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Rhode Island Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, left, with his wife Gabriella (AP)
Rhode Island Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, left, with his wife Gabriella (AP)

It's Thursday of election week and already Gov. Deval Patrick has gone back to governing. Soon the ten Democratic representatives will go back to representing. Here in Massachusetts, the election season was exciting — but election night was kind of a yawn. No major upsets. No huge swings. And everything was pretty much decided by daybreak.

The election drama, however, was not lacking in the rest of New England. In Maine, the newly elected Republican governor says he'll tell President Barack Obama to go to hell. In Rhode Island? It was a Democratic candidate telling the president to shove it.

We turn to experts who've been covering the elections transfixing the rest of New England to find out what happened.

Guests:

  • AJ Higgins, State House bureau chief, Maine Public Broadcasting
  • Jon Greenberg, executive editor, New Hampshire Public Radio
  • David Scharfenberg, news editor, Providence Phoenix

This program aired on November 4, 2010.

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