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Where you read it first | Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Massachusetts races to follow in 2018

Senate: Warren vs. Diehl Sen. Elizabeth Warren faces reelection against state Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Republican. Warren has made her reelection campaign about "fighting back," whether it be against the Trump presidency or tax and health policies that harm the middle class. S he has criticized her Republican opponent for being too cozy with Trump; Diehl was the Massachusetts chairman for Trump's campaign in 2016. On the other hand, Diehl, who is campaigning on a platform of putting the state’s interests first and lowering taxes, has faulted Warren for focusing on 2020 presidential aspirations instead of her Massachusetts constituents. Regardless, RealClearPolitics reports the race as safely Democratic and Warren has maintained more than 20-point leads in recent polls. Massachusetts 7th District: Pressley (unopposed) historic upset Michael Capuano Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Massachusetts 5th District: Clark vs. Hugo

Democratic Rep. Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District -- which includes Medford -- in the House since 2013, is being challenged by Republican John Hugo. However, Clark has a track record of legislative success in Congress: She has helped pass bills that address the opioid crisis and strengthen health care programs for women, among others, that has largely prevented her opponent from gaining any traction. Clark is the heavy favorite in this race.

Governor: Baker vs. Gonzalez