2018 Election

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State Rep. Nika Elugardo: The Democratic Party Is “Straight-Up Racist”

In an election year that saw women of color seize power in state and federal government, what has the Democratic Party done to facilitate that change in Massachusetts? […]

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Roxbury Polling Place Shut Down Briefly for a White Substance in an Envelope

A brief scare at a Roxbury polling place Tuesday night turned out to be a false alarm, after a hazmat team determined that the mysterious […]

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Rachael Rollins, Criminal Justice Reformer, Is the New Suffolk DA

In the start of what may well be a new era for criminal justice in Boston, Rachael Rollins has won the election to become the […]

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Voters Turn Down Question 1, Rejecting a Nurse Staffing Shakeup

Massachusetts voters declined to pull the trigger on Question 1, the nurse staffing ballot measure that would have overhauled the state’s hospitals. The proposal backed by the Massachusetts Nurses […]

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Election Night 2018: Live Midterm Results So Far

Results are pouring in from the 2018 midterm election in Massachusetts, where voters are weighing in on races for governor, Senate, District Attorney, as well as […]

Charlie Baker speaks at the 2018 State of the Commonwealth
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Charlie Baker Wins Reelection, Defeating Jay Gonzalez

It turns out that repeatedly polling as one of the most popular politicians in the country does a lot for your reelection prospects. Republican Governor […]

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Elizabeth Warren Wins. She’s Still Your Senator, For Now

Brushing aside a challenge from Republican Geoff Diehl, a proxy for Donald Trump on what could be a path to a presidential showdown in 2020, […]

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Election Day 2018 Has Arrived in Massachusetts

Election Day 2018 is here, folks. Nationally, it’s anyone’s guess what is about to happen. Will the Democrats take over the House or, by some twist […]

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“We’re Massholes, Not Assholes”: A New Question 3 Ad Stars a Foul-Mouthed Bostonian

A new ad in support of Question 3 stars a foul-mouthed “Masshole” with a lot to say about protecting transgender rights. And not everyone is pleased. At […]

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Your Endorsement Guide for Question 1, on Massachusetts’ Nurse Staffing Levels

Still deciding how to vote on Question 1, the ballot measure that could reshape nurse staffing levels at hospitals in Massachusetts? Consult our handy endorsement guide […]

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Question 1’s Price Tag? Up to $949 Million, Says a New Report

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s highly anticipated report on the Question 1, the nurse staffing ballot question voters will face in November, finds that roll-out […]

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A Poll Shows the Nurse Staffing Ballot Question Is a Toss-Up

From the start, the nurse staffing ballot question that will confront voters in November has been a difficult one to parse. The proposal would set […]

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After a Recount, Lori Trahan Has Narrowly Won the Third District Primary

Well, that settles it. After a recount, Westford’s Lori Trahan has officially won in Massachusetts’ Third District’s Democratic primary, besting former Marty Walsh Chief of Staff […]

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Update: After a Razor-Thin Finish in the Third District, a Recount Looms

Update: Looks like the recount is a go. The campaign for former Marty Walsh Chief of Staff Dan Koh says it will file the signatures necessary […]

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Bill Galvin Defeated Challenger Josh Zakim in a Feisty Democratic Primary Battle

Secretary of State Bill Galvin has survived a spirited primary challenge from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, winning a decisive 67.4 percent of the vote, […]