Massachusetts results for every midterm race
The truth is, Massachusetts’s most exciting elections probably already happened on primary day. Today Republican Gov. Charlie Baker seems like a sure bet for reelection, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren looks like a lock for another term that could set up a 2020 presidential campaign for her, and none of the state’s House races appear to be competitive.
Massachusetts did deliver some surprises earlier in the 2018 midterms, when Ayanna Pressley upset Rep. Michael Capuano in the Seventh Congressional District, scoring another upset win for younger, diverse, women candidates. She is likely to cruise to victory and will become the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress.
The very popular Baker, whom even most Democrats approve of, faces Democrat Jay Gonzalez, a former state official under ex-Gov. Deval Patrick. The sacrificial GOP lamb in the Senate race against Warren is Trump-friendly Geoff Diehl. The House races are uncompetitive.
There are a few notable ballot initiatives in the state this year: one would curb discrimination against LGBTQ people, another would set up a commission to crack down on corporate campaign spending and eventually change the US Constitution, and there’s a health care proposal that would limit the number of patients nurses could be assigned to treat.
Massachusetts currently has a Democratic supermajority in the state legislature. That is unlikely to change today, when every seat is on the ballot.
President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating in the Bay State is sky high, at upward of 60 percent, according to Morning Consult.