Massachusetts State Senate Special Election: Plymouth & Norfolk

There is a special election today in the Massachusetts State Senate, with Republicans trying to hold one of their 6 seats in that body (compared to 34 Democrats).  The election takes place in what is known as the Plymouth & Norfolk District, because it includes parts of both of those counties, in the southern suburbs of Boston.  Robert Hedlund (R), who held the seat for 20 years and was the Assistant Minority Leader of the MA State Senate, resigned in January after being elected Mayor of Weymouth, which is the largest city in the district.

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