BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has bucked the anti-incumbent trend and won a second term on Tuesday with the help of some of the same political advisers who hope to do the same in two years for his friend President Barack Obama.
With 67 percent of precincts reporting, the Democrat had 49 percent to Republican challenger Charles Baker's 41 percent. Independent candidate Timothy Cahill placed third with 8 percent, while Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein was a distant fourth.
Patrick benefited from the unusual four-way race, especially with Cahill's candidacy.