The new Democratic candidate for governor, Deval Patrick, can rally his base come election time, but he faces an even tougher test when the rest of the electorate goes to the polls in November.
Republican nominee Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey is already taking aim at Patrick; does he have what it takes to reclaim the corner office for his party?
WBUR's Bob Oakes catches up with Deval Patrick as he hits the campaign trail fresh off last night's victory.
This program aired on September 20, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.