The 1982 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982. Michael Dukakis was elected to a second non-consecutive term. He beat RepublicanJohn W. Sears in the General election, after defeating Incumbent Governor Edward J. King in the Democratic primary.
This election notably saw the Dukakis-Kerry ticket for Governor and Lt. Governor, a gubernatorial ticket made up of the 1988 and 2004 Democratic nominees for President of the United States, who both lost to a Bush family member, H.W. and W. respectively.
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