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Diehl, Doughty Camps Claim Victory In Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Debate

August 16, 2022

Who won the Massachusetts Republican lieutenant governor primary debate on WBUR on Monday?

The two  candidates for governor have different opinions of the matter.

Former state representative and gubernatorial candidate Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) says that his running mate, former state representative Leah Cole Allen (R-Peabody), won the debate. And Wrentham businessman and gubernatorial candidate Chris Doughty says that his running mate, former state representative Kate Campanale (R-Leicester), won it.

Here is what Diehl said in a press release:


I would like to congratulate my spectacular running mate, Leah Allen, for her outstanding performance that won this morning’s debate for Lieutenant Governor.

Leah wasn’t afraid to talk about the tough issues, the subjects that are really affecting Massachusetts families and businesses these days. She spoke eloquently about her work as a Registered Nurse during COVID, and losing her job because she refused to get vaccinated. She spoke about how the Legislature is putting its summer vacation plans ahead of the interests of Massachusetts residents, who could really use a tax break. She talked about the importance of personal freedoms and how we need to not only respect individual rights in the Executive and Legislative branches, but also how we need judges who will enforce the law from the bench.

I can’t wait for Leah Allen to be our next Lieutenant Governor and to work together with her as a team to lead our state forward.


And here is what Doughty said on Twitter:


So proud of @KateForLG who won a great debate this morning on @WBUR! Kate has extensive experience in the MA legislature, an incredible ability to connect with others, and has a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the voters as she has tirelessly campaigned across Mass.


The primary is set for Tuesday, September 6. 


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