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Politics

Elections past

Since 1960, no road to Oval Office from Mass.

Massachusetts had once been a breeding ground for presidents. But after Mitt Romney’s failure to unseat ­Barack Obama, it now looks more like a graveyard for White House aspirations.

Romney on Tuesday became the third straight major-party nominee from the Bay State, after John Kerry in 2004 and Michael Dukakis in 1988, to lose his bid for the presidency.

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