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November 12, 2018

State House Roundup -- Lots of voters, little suspense

Democrats picked up two seats in the House, including one open seat, and one in the Senate. Republican Rep. Jim Lyons of Andover and Republican Sen. Richard Ross of Wrentham lost their re-election races to Tram Nguyen and Becca Rausch, respectively.

November 10, 2018

What's Next After Record Election Turnout

Total turnout statewide is approaching 2.7 million for the election, a record in a midterm year.

November 10, 2018

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: MetroWest voters answer the call

Ross did lose to Rausch, ending his eight-year run in the state Senate. The final tally was 37,323-35,641, and it wasn’t determined until early Wednesday morning... “I firmly believe voters were hungry for change, engagement and leadership,” Rausch added.

November 10, 2018

Women winning election to more top offices in Massachusetts

In the Massachusetts House, Democrat Tram Nguyen defeated incumbent Republican state Rep. Jim Lyons from a district that includes Andover, while fellow first-time Democratic candidate Becca Rausch from Needham Heights defeated another Republican incumbent — state Sen. Richard Ross.

November 08, 2018

Democrat Becca Rausch ‘not surprised’ she defeated incumbent Republican Ross

Democrat Becca Rausch said she was a better campaigner and had a superior staff. Those are the reasons she gave for her upset win over state Sen. Richard Ross.

November 07, 2018

Democrat Becca Rausch upset winner over Republican state Sen. Richard Ross

Sen. Richard Ross represented the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District for eight years. His tenure came to an end, after an upset win by Democratic challenger Becca Rausch.

November 07, 2018

‘Just the beginning’: Women shattered records on Election Night

“We do not change the face of politics unless we literally change the face of politics,” said Becca Rausch, 39, a Democrat who toppled incumbent state Senator Richard Ross in her first legislative campaign. “These are huge wins — for everyone. Because the more equality we have at the table, the more representative voices we have at the table, the better the conversation and the better the outcome.”

November 07, 2018

Rausch Unseats Incumbent Ross For MA Senate

In one of the few major upsets in the Massachusetts legislative races, Democrat Rebecca Rausch managed to to unseat longtime State Sen. Richard Ross, who has been a Massachusetts state representative and senator dating back to 2004.

November 07, 2018

ELECTION RESULTS RUNDOWN — Big night for WOMEN — Local UPSETS — WARREN ‘just getting started’

Becca Rausch edged out GOP state Sen. Richard Ross to win the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district. Fewer than 2,000 votes separated Rausch and Ross, according to a tweet from her campaign in the early morning hours. She declared victory around 1:30 a.m.

November 07, 2018

Democrats pick up seats in Massachusetts Legislature

In the Senate, the one Democratic pickup was in the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District, where Democrat Becca Rausch narrowly edged out incumbent Republican Sen. Richard Ross by a margin of 2 percent.

November 07, 2018

It was a long but successful election night for Rausch, Hawkins

The only thing that could have made Democrat Becca Rausch happier about her state Senate election win would have been if results came in earlier so she and her supporters could have gone to bed.

November 07, 2018

Brady, Fattman Keep Seats: State Senate Results 2018

In one of the more hotly contested legislative primary races for the Democrats, Rebecca Rausch won 53 percent of the vote, winning the right to take on incumbent Republican Richard Ross for the state senate seat representing Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex. The district includes part or all of Natick, Wayland, Franklin, Wellesley, Millis, Attleboro, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn and Wrentham.

November 07, 2018

Rausch ousts Ross from state Legislature

According to results from Tuesday's state election, Democratic challenger Becca Rausch was ahead of the GOP incumbent state senator by about 2,000 votes. Rausch, 39, a Needham resident and attorney, won heavily in the northern party of the district, including her hometown, Wellesley and Wayland.

November 07, 2018

Newcomer Mass. Democrat Becca Rausch bests Republican state Sen. Richard Ross in one of a few upsets in the state Legislature

Sometime in Wednesday’s early morning hours, Becca Rausch, a Democratic political newcomer, secured her place in the Massachusetts State Senate, ousting Republican Sen. Richard Ross to take the helm of the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District.

November 06, 2018

What Needham voters had to say leaving the polls

As Massachusetts voters cast their ballots on Tuesday for the midterm elections, Needham residents leaving the polls on Nov. 6 said that they were split on the governor’s race, but favored local state Senate candidate Becca Rausch...

November 04, 2018

North TV Interview with Becca Rausch for State Senate

State Senate candidate Becca Rausch speaks with North TV about her campaign.

