The issues that mattered most to voters, including sluggish economic growth and the high unemployment rate, figured prominently in the governor election results.
Barney Frank, who defeated challenger Sean Bielat, used his speech to lash out at Republicans over negative campaigning.
Dwight Crank prepares a voting precinct near Maysville, Ky. on Nov. 1 for the upcoming general election.
President Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wave to the crowd during a campaign rally for Patrick at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, on Oct. 16.
Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul appears with his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, during a campaign event in Erlanger, Ky., on Oct. 2.
In the Massachusetts governor race, the four candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday night. Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick noted economic growth while challengers pointed to eight tax hikes.
Gov. Deval Patrick, a democrat, Republican Charles Baker, independent Timothy Cahill, and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein will debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Tax-free shopping weekend will let shoppers avoid paying the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on goods like televisions and back to school items costing up to $2,500 on Aug. 14 and 15.
Massachusetts should reject this false elixir for revenue.