The open 3rd Congressional District Democratic primary recount has now concluded. As expected, after the initial recount precincts actually added votes to her total, former congressional chief of staff and businesswoman Lori Trahan has now officially clinched the party nomination. Her main opponent, Boston mayoral former chief of staff Dan Koh, conceded defeat.
The original count, which found Ms. Trahan leading by just 52 votes, expanded to a 145-vote margin when the canvass and recount concluded. Therefore, the final percentage total finds Ms. Trahan scoring 21.7% of the vote within the ten-candidate field opposite Mr. Koh’s 21.5%. The new Democratic nominee is now favored to defeat Republican businessman Rick Green in the general election, though an upset is not entirely out of the question because popular Gov. Charlie Baker (R) will have to maximize his performance in this district in order to secure his statewide victory. The seat is open because Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) is retiring.
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