Nov 8, 2022 - Politics

Maura Healey wins Massachusetts governor's race

MAura Healey

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Attorney General Maura Healey made history as the first woman elected governor of Massachusetts and the first openly lesbian person in the country elected to a governorship, the Associated Press reported Tuesday night.

Why it matters: Healey's victory solidifies the Democratic Party's hold on the state government, as popular Republican Gov. Charlie Baker steps aside.

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