Is it just us, or is the Massachusetts news media ignoring at least the subhed from last night’s election results?
Martha Coakley Loses to Evan Falchuk
Here’s the final vote tally (via the Boston Globe):
What Falchuk has mostly gotten by way of reaction is similar to this nod from the Globe’s Shirley Leung:
The independent candidate for governor didn’t even come close to winning, but he captured enough votes – 3 percent – so that his United Independent Party can get official recognition and field legislative candidates in 2016.
Right – but can we also stipulate that Falcuk’s 3% came largely out of Coakley’s hide? Do the math: without Falchuk (and 1.4 million of his own dollars) in the race, don’t the bulk of his 71,091 votes go to Coakley?
Or are we missing something here?
We don’t know everything that’s been said or written in last night’s post mortems, but here’s what the Googletron spits out so far:
Note that the Republican/MassLive piece contains this additional news: “Three candidates from the Green-Rainbow Party each netted 4 percent – Daniel Factor for secretary of state, Ian Jackson for treasurer and MK Merelice for auditor.”
But only Falchuk might’ve tipped a race.