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DiZoglio scores victory over Dempsey for Democratic state auditor nomination


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Dempsey was the favorite to win heading into the primary on Tuesday.

Chris Dempsey, left, and Diana DiZoglio. Picture file

Despite former Deputy Transportation Secretary Chris Dempsey’s significant lead in the polls leading up to the state primary, State Senator Diana DiZoglio took the lead on Tuesday night to secure the Democratic nomination as auditor of the state of Massachusetts.

By 12:30 p.m. Wednesday night, DiZoglio had won 54 percent of the vote to Dempsey’s 46 percent, with more than 80 percent of the vote, and The Associated Press declared her the winner of the race.

During the campaign, DiZoglio made promises such as a vow to audit the MBTA, the auditor’s office itself, and the Massachusetts legislature, despite disagreeing over whether the auditor’s state has the power to do so.

Meanwhile, Dempsey was tormented by being a Massachusetts Department of Transportation leader in the years leading up to the unprecedented safety issues the MBTA faced this year, and by his record of support. to a gas tax increase of 25 cents.

Ultimately, it looks like Dempsey’s stringent plan to use the Auditor’s Office to help fight climate change, along with the endorsement of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, The Boston Globethe current state auditor, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, could not save him.

Conversely, while Dempsey was supported by far more politicians than DiZoglio, the latter won the endorsement of many of the state’s largest unions, including the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Massachusetts AFL. -IOC.



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