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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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Don Berwick Just Put Out a Petty New Ad

Don Berwick is out with a new TV ad featuring child versions of Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman: So here we have two generally popular Democrats, […]

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The Deval Patrick Problem

Nobody on the Democratic ticket wants to criticize Deval—which is playing right into Charlie Baker’s hands.

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The Big Spenders: A Breakdown of Campaign Donations by Sector

The gubernatorial race is in full swing this month, but who is financing whom? Below, a breakdown of campaign donations by sector.

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Martha Coakley Rolls Right Along

Frank Phillips’s cover story in this week’s unfortunately named Globe Capital section is a diligent and well-executed analysis of what each of the Democratic and […]

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The Second Quarter Was Tough for Massachusetts Democrats

Thanks to the frequency of Massachusetts reporting requirements for statewide candidates—legislators, of course, give themselves very different rules—observers like me tend to look at short-term […]

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Will Massachusetts Candidates Boycott Staples?

Political campaigns buy a lot of office supplies, and here in Massachusetts many of those purchases take place at Framingham-based Staples. Candidates for statewide offices […]

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Insiders Increasingly See Martha Coakley Winning the Nomination

With two months left before the primary election, Massachusetts political insiders are slowly coming to believe that Martha Coakley will win the Democratic nomination for […]

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Charlie Baker Goads Democrats on Hobby Lobby

Let us now take a moment to review the entire history of successful Republican statewide campaigns since the turn of the century. 2002: A successful […]

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Democratic Governor Candidates Hate Evil, Tainted Super PAC Money

First, let me say for the benefit of Charlie Baker’s minions that I got all three Democratic candidates for governor to commit to raising taxes, […]

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The Delegates Are High on Steve Grossman

Take this with a large grain of salt because it is not a scientific poll. But, a survey of delegates to the upcoming Massachusetts Democratic […]

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Coakley and Grossman One-On-One?

Happy “Ask Me Anything Day”! First question comes from “Andrew Carden,” who asks: …we’re less than a month out from the Dem convention. What are […]

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How the Insiders See Outside Events Shaping the Race for Governor

Steve Grossman has run the best campaign so far—but the race for governor will be shaped by forces largely beyond any candidate’s control. That’s the […]

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Who’s the Boldest Candidate of Them All?

Juliette Kayyem has just unveiled what looks like a big new theme for the next stage of the gubernatorial campaign, leading up to the June […]

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A Labor Super-PAC Is Running an Anti-Charlie Baker Ad

The recently formed National Association of Government Employees Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee has scheduled an ad attacking Charlie Baker, to run during the sixth […]