2014 Election

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The Three Types of Fringe Candidate Who Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Debate

Generally speaking, there are three types of fringe independent/third party candidates, all of which happen to be represented in the current Massachusetts governor race: 1. […]

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A Rule of Thumb for the Governor’s Race, Three Weeks Out

Four years ago today, Suffolk University released a poll of the Massachusetts gubernatorial race, showing Deval Patrick leading by a healthy 7 percentage points over […]

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Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley Heat It Up

The WBZ gubernatorial debate Tuesday evening started to reveal the friction heating up between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley, but the tension really rose Wednesday […]

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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Politics: One Theory

Over the past quarter-century (at least), Massachusetts voters have weighed two major factors in choosing a governor in the general election: 1. Which candidate do […]

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The Tightening Race for Massachusetts Governor

It’s not terribly surprising that the Massachusetts gubernatorial race appeared to tighten in the first few weeks after the primary. To a considerable extent, Martha […]

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Charlie Baker’s ‘Sweetheart’ Apology Turns Sour

As you might have heard, Charlie Baker called FOX25 reporter Sharman Sacchetti “sweetheart” the other day, which may or may not reveal something disturbing about […]

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Ann Wofford Won’t Let Niki Tsongas Get a Free Pass

You probably know about Richard Tisei, the Republican North Shore congressional candidate who is facing Democrat Seth Moulton, after Moulton upended incumbent John Tierney in […]

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One Quality, Two Big Wins

I’ll tell you what: Maura Healey’s got gumption. After considerable thought, I’ve found the word for it; that appealing quality that struck me from the […]

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Meet the New Massachusetts Democratic Party

Wednesday morning’s Democratic Party Unity Breakfast can accurately be described as an opportunity for a room full of straight men to pledge fealty to their […]

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It Was a Weird Week in New Hampshire Politics

Cluck cluck – why won’t @SenatorShaheen hold a town hall? It’s been 716 days 6 hours & 22 minutes #nhpolitics pic.twitter.com/JMYJwjmvZ4 — Michael Zona (@mjzona) […]

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10 GOP State House Primaries Are Happening in Massachusetts

Democrat Denise Andrews won re-election as state representative in 2012 by fewer than 200 votes, out of some 18,000 votes cast. Given the difference in […]

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Tom Conroy Hearts New York?

I almost hate to do this, because I’ve been woefully inadequate about covering the state Treasurer race—including state representative Tom Conroy, who has run an […]

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Steve Grossman Shines, Martha Coakley’s Fine, and Don Berwick Whines

Steve Grossman delivered a terrific performance Wednesday evening, for what was presumably the most-watched debate of the Democratic gubernatorial primary. He was sharp and focused, […]

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Are These Ads a Template for Warren Tolman’s Campaign?

A sharp-eyed tipster notes that Warren Tolman’s ads look an awful lot like ones used by (unsuccessful) Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood a few years […]

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Time for a Statewide Primary Prediction Contest!

With one week until the Massachusetts primary, here’s your chance to take a shot at predicting the results in the statewide Democratic contests. The winner […]