Cesan, according to unofficial election results.

The results in the two races won’t alter the makeup of the state Senate, since a Democrat succeeded a Democrat and a Republican followed a Republican. Nonetheless, coupled with Brown’s stunning victory in the US Senate race this year, the Massachusetts Republican Party immediately seized on Ross’s victory as a harbinger of more wins in the fall….

more at: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/05/12/ross_wins_browns_state_senate_seat_in_victory_for_gop/


May 12, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, DSD @PoliticalDog101, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | ,

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