2014 Election

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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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Why a Blue State Like Massachusetts Can Have Competitive Elections

We all know that Massachusetts is a heavily Democratic state, right? And yet, we find that statewide races can be highly competitive—especially in those instances when […]

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A Hit To Baker From a Fellow Weld/Cellucci Guy? [Updated]

It looks like Jeff McCormick is going to get a little help from his friends. On Tuesday, a new Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee (IE […]

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Chart of the Week: Dems Who Are Losing the Money War

This chart shows the campaign balances as of June 15, for the Democratic candidates who will appear on the primary ballot for the open Governor, […]

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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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MassDems Are Misogynistic, But Is That Their Problem With Martha Coakley?

Erin O’Brien has joined the blogging team at MassPoliticsProfs, and her first post is on a pet topic of mine: women in politics. O’Brien argues that […]

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Dems Roll Out Convention-Week Endorsements

Coming later Tuesday, I have learned, Attorney General candidate Maura Healey will announce the endorsement of former senate president Tom Birmingham. That’s a pretty good […]

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Herald and Globe Polls Skew Similarly

The Boston Globe released a new poll on Friday, with its new polling partner SocialSphere, and the Boston Herald released one Monday, with its partner […]

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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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Martha Coakley Takes a Calculated Risk

Martha Coakley filed to accept public funding under the state’s system, which took a lot of people in and around the gubernatorial campaigns by surprise, […]

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Looks Like ‘Unopposed’ Is the New Majority Party

More than half of Massachusetts State Senators are running for re-election without major-party opposition this year, along with more than 60 percent of State Representatives. […]

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Sure, Massachusetts Looks Solid Blue From the Outside

The two most prestigious prognosticators in the business, Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothenberg, both have the 2014 Massachusetts governor’s race rated as “Likely Democratic.” A […]

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What Rand Paul and Drones Have To Do with Juliette Kayyem

Gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem has run into some trouble with Massachusetts Democrats over what some characterize as hawkish views on the use of tough measures […]

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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 […]

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It’s Time to Play: Who Sank the People’s Pledge?

It is apparently necessary for every major Massachusetts political campaign to periodically engage in a pissing contest about which candidate most abhors the filthy finances […]