Last night and into this morning, Coakley had refused to concede until every vote was counted. When it was all said and done Baker won 48.4% of the vote compared with 46.6% for Coakley. Baker received about 40,000 more votes than Coakley and a good many of them from Democrats including my roommate Christopher.
The writing was on the wall when outgoing Governor Deval Patrick launched a transitional website this morning. Although Patrick didn’t mention Baker by name he did state, “Congratulations to the Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor-elect and their team on winning the election.” If Coakley had won I don’t think Patrick would have used the phrase “their team.”
Well, Republicans and a lot of Democrats in Massachusetts have decided that Charlie Baker is leading our team.
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