Early News Is Good News in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts secretary of state is reporting that turnout is heaviest in the suburbs — exactly where Republicans need it to be if Charlie Baker is going to upset Deval Patrick in the governor’s race. If there’s such a thing as a Republican enclave in Massachusetts, it’s the South Shore area, and one South Shore town already had 25 percent turnout before noon.
Also, a local PBS reporter appearing on my radio station this morning said that the voters she talked to in a downtown Boston precinct were breaking two-to-one for Charlie Baker.
Meanwhile, Barney Frank and his partner were spotted sitting alone, and looking very unhappy, in a Brookline diner around mid-morning. Sean Beilat was out stumping for votes.