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Kerry Wins Primary by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has easily overcome the first Democratic primary challenge of his quarter-century incumbency.

WBUR's Adam Ragusea reports.

RAGUSEA: Senator Kerry told supporters last night that legitimate qualms led some 30 percent of voters to cast their ballots for his opponent.

KERRY: Government has disappointed people. And it's hard sometimes to get people to understand that just because you're in government doesn't mean that you're not fighting for change you're not part of that effort to make good things happen.

RAGUSEA: During his long shot campaign, Gloucester attorney Ed O'Reilly often complained of stagnation on Capitol Hill.

Kerry is urging voters to channel their frustration into electing Barack Obama and to providing Senate Democrats with the super majority he says is necessary to achieve major initiatives.

This program aired on September 17, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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