2014-09-09T161150Z_1_LYNXMPEA880TC_RTROPTP_2_USA-ELECTION-PRIMARIES

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Democrats nominate women for governor

A woman arriving at a polling station walks past an enlarged copy of the democratic primary ballot in primary election day in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – Democrats in Massachusetts and Rhode Island picked female candidates to represent their party in November gubernatorial elections, setting the stage for either state to possibly elect its first woman governor. In New Hampshire and Delaware, voters picked Republican challengers to Democratic incumbents in the U.S. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Rhode Island state Treasurer Gina Raimondo won competitive primaries, with Coakley going on to face Republican businessman Charlie Baker and Raimondo up against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. They don’t.” Some Massachusetts Democrats had expressed wariness about Coakley’s chances in November after her stunning 2010 loss to Scott Brown in a race to fill the U.S.

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