Maura Healey defeated Warren Tolman in the Democratic primary for attorney general in Massachusetts on Tuesday. If elected, Healey would become the first out attorney general in the country.
The Boston Globe reports that Healey is a political newcomer, while Tolman is a party insider.
Going into the fall election, Healey becomes the favorite in heavily Democratic Massachusetts.
Tolman had the support of the state’s popular governor, Deval Patrick, and Boston’s mayor.
The Boston newspaper credits Healey’s win on LGBT support as well as support from women and reports that Human Rights Campaign ran phone banks for her from its D.C. offices.
Steve Kerrigan, also openly gay, won the Massachusetts primary for lieutenant governor in a three-way race, according to the Boston Herald. Kerrigan is a former aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy.