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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

MASSACHUSETTS--This post-election period is bittersweet. Nationally, voters exorcised their economic angst on a lot of pro-LGBT pols. But here in Massachusetts, we re-elected Deval Patrick, the most pro-LGBT governor in the country. We also re-elected a pro-LGBT attorney general, Martha Coakley, who is fighting a landmark court case on behalf of marriage equality. And we sent an early, critical backer of marriage equality, Steve Grossman, to the treasurer’s office.

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