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Governor's Council 8th District

Governor's Council 8th District Candidates: Merrigan, Franco

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)

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Audio of Thomas Merrigan interviewed by Howie Carr.

Merrigan was criticized widely because according to the Herald he “pilloried a judicial nominee who said he’d bend over backward to protect law-abiding residents – essentially accusing the would-be judge of being too tough on crime.”