ELECTION RESULTS: Foxborough Favored Republicans at Polls Tuesday

While the majority of the state favored Democrats, Foxborough voted Republican in the Commonwealth's two biggest races.

Democrats won big in Tuesday's election both in Massachusetts and across the country, but the party did not fare so well in Foxborough.

The town saw 86 percent (9,776) of its 11,403 registered voters at the polls Tuesday and the majority voted Republican in 3 of the ballot's 5 races, including the state's two biggest races.

While Barack Obama overwhelmingly won the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes, he did not win the majority of Foxborough's votes ... but it was close. 

In Foxborough, Mitt Romney took 4,798 votes over Obama's 4,745 in the closest race in town on Election Tuesday.

In the U.S. Senate race, Foxborough favored Republican Scott Brown (5,889) over Democrat Elizabeth Warren (3,783) by a wide margin but it was Warren who won the seat to represent Massachusetts.

Foxborough did favor a Democrat in the Congressional and State Senate races but went Republican in the state's Governor's Council Second District. Voters chose Earl Sholley (4,151) over Democrat Robert Jubinville (3,888). Jubinville went on to win the seat on the Governor's Council.

In the race for the Fourth Congressional District, Foxborough favored Democrat Joseph Kennedy III (4,842) over Republican Sean Bielat (4,413),

In the State Senate race, Democrat James Timilty was re-elected, defeating Republican challenger, Jeff Bailey. In Foxborough, Timilty defeated Bailey 5,448-3,267.

As for the state's three ballot questions, Foxborough favored two:

  • Question 1: Right to Repair - YES, 7,317-1,028.
  • Question 3: Medical Marijuana - YES, 5,689-3,737.

Foxborough rejected Prescription of Life-Ending Medication (Question 2), 5,037-4,426.

For a complete look at Foxborough Patch's coverage of Tuesday's election, click here.

Ken B. November 11, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Why would that be "shocking" Dennis ? Even if we assume what you say about him is true, who has heard about it ? It's news to me.
Dennis Naughton November 11, 2012 at 03:28 PM
@Ken--Don't you agree that voters have an obligation to inform themselves? No need to assume. Google Sholley yourself.
Ken B. November 11, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I don't disagree....but you would have to admit that the anachronistic governor's council and the candidates for it is pretty low down on most everyone's list of priorities. As a perennial candidate, Sholley having more "name recognition" than Jubinville, is a likely explanation.
Dennis Naughton November 15, 2012 at 01:47 PM
The Governor's Council has the vital responsibility of veting judicial appointees made by the governor. Whether the institution is "anachronistic" or not begs the question. Voters have a resposibility to be informed. Look at the record of how so-called "independent" voters vote in Foxborough---overwhelmingly. Republican. That's why they voted for Sholley, not name recognition.
Ken B. November 16, 2012 at 06:18 PM
So since the voters were not "informed", that must be why Joke Kennedy carried Foxboro ? As to "the vital responsibility of vetting judicial appointees made by the governor" when the GC is all of the same party as the Guv, let's just say "rubber stamp" shall we ? How "informed" were the voters who re-elected Tierney ? ....or two years ago electing a tax cheat for state auditor over a CPA ?


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