Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Another Special Election Today

Those just returning to town following the Memorial Day long weekend may be surprised to know that there's another special election today for those living in East Boston, East Cambridge, Winthrop, most of Revere and parts of Boston's North End and West End. The Boston Globe predicts that turnout will be 'minuscule' in the First Suffolk and Middlesex Senate district's primary election today to replace former Senate President Robert Travaglini. Facing off are Rep. Anthony Petruccelli and Revere City Councilor Dan Rizzo in the Democratic primary. They are the only candidates running -- there is no Republican primary -- so barring any write-in campaigns, whoever wins today will be the next state Senator.

Update: The Boston Globe calls the race for Petruccelli with 59% to Rizzo's 41%, with all but two precincts reporting.