David LeBoeuf is the new state rep. for the 17th Worcester District, beating Paul Fullen to replace Republican Kate Campanale and flip the swing district in Democrat hands.
LeBoeuf called the victory at his campaign party. He took 59 percent of the vote, per unofficial results.
The race was a heated one, marked by negative mailers, a divisive candidates forum and allegations of ethical breaches. It pitched a staunchly-progressive Democrat in LeBoeuf against a hard-right Republican in Fullen in what has been a swing district, in at least the last decade. The 17th Worcester District comprises all of Leicester and South Worcester.
Capping his speech at his election night party at Zorba’s in Worcester, LeBoeuf commented on the tenor of the race.
“In this campaign, they went low, and we went to vote,” he said. “And we won.”
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