2014 Election

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Eight Super-Geniuses Win the Election Prediction Challenge

Of 265 entries in my Election Prediction Challenge, eight came oh-so-close to a perfect score—if one of them had foreseen that Scott Lively would get […]

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Charlie Baker Elected Governor of Massachusetts

She waited it out—and that was okay with her opponent, Charlie Baker—but on Wednesday morning, hours after the polls closed, Democrat Martha Coakley conceded the […]

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The Pattern of Electing a New Governor

The people of Massachusetts seem to have a pretty good idea of what they want in a governor. The last four times they have pondered […]

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What Now, Scott Brown?

What happens to Scott Brown now? If he’d won his New Hampshire Senate race Tuesday night, his chutzpah in moving there so quickly after losing a high-profile contest to […]

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2014 Massachusetts Statewide Election Results [Updates]

UPDATE: After the race continued without an official decision into the wee hours of the morning, Democrat Martha Coakley called Republican Charlie Baker at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday […]

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Watch the Gateways Cities in the Massachusetts Elections

One of the big reasons Massachusetts Democrats have been especially formidable in recent years is the increasing mobilization of people in so-called Gateway Cities—and especially […]

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Can Charlie Baker Bring the Party Back?

We don’t yet know who will win the election for governor Tuesday, but if it turns out to be Charlie Baker, we just might be […]

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What Voting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ Means on the 2014 Massachusetts Ballot Questions

A friendly reassurance: voting on ballot questions is kind of confusing. Even if you follow the debates around this year’s referenda, you may have trouble […]

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An Irresponsible Guide to Picking Your Fringe Party

Our totally presumptuous, wildly irresponsible guide to choosing a registered fringe party to root for.

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Insiders Poll: Charlie Baker Ran a Better Campaign

Charlie Baker’s campaign executed a better strategy and messaging, giving it a big advantage over Martha Coakley. So say the Massachusetts political insiders I polled […]

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Time for Another Election Prediction Challenge!

With one week until the Massachusetts general election, it’s time for you to weigh in with your predictions for the state-wide constitutional offices. The winner […]

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John Chapman Exploits the Wrong Person

Let’s say you are Republican congressional nominee John Chapman, and you make a campaign video ad that shows people in the district unable to identify […]

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Northern Exposure

Two years after losing his Senate seat, Scott Brown has fled Massachusetts. Can he convince New Hampshire voters that he’s one of them?

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New Globe Poll Shows Charlie Baker Soaring

The new Boston Globe/SocialSphere poll out Thursday night shows Charlie Baker rocketing to a nine-point lead, 45% to 36% over Martha Coakley. That’s a big […]

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The Globe Swings and Misses

When you boil it all down, the story is that perhaps Martha Coakley was not open enough about something that she was putting in press […]