November 03, 2018

The Sun Chronicle Endorses Becca Rausch for State Senate

"Rausch is a bright, committed and well-qualified candidate who could make an effective state senator.... We believe voters have a clear choice this year."

November 01, 2018

Meet the candidate: Becca Rausch, candidate for state Senate

My name is Becca Rausch and I am incredibly proud to be your Democratic nominee for state Senate. I’m an elected local legislator and an attorney with over a decade of experience spanning both the private and public sectors, including having earned a citation for outstanding performance from Governor Charlie Baker. I’m a working mom and a proven leader.

October 30, 2018

Women take aim at Beacon Hill, but parity with men still looks out of reach

“We’re finding a tremendous amount of engagement from other women on the trail — and also men who are advocates,” said Becca Rausch, 39, of Needham Heights, an attorney and mother of two who is challenging Wrentham Republican Richard Ross for the Senate seat he has held since Scott Brown ascended to the US Senate in 2010. “We hear from voters that they are very concerned about their ability to continue to exercise reproductive freedom and choice.”

October 29, 2018

Local Jewish leaders express shock at shootings in Pittsburgh

The mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue may have been 500 miles away in Pittsburgh, but the pain was felt by local Jewish leaders who spoke out Monday about the murders.

October 10, 2018

Republican Richard Ross of Wrentham won’t debate challenger Becca Rausch of Needham

The presidents of three local League of Women Voters chapters announced in an email sent to the campaigns of state Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, and Democrat Becca Rausch of Needham that they have concluded that Ross “has refused the offer” to participate in a face-to-face candidates forum.

October 09, 2018

Leagues of Women Voters says Wrentham's Ross has refused debate offer

Three League of Women Voters chapters say state Sen. Richard Ross has refused to respond to their invitations to debate challenger Becca Rausch.

October 09, 2018

Transgender ballot question backed by governor, local politicians

Becca Rausch, a Needham Democrat running against state Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, said she is an “ardent” ally of the gay community and LGBTQ rights. “I’ve been a life-long advocate for social justice,” she said, adding she will be voting yes on the question.

October 01, 2018

Women say Kavanaugh allegations have hardened political divide

Local women activists say sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have inflamed political passions, but question whether they will tip the November elections one way or the other.

September 15, 2018

In Massachusetts, more women are winning

While women still don’t have representative parity in Massachusetts, political groups are nonetheless celebrating what’s been identified as a growing appetite among voters to elect women to office.

September 07, 2018

Women shake up political scene in Massachusetts

These are some of the women who shocked the male-dominated political scene in Massachusetts this month, winning nominations in tightly contested races for local, state and federal offices.

September 06, 2018

Rausch wins Democratic primary for Norfolk, Bristol, Middlesex District

Needham attorney Becca Rausch will be the Democratic challenger for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Senate District this coming November, after beating out two other candidates in the Sept. 4 state primary. Rausch will take on incumbent Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, who has held the seat since 2010.

September 05, 2018

Wellesley residents vote in line with Massachusetts overall in primary elections

Here are the unofficial primary election results from the Wellesley town clerk.

September 04, 2018

Natick Goes For Rausch, Kuchnir: Primary Election Results 2018

Here's how Natick voted in the mid-term primary election of 2018.

September 04, 2018

Hawkins, Rausch win Democratic primaries with no upsets

Change was the theme in primary elections throughout Massachusetts Tuesday, but not in the Attleboro area, where incumbents won handily.

September 04, 2018

Wayland Goes For Rausch, Patalano: Primary Election Results 2018

Here's how Wayland voted in the mid-term primary election of 2018.

September 04, 2018

2018 Needham Election Primary Results

Find out who is moving on to November's general election.

August 29, 2018

Three Democrats battle for state Senate nomination

Three young Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination for state Senate in the Sept. 4 primary election. They are running for the right to oppose incumbent state Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, in the November general election.

August 28, 2019

Action Together Southeastern MA Interviews Becca via Facebook live

Watch Action Together Southeastern MA interview Becca Rausch via Facebook live in advance of the September 4th primary. 

August 24, 2018

The Needham Channel Interviews the State Senate Candidates

Our municipal producer Elizabeth Kalaijian sat down with this year's State Senate Candidates for the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District to learn more on why they deserve your vote.

