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This post-election period is bittersweet. Nationally, voters exorcised their economic angst on a lot of pro-LGBT pols. But here in Massachusetts, we retained an overwhelming majority of pro-LGBT lawmakers in the State House. And we reelected the most pro-LGBT Governor in history. As a result, Massachusetts is poised to do even more to protect the rights of LGBT citizens from cradle to grave.

Nov 3, 2010

Governor Deval Patrick won reelection today to a second term, beating back a hard-fought challenge from Republican Charles D. Baker.

Patrick prevailed despite the overwhelming anti-incumbent, anti-Democratic sentiment sweeping the nation, winning 49 percent of the vote to Baker's 41 percent with 67 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

Former Democrat Timothy P. Cahill garnered 8 percent of the vote. Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein had less than 2 percent.

Nov 2, 2010

It appears Harwich Democrat Dan Wolf has set a record in his quest for the Cape and Islands state Senate seat, bringing in more money than anybody in modern campaign finance records.

And more money has come into his war chest from special interests than any state candidate other than Gov. Deval Patrick.

Between Jan. 1 and Oct. 15, Wolf raised $306,586 — almost $1,700 more than Gail Lese in her unsuccessful attempt to unseat state Sen. Robert O'Leary in 2004. O'Leary will vacate the seat after losing his congressional bid in the primary last month.

Oct 28, 2010