Salem Mayor Driscoll Wins Democratic Primary For Lt. Governor; Allen Wins Republican Nomination

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BOSTON – City of Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll won the Democratic primary election on Tuesday, September 6 in the race for Lt. Governor.

Mayor Driscoll will now campaign as a team with Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor Attorney General Maura Healey.

The team of Healey-Driscoll will appear on the November 8 ballot. They will battle Trump-backed Geoffrey Diehl on the Republican side.

Driscoll was in a 3-way race for the Lt. Governor race on the Democratic ticket.

She received 47% of the votes across the Commonwealth – roughly 322,000 votes.

Finishing second in the race was state Senator Eric Lesser. He received about 223,000 votes or 32%. Finishing third was state Rep. Tami Gouveia with about 142,000 votes or 20%

Driscoll also won in the City of Framingham with 46.7% of the votes cast on Tuesday. She received 3,491 votes. Driscoll was endorsed by Framingham City Council Chair Phil Ottaviani, who hosted a fundraiser for her at his home in August. In Natick, former Select Chair Josh Ostroff endorsed Driscoll.

Sen. Lesser received 2,362 votes in Framingham. He was endorsed locally by Senate President Karen Spilka and Mayor Charlie Sisitsky.

Rep. Gouveia received 1,621 votes in Framingham.

On the Republican side, Leah Allen defeated Kate Campanale to be the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor.

Allen received about 125,000 votes to Campanale’s 114,000 across the Commonwealth,

In Framingham, Campanale was the top vote getter with 886 votes to Allen’s 780 votes.

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