Democrats Sweep State Constitutional Offices

On a contentious Election Night, Democrats in Massachusetts came out ahead in all state constitutional offices.

The closest race was for state auditor, where Democrat Suzanne Bump edged out Republican Mary Z. Connaughton by three percentage points.

Bump, a former state representative and state Labor secretary, will become the first woman to hold the post in Massachusetts.

For treasurer, Democrat Steve Grossman beat Republican state Rep. Karyn Polito by 10 percentage points.

"Our work begins tomorrow, there is not time to waste," Grossman said in a speech to supporters.

Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley handily won over her Republican challenger, garnering 63 percent of the vote. Secretary of State Bill Galvin also scored a big win with 65 percent of voters casting ballots for him.

This program aired on November 3, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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