Jay McMahon Falls To Susan Moran in Massachusetts Senate Rematch on Cape and in Plymouth County

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After flipping a Massachusetts Senate seat in May, Susan Moran (D-Falmouth) held onto her seat in the Plymouth & Barnstable district in the November general election.

Moran topped Bourne attorney Jay McMahon, receiving 56 percent of the vote to his 44 percent. In all, Moran got 55,560 votes and McMahon got 43,573. The first time they ran against each other in the special election, Moran also won the race 56.2 percent to 43.7 percent.

The ROE Act-supporting Moran had the backing of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts in the race with McMahon, who opposes late-term abortion and ran as a pro-police, low taxes candidate.

McMahon opposes open road tolling on Route 3 and the transport and raising the gas tax. One of McMahon’s biggest critiques of Moran was that she voted in favor of a bill (S.2820) back in July that would restrict “no-knock warrants,” eliminate qualified immunity for decertified officers, and prevent school officials from giving information about students to law enforcement agencies. Additionally, McMahon wants to see the Massachusetts economy re-open, not restricted.

This wasn’t McMahon’s first run for public office. McMahon was the Republican nominee for Attorney General in Massachusetts in 2018, but lost to Maura Healey. McMahon won his first elected office position early this year, becoming the state committeeman for the Plymouth & Barnstable district.

Republican Vinny deMacedo of Plymouth previously held the seat before taking a job at Bridgewater State University last November.

The Plymouth & Barnstable district includes Sandwich, Falmouth, Bourne, Plymouth, Kingston, and Pembroke.