UPDATED 11:25AM: To include additional details and to reflect a correction. Tsongas and Clark are 4th & 5th women to represent Mass. in the House, not 5th and 6th. It turns out voters in Western Massachusetts shall not go without their own fun in 2018.
Last night we had both surprises and the opposite of that in the same night. The surprises were by turns disappointing and interesting. As the campaign dragged on, it became increasingly clear that Congressman Richard Neal would win. The question was really what would the
Reapportionment left Massachusetts in the lurch, losing one congressional district. The cramming together of 10 congressional districts into 9 ultimately led to Western Massachusetts taking the hit after evading the redistricting knife the past. Stitching Chicopee, Holyoke, Pittsfield, Springfield and Westfield together into the new
The odds are not one to deter Andrea Nuciforo. In 1996 he was disfavored to win the Democratic nomination for Berkshire County’s senate district. Jane Swift had left the Senate seat open to challenge, ironically enough, John Olver. A clown car of candidates stormed both
PITTSFIELD—In the aftermath of redistricting, eight incumbent Congressmen are vying for nine seats. Therefore, in much of Massachusetts, voters will probably have the same representative as before and if not, it is only because their incumbent was shifted elsewhere. In Berkshire County that is not