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Longtime Secretary of State Galvin Fends Off Primary Challenger in Democratic Primary

William Galvin fended off a challenge from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim in a race that turned caustic in its closing weeks

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    Secretary of State Galvin Holds Off Strong Challenger

    Secretary of State William Galvin, the longest-serving constitutional officer in state history, held off his strongest Democratic primary challenge in years from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018)

    Longtime Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has fended off a challenge from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim in a Democratic primary race that turned caustic in its closing weeks.

    Tuesday's primary was the toughest re-election challenge for Galvin, who's held the post for nearly a quarter-century.

    The contest heated up after the 34-year-old Zakim won the endorsement of activists gathered at the Massachusetts Democratic Party convention, beating the 67-year-old incumbent first elected to the office in 1994.

    Zakim faulted Galvin for not moving faster to harden protections against potential hacking and other threats to upcoming elections.

    Galvin and Zakim Face Off in Primary Battle

    [NECN] Galvin and Zakim Face Off in Primary Battle

    William Galvin, Massachusetts' long-term secretary of state, is facing competition in this year's Democratic primary from Josh Zakim.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018)

    Galvin defended his efforts to protect voting, saying keeping the Massachusetts voting system off the internet has reduced the possibility of an attack.

    Galvin will face Republican Anthony Amore in November.

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