2022 Mass Election Updates
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Former state Rep. Leah Allen will join former state Rep. Geoff Diehl on the Republican side of the gubernatorial ballot in November, seeking lieutenant governor and governorships, respectively.
Allen got about 52% of the vote, beating former state Rep. Kate Campanale, who had about 47% when The Associated Press called the Republican primary Wednesday around 10 a.m.
Although the governor and lieutenant governor candidates run on separate ballots in the Massachusetts primaries, Allen had aligned herself with Diehl, while Campanale was Diehl’s running mate, the businessman by Wrentham Chris Doughty.
Allen’s victory avoids the awkward pairing of gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates who had effectively run against each other’s ticket in the primary.
Allen and Diehl — who secured the Republican nomination for governor of Massachusetts with the endorsement of former President Donald Trump — will face Attorney General Maura Healey and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, who secured the Democratic nominations as Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
Trump’s support for Diehl was a key source of contention when the two Republican candidates for lieutenant governor met for a debate in August.
A slate of candidates ran in the November general election in Tuesday’s primary election, including gubernatorial candidates Maura Healey, a Democrat, and Geoff Diehl, a Republican.
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