2014 Election

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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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Warren Tolman Makes an ‘Unbecoming’ Comment

Warren Tolman has a legitimately strong record and platform on what we usually call “women’s issues.” So does Steve Grossman, incidentally—that and a couple million […]

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Here’s Charlie Baker’s Brutal, Searing Argument Against Martha Coakley

Republican Charlie Baker has been preparing to run against likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley for at least a year now. So you might expect […]

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Maura Healey’s First Ad Is Basketball-Themed

If you’ve been following the Democratic Attorney General race, you will be anything but shocked that Maura Healey’s first ad features her basketball prowess. Note […]

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Is Steve Grossman Closing?

Steve Grossman supporters are excited about a new poll released Monday from Suffolk University and the Boston Herald, which suggests a closer Democratic primary race than […]

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Debate Season Is Officially Upon Us

With barely two weeks until the state primary, the candidates trailing Martha Coakley need to use their ads and the media debates to try, somehow, to […]

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John Brennan Jr. Hits the Primaries

John Brennan Jr. is a familiar figure around Beacon Hill, but I really can’t say I expected his name to ever come up as an […]

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Massachusetts Mayors Are Staying Out of the Governor Primary

Mayors are big gets for statewide candidates. They are usually well-known and well-liked in their cities, compared to other elected officials, and in many cases […]

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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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Is Warren Tolman Going Squishy On Guns?

Warren Tolman, in his campaign for Attorney General, has placed front and center his plan to mandate that all new firearms sold in Massachusetts include […]

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That Pro-Steve Grossman Ad Is Unlikely to Shake Up the Race

The big concern of some Massachusetts Democrats lately has been that “Mass Forward,” the pro-Steve Grossman Super PAC, would unleash a torrent of brutal attack […]

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Charlie Baker and the Border

Four years ago, Charlie Baker spent much of the last two months of the campaign bashing Deval Patrick on immigration issues. He was against Patrick’s […]

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With First Ad, Steve Grossman Goes (Mostly) Positive

Last week, I told you to “expect [Steve] Grossman to start spending soon” on television advertising, and the wait wasn’t long at all: he announced today […]

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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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Everyone Hates Congress, But No One Challenges Our Congressmen

How is it that no one is trying to unseat the people sitting in Congress even as America grows less and less fond of the […]