2014 Election

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Is the Conventional Wisdom About the Convention Crumbling?

We are about halfway between the end of the Democratic party caucuses and the June 14 state convention, so I’ve been checking in with people […]

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Charlie Baker Kind of Has a Blankety-Blank Problem

At a 7:30 a.m. meeting with state committee members the day of the state convention, Massachusetts Republican Party officials explained that delegates could vote for […]

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What Will Candidates for Governor Say About Criminal Justice?

If you’ve been following criminal justice issues in the news, you might wonder why anyone would want to be governor of Massachusetts. In just the […]

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EMILY’s List Is Endorsing Maura Healey and Deb Goldberg

I have learned that EMILY’s List, the national organization promoting women candidates, will endorse both Maura Healey for Attorney General and Deb Goldberg for Treasurer […]

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Maura Healey Gets Some State Senate Backing

With the state Democratic caucuses winding down, there’s much attention on how many of the chosen delegates are backing each gubernatorial candidate. But the pressure […]

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The Caucus of Our Discontent

It’s important to remember—to the minimal extent that anything is important about the Massachusetts Democrats’ state caucuses—that they are far from a universally consistent experience. […]

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Who Will Win the Big, Down-Ballot 2014 Races?

Predictions, always you want the predictions. Via email, “Jenny From The Block” asks: Thoughts on the DA’s race? And don’t give Marian/Maura extra points because […]

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Steve Grossman Leads the Wide-Open Democratic Caucuses

Massachusetts Democratic caucuses are good places for local political celebrity-spotting. I dropped in on four of them on Saturday (Quincy, Lynn, Belmont, and Brookline) and […]

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Look Forward to a Crowded Democratic Primary Ballot

On Groundhog Day, my network of more than 100 political insiders saw their shadow and predicted seven more months of campaigning for 13 of the […]

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A Martha Coakley-Steve Kerrigan Conspiracy Theory

Here’s something that almost certainly means nothing, but must be noted for the benefit of those minions vigilantly manning the battlements for hints of covert […]

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It’s the Countdown to the Massachusetts Caucuses

Saturday, February 8, is the start of the month-long Democratic Party caucus window, and a very large number of local committees have scheduled their caucuses […]

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Criminal Justice Reform Just Might Have a New Champion

Democrat hopeful for Governor Juliette Kayyem does not have all the solutions to overhauling the ailing criminal justice system in Massachusetts, but at least she’s […]

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Charlie Baker, Steve Grossman Lead the Gubernatorial Money Race

For the three-month period of September through November, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Steve Grossman are leading the way in fundraising for the 2014 Massachusetts […]

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Fundraising Numbers Show Hollywood’s Love for Juliette Kayyem

Democrat Juliette Kayyem may have the support of just 2 percent of the state’s Democratic voters, but she’s a Hollywood star. Kayyem’s A-list backers include […]

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Q&A #6: 2014 Races, My View

“Pete Christopher” asks: What (if anything) from the most recent insiders poll do you disagree with most? Well, I am not calling them idiots this […]