Globe’s Legislative Race Results’ Notebook

Today – Globe staffers give a quick sketch of the results of yesterday’s legislative races where incumbents were challenged and and incumbents chose not to run for reelection. The linkages to former and current elected officials tell the political story whether it’s Flynn, Menino, Hart, Walsh, Flaherty or names closer to the Merriamck Valley. Of interest to me was the “sketch” describing the First Middlesex Senate race with a rarely mentioned connection:

Eileen Donoghue, a former mayor of Lowell and city councilor, beat Christian L. Doherty, who served as an aide to Martin T. Meehan, former US representative, to succeed Panagiotakos, who is retiring.

Read the full Globe story here.