US Midterms 2014: Republican Charlie Baker wins Massachusetts governor race, Fox projects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Charlie Baker has won the Massachusetts governor's race, beating Democrat Martha Coakley, Fox projected.

Mr Baker, 57, the former chief executive of a New England health insurer, defeated Ms Coakley, the state's top prosecutor, in the contest to replace Governor Deval Patrick, a Democrat who is retiring.

Ms Coakley famously stunned her party in another loss four years ago when she was beaten by Republican Scott Brown in a special Senate election to fill the seat long held by Democrat Ted Kennedy.