Deval Patrick is now the Democratic Party's candidate for the corner office. The former US assistant attorney general won the primary election last night, garnering a little more than 50 percent of the vote. Venture capitalist Chris Gabrieli came in second, while Attorney General Thomas Reilly trailed in third place.
That sets up a November battle between Patrick and Republican Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, who was unopposed in voting yesterday.
WBUR's Steve Brown has more.
This program aired on September 20, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.