Massachusetts attorney general 2022 primary election

Election workers Joe Cormier, of South Dennis, Mass., center left, and Paul Freeman, of Wrentham, Mass., center right, assist voters in the Massachusetts' primary election at a voting station, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Wrentham.(Steven Senne, AP)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Two Massachusetts Democrats will square off in Tuesday’s primary for the state’s next attorney general.

Current Attorney General Maura Healey is running for governor to replace Charlie Baker, who announced earlier this year that he would not be running for re-election.

The candidates competing for the seat include former member of the Boston City Council Andrea Campbell and labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan.

Healey endorsed Campbell, while Liss-Riordan won the endorsement of other officials, including Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.

Last week, former assistant attorney general, Quentin Palfrey, announced that he was suspending his campaign.

The winner will face Republican and trial attorney Jay McMahon in the November election.

If elected, Campbell would be the first Black woman to hold the office in Massachusetts.

Polls will close at 8 p.m. and midnight in Barnstable.

Click here for election results.

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