August 24, 2018

Letter To The Editor: In Support Of Becca Rausch For State Senate

Read a letter to the editor submitted by Needham resident Jenn Scheck-Kahn about why she is voting for Becca Rausch for MA State Senate

August 23, 2018

Election 2018: Candidate Profile Of Becca Rausch

Patch hears from the Democratic candidate Becca Rausch in the State Senate race for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District.

August 22, 2018

Becca on The Horse Race

Becca Rausch is running for state senate and calling for transparency on Beacon Hill -- and 14 other democratic women running for office are joining her.

August 22, 2018

No shortage of unique ideas from state Senate candidates

Jackie Katz of Norfolk, Kris Alekov of Wayland and Rebecca Rausch of Needham are all making unique proposals in their efforts to unseat state Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham.

August 20, 2018

Question of the Week: How will the Wellesley State Senate Candidates improve transportation?

The three Democrats vying to unseat Republican State Senator Richard Ross in the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District will be answering one question per week leading up to the September 4 primary to help voters learn more about them. This week they discuss how to improve transportation in Massachusetts.

August 15, 2018

Democrats vying for Sen. Ross’ seat discuss climate change, education and gun control

The three Democratic candidates running to unseat Republican State Senator Richard Ross participated in the LWV Forum and offered differing solutions to major issues affecting our commonwealth.

August 13, 2018

Watch the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Online

Watch the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum with the State Senate Candidates 

August 07, 2018

Question of the week: What separates Needham state senate candidates from each other?

The three Democrats vying to unseat Republican State Senator Richard Ross in the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District will be answering one question per week leading up to the September 4 primary to help voters learn more about them.

August 01, 2018

Three Democrats aim to unseat Senator Richard Ross

The Sept. 4 primary for the state Senate race is fast approaching, and three Democrats are vying for the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Richard Ross of Wrentham for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District Senate seat. Here they share a little bit about each candidate, in their own words.

June 26, 2018

How candidate Becca Rausch uses her choreography know-how to be a better speaker

Becca Rausch is a lawyer, a candidate for Massachusetts State Senate, and a professional dancer. She tells us how that background in performance has helped her become a much better speaker. (Hint: It's all choreography!) She talks about how her activism, her family, and experiencing anti-semitism as a student helped shape her candidacy. And, she gives a secret remedy for calming ourselves right at the podium.

June 17, 2018

Local Democratic candidates to graduate from campaign training

Six candidates among dozens of graduates taking place in a private ceremony Sunday afternoon in Boston, include Becca Rausch, a Needham attorney and Town Meeting member running for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District state Senate seat.

June 12, 2018

Democrats vying for Ross’ Senate seat agree on education, immigration

Protecting civil rights is high on Rausch’s list of priorities. She plans to ensure hate and discrimination have no place in the district or state. A second-generation American, Rausch also supports Eldridge’s sanctuary state amendment. “I wouldn’t be here if immigrants weren’t allowed to come in this country,” she said. “We need this.”

May 11, 2018

Steve Grossman Endorses Becca Rausch

Becca Rausch of Needham has been endorsed by former state treasurer Steve Grossman in her State Senate race

March 15, 2018

Needham state senate candidate drops out, endorses Rausch

“I wouldn’t have felt comfortable ending my campaign if I didn’t feel like there was someone in the field who has a chance to fight for things I care deeply about. Becca Rausch is by far the most qualified Democratic candidate and most likely to be able to make a real difference for the people of our district,” Meiselman said.

February 14, 2018

'Progressive' Rausch kicks off campaign for Needham state Senate seat

Needham resident Becca Rausch officially launched her campaign for state Senate on Sunday, holding an ice cream social at the Needham History Center and Museum to celebrate and drive up support. Rausch, a progressive Democrat, aims to unseat Republican Richard Ross in the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District, which includes Wayland, Sherborn, Millis, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, North Attleborough and parts of Needham, Wellesley, Natick, Franklin and Attleboro. "I believe that our communities are stronger when progressive social policies are implemented by a transparent and accountable government," Rausch said.

December 12, 2017

Democrats eye Ross’ state Senate seat

"Rausch said she brings an ideal mix of serving in Needham’s elected Town Meeting, where she enjoys legislating, and working in state government. She has the knowledge and skills to bring ideas to fruition."

December 11, 2017

Two More Democrats Enter Race for State Senate

“'I decided to run because there couldn’t be a more important time for an effective progressive voice to represent our values and take seriously our concerns in the state legislature, including much needed support for families, upgraded voting rights, and an improved system for healthcare,' [Rausch] said."

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