The race in the Eighth District of the Governor’s Council finds a rematch of the 2008 contest between incumbent Thomas T. Merrigan (D) and Michael Franco (R).
|» Thomas Merrigan (D)||incumbent|
|» Michael Franco (R)|
Audio ofÂ Thomas Merrigan interviewed by Howie Carr.
Merrigan was criticized widely because according to the Herald he “pilloried a judicial nominee who said heâ€™d bend over backward to protect law-abiding residents – essentially accusing the would-be judge of being too tough on crime.”