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Governor Charlie Baker

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Boston Celebrity Haikus by Marty Walsh, B.J. Novak, and More

Notables wax poetic about our city in honor of National Poetry Month.

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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 the Massachusetts Governor Candidates Are Spending Their Money On

It’s early in the campaign, but where the state’s 10 gubernatorial candidates are sinking their dough speaks volumes about their prospects in the election.

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Will Bland Efficiency Work for the MassGOP?

I wasn’t there for Charlie Baker’s convention speech Saturday. I bailed after putting in a solid five-plus hours inside BU’s Agganis Arena, during which time […]

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MassGOP Is Heading to Early Convention This Weekend

On Saturday, the Massachusetts Republican Party holds its nominating convention at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. The only real practical matter at stake is whether conservative […]

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There’s Little Hope for Republican Gains in Massachusetts

National pundits predict that the 2014 mid-term elections will go well for Republicans, but Massachusetts political insiders expect any such shift to mostly miss this […]

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Will the Democratic Candidates for Governor Criticize Deval Patrick?

“Ellito12” has an interesting query: With the number of issues facing the Patrick Administration and presumably giving Charlie Baker fodder to associate this weaknesses with […]

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Who’s up and down in the race for governor.

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Here’s One Example Of Why Charlie Baker Could Win

The Massachusetts Republican Party’s official response to Deval Patrick’s State of the Commonwealth address was absolutely typical of what Republicans always do around here: act […]

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A Few Roundup Items Before The Holiday

Before we all go make merry…. –I don’t want to make a big thing out of it, but I do think it’s a little problematic […]

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Karyn Polito Wants To Be Charlie Baker’s No. 2—But What Does He Want?

There’s an intriguing article in Monday’s Globe by two fine political journos about Karyn Polito’s decision to run for Lieutenant Governor—the official announcement of which […]

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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 […]

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Insiders Poll: The 2014 State Races Are Up For Grabs

A year away from a major turnover in state-wide officeholders, political insiders across Massachusetts are having a tough time foreseeing how it will all shake […]

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Q&A #6: Dems for Guv—Is It All Coakley?

A few of you are interested in the 2014 gubernatorial race—at least, the Democratic primary side. “Steven Leibowitz” asks: Does the big poll lead Coakley […]

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Charlie Baker’s Campaign Headquarters Is Located In Former Sleep Lab

Candidates for public office with a reputation for putting people to sleep on the stump should think hard before putting their campaign headquarters at the